Do I need supplements to gain muscles fast?”, “What supplementations are needed for body building beginners?”, “Are the nutrients from my daily meals enough for me to gain bigger muscles fast?”

All body building beginners must have asked themselves these questions. You are reading this article because you would have probably asked these questions yourself.

The truth is, body building supplements are necessary if you want gain bigger muscles fast. This is because various supplements have their own benefits and they work together complementing each other to support muscle mass gain. You will probably not be getting enough of them through your normal meals and that is the primary reason why you need supplementation. You can do it without them, it just might take a little longer. 

However, many have been shown to be useless or even dangerous. Of course this doesn’t stop the supplement companies from selling them. And don’t forget the power of the placebo is very strong, they may very well be helping you, just not in the way that you think. As there are so many conflicting studies you’ll ultimately have to either try them for yourself, or look into the more reputable studies to discover the truth. This is why Raw Barrel offers a ‘risk free lifetime money back guarantee’ on all of our supplements. If you are not getting the results from our products then there is no reason that you should pay for it. Everyone is unique and will get different responses to supplementation.

Since there are so many body building supplements in out there, choosing the correct and effective supplementation to gain muscles fast is a daunting task for a body building beginner.

Well, your anxiety will be solved in this article. As a body building beginner, you need only the basic supplementations to gain muscles effectively. You may need some other supplements when you are at the intermediate or advanced stages of body building.

So what are the basic supplementation to help a beginner to gain muscle mass? There are really three main supplements that have the most evidence to back them up and have become the staple for most fitness enthusiasts. These three are:

Protein Supplements – Without protein, you will never gain muscles, which is why it is the fundamental supplement for every bodybuilder. This much is true, it’s just how much you need that is open to debate. Of course Protein Powder manufacturers will say you need supplementation three times a day, so you’ll have to test it for yourself. It is often quoted that you need 1 gram of protein for every pound of your bodyweight per day to gain bigger muscles. This is a lot of protein and most people will never get enough of protein from their meals. Try different amounts for yourself to find out how your body responds. Just remember that they are full of additional sugar and other fillers (otherwise they would taste horrible) so don’t rely on them too heavily. They are only ‘supplements’ after all, a can of tuna would do the same, it just doesn’t have the chocolaty convenience. Otherwise it is a good idea to go for protein powders like hemp which don’t have as many additives.

Creatine Supplements – Creatine can significantly increase muscle volume along with protein. It has been repeatedly shown to help you lift more weight in the gym as it essentially gives you more ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) that provides more energy for your muscles to play with. Therefore increasing your workout intensity and helping muscle growth later on. Which is why less informed people think it’s a ‘steroid’ and immediately judge is as dangerous. It may not be for everyone though as some people are ‘non responders’, but I recommend giving it a try for anyone looking to put on muscle, male or female. It’s the perfect way to push your body to the limit and reach a high intensity. You can find our 100% pure creatine on (

Multi Vitamins / Minerals Supplement – Your muscles need many vitamins and minerals for every stage of its function and recovery. Some vitamins and minerals are antioxidants and will also help in protecting muscle waste, help in muscle recovery and mopping up free radicals after your muscles are stressed out and damaged during your gym workouts.

After these main three, you may want to try these secondary supplements:

Glutamine Supplements – Glutamine is a non-essential amino acid, which makes up to 60% of the amino acids in the muscles. Glutamine helps in your muscle recovery after your workouts and also prevents muscle lost due to muscle catabolism.

BCAA’s Supplements – BCAA stands for ‘branched chain amino acids’ and is increasingly being recognized as an important supplement in the field of sports nutrition. Amino acids are widely known as the building blocks of protein. When protein food is eaten it gets digested into individual amino acids and short chains of amino acids that are sufficiently small to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Taken before a workout BCAA’s can improve performance and delay the onset of fatigue. They also operate as anabolic agents allowing the body to burn fat and not muscle.

As a bodybuilding beginner, these are the only supplementation you will really need to help you gain bigger muscles fast. So try them out, note down your progress and see how they can work for you!