Reddit mentions: The best post workout recovery supplements

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u/traintrue · 4 pointsr/ketogains

alright here goes my exhaustive list of stuff that goes into my preworkout! i love to research the stuff that works, and then experiment to see how effectively they work for me, especially on keto.

  1. 1 scoop of pre jym from - just because i don't want to add all those ingredients (good compared to most) on my own and it tastes pretty good (raspberry lemonade). it does, however, have 4g carbs per scoop -

  2. 1/2 scoop of optimum nutrition hydrowhey protein powder (about 15g protein) - fast digesting preworkout protein seems more logical than just bcaas. keeps me satiated during my workout and seems to boost recovery times because i have the full gamut of proper amino acids in my bloodstream as exercise-induced insulin rises. turbo chocolate and chocolate peanut butter are my favorites. vanilla surprisingly sucks and gets very foamy -

  3. 1 tsp curcumin powder from bulk supplements - expensive but 1kg lasts a long time - go to to see the dozens of benefits it has across the board. i use this to help alleviate my disc issues, but it feels great for workouts because it reduces inflammation everywhere, especially joints. you can get pills instead, but they're not as cost effective and i like to blend it into my shakes. MAKE SURE YOU PAIR IT WITH BIOPERINE (already in pre jym but super cheap anyway) OR GET THE BIO AVAILABLE TYPES. otherwise, only your gut will get the benefits -

  4. 1 digestive enzyme pill - research has shown that such enzymes not only help with what you'd expect, digestion, but also boost muscle synthesis, immune system, reduce soreness, etc. -

  5. 1 tbsp extra citrulline malate - because 1 scoop of pre-jym doesn't have the clinical dose of around 8g. research has shown that it reduces soreness and speeds up muscle repair. i believe it helps performance as well -

  6. EDIT: 1/2 tsp (not 2 tsp) extra beta alanine - because 1 scoop of pre-jym doesn't have enough. this stuff kinda acts like creatine, boosting the number of reps you can do. especially helpful on my high rep/speed days. great for crossfit types of workouts if you're into those. i like the tingly feeling as well -

  7. 1/2 tsp potassium citrate - i take electrolytes before and during my workouts -

  8. 1/16 tsp magnesium glycinate - one of the most bioavailable forms of mg and doesn't mess up your digestion -

  9. 1/2 tsp calcium citrate - Ca and Mg go well together in the body. also, multivitamins rarely hit the RDA for calcium -

  10. 1/2 tsp pink salt - sodium! need lots of it because i sweat a lot -

  11. 1/4 tsp vitamin c - i take a lot of vit C to help with disc healing. collagen synthesis requires vit C. of course, great anti-oxidant, great for skin, etc. -

  12. 1/2 tsp ALCAR - i supplement this mostly for the nootropic effect (boosts the brain and concentration), but it supposedly helps with fat breakdown and energy a little bit. i feel razor sharp concentrated during my workouts with this. also, it's just plain old good for the brain. -

  13. 200 mg L-theanine - smooths out the jittery feeling from caffeine to provide more stable energy. also good before bed to get higher quality of sleep. -

  14. 100mg pill RALA - good for the nervous system and energy -

  15. 200mg coq10 - good for the heart, boosts energy a bit -

  16. 320mg saw palmetto extract pill - good for men's prostate health, keeps good testosterone high (instead of DHT), and for me, prevents the hairloss that creatine (i think) has induced. not just bs bro science, go to for research. i personally have regrown a lot of hair by taking 2-3 three of these a day for the last three months! -

  17. 1 tbsp psyllium husk powder - keeps my digestion on track, prevents the indigestion i tend to get from MCT oil -

  18. 10g MCT oil - i either use brain octane or miCkey T Eight because they are pure C-8 caprylic acid instead of blends of the crappier acids. definitely boosts energy during long workouts. careful, it tends to mess with your stomach if you don't ease into it. if you're good with coconut oil, you're probably good with this. -

  19. 100mg hyaluronic acid - helps with joints and skin. i have noticed my knee and elbow pain going away while taking this. skin complexion also improved. -

    currently experimenting with:

  20. clear muscle - i usually supplement HMB, but this is the newer liquid variant. its pricey, and i haven't noticed anything bad about it, but it's hard to say if it's working better than the much cheaper powdered HMB. studies are probably very biased, so i can't really trust them -

  21. phospha muscle - phosphatidic acid has shown some promise in studies, but again, probably biased research. also cannot tell yet, but i have seen some decent strength gains pairing this with clear muscle. we'll see! -

    phew! making this list made me realize how much time and effort i put into the trial and error of my preworkout. of course, i supplement a lot of this stuff with my other meals as well. as you can see, i'm very big on supplements, biohacking, and nootropics. i read up a lot on research in my spare time.
u/x888x · 1 pointr/fatlogic

>Yeah, I find going too low carbs fucks with me - I tried 12-15% which is still more than keto - and I couldn't sleep well and wasn't feeling I was getting enough veg

That IS super low for carbs, but are you supplementing? I was having sleep issues (but felt great otherwise) when i was super strict on keto. I did some looking around and figured out it was most likely a nutrient deficiency (zinc & magnesium, mostly). So I switched most of my lunches to be a giant bowl of baby spinach + whatever protein/fat. That helped, as well as this supplement which has a lot of great sleep-important nutrients (zinc, magnesium, theanine,

u/Spacemilk · 1 pointr/xxfitness

I've tried 2 kinds. My first was Optimum Nutrition. Decent value, decent mixability, but it was like drinking liquid sugar. The lemon lime flavor wasn't quite so bad but fruit punch was almost undrinkable. Better have a sweet tooth with this brand. edit: and now I can't find the lemon lime flavor anywhere. :(

My second brand was Vintage Build off Amazon. It is a LOT more expensive, but it's the absolute best in mixability and drinkability. But that price point...yikes.

u/Animum_Rege · 0 pointsr/veganfitness

Protein isolate and [cereal]( like Frosted Flakes). It's probably good to throw in some antioxidants like eating a handful of berries, spinach, or a cap of ALA.

If that's still too complicated, then just down a mix of maltodextrin and wazy maize. Also good to include some BCAAs, creatine, and antioxidants (e.g. ALA) into the mix as well.

u/maximumlengthusernam · 2 pointsr/P90X

I drink this stuff after every workout. With water it is chuggable (but has a bit of a metallic aftertaste). With milk it tastes pretty good. In a shake with milk, a frozen banana, ice cubes, and some peanut butter it is delicious!

u/steezinstangl · 1 pointr/Biohackers

I have read that Cissus Quadrangularis helps with bone and ligament healing. I used to for a hand fracture recently and it seemed to heal quickly.

InnovaPharm Superior Cissus - QuadraFlex 4800mg -180 caps

u/gunslinger_006 · -12 pointsr/funny

LOL totally.

Actually my favorite product for post workout recovery is Endurox R4.

Not only does it taste amazing, but it WORKS.

I train MMA, BJJ, and I also lift and do yoga and this stuff makes a noticeable difference if I get it in my system within 20-30 minutes after a hard workout. Especially now that I'm in my mid 30s, post workout recovery is a big deal for me now....I just don't recover in a few hours like I used to in my 20s.

u/elbow_booboo · 2 pointsr/judo

I am using Animal Nitro ( for recovery, along with their vitamins (PAK). I used to use their FLEX stuff for joint mobility, but decided to fall back to my regular joint supplement, which is just ~15g of gelatin every day (it also helps with skin if you are doing a lot of newaza and you use your head as a fifth limb, like I do).

u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/Fitness

I will sometimes get headaches after the gym, but it usually takes a couple hours for them to start and then they last all damn day.

I havent' done it with enough regularity to know if it holds any weight, but a couple times I took down some coconut water after the workout and was all good. It is supposed to be a great hydrator. So I'm not sure if it is a hydration thing or not. I normally work out right in the morning so I'm probably a little dehydrated to start.

I normally have one of these shakes after I'm done and it does nothing as far as headaches go.

u/b4kedpie · 1 pointr/gainit

I searched Karbolyn on Amazon. The product title says "... 35.2 Pound" for $30. Then I check the shipping info, and it says "2.5 pounds." Damn typos, got me all excited for nothing.

Karbolyn sounds really interesting. The description is like how spinach is for Popeye. I'll probably try it out once then keep the rest for emergencies. Stuff is too expensive for me.

Is this the same product you mentioned?

u/temporallysara · 1 pointr/migraine

I'll look into this- thanks!
Also, Amazon is way cheaper
Vega Sport Recovery Tropical (20 Servings, 19oz) - Vegan, Non Dairy, Gluten Free, Pre Workout Recovery, BCAAs, Non GMO (Packaging May Vary)

u/jakewest · 2 pointsr/ketogains

Yes, processed grains are higher GI, but they're not sugar, which (for lack of a better word) is bioavailable much faster.

Don't overthink the substance. My personal choice is typical PWO like Optimum Nutrition After Max, Dark Matter, or simply dextrose powder. To further reduce, the biggest dude I know eats a cupcake or poptart with his PWO shake everyday. The point is to spike your insulin and muscle glycogen as fast as possible, sometimes a choco-taco is all you need.

u/apullin · 1 pointr/funny

wait ... does that mean that I can make baker's glucose by getting some powdered dextrose and mixing it with water?

This stuff, I mean. A cookbook I have swears by it as a partial sugar replacer, for making better ice cream and cookies and stuff, the Momofuku Milk Bar cookbook.

But I can buy 7 pounds of dextrose powder here!

u/hipswiggle · 1 pointr/P90X

Calcium Citrate - 2 pills a day

Metabolol 2 - 1 scoop in a glass of water only after resistance training

Nutrigrain - 1 a day to make sure I get enough sugars

FiberOne - One bar a day

u/rubbleonthedubble · 1 pointr/Fitness

I used to use this and really liked it for post workout. I don't know if it's designed for sprinting or not though
. afterglow

u/Perks2409 · 2 pointsr/Fitness

Has anyone tried Clear Muscle? Just wondering. I've been interested in what they've been saying in the reviews and want to try it myself, but want to know if anyone else has had a go at it or has heard anything about it other than what they say.

u/Tun710 · 2 pointsr/biology

Things like this

u/silentvoyager · 5 pointsr/running

My typical recovery drink is a protein smoothie (Vega protein powder, frozen berries, and water or almond milk).

Also recently I discovered Vega Recovery Accelerator, which I think works very well. It is more convenient than a smoothie when I am not at home.

u/plurwolf7 · 4 pointsr/veganfitness

Pre & Post:

Kre-Alkalyn creatine 1 pill each


Vega Sport Recovery Accelerator - Tropical flavor + 8oz water

10mg CBD [Cannabidiol isolate] in MCT oil sublingual tincture

1 scoop hemp protein + probiotic powder + 1 frozen banana, coconut milk, peanut butter, cocoa powder, handful of blueberries and unsweetened coconut flakes + 1 tablespoon MCT oil

u/badleveragetst · 1 pointr/steroids

I’ll have to look into the glucose/fructose addition.

I have powdered potassium citrate and magnesium citrate from BulkSupplements and then some pink sea salt from wherever the heck my wife grabs it. It all mixes well with the intra. This is the intra I use (cheaper combo than the one Meadows recommends but I might transition over).

Prime Nutrition Platinum Series...

u/mortalcoil1 · 0 pointsr/Nootropics

I hate to push supplements, but I currently use

Generally, if you find something that works you stick to it. I am about to give a try, it's about 5 dollars a bottle cheaper.

I am also looking at While it is more expensive for less per bottle, I am curious at the benefits of piperine. I might get a piperine/turmeric supplement and at it to my current ZMA regiment before bed.

You can also get bulk Zinc and magnesium. The most important thing is to find the "good"/most bioavailable form of supplements. Most cheapo supplements you get from your family dollar or Wal-mart are crap as far as bioavailability goes. Do your research. Spend more money to get supplements that actually work and not inert crap that you pee and crap out. Do your research, experiment, if you find something that works, keep using it.

u/PM_Me_Varbies · 3 pointsr/steroids

Man if as soon as you drink your bcaas you bloat, drop them! That sounds like your issue.

You should look into karbolyn like this one I use.

It's intra workout carbs and will do so much more for you than bcaas. I take 20g intra workout.

And I'll be running test E into and through my show, at the request of my coach. So even he doesn't believe in the difference in bloat.

u/ncguthwulf · 1 pointr/MuayThai

Vega Recovery Accelerator

I appreciate the anti inflammatory aspect because I am old.