The Top 5 Supplements to Gain
by Charles Poliquin
In many seminars, I always get asked which supplements are best to gain mass. My answers will surprise many of you.
Here they are:
What? Fish oil? That is not cool, avant-garde, sexy, or exotic. Fish oil?
Yes. Fish oil. You cannot be anabolic without enough Omega 3s. For example, I was once training a first-round pick for the NFL. He put on 29 lbs of lean body mass in one month once I jacked his fish oil intake to 45 grams a day. If you want to put muscle on and lose fat, take at least 30 grams of fish oil a day.
Additional reasons for using fish oil include:
It reduces inflammation.
It improves insulin sensitivity: makes glucose and amino acids get better in your starved muscle cells.
Taking fish oil in a liquid form is the most economical way of doing it. But taking them every meal works best. I always recommend a combination of liquid and capsules - Liquid for home meals, and capsules for away from home meals.
Just interested to hear some opinions on this.