When you think of supplements for athletes, protein powders, pre-workouts, and creatine may come to mind. Those will all help your workouts, but workouts are just part of the picture.

Yes, you want to optimize your performance in the gym, but helping your body function its best 24 hours a day is ultimately what turns that performance into results. This lineup of basic wellness essentials includes everything your body needs to thrive—in addition to a healthy diet, plenty of sleep, and a solid workout schedule, of course.

1. Bodybuilding.com Signature Multivitamin

Signature Multivitamin

An awesome diet is a nonnegotiable starting point, but you can still have nutritional deficiencies even if you eat healthfully. This is especially true if you train hard. Your body uses up nutrients when you work out, and you also lose them when you sweat.

This rigorously tested multivitamin includes B vitamins for energy, zinc and vitamin C to boost immune health, and essential minerals to replace what you wipe off the bench.*

Bodybuilding.com Signature Multivitamin
Bodybuilding.com Signature Multivitamin
This multi is an affordable, science-backed formula that fits in just one pill a day. If you just want to do the right thing for your body and get on with your life, this all-in-one pill should be your go-to.

2. MuscleTech Platinum 100% Fish Oil

MuscleTech Platinum 100% Fish Oil

Your cardiovascular system is central to performance in all physical activities, not just those considered cardio. Fish oil is chock-full of omega-3 fatty acids, which support a healthy cardiovascular system, helping your heart and lungs shuttle oxygen and nutrients to your working muscles.*

Omega-3 fatty acids are also important for optimum brain function, so fish oil may have benefits for your mood and focus, helping you to stay motivated and give your workouts everything you've got.*

Fish oil may sound gross, but these softgels are ultra-pure, so they have no fishy aftertaste. Give them a try!

MuscleTech Platinum 100% Fish Oil
MuscleTech Platinum 100% Fish Oil
300mg of EPA/DHA to Give Your Body What It Needs with No Fishy Aftertaste

3. Evlution Nutrition Probiotic

EVL Probiotic

Hard workouts tax your immune system. Keeping it on point helps you recover and benefit from training and is extra important in these uncertain times.

Evlution Probiotics are designed to support your immune system, in addition to providing digestive support.* So not only can they help you feel better after meals, but they also help make sure you're absorbing more nutrients from your food and supplements. Time your probiotic dose alongside your multivitamin and greens supplement (see below) to benefit more from both.

Evlution Nutrition Probiotic
Evlution Nutrition Probiotic
Probiotic Formula for Digestive Support and Maintaining a Healthy Immune System

4. Alpha Lion SuperHuman Greens Superfood

Alpha Lion SuperHuman Greens

While a good multivitamin can go a long way toward meeting your vitamin and mineral needs, there are other beneficial compounds that are only found in plants. A greens powder is a quick, easy, and tasty way to increase your intake of these plant nutrients.

SuperHuman Greens is a comprehensive blend with more than 40 ingredients, from wheatgrass and spirulina to pomegranate and acai, and best of all, it comes in juicy apple and mango flavors that will make you look forward to drinking your veggies every day.

Alpha Lion Superhuman Greens
Alpha Lion Superhuman Greens
Greens powder for immune, digestive and detox support

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Shoshanna Cohen

Shoshanna Cohen

Shoshanna Cohen is a Content Editor at Bodybuilding.com.

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