These are the supplements you rely on to recover quickly and effectively. They're the reward for a workout well done!
Post-Workout of the Year: NutraBio Reload Recovery Matrix
While some post-workout products merely offer BCAAs and hydration, this supplement provides a loaded stack of effective ingredients at full therapeutic dosages. And it pays off: Users find Reload helps them recover more quickly and completely and lessens muscle soreness so they can get back in the gym sooner. That translates to the ability to maintain a higher training load and chase bigger gains.
JYM Supplement Science: Post-JYM Active Matrix
Pre-JYM before training, Post-JYM after—this is the way JYM Army lives and grows. Dr. Jim Stoppani's post-workout blend is big on ingredients and small on BS. No proprietary blends, no shortcuts, no under-dosing.
Bodybuilding.com: Signature BCAA
Keep it simple. This stripped-down formula is all you need to kick-start recovery and muscle protein synthesis after your workout. The refreshing flavors make staying hydrated a breeze, too.
RSP Nutrition: AminoLean Energy Formula
This hybrid product from RSP is the amino blend that's also an energy drink, with a right-in-the-sweet-spot caffeine dose of 130 milligrams from green tea, plus fat-burning and weight-management ingredients like CLA, L-carnitine L-tartrate, and green coffee and tea extracts.
Evlution Nutrition: BCAA Energy
This crazy popular energizer is flexible enough to use as a pre-workout before you train, as a post-workout to scrape you off the floor afterward, or for extra energy on non-training days. Natural energizers and vitamins combine with BCAAs to jump-start your recovery and power you through the rest of your day.
This is the one that started it all, and it's still the one you reach for. It's got all the aminos, electrolytes, and citrulline you need to keep growing, recovering, and training hard, in more delicious flavors than ever.
Optimum Nutrition: Essential AmiN.O. Energy
Another true classic that remains as great as ever, Essential AmiN.O. Energy introduced many of us to that sweet spot of "giving me a midday boost today" and "helping me recover so I can crush it tomorrow." Nobody in the industry can match the range of flavors!
Kaged Muscle: BCAA 2:1:1 Powder
Kaged BCAA 2:1:1 Powder is unique in the market. It's fermented from plants, it's vegan, and it's dosed in the magic ratio with just enough extra leucine to turn on muscle protein synthesis.
This unique amino acid formula with vitamin D is an essential training partner for kick-starting recovery, and it can be used during your workout to eke out a few more reps, too. Customers swear by the grape flavor.
Primeval Labs: EAA Max
Different from a BCAA product, an essential amino acid supplement contains all the amino acids your body can't produce itself. Plus, it has minerals for hydration, making it a strong candidate for your new favorite amino drink.