In the Bodybuilding.com offices, we tend to talk about post-workout supplements the way some people talk about fine wines. We reverently talk about flavors and notes, compare labels and dosages, and occasionally, hoard our favorites and don't share (you know who you are).
All that said, don't let the term "post-workout" limit you. You've told us time and time again that these are the mixes you sip on during epic training sessions or even just during the day. Here are your favorites!
Winner: Scivation Xtend
Some supplements only seem to get better as the years go by, and Xtend tops that list. It's got all the aminos, electrolytes, and citrulline you need to keep growing, recovering, and training hard, in more delicious flavors than ever. Yes, it's also a zero-calorie, zero-sugar drink, but you knew that!
This is the one that started it all, and it's still the one you reach for. Drink up!
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." And nobody in the industry can match the range of flavors, which stretch out of the usual fruity offerings and include delicious interpretations of fruit-spiked iced tea and vanilla or mocha coffee drinks.
You let us know you love this hybrid product from RSP. It's the amino blend that's also an energy drink, with the right-in-the-sweet spot caffeine dose of 130mg from green tea. Plus, Amino Lean is a potent way to get all kinds of fat-burning and weight-management ingredients like CLA, L-carnitine L-tartrate, and green coffee and tea extracts. And it doesn't hurt that it comes in some of the best flavors out there, including the ever-popular blackberry pomegranate.
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. This is what you need, and nothing more.