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When it comes to the gym, everyone has different routines and different goals that they are hoping to achieve. Therefore, it can be difficult to generalise the supplements recommended for each gym workout. However, there are a variety of different vitamins that can benefit your gym workout.

Any gym goer should know that supplements are not a substitute for a healthy, well-balanced diet. You should still be getting the majority of nutrients you need from fruits and vegetables, and ensure that you remain hydrated. For extra support, however, here are some supplements that are great for workouts at the gym.

Do supplements help in the gym? 

Dietary supplements marketed for exercise and performance can’t take the place of a healthy diet. However, supplementing your diet can help to support your body to perform and recover during certain types of activity, such as gym workouts.

What are the best supplements for the gym?

Here are our recommendations for the best supplements for the gym:

Fish oils

Fish oils like Omega-3 are anti-inflammatory, and this can make the difference between a good workout and a great one. They can be found naturally in oily fish, like salmon or mackerel, or via a supplement. It’s great for everyone, not just people who work out at the gym, and supports brain and heart health, and your vision. If you are vegetarian/vegan, never fret – are available as vegan supplements, too.

Vitamin D

It can be difficult, particularly in the winter months, to absorb your daily requirement of vitamin D from exposure to sunlight. Vitamin D is vital in the absorption of calcium, and is also important for muscle function too. so It is crucial important to ensure consider you a supplement if you think you might be deficient.


We use magnesium every time we produce energy in the body. It is also required for the normal regulation of muscle contraction so it is an important mineral when it comes to sport of any kind. Magnesium is lost through sweating and heavy exercise and so you may want to consider magnesium supplements to support muscle recovery.


Creatine is one of the most effective supplements you can take to increase physical performance during high-intensity exercise. Creatine is a chemical protein found naturally in muscle cells, and within the brain. It helps to produce energy for everyday tasks, as well as exercise. Featured here alongside magnesium, creatine can provide your muscles with more energy, helping you to exercise for longer.


Taking a multivitamin is not a substitute for a poor diet, so ensure to take these alongside a balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables. Supplementing with of all the vitamins necessary for supporting muscles you should be getting from your diet will ensure that you replace what you lose throughout your gym workouts, via sweat or exertion.

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