Once you’ve got solid training and nutrition programs in place, an equally solid supplement plan will only enhance your ability to get bigger, stronger, and leaner. As you’ve no doubt already seen, though, there’s a lot of hype and misinformation swirling around the supplement industry. Before you fall for the hottest pre-workout supplement or some random ingredient that a fitness “guru” promises will make you grow muscle like body hair, take a long look at this guide, because all you need to get started on the right foot is here.

And don’t think we’re about to sell you on a bunch of products you can’t afford. Some of the most anabolic supplements can actually be obtained from whole foods. All of the following supplements, whether derived from whole foods or manufactured sources, help form the nutritional foundation upon which you’ll build your best body ever.