Imagine you're stranded on a desert island. There’s no immediate hope of rescue and only a select few supplements to tide you by until your rescue. What would be in your essential supplement survival kit?
Here’s what we’d want…
The first choice is an easy one - whey protein.
Whey protein is, as every aspiring bodybuilder knows, the staple supplement in our mission to add mass. High in essential amino acids necessary to build and maintain lean body mass, whey protein drastically aids in dietary protein intake - an essential in a situation where getting your protein from whole food sources could prove difficult.
Another major advantage of whey protein is the long shelf life. It is not uncommon for whey protein to have use by dates of over a year. Perfect if you’re going to be stranded for a while.
If we're stranded on a desert island, having to fight for survival and scavenge what food we can, it stands to reason that we would need all the help we can get in preserving our gains! Creatine is an excellent bodybuilding supplement that has been scientifically proven to help build and repair muscle tissue, whilst also increasing physical endurance.
An absolute must in a high stress, life or death situation.
Powdered oats are a very common dietary supplement used by the bodybuilding community. The small surface area allows a great deal of additional carbs to be mixed into your shakes to give a big boost to your calorie intake. They are also a low GI, slow release carbohydrate, excellent for providing steady energy release and keeping insulin levels low. Mixing powdered oats with whey protein would be an excellent way to keep hitting your macros until rescue!
Millions of people all around the world regularly take multi-vitamins, and it isn't hard to see why. Packed the essential vitamins you need for bodily functions such as immune response, energy regulation and of course, muscle building, you can see why a solid multi-vitamin is a must have.
Although being stranded on a desert island sounds like something out of a nightmare, with the correct supplements you might end up having fun – plenty of time for working out, counting your calories and resting to ensure maximum growth. And, if you’re lucky, maybe you'd have a Wilson volleyball to keep you company on your rest days!