ASN’S TOP 22 SUPPLEMENTS OF THE YEAR
Time to read 9 min
Time to read 9 min
What a year 2022 was. Whether you hit your goals or not. We’re proud of you.
2023 is going to be your year. If you’re trying to build a powerful stack to support this year’s resolutions (which you’ve probably already started since we’re three months in), to-do’s and targets, it might be wise to look back on the supplements that made 2022 such a success.
Remember, it’s not just about setting yourself dynamic goals that are on the edge of unreachable. Make sure you set yourself simple goals too. Whether it’s just going to the gym an extra day each week or remembering to take your daily greens more frequently, giving yourself achievable goals can help you feel accomplished and more motivated to chase those tougher targets.
Anyway, as we start to dominate 2023, let’s look back on 2022.
If you’re trying to achieve your weight goals, you probably have a good thermogenic or two buried in your stack. These were the best thermos in 2022. Give them a try. They may help you hit your weight goals this year.
If you say you’ve never heard of Pyro, we definitely don’t believe you.
Evolve Pyro is a powerhouse. In fact, as I’m writing this blog at my desk, I’m sipping away at a cold glass of Cola-flavoured Pyro.
Pyro is a game-changing formula that can help you hit your weight goals, boost your performance and deliver results. Whether you’re a gym veteran or a first-time gym-goer, Pyro has a core of ingredients carefully combined to take you to the next level. L-Taurine, Beta-Alanine, N-Acetyl Tyrosine, Caffeine Anhydrous, Caffeine Citrate, Infinergy™ DiCaffeine Malate, Bitter Orange Extract, TeaCrine® and more can accelerate metabolism, incite thermogenesis and give you the energy to thrive.
Our advice: have a scoop first thing in the morning and go for an early run.
EHP Labs have made themselves gladiators in the weight-loss game, and their signature product in OxyShred can offer extra finesse as you work towards your body goals.
OxyShred is an ultra-concentrated formula that uses science-backed ingredients to help you achieve your weight goals. Ingredients like Acetyl L-Carnitine, Bitter Orange Herbal Extract, Hydroxycitric Acid, Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Green Coffee Bean, alongside vitamin C and other vitamins, can help to promote shredding, boost energy, and increase performance.
This one might be more for the ladies! If you’re serious about your results, Thermonuke Pink Ops is a female-specific formula that can help you bring your weight goals to life. This over-engineered formula is based on RCN Corps’ best-selling Thermonuke Green green formula. It contains KSM 66 Ashwagandha, Infinergy Di-Caffeine Malate, Lean GBB, and a hard-hitting energy matrix to fuel you through the hardest leg days and set you up for the best results.
If you haven’t heard of Carnitine, you’re missing out. Carnitine is a chemical made in the brain, liver and kidneys that can help the body turn fat into energy. Derived from an amino acid, Carnitine can help you dart closer towards your weight goals while endorsing you with energy to support your training. Evolve Carnitine RX is a versatile formula that contains 3 different types of carnitine in L-Carnitine Fumarate, L-Carnitine Tartrate, and N-acetyl L-Carnitine.
Acetyl L-Carnitine is one of the most effective forms for your brain, while L-Carnitine L-Tartrate is most popular among athletes due to its rapid absorption rate. Carnitine can support muscle soreness and recovery.
You would have seen this stuff everywhere. It’s probably your first subconscious thought when you hear the word ‘protein’.
Optimum Nutrition’s 100% Gold Standard Whey is an industry-leading protein that is pharmaceutical-grade, delivering 24 grams of high, biologically valued protein per serving. This blend promotes muscle strength and repair, containing 5.5g of naturally occurring BCAAs that can support endurance, recovery and muscle growth.
Consider Reload to be your ideal recovery matrix. This precise post-workout formula can help you maximise your recovery with a rapid-absorbing formula that supports accelerated recovery while promoting muscle growth. Evolve Reload is fortified with Creatine, BCAAs, and L-Glutamine, among other cutting-edge ingredients, to help you get the best out of your recovery and muscle growth.
If you started your weight-loss journey in 2022, there is a good chance you came into contact with Evolve Lipo Whey. This specific weight-management protein contains L-Carnitine, Inositol, Green Tea Extract and Green Coffee Extract to support weight loss, fat metabolism and appetite reduction. High in protein and low in carbs, fats and sugars, Lipo Whey contains 32g of premium Whey Protein Isolate, Concentrate and Caseinate to provide a combination of fast, moderate and slow-digesting proteins to support recovery and appetite control.
If you’re looking for a straightforward, no-nonsense WPI formula that is rapid-absorbing and promotes lean muscle and recovery, Evolve WPI is the perfect addition to your stack. Low in lactose and fat, this gluten-free formula offers 26.4g of premium microfiltered protein per serving.
If you value taste, Evolve WPI has got it. With a smooth and creamy blend that comes in a range of delicious flavours, Evolve has created a formula that is easy to digest and supportive of your goals.
For plant-based protein lovers, Macro Mike should be a household name. Since starting in 2016, Macro Mike has taken the industry by storm. Pick up a bag and let their Peanut Plant Protein take your tastebuds by storm.
This vegan-friendly blend contains 25g of complete protein per serving, offering a perfect blend of peanut, pea and rice protein. Peanut butter is delicious, so it’s safe to say this formula is also delicious. Macro-friendy, this smooth and creamy blend is made from 100% natural wholefood ingredients packed with fibre, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Creatine is one of the most researched and utilised supplements in the fitness industry. It is renowned for its role in muscle volumisation and ATP production and is suitable for all sports and fitness levels.
Evolve’s Creatine Monohydrate is a 100% pure, micronised form of creatine monohydrate. This formula is flavourless, making it perfect for stacking with your favourite pre and post-workout shakes. Evolve’s Creatine Monohydrate is pharmaceutical-grade to allow for maximum absorption and effectiveness.
Body Science’s Pure Creatine is a 99.9% pure micronised form of Creatine Monohydrate that has been banned substance tested and is HASTA-certified. This formula supports cell volumisation and can help you take your training performance and muscle goals to the next level.
Pre-workouts are a popular go-to before any gym session, but what happens when you don’t enjoy Caffeine? Or when you’ve already had your daily coffee and don’t want to overload yourself with more? Well, you pick up a caffeine-free formula.
Muscle Nations Three-D is a stimulant-free formula that can boost your mental performance, support energy metabolism and snap you out of any sluggishness and fatigue. This innovative formula can increase your training capacity with essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids and more. GlycerSize and L-Citrulline contribute to enhanced muscle pumps, promoting hydration, stamina and blood flow.
Crank is seriously next level. If you want to train hard with a supplement that understands your goals, the only answer is Crank. This powerhouse product can delay and fatigue that threatens your goals, elevating your mood, fuelling you with energy and delivering next-level pumps. The best part? No post-session crash.
This formula utilises Citrulline Malate, Beta Alanine, Alpha GPC and an invigorating dose of Caffeine Anhydrous to deliver a performance that not even you knew you were capable of.
Defy your personal best with a non-nonsense formula that understands your desire to perform and guides you towards your best self. You might want to skip your morning coffee if you’re training with Punisher because this formula has enough Caffeine to give your superpowers (No, it doesn’t, we’re just kidding).
This next-level formula can offer incredible muscle pumps, enhanced energy and the endurance to overcome the more brutal leg days.
If you train hard and want to accelerate your recovery time, amino acids are your secret weapon. A versatile amino formula like Xtend BCAAs can be taken before, during or after training to promote muscle protein synthesis while replenishing you with hydrating electrolytes.
Delivered in the clinically proven 2:1:1 ratio, Xtend BCAAs contain zero carbohydrates, calories or sugar and offer 7g of BCAAs to promote quick recovery and better results.
RCN has delivered a compelling, full-spectrum amino acid portfolio with Amino Corps. This vegan-friendly, advanced blend supports performance, hydration and recovery with a clinically-researched blueprint that uses trademarked ingredients to deliver results.
Amino Corps is an over-engineered essential amino acid formula that provides a generous dose of Amino9® EAAs and additional InstAminos® BCAAs. Promoting enhanced absorption, cortisol control and a plentiful dose of electrolytes and minerals, it’s hard to find a more complete amino formula than this.
Shake off that morning slump with Amino Energy. Offering anytime energy and a blueprint that can uplift your performance, Amino Energy combines an optimal ratio of rapid-absorbing free-form amino acids to improve your focus, experience and recovery.
As versatile as you can get with a supplement, Amino Energy can fuel you through a busy morning, perk you up before and during a strenuous gym session, or accelerate your recovery after a spine-numbing back day.
With an emphasis on recovery, Evolve Damage Control is an essential amino acid accelerator that promotes rapid repair, reduced muscle soreness and increased muscle protein synthesis. This formula immediately delivers amino acids to your muscles and harnesses the world-renowned quality of 99% pure Ajinomoto Aminos backed by over 100 years of scientific research.
Damage Control should be your go-to recovery matrix if you’ve absolutely punished your body at the gym after a frustrating day at work. Containing EAAs, BCAAs and PeptoPro, this formula drastically exceeds industry expectations. PeptoPro is an advanced peptide formulation that includes all 20 amino acids and is highly regarded as one of the best natural recovery ingredients available.
It’s probably been a long time since you checked in with your liver, so you might want to reboot it if you haven’t already. Evolve Code Red is a liver detoxification formula that can alleviate the symptoms of an underperforming liver and get you performing back at your best (It’s also a great hangover cure if you enjoy the odd Saturday night out).
This clinically dosed formula is designed to cleanse your liver, containing a potent blueprint that can help you thrive front the inside out. As one of the largest and most vital organs in the body, a healthy liver is fundamental if you want to thrive. With over 500 responsibilities within your body, your liver deserves a good cleanout.
If your gut has been feeling a bit off balance, it might be your sign to give it a good reboot. Good health starts from within, so if your insides feel off, you might need Gut Performance. With a formula rich in antioxidants, prebiotics and complex micronutrients that can improve your daily performance and gut health.
This blend can improve intestinal absorption, reduce bloating, and may even support weight loss. It’s no secret that your gut is invaluable in your health, playing an essential role in your digestive system, immune response, toxin removal, mental health and hormone regulation. A healthy gut = a healthy body.
If there is one supplement that you should try to incorporate into your daily regime, it’s a daily greens supplement. It’s not easy to consume our recommended daily dose of fruits and vegetables each day, which is where formulas like OxyGreens are invaluable.
OxyGreens offers your daily fruit and vegetable intake, containing a green superfood complex, antioxidants, prebiotic fibre and a variety of other ingredients to support your digestive health and well-being. For a greater look into the best greens formulas, check out of blog on The Best Green Powders for Digestion.
Magnesium plays a pivotal role in your body, supporting muscle and nerve function. Responsible for over 33 enzyme reactions in the human body, consuming enough magnesium can improve your nerve and immune function while helping to regulate blood pressure.
Adrenal Switch is a vegan-friendly magnesium formula that combines standardised ashwagandha, bioavailable magnesium, zinc, and vitamin B6 alongside select amino acids to create a formula that promotes nutrient recovery.
Congratulations on making it to the bottom; while these were the best-sellers of 2022, we can assure you that they still hold up in 2023. We’re sure you’ve tried your fair few already, but if anything new has caught your eye, we recommend giving it a chance!
If you need any help deciding which supplements can support those 2023 goals, reach out online or head in-store, and our friendly team will help you find the right solutions.
Until then, keep kicking goals in 2023.