Apr 12th 2023 | Recent Posts Jay Honstetter

5 Essential Supplements for Newbies

There’s no shame in being a newbie. Whether you’ve heard about the benefits of supplements and are trying to sort through the many options out there to optimize your routine, or you’re just beginning your work-out journey and are seeking out ways to get the most out of it, we’ve got you covered.

At JBN we like to take the guesswork out of the decision-making process when it comes to supplements, and we know that seeing the wide variety of available options can be overwhelming. But we’ve picked five essential supplements to help you get started and move that much closer to reaching your goals.

Radical Fuel (Pre-workout)

Radical Fuel is a high-performance vitamin/mineral formula that works to increase endurance during any intense training session. The magnesium and calcium hydrate your cells allowing you to train longer and harder. Vitamins C, D & E assist in transporting nutrients throughout your muscles, supporting coordination and reflexes, while preventing tissue damage. This means higher endurance, reduced cramping and soreness, and faster recovery from intense exercise.


BCAA (Branched Chain Amino Acids Protein Metabolism Enhancer) can be taken before, during, or after a work-out, and is perfect for bolstering muscle metabolism, building muscle tissue protein, and reducing physical and mental fatigue. This leads to faster recovery time from intense training sessions, improved endurance, and increased energy. Other benefits include the regulation of blood sugar levels, assisting in removing excess nitrogen from the liver, and mental clarity.

L-Glutamine Vanilla

L-Glutamine gives your immune system a boost through muscular detoxification, and by fending off free radicals. It improves brain function, supports gut health, and is beneficial for anyone who may be immunocompromised. It removes excess waste and toxins (like ammonia) from our systems, accelerating muscle repair, and reducing inflammation. If you like to push your limits during a workout, then L-Glutamine is an absolute must.

Creatine Monohydrate

Creatine Monohydrate allows you to get more out of your workout, improve your performance, and build muscles at a fast pace. The benefits of taking this essential supplement include prompting protein synthesis to allow for muscle growth and fast recovery, raising energy levels for increased stamina, reducing fatigue, soreness, and cramping, decreasing injury risks, and improving brain and cognitive health.

Confidence™ Whey Isolate (Post-Workout)

The perfect post-workout companion, Confidence™ Whey Isolate provides 25 grams of protein, few carbs, only one gram of fat, and 5 grams of Fibersol™. Whether you’re looking to slim down, or speed-up recovery time from an intense session, Confidence™ offers the essentials you need to support your goals. It’s also virtually lactose-free making it perfect for anyone suffering from lactose-intolerance or stomach sensitivities like IBS

Consider this your workout starter pack, and a perfect path for meeting your goals. With these five essentials, including both a pre and post-workout supplement, amino acids, vitamins/minerals, and more, you’ll have the tools you need to burn fat, build muscle, increase endurance, reduce recovery time, and bolster your immunity. And be sure to check out the JBN website for more options, join our mailing list, and read our blog for other tips and tricks to get the most out of your workouts!

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