The Best Workout Supplements of 2020 (2023)

Results have arrived for's 2020 Supplement Awards! You, our customers, have spoken loud and clear about the best of the best sports nutrition products of the year.

A total of 21 categories were up for grabs and many of them were hotly contested. We started the awards process with a long list of products to consider in each category. From there, four finalists were selected based on multiple measures of popularity, including product sales and customer ratings. You then voted on the finalists.

Dietary supplements are an essential part of the fitness journey and there are numerouscompelling reasonsfor taking her. They work best when supplemented with a healthy diet and aBodyFit training planthat fits your goals. So without further ado, let's get to the winners.

Brand of the Year: JYM Supplement Science

JYM Supplement Sciencehas been a leading brand since it exploded onto the scene in 2013, and it continues to be loved and widely respected on and across the industry. It's rare that the face of a brand is also the mind behind it, but Jim Stoppani, Ph.D., is JYM's founder, formulator, training expert, on-camera talent, social media champion - you name it. Customers are confident that all JYM products are backed by science and tested both in the gym and by Jim.

JYM Supplement Science JYM Supplement Science combines real science with premium ingredients and precise doses to deliver maximum results.

Product of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Pre JYM

JYM Supplement Science won eight categories for 2020 including Product of the Year for its popularityFor JYM before training. Pre JYM promotes muscle growth, blood circulation, more energy, strength and endurance, enabling longer, more intense training.* The 13 scientifically proven ingredients are fully dosed based on the latest research. It's all about science and transparency, and JYM remains an industry benchmark on both fronts.

Pre JYM pre-workout powder powerhouse with 13 handpicked ingredients to support enhanced training * A state-of-the-art pre-workout formula backed by solid science *

Breakout Brand of the Year: Alpha Lion

alpha lioncame out of the gate in 2018 with great products and inspirational videos and articles courtesy of co-founder Troy Adashun. The cornerstone of this brand is Kaizen, the Japanese principle of "continuous self-improvement". Alpha Lion strives to continually improve as a supplement brand and wants the same for customers like you. Your success is your success.

Breakout-Produkt des Jahres: Kaged Muscle Pre Kaged Stim Free

Pre Kaged Stim Freeboosts exercise performance without the caffeine jitter. If you are a workout night owl, Pre Kaged Stim Free is the number one choice for working out without interfering with your sleep and recovery. The pump factor comes from a massive 6.5 gram dose of pure fermented citrulline.* As a bonus, this pre-workout delivers a proprietary blend of fruit and vegetable superfoods for a total of 100 milligrams of antioxidants.

Kaged Muscle Stimulant Free Pre-Kaged Supercharge your energy and support improved exercise performance without the caffeine jitter

Brand MVP of the Year: Jim Stoppani, Ph.D.

Given thatJYM Supplement Sciencewas voted Brand of the Year, it should come as no surprise that the brand's founder and namesake was voted Favorite Brand Spokesperson or Athlete for 2020. Stoppani received his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Connecticut and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University's Yale School of Medicine. He was personally involved in many of the studies he cites. So yes, he knows his stuff.

Exclusive Product of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Pre JYM Orange Mango

"Exclusive" means products and flavors found only here on This year's winner was theOrange mango flavorfrom JYM's best-selling, state-of-the-art pre-workout Pre JYM. The only thing better than knowing your pre-workout is scientifically proven and effective is that when it slides down, it tastes like dessert.

Protein of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Pro JYM

A quality protein powder should be a staple for any fitness enthusiast, and in your opinionPro JYM von JYM Supplement Scienceis the top dog for 2020. Each scoop contains four types of protein: whey protein isolate, micellar casein, milk protein isolate, and egg white protein. Because these proteins are released into the body at different rates, your muscles will continue to be fueled with growth food long after you've finished drinking the shake.* Flavors include Chocolate Cookie Crunch, Rocky Road, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Tahitian Vanilla Bean.

Per JYM, 4 pounds. A pure blend of high-quality proteins in precise amounts to maximize growth, recovery and repair*

Pre-Workout Product of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Pre JYM

JYM for the hat trick! SinceFor JYMAwarded product of the year, it also received the highest award in the pre-workout category.

Weight Loss Product of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Shred JYM

A scientifically based combination of six synergistic ingredients,Shred J.Y.M.contains 500 milligrams of green tea extract, 1,500 milligrams of acetyl-L-carnitine and 20 milligrams of synephrine. This killer combination fights stubborn body fat while increasing energy and improving focus.* Nearly 700 reviewers give this product an average score of 8.5 out of 10.

Shred Jym A fully loaded fat loss weapon made up of six synergistic ingredients.

Testosterone Support Product of the Year: Signature Testosterone Booster

Testosterone is the primary muscle building hormone, but its influence doesn't end there; It is also fundamental in determining fat distribution, bone density and muscle strength. Sometimes, as men get older, their T-scores need a little dot.Signaturtestcombines natural, clinically studied ingredients proven to support healthy testosterone levels. One of those key ingredients is 600 milligrams of KSM-66, a form of Ashwagandha, an increasingly popular adaptogen to help your body deal with normal stressors — including the stress of intense training.* Signature Testosterone Booster Natural testosterone support for muscle building, recovery and overall health

Recovery Product of the Year: Xtend Original BCAA

Pre-workout and post-workout nutrition is important, but so is what you eat during your workout. The market leader among intra-workout and recovery supplements is stillXtend-Original, an amino acid blend with 7 grams of Branched Chain Amino Acids that support muscle growth and recovery once that process begins.* It's also a great hydration product, including electrolytes, and it has no sugar - actually no carbs, period. The six delicious flavors include Lemon-Lime Squeeze, Italian Blood Orange and Tropic Thunder.

XTEND Designed to build muscle and aid recovery during exercise*

Creatine of the Year: Kaged Muscle C-HCl

Athletes from all sports take creatine to get better training results and to recover better between sessions.Kaged Muscle C-HCluses the only patented form of creatine hydrochloride, an increasingly popular choice because it requires no loading phase and immediately contributes to the project of making you bigger and stronger.* It's available in lemon-lime if you want to use it as a water flavor, or unflavored so you can it blends seamlessly into your protein shake.

C-HCl, 75 Servings Build Muscle with the ONLY Patented Creatine HCL!*

Natural Product of the Year: Natural Isopure

One of the stronger trends in the supplement industry in recent years has been the emergence of products made from all-natural ingredients. For example,Natural Isopuris sweetened only with cane sugar and monk fruit, a small green melon named after the Chinese monks who first cultivated it.

Nevertheless, its natural origin does not come at the expense of its effectiveness. Isopure Natural contains 50 grams of 100% whey protein along with healthy doses of vitamins and minerals. It also contains no fat, lactose or gluten.

Natural Isopure Natural, lactose-free isolate protein with no artificial colours, flavors or sweeteners

Immune System Support Product of the Year: Signature Probiotic

Signature snags its second award in the Immune Support category.Signature Probiotikumsupports healthy digestion by supplying the human intestine with three beneficial strains of bacteria. Each serving contains 10 billion colony forming units (CFU) and is effective with or without refrigeration due to its unique packaging. The average customer rating for this product is almost perfect at 9.6 out of 10. Take one capsule a day with a meal, your intestines will thank you. Signature Probiotic Promotes healthy gut flora and aids in digestion and immune system response

Mass Gainer of the Year: Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass

Long gone are the days when mass gainers sank like liquid cement, as this year's winner proves.Optimal Nutrition Serious Mass. It's possibly the fastest and most efficient way to shed 1,250 calories (sip) in a single serving. This is the product for those of you trying to break out of hardgainer hell.

Men's Product of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Alpha JYM

"By the time I hit 50, my own testosterone levels have certainly fallen from the levels I had as a younger man," says Jim Stoppani, Ph.D. "I formulatedAlpha Gymfor healthy adult men who want a true, fully loaded natural testosterone support product Edge Natural.*

Alpha JYM Test Booster Developed by Dr. Jim Stoppani to support testosterone levels, increase muscle strength, reduce body fat and help build lean mass

Women's Product of the Year: Sports Research Collagen Peptides

Made from 100% pure hydrolyzed grass-fed Brazilian gelatin,Collagen peptides from sports researchare processed enzymatically several times, whereby the peptides remain intact and a tasteless, highly available protein is produced. Hydrolyzed for easy digestion, this product is designed to support healthy joints and skin.* Because Sports Research Collagen Peptides are tasteless and water soluble, they're easy to mix into coffee, protein shakes and soups.

Sports Research Collagen Peptides Powder helps support healthy joints and skin

Most Innovative Product of the Year: ATP Gutright Daily

The goal ofATP Gutright Dailyis to balance your gut microbiome. The gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and all sorts of things can throw it off balance, including aging, stress, antibiotics, and a poor diet. This product is packed with beneficial compounds from the husks, seeds, and skins that are often lacking in today's western diet. Gutright Daily aims to restore your gut microbiome to its healthy glow.*

ATP Science GutRight Daily Digestive Support Enhanced Flavor Modbiotic Blend May Help Maintain Healthy Gut Microbiota

Flavor of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Pro JYM Vanilla Peanut Butter Swirl

Our customers rave about the Volltreffer Team JYM, which scores with this delicious taste. Chelsay writes: “TheVanilla Peanut Butter Strudelis the BEST taste! It turns out to be a really good pancake too. I hate giving this product a good rating because it will sell out quicker, but I have to give credit where it's due!" Kazix666 adds, "It fits well! The Vanilla Peanut Butter Strudel is my new favorite for my morning oat protein breakfast."

Per JYM, 4 pounds. A pure blend of high-quality proteins in precise amounts to maximize growth, recovery and repair*

Bar of the Year: Quest Nutrition Quest Bar

Few brands have done as much as Quest to double-down on nutritional supplements as delicious portable snacks, which might explain why the company changed hands for $1 billion in 2019.

EveryQuestleistecontains at least 20 grams of protein and 2 grams or less of sugar. The 12 flavors include Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Maple Waffle, and Rocky Road. customers rate these products an impressive 9.3 out of 10.

Quest Nutrition Quest Bars Clean, gluten free bar with high quality protein and no added sugar

Ready-to-Drink des Jahres: Reign Energy

This fitness-focused beverage is designed to support the high-performance energy needs of athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike.* Along with 300 milligrams of natural caffeine from green coffee beans and tea leaves, each serving contains additional BCAAs, CoQ10, electrolytes and B vitamins. For those who rule in the gym and beyond,Governhas the fuel you need.

REIGN Total Body Fuel fitness drink to support your high-performance energy needs

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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