No matter what your are trying to do when you start a bodybuilding regime, whether it's to build more bulk, become more lean and strong, you still are going to want to lose the fat so you can build the muscle and continue to have a high energy level. A lot of this can be achieved by working out and eating the proper foods, however, for some there is the need for supplements. Especially for those who seem to be avid bodybuilders. Some of the supplements that many use are listed below.
The omega acids are vitally important to many who are trying to bulk up. They are important during the bulking and cutting phases of ones bodybuilding regime. These fatty acids are very important. These acids can't be found in enough supply through natural foods and this is why it is important to try and get them in supplement form. Omega 3 will help to decrease any inflammation that could happen during a training session and is also great for restoration of joints. They also are able to burn fat and help with muscle regeneration. Omega 3 can however be found in some foods like salmon, cod as well as walnuts. Men should have an intake of 1.6g of Omega 3 and women should have 1.1g on a daily basis.
There is also Omega 6 that can be found in soy and sunflower oil and can also be found in a supplement form since there are very few items in their natural form that this can be found. Most adults, men and women should take about 3000 mg of this one each day. The amount of exercise and diet recommendations may change the amount though. It's probably best to consult a doctor about the Omega 6 before taking it.
A lot of bodybuilders also want to incorporate fat burners into their regime. One of those would be L-carnitine which is an amino acid and it can be found as a supplement and it will help metabolize the triglycerides in your body. It is recommended to take anywhere from 500 mg to about 3 g each day.
Choline is another that will help to convert lipids or fats into good energy that is needed for the body. This is sold in supplements as well and can be bought in 250 or 500 mg capsules and there are no recommendations on how much to take.
Another fat burner is called chromium picolinate and is used by a lot of bodybuilders to get ripped. It will help to suppress your appetite and will help in burning fat due to the fact that you will be taking in less calories. They usually recommend that you only take 5 to 30 g each day.