Exciting Supplement Ingredients for 2022
2022 is seeing a transformation in supplemental efficacy. As science continues to evolve, we turn our eyes to the future with key ingredients changing the face of Supplementation. Now, these ingredients may be familiar, but dosages, delivery, and formulas are evolving. To put it plainly, with our ability to measure how to best get key ingredients into the body, how to best develop absorption, and place them within a winning ingredient profile, we are seeing evolutionary results!
The team at Strong always keeps their finger on the pulse of advancing science with trail-backed studies that show how these ingredients are changing the face of Supplementation. I will take some time to delve into some of the tremendous winners and how they are being used to help you take the next step in your journey. I will also share some products that we are excited to present and are ready to take you to new heights in 2022!
Turkesterone is something I am seeing in SUPPs more and more in recent years. It has actually been used in Eastern medicine since the 1960s, however it’s taken some time to work it’s way to the west. Thankfully it is finally making it’s mark in SUPPs because it is playing it’s part beautifully. Turkesterone is derived from a natural plant called Leuzea, or sometimes Maral Root. It is very similar to a Thistle plant. Before we even get to Turkesterone, the herbs from the Leuzea plant are used to treat anxiety and fatigue. Turkesterone is known as a type of Ecdysteroid, which are naturally occurring steroid hormones in plants. In the body, the main reaction that Turkesterone creates in greater muscle protein synthesis. This has a few key benefits such as, increased lean muscle mass growth, faster recovery times and increased strength. This naturally found ingredient can be found as its own SUPP and included as an ingredient for other combos.
Find Turkesterone in Collosal Muscle and Turkesterone 650.
This is another ingredient that has gained huge amounts of popularity in the last few years. It is also likely that it will only become more common as more individuals and Labs start using it. Ecdysterone, also known as 20-Hydroxyecdysone, a naturally occurring ingredient. It is found in foods like spinach and quinoa. It is referred to as a plant steroid, however it almost has the same chemical structure as human testosterone. Ecdysterone’s benefits are geared toward muscle growth. You will see increased protein synthesis, increased muscle strength (studies are showing a 20% increase in strength), and a much greater anabolic effect. As a natural compound studies have concluded that there are no side effects of using Ecdysterone. Additionally, these same studies are suggestion that this NATURAL ingredient may be more effective for building/retaining lean muscle than steroids. ECDYsterone is quickly becoming one of the hottest ingredients for body building, and rightly so.
Find ECDYsterone in Colossal Muscle by Hard Rock Supplements and Ecdysterone 95% by Phsyco Pharma
Arachidonic Acid (ARA) is a relatively new ingredient in the bodybuilding world. It is a fatty acid, and referred to as the ‘omega-6 cousin to Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA)’. It is naturally found in nuts and seeds. Additionally, you can get small amounts of Arachidonic Acid from eggs and meat. Even though ARA has a smaller presence in the nutrition/bodybuilding world, it is a vital fatty acid to our bodies. When your body receives ARA, your muscles instantly absorb it and it combats inflammation specifically associated with strength training. This means it is the perfect ingredient to help your muscles recover faster and stronger from intense session in the gym.
Find Arachidonic Acid in X-Gels by SNS
Commonly referred to as a ‘natural powerhouse’, Pine Pollen is the latest Superfood to infiltrate the body building world. It’s benefits are huge, and as the name implies it is a completely natural ingredient that is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. Most commonly, Pine Pollen is used to naturally boost Testosterone levels, Reduce inflammation in muscles and it has great anti-aging properties. Additionally it is also used to treat Acne, Eczema, Hangovers, Heart Disease and High Cholesterol. There is a reason you can find it as a stand-alone SUPP, as well as an ingredient in others. As you can see there are huge benefits of using Pine Pollen. It is truly the next generation of Superfood!
Check out Pine Pollen by SNS
Sometimes referred to as Akarkara, Anacyclus Pyrethrum has commonly been used for many different reasons. Everything from a food spice, to a medicinal herb. It has fantastic healing properties and is used for many different ailments. Most commonly it is used to treat Oral problems (teeth and gums), promoting healthy nerve function, treating cold symptoms and for keeping your digestive system healthy. The most common use for Anacyclus Pyrethrum in the bodybuilding world is as a Testosterone booster and a Libido enhancer. As an added bonus it acts as a Natural Anabolic, increasing both strength and lean muscle. Gentlemen, this is an ingredient we love to see being used so well.
Don’t miss Anacyclus XT by SNS
Ursolic Acid (UA) has become a compound of growing interest because of its medicinal properties. It is a natural triterpene compound found in fruits and vegetables, and has an extremely wide range of benefits. It has even been used as an alternate treatment, and prevention, of Cardiovascular disease, Diabetes, Liver and Brain disease, and even Cancer. Its natural antioxidants create and Anti-inflammatory effect that aids in weight loss and muscle growth – simultaneously. You will also see products that direct a topical application. Topical applications have been studied very closely for this ingredient and efficacy levels run high. This is a very versatile, natural, compound that will become an essential household name for body builders.
Find Ursolic Acid in Ursa Major by Apex Alchemy
These six ingredients may seem new to you now; however, they are all at the cutting edge of body building science. The huge list of benefits for these substances will ensure that they become main-stays in SUPPs. So don’t waste any more time wondering what ingredients to put in your body! Check out the list of products using these ingredients now!
Mike Chisnall has pursued bodybuilding since 2009 while attending University in the United Kingdom. In 2015 he joined Steve Nash Fitness Center in Vancouver, B.C. as a core member. Mike Chisnall is now based in Los Angeles, CA and writes articles which are published online and in magazines.