The Beginners Guide to Supplements - Our Top 3 Recommended Products

We understand starting out at the gym can be a bit daunting, not to mention the hole it can burn in your pocket. Obviously nutrition and exercise are key factors when starting out, but supplements can be just as important in providing you with the building blocks you need to achieve your goals. They can assist in bulking, gaining lean muscle mass, recovery time, power, strength, stamina, energy and endurance, just to name a few. Obviously there are thousands of supplements available on the market and it can become difficult to work out which ones are best for you. We’ve come up with the top three supplements the team at Genesis Nutrition recommend for those who are starting out.

Pre- Workout

A Pre Workout is a great supplement to have when starting out. It can provide you with the energy, endurance and focus you need to smash through your workouts or training. Let’s face it the Pre Workout Sector of Supplementation is awash with Broken Promises and Nasty Stimulant Based Formulas that can leave you feeling Terrible Post Workout often referred to as the “Crash”. DEFCON1 from Platinum Labs the Makers of the Ultra popular Thermogenic Opti-Burn have changed the way most Pre Workouts are Formulated And Genesis Nutrition are beyond impressed with Platinum Labs Thinking. Defcon1 is an Innovative Pre Workout Formula from Australian based Company Platinum Labs. Combining both Standard Pre workout Ingredients and New Innovative additions it will take you on a Training Journey Like no other. With Great Focus, Nuclear Energy, Mind Muscle Connection and Intense Muscle Pumps DEFCON1 is the perfect secret weapon for anyone want to train hard and achieve quick results.


  • Increased Mind to Muscle Connection
  • Increased Energy  Increased Focus
  • Strength Gains
  • Stamina and Endurance Increased
  • Muscle Pumps and Vasodilation
  • Muscle sparing whilst training
  • No Nasty Crash
  • Mood Enhancement



Protein Powder

Protein is definitely the most popular Supplement available to consumers and is an essential muscle building tool, especially for beginners. With so many varieties available it can be difficult to distinguish which ones are of the highest quality and value for money. The team at Genesis Nutrition recommend Delicious Protein by Giant Sports, this is a high quality Protein that is excellent value. The name Delicious is also not fabricated as the flavours available in the product are in one word “Amazing”. Available in Chocolate, Vanilla, Cookies and Cream and Chocolate Peanut Butter each flavour as delectable as the others. It is also 100% gluten-free to minimize comfort to those who struggle with digestion. Delicious Protein is a Blend of 6 different types of protein. Containing a “Whopping” 27 grams of muscle Building protein per serve whilst only containing 4 grams of Carbohydrates and 2.7 grams of fat.

Also containing a full spectrum of BCAA’S in each serve this Protein has it all. Delicious Protein is suitable for both men and women, it is ideal as a pre-workout or post-workout protein supplement or a dietary supplement throughout the day. This Protein product is suitable to anybody regardless of their physique and athletic goals and because of its amazing taste coupled with its great nutrient profile we believe it will become one of the most popular proteins available to consumers today.


  • Increased Lean Muscle Mass
  • Change in body composition (Muscle vs Fat)
  • 100% Gluten Free for easy digestion
  • Packed with BCAA’S for aiding muscle recovery
  • Great source of calcium
  •  Only 2 Servings Provides 100% RDA of Protein


Branch Chained Amino Acids (BCAA’s)

During exercise our body goes into a catabolic state (breaking down muscle proteins). To fuel the exercise our body uses glycogen which is stored in our liver and muscles. Glycogen is our stored energy which is provided by carbohydrates in our diet. During this time of stress our body will halt the synthesis of protein to support the energy production needed for exercise; this is where BCAAs are so vital. When BCAAs are ingested they are shuttled directly to our muscles to provide the energy needed to perform at our peak.

The team at Genesis Nutrition recommend Scivation’s Xtend, it’s one of the top selling Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) products. BCAA’s are designed to provide you with energy, prevent muscle loss, increase performance and hydrate your body during bouts of intense exercise. BCAA’s are comprised of three amino acids, namely L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. These three amino acids combine to aid in performance and recovery. Scivation Xtend is loaded with a 2:1:1 ratio of BCAA’s to support protein synthesis, L-Glutamine for recovery, DL-Malate and L-Citrulline to facilitate energy production and reduction of lactic acid and Electrolytes for proper hydration.

Females can also take Branch Chained Amino’s, we recommend mixing with water and sipping during the day or/and drink during your workout for lean muscle gain. We also recommend Females using an L-Carinitine supplement. Depending on what your goals are, this supplement can assist in Fat Loss and lean muscle gains. The team at Genesis recommend males drinking BCAA’s throughout your workout to prevent muscle catabolism from occurring and to build lean muscle mass.  Also adding a Creatine Monohydrate to your supplement regime is very important when starting out. Creatine is a naturally occurring chemical compound in our body made up of three amino acids; L-arginine, glycine and L-methionine. It is normally found in skeletal muscle and acts as a substrate or fuel to provide a quick source of energy.


  • Prevent Muscle Breakdown
  • Increased Energy Levels
  • Recovery
  • Lean Muscle Gains
  • Fat Loss


In Summary:

Of course there are a myriad of other products (if budget allowing) that you can add to our "Main 3". Generally speaking we like to see people new to consuming supplements start with the basics and add on other products as they feel they understand the benefits of doing so. If you have a specific goal you would like some help with please give us a call on 1800 4 GENESIS!