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August 29, 2020 3 min read

When you’re just starting a new workout regimen and looking for supplements to help support you on your fitness journey, it can be overwhelming. There are so many varieties of supplements and so many brands from which to choose. You don’t want to fall into spending money on something that won’t work or has the potential to harm you.

First, rest assured that Supplement Superstore stocks only the most reputable, trustworthy brands on the market. Most of our brands have been around a long time, and are Canadian owned and operated. So now that you know where to shop, let’s talk about the best supplements for beginners.

Foundational Supplements for Beginners

Let’s start with the foundational supplements for beginners that can benefit everyone, regardless of their exercise program.

Multivitamin Supplements -

Some twenty-seven vitamins and minerals have suggested daily values or upper limits, and it isn’t easy to keep track of them all. Multivitamin supplements are an excellent way to give your body a dose of these necessary vitamins and minerals every morning, so you don’t have to worry about whether the foods you eat contain all the micronutrients you need.

A daily multivitamin supplement is the best place to start when you’re looking for supplements for beginners.

Probiotic Supplements -

The next supplement on the list of foundational supplements for beginners is a daily probiotic supplement. Probiotic supplements balance the healthy bacteria in your gut, but there are more than just digestive benefits to this supplement. Taking a probiotic supplement every day has been shown to:

  • Prevent and treat diarrhea and constipation
  • Improve mental health conditions
  • Keep your heart healthy
  • Help improve allergy symptoms and eczema
  • Boost your immune system
  • Assist in weight loss

In the morning, you can take a daily probiotic supplement along with your multivitamin supplement. 

Omega-3 Supplements -

Like probiotic supplements, Omega-3 supplements offer a variety of health benefits including fighting depression and anxiety, improving eye and brain health, keeping your heart healthy, fighting inflammation and autoimmune diseases, improving bone and joint health, and helping your skin.

If you’re already feeling overwhelmed by the number of foundational supplements for beginners, know that you can combine supplements and receive the benefits of different types of supplements all in one. For example, Vega One has probiotics, multivitamins, and omega-3 fatty acids all in one shake.

Whey Protein

After you’ve started with your foundational supplements, consider adding a protein supplement. Protein is essential for all people but becomes increasingly important with increased exercise and physical activity. Assuming you’re beginning a supplement regimen to coincide with a workout program, you need to up your protein intake. You can do this through your diet alone, but many people find it difficult, and instead, they add a protein supplement shake.

Whey protein is the most popular choice, but there are alternative protein sources to consider if you have a sensitivity to dairy products.


Lastly, although not entirely essential, many people like to include a pre-workout supplement in their line-up. Pre-workout supplements can help wake you up and energize you to have the best workout possible. You don’t have to use pre-workout every day, but if you’re dragging your feet before a workout, this supplement might give you the boost you need to get going.

There are many other supplements to consider when you’re looking to support your body and mind on your fitness journal. Check out our other blog posts to help you decide what other supplements could benefit you, on top of these fundamental supplements for beginners.

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