1. Fish Oil and CLA
Fish oil and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) are anabolic agents that can give you a major boost in the gym. A study by the Clinical Sciences journal found that taking in 4g of fish oil a day will increase the synthesis of proteins by a factor of up to 30%. Another study, taking place over a weeklong period, showed that men who took CLA gained more muscle and lost more fat than the control group. CLA will also boost your metabolism while you sleep to burn off fat overnight. Fish oil and CLA are a good alternative to carbs and creatine that cause a spike in insulin.