The results are available for Bodybuilding.com’s 2020 Supplement Awards! You, our customers, have spoken loud and clear about the best sports nutrition products of the year.
There were a total of 21 categories to choose from, and many of them were highly competitive. We started the award process with a long list of products to consider in each category. From there, four finalists were selected based on various measures of popularity, including product sales and customer ratings. The finalists were then chosen by you.
Diet supplements are an integral part of the fitness journey, and there are numerous compelling reasons to take them. They work best when supplemented with a healthy diet and a BodyFit exercise plan that aligns with your goals. So without further ado, let̵
Brand of the year: JYM Supplement Science
A leading brand since its explosion in 2013, JYM Supplement Science remains extremely popular and recognized on Bodybuilding.com and across the industry. It’s rare for a brand’s face to be the brain behind it, but Jim Stoppani, Ph.D., is JYM’s founder, formulator, training expert, talent on camera, social media champion – as you call it. Customers are confident that all JYM products are science-based and have been tested in both the gym and Jim.
Product of the year: JYM Supplement Science Pre JYM
JYM Supplement Science won eight categories in 2020, including Product of the Year for its popular pre-JYM pre-workout. Pre JYM promotes muscle growth, blood circulation, the increase in energy, strength and endurance and enables longer, more intense training units. * The 13 scientifically founded ingredients are fully dosed according to the latest findings. It’s about science and transparency, and JYM remains an industry benchmark on both fronts.
Breakout Brand of the Year: Alpha Lion
Alpha Lion came out of the gate in 2018 with great products and inspiring videos and articles courtesy of co-founder Troy Adashun. The cornerstone of this brand is Kaizen, the Japanese principle of “continuous self-improvement”. Alpha Lion is committed to continually improving itself as a supplement brand and wants the same for customers like you. Your success is your success.
Breakout Product of the Year: Kaged Muscle Pre Kaged Stim Free
Pre Kaged Stim Free charges training performance without caffeine jitter. If you’re a workout night owl, Pre Kaged Stim Free is the top choice for exercising without affecting your sleep and recovery. The pump factor comes from a massive dose of 6.5 grams of pure fermented citrulline. * As a bonus, this pre-workout delivers a proprietary blend of superfoods made from fruits and vegetables with a total of 100 milligrams of antioxidants.
Brand MVP of the Year: Jim Stoppani, Ph.D.
Given that JYM Supplement Science was voted Brand of the Year, it should come as no surprise that the brand’s founder and namesake was voted the Brand’s Preferred Spokesperson or Athlete for 2020. Stoppani received his PhD in exercise physiology from the University of Connecticut and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University School of Medicine. He was personally involved in many of the studies he cited. So, yes, he knows his way around.
Exclusive product of the year: JYM Supplement Science Pre JYM Orange Mango
“Exclusive” means products and flavors that can only be found here on Bodybuilding.com. This year’s winner was the orange mango flavor from JYM’s best-selling, state-of-the-art pre-workout Pre JYM. The only thing better than knowing that your pre-workout is scientifically backed and effective is that it will taste like dessert when you slide down.
Protein of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Pro JYM
A good quality protein powder should be a staple for any fitness enthusiast. In their opinion, Pro JYM from JYM Supplement Science is the front runner for 2020. Each scoop contains four types of protein: whey protein isolate, micellar casein, milk protein isolate, and egg white protein. Because these proteins are released into the body at different rates, your muscles will be fed growth food long after the shake. * Flavors include Chocolate Cookie Crunch, Rocky Road, Chocolate Peanut Butter, and Tahitian Vanilla Bean.
Pre-Workout Product of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Pre JYM
JYM for the hat trick! Since Pre JYM won the Product of the Year, it was of course also recognized in the Pre-Workout category.
Weight Loss Product of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Shred JYM
Shred JYM is a scientifically based combination of six synergistic ingredients and contains 500 milligrams of green tea extract, 1,500 milligrams of acetyl-L-carnitine and 20 milligrams of synephrine. This killer combo wages war on stubborn body fat while increasing energy and improving focus. * Nearly 700 reviewers rate this product averaging 8.5 out of 10.
Testosterone Support Product of the Year: Signature Testosterone Booster
Testosterone is the primary muscle building hormone, but its influence doesn’t stop there. It is also fundamental in determining fat distribution, bone density, and muscle strength. Sometimes, as men get older, their T scores need a tiny spot. Signature Test combines natural, clinically proven ingredients that have been shown to support healthy testosterone levels. One of these main ingredients is 600 milligrams of KSM-66, a form of ashwagandha, an increasingly popular adaptogen that helps your body deal with normal stressors – including the stress of intense exercise. *
Restoration Product of the Year: Xtend Original BCAA
Diet before and after exercise is important, but so is what you eat during exercise. Xtend Original, an amino acid blend that contains 7 grams of branched chain amino acids to help build muscle and aid regeneration once this process begins. * It’s also a great hydration product, including electrolytes, and it’s sugar-free – no carbohydrates actually, period. The six delicious flavors include Lemon-Lime Squeeze, Italian Blood Orange, and Tropic Thunder.
Creatine of the Year: Kaged Muscle C-HCl
Athletes in all sports use creatine to get better results from their workouts as well as better recovery between sessions. Kaged Muscle C-HCl uses the only patented form of creatine hydrochloride, an increasingly popular choice as it doesn’t require a load phase and instantly adds to the project of making you taller and stronger. * It is available in lemon lime if you want to use it.It is water flavored or unflavored so it will blend in with your protein shake seamlessly.
Natural product of the year: Natural Isopure
One of the strongest trends in the supplement industry in recent years has been the creation of products made from natural ingredients. For example, Natural Isopure is only sweetened with cane sugar and monk fruit, a small green melon named after the Chinese monks who first grew it.
Nonetheless, natural procurement is not at the expense of effectiveness. Isopure Natural contains 50 grams of 100 percent whey protein and healthy portions of vitamins and minerals. It also doesn’t contain fat, lactose, or gluten.
Immune Support Product of the Year: Signature Probiotic
Signature receives its second award in the Immune Support category. Signature Probiotic supports healthy digestion by releasing three beneficial strains of bacteria into the human intestine. Each serving contains 10 billion Colony Forming Units (CFU) and is effective with or without refrigeration due to its unique packaging. The average customer rating for this product is almost perfect at 9.6 out of 10. Take one capsule a day with a meal and your gut will thank you for it.
Mass winner of the year: Optimal Nutrition Serious Mass
The days when mass winners like liquid cement declined are long gone, as evidenced by this year’s winner Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass. This is possibly the fastest, most efficient way to cut 1,250 calories (sips) in a single serving. This is the product for those of you trying to break out of the hard gain hell.
Men’s product of the year: JYM Supplement Science Alpha JYM
“By the time I was over 50, my own testosterone has certainly dropped from what I had as a younger man,” says Jim Stoppani, Ph.D. “I formulated Alpha JYM for healthy adult men who want a real, fully loaded natural testosterone support product.” Alpha JYM contains six ingredients that are provided in effective doses to optimize healthy testosterone levels, build muscle mass, increase strength, reduce body fat and naturally gain a competitive advantage. *
Women’s product of the year: Sports research collagen peptides
Sports Research Collagen Peptides are made from 100 percent pure hydrolyzed gelatine from cows on the pasture in Brazil and processed several times enzymatically, whereby the peptides remain intact and a neutral-tasting, highly available protein is created. This product has been hydrolyzed for easy digestion and is designed to support healthy joints and skin. * Because Sports Research collagen peptides are unflavoured and water-soluble, they are easy to mix in coffee, protein shakes, and soups.
The most innovative product of the year: ATP Gutright Daily
The goal of ATP Gutright Daily is to bring your gut microbiome into balance. The gut microbiome is made up of trillions of bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and all kinds of things can throw it off balance, including aging, stress, antibiotics, and poor diet. This product is loaded with beneficial peel, seed, and husk compounds that are often absent from today’s Western diet. Gutright Daily aims to bring your gut microbiome back to its healthy glow. *
Flavor of the Year: JYM Supplement Science Pro JYM Vanilla Peanut Butter Swirl
Our customers rave about the direct hit that the JYM team has achieved with this delicious taste. Chelsay writes, “The Vanilla Peanut Butter Strudel is the BEST flavor! It turns into a really good pancake too. I hate to give this a good rating because it means it will sell out faster but I need credit give where credit is due! ” Adds kazix666: “It mixes well! The vanilla and peanut butter strudel is my new favorite for my morning breakfast with oat protein.”
Bar of the Year: Quest Nutrition Quest Bar
Few brands have done as much as Quest to make nutritional supplements twice as delicious as portable snacks, which may explain why the company changed hands for a billion dollars in 2019.
Each Quest bar contains at least 20 grams of protein and 2 grams or less of sugar. The 12 flavors include Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Maple Waffle, and Rocky Road. Bodybuilding.com customers rate these products with an impressive 9.3 out of 10.
Ready to drink of the year: Reign Energy
This fitness-focused drink was developed to meet the high-performance energy needs of athletes and fitness enthusiasts alike. * In addition to 300 milligrams of natural caffeine from green coffee beans and tea leaves, each serving contains added BCAAs, CoQ10, electrolytes and B. vitamins. For those who rule the gym and beyond, Reign has the fuel you need.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.