Having been around for nearly half a century, Beverly has had plenty of time to figure out which supplement combinations, or stacks, work best under a given set of circumstances. In this final section of our guide, we’ll teach you the basics of stacking and offer a variety of stacks to suit your individual experience level, goals, and budget.
Understandably, some people may see stacks as a clever attempt by supplement companies to convince consumers to buy multiple products. While we can’t speak for other brands, at Beverly, we won’t recommend a product to you unless we feel it is in your best interest. That’s a promise.
One of the primary justifications for stacking is that dietary supplements often differ in their mechanism(s) of action. For instance, protein and some amino acid supplements work by stimulating muscle protein synthesis (anabolism) and/or reducing protein breakdown (catabolism). Creatine is thought to work mainly by increasing phosphocreatine levels. 7-keto increases the activity of thermogenic enzymes. Caffeine blocks the effects of adenosine. Carbohydrate replenishes glycogen stores. And so on. Each supplement works in a different way. By combing them properly, it stands to reason that you can get better results.
Of course, the most powerful supplement will always be an intelligent approach to training and diet. In the beginning, you can typically make excellent progress by combining this with one or two staple supplements, such as a high-quality protein powder and a micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) formula. However, as you become older and more experienced (discussed below), you may need to add more specialized products in order to break through plateaus and achieve new personal bests.
Let’s briefly consider experience level. In general, the longer you’ve been training, the greater the volume of exercise that is required to stimulate adaptation (e.g. muscle hypertrophy). The 5-10 sets that used to produce decent results in the beginning may no longer suffice. Now you may need to perform 15-20 sets. On the other hand, this greater volume of training takes longer to recover from. This is just one example of why your supplement needs can change over time.
The 3 Levels of Stacking
When you choose Beverly, stacking is literally as simple as 1, 2, 3:
Level 1: Start here if you are new to stacking, you are a novice athlete (e.g. 1 year or less of training), or you are on a strict budget.
Level 2: If you are an intermediate-level athlete, are already quite familiar with stacking, or have a medium-sized budget, you can jump right up to Level 2.
Level 3: Level 3 is for advanced athletes, i.e., those who are working close to their genetic potential, or for those of you who want the most comprehensive stack available to achieve your goals.
Below you will see that some of our products float from one level to the next, depending on the stack. This can be explained by the differences in goals between stacks.
NOTE: No matter which stack you choose, we recommend that you include a comprehensive micronutrient formula to support optimal health and performance. If you are an advanced athlete who frequently performs long, exhaustive workouts, choose Super Pak. Otherwise, choose FitTabs.
Get My Body Back!
Goals: Start to build muscle, lose fat, improve health and fitness.
Ideal for: Any healthy male who has recently embarked on a structured exercise program in an effort to get back in shape.
Goals: Compared to Slim & Tighten, this stack places greater emphasis on developing and defining lean muscle.
Ideal for: Any healthy woman who performs resistance exercise at least 4x/week and wants to take their muscle development to the next level.
Level 1: UMP or Muscle Provider, Glutamine Select
Level 2: UMP or Muscle Provider, Glutamine Select, Lean Out, Density
Level 3: UMP or Muscle Provider, Glutamine Select, Lean Out, Density, Ultra 40
NOTE: For Levels 2 and 3, add Quadracarn and Muscle Synergy if you are 40 years of age or older, or are struggling to achieve a satisfactory level of muscle fullness.