- Exercise & Fitness
5 Reasons Supplements Suck
Read This Before You Ever Buy A Supplement
Supplements have become a huge fad that everyone in the fitness and weight loss industry have bought into. However, the dirty little secret that the fitness industry doesn't want you to know is that for the results that supplements give you, you will be paying way too much. There are many reasons why you shouldn't use supplements. However, I've condensed them into the most important five in this article for you.
1 Everyone's Body Is Different
Despite having countless studies to "back up" the results of supplements, the truth is that everyone's body is different. As such, everyone's body is going to react differently to the supplements. Some people might find that they have a very high level of success, while others will experience literally nothing at all. At the end of the day, when you are using supplements, there's a good possibility that you might not see any results whatsoever.
2 They're Expensive
Supplements are very costly, especially when you compare them to the alternative: real food. Supplements can often cost up to triple the price of food that will give you similar benefits. Not only that, but food will also taste better than whatever supplement you are eating/drinking/taking at the time.
3 They Offer Lackluster Results
Most supplements say that they offer incredible results that are hard to believe. However, the truth is, it takes several months and hundreds upon hundreds of dollars before you are going to see anywhere near the results that you want to see with the supplements that you are taking. Even those in the body building industry know that supplements are mainly there for when you are in a rush and can not cook yourself a real meal. They are in no way whatsoever meant to replace your food.
4 They May Not do What You Expect
Most supplements, while they do aid in whatever it is you are using them for(most likely you are looking to gain muscle or lose weight), they also have several negative side effects that go with them. Most supplements are very hard for your body to digest, and your liver can not clean out whatever toxins are in the supplement(which, if you look on the label of any supplement product, you are going to see A LOT of preservatives and other unhealthy additives).
5 There's No Substitute For Real Food
At the end of the day, if you are looking to gain muscle or lose weight, the best thing that you can put in your body is real food. Eating healthy meats, nuts, vegetables, fruits, etc... All of these are going to give you more results than your supplements will, and they will also taste better and be healthier for you!
Instead of going to the supplement store, I would highly recommend you go to the grocery store instead. There, you will be able to find healthy foods that your body needs, rather than unhealthy supplements that will barely, if at all, do what you're hoping they will do.