Best BodyBuilding Supplements
Supplement Use- Good or Bad?
There is an epidemic going on in America and abroad. That epidemic is the use of supplements. Don’t get me wrong some supplements are good to take while others just waste your time and money. The only way you could know if a supplement is a waste of time is if someone told you. Then again what people say to sell a product could simply amaze you. Let’s face some realities here, if you want to have bigger muscles and a more toned physique all I have to do is tell that this supplement contains some scientific sounding ingredient that is known to have this effect on whatever you desire. You may be saying that “I wouldn’t buy that.” Well people do and not just a couple of people, a lot of people buy into this garbage. Let’s go over some good supplements to take and some bad ones.
There are good supplements out there to take. Most legitimate pharmaceutical companies spend a lot of time and research to develop vitamins and supplements. Here’s the kicker ladies and gentlemen…they are FDA approved. Yes that is right the Federal Drug Administration has approved these supplements for public use.
Centrum A-Z is an FDA approved multi vitamin that should be taken daily to supplement your diet. Every mineral and vitamin that your body needs and may lack is found in Centrum A-Z. This makes this supplement a good supplement. Any supplement you can find that is FDA approved is a good supplement.
Not all good supplements are FDA approved though. When a person decided to start a workout routine they often will not have enough intake of protein. You could eat steaks ten times a day and still not have enough protein to build and repair damaged muscles. What can you do? I happen to know for a fact that a protein shake taken twice a day during the exercise or weightlifting period helps replenish protein. I personally prefer Synthia 6 from BSN, they also offer True Mass. The two protein shake supplements compliment each other or can be used alone. They are a great supplement to help rebuild muscle tissue after a workout.
I am not going to waste everyone’s time by listing all the good supplements otherwise this would become a journal, no need for that. Remember the guidelines—if it is FDA approved, it’s ok. If it is a protein shake meant to recuperate your muscles, it’s ok.
There are those “supplements” out there that claim to have your physique that you want in a bottle. If a supplement ad tells you that by taking four or eight of these horse sized capsules you will increase your strength 400%, you can pretty much guarantee that they are full of it. Unless of course if the pill has a level of radioactivity and turns you into a superhero, but I doubt that. Here is a couple of supplements that are a complete waste of time and money: Aplodan, Gakic, Creakic, and Leukic.
These supplements promise you a rose garden and deliver a mine field. First of all, you have to take four to eight at one time. The pill is about the size of the tip of your finger. I don’t know about you but I gag on an aspirin. Anyway, once you choke down all four or eight, then you work out but you have to do so within half an hour. Stop right there. First they got you swallowing eight pills that require about a quart of water each all one right after the other. If you don’t throw up you’re going to from the workout because now you’ve got two gallons of water in your stomach. Besides all that if you do make it you’ll have to pee so bad by the time you start your first exercise. No thanks. Oh and another thing even if you do make it past the first workout the program they suggest last three months and one bottle last two weeks. Sounds to me like a ploy for return customers.
I cannot go through and name every bad supplement out there because there is thousands. You can easily spot them by the ridiculous promises they make. They are advertised in muscle magazines by body builders who, by the way probably don’t even use the crap.
My other rant on supplements is N.O Plasma Core. N.O stands for nitric oxide which basically boils down to how much blood is pumping through your veins. The idea is, the more blood flowing the more protein can get into your muscles. Good concept and BSN nailed it with N.O Xplode and Nitrix. N.O Plasma Core promises to do the same thing but nobody really knows if it can or not. I am not sure what flavor they offer but I am sure that it is supposed to taste decent, it doesn’t. Imagine if you will that you go into your backyard and pick up a piece of dog poop, put it in a blender, add some milk and a little bit of dirt and blend for five minutes. Well, that is what N.O Plasma Core tastes like.
At no time have I ever blended dog poop, added milk and dirt, and drank it…that is a metaphor.
Copyright 2009 by Wesley Cox