Hello Everyone. Today’s article is a guest post from David who writes for LA Muscle.
Do Muscle Building Supplements Really Work?
The idea of ‘muscles in a bottle’ is appealing by anyone’s standards; bulking up by popping a pill or two a day? With no extra sweat at the gym? Reading the adverts it’s easy to get carried away; ‘lose 2 stone in 2 days, but build muscle like crazy!’ Surely not. The idea of looking like you belong in a Hollister ad after a week of these ‘genius’ supplements may not quite be accurate, but is there any truth to the rumours at all? We investigate some of the burning questions surrounding muscle building supplements.
What Do They Actually Involve?
The most common component in muscle building supplements is protein, or a different substance that works to convert protein into muscle. Therefore, it’s not the only ingredient used, and depending on the one you choose, you may experience different results and side effects. As a rule, they generally come in either powder forms, or most usually, tablets. They can involve taking up to 6 tablets a day, depending on dosage and strength. It’s therefore best to choose one which can fit into your lifestyle and exercise routine most smoothly.
What Should Be Avoided?
When making a decision on which supplement to try, it’s a good idea to avoid ones with certain ingredients that can cause more of a problem than they’re worth. It may be best to stay away from ones that include caffeine, fat loss boosters, and testosterone precursors, as these are often used in the more expensive brands and don’t offer any benefits for your money (or body). Look into muscle building supplements that promote natural ingredients instead.
Are They Bad For Your Health?
This is where research comes in. Shop around, read reviews and seek out the best muscle building supplements to help you achieve the look you want, without any effects on your health. They are generally a safe supplement if used properly and responsibly, but it’s always a good idea to consult your doctor if you have any health conditions before taking any. It’s also important to speak to a doctor if you’re currently on medication and are thinking about taking supplements, as in rare cases they can cause complications.
Are Oral Supplements The Best Thing For Muscle Building?
There have also been debates surrounding whether there are other products that can also build muscle, especially for those who don’t like the idea of taking a supplement, or aren’t medically able to. Many companies dedicated to helping you perfect the ultimate body image have also developed muscle building gel, which you apply to the areas you are working on. Those who don’t boast of amazing, pumped-up arms at least say these can help improve recovery time, as it can make your arms less tired, enabling you to pump the guns harder and longer. A good tip is to use both types of product in conjunction with each other; by using the supplements before a workout and then applying the gel afterwards.
About The Author:
David writes for LA Muscle