Anonymous asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 1 decade ago

Starting bodybuilding supplements?

I am starting bodybuilding. I am a 23 yr old male and I want to know about bodybuilding supplements that work. And how many should I take (one protein shake, some muscle gainers, some metabolism boosters, etc...) I would appreciate legitimate answers

No steroids... I want it to be legal

9 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Unless you have a nutritional deficiency, supplements will do you no good whatsoever. Here's the deal.

    Dietary supplements are poorly regulated in the US. They do not have to conform to the stringent standards applied to pharmaceuticals or food products by the FDA. The result of this absence of oversight has been a scammers dream and the scammers have made the most of it. A huge and powerful supplement industry has grown up around public ignorance, human wishful thinking, and a lack of regulation which was designed to give people the freedom to explore homeopathic, naturopathic, and alternative remedies.

    Many supplement manufacturers buy cheap bulk products from foreign countries which have no quality control, no oversight, and no regulations. This results in supplements containing toxins and poisons including heavy metals, pesticides, fillers, detergents, etc. Others add cheap stimulants such as caffeine to an otherwise worthless product to provide the hapless buyer a sense that the product is doing something. Still others cut the supplement with fillers so only trace amounts get to the customer keeping their cost down so they can put more money into garish and bloated advertising which promises what they know they can’t deliver. For these and other reasons, buying supplements without a specific recommendation from a health care professional is a bad idea.

    Does this mean all supplements are bad? Of course not. However, because supplement makers don’t have to tell you what’s in their product or how much of the active ingredient it contains, it is impossible to know which supplements are scams without testing by independent laboratories. It is, however, quite easy to be fooled by common myths and expensive advertising.

    Humans evolved without supplements by eating natural food. There is no reason why we need supplements today. Whatever your goals regarding health and fitness, if they can be accomplished, they can be accomplished without supplements. We have an abundance of good quality food and more pharmaceuticals that ever, so normal adults with no special considerations don’t need supplements.

    Here are some links to help you find the truth about supplements from the people who know the most, care about your well being, and don't want to sell you anything: Your government.

    • General info you can count on about dietary supplements. Use the links.

    • An FDA white paper with links to supplement info. Use the links

    • An A through Z listing of supplements and what you should know about them.

    Here are some links for those interested in protein supplements.

    • Here’s a white paper you can read which debunks the myth of the protein supplement. Note the following excerpt...“At present there is no evidence to suggest that supplements are required for optimal muscle growth or strength gain.” 

    • Here's one more study supplement users should read. Note the excerpt..."Consumption of a recovery drink (whey protein, amino acids, creatine, and carbohydrate) after strength training workouts did not promote greater gains in FFM (Fat free muscle) compared with consumption of a carbohydrate-only drink.” 

    • Here’s another from Live Science. Note the excerpt…“Medical researchers have advised against protein supplements for years for the average person. But many sports trainers continue to push them on amateur athletes simply because they don't know any better.” 

    Be sure to Google “supplement scams” before buying. Here’s an example of what you might find.

    YA only allows ten links per post so do your own research. Learn the truth about supplements.

    Good luck and good health!!

  • 5 years ago


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  • 4 years ago

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  • 5 years ago

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    If you are going to take supplements for body building you must consult a reputed doctor to take advice on which supplement will be perfect for your body.

  • 1 decade ago

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    supplements, it's best to stick with those supported by science, both in terms of efficacy and safety.

  • 5 years ago

    You will take pleasure in your foods without having to be concerned about gaining fat.

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