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Ok so i am 19 years old almost. 160 lbs 6ft tall, and I'm wanting to gain muscle and look broader and have more of a athletic built body, i mean i don't want to have some kind of like overly huge muscles but i do want to look ripped in shirts and all… First off, i would like to know what kind of body building supplement should i take, there are 3 that i have heard of python's (forgot the rest of the name), Muscle warfare, and Force factor. Now i saw a video, i am not sure if the man in the video was saying that i should get all 4-5 of the items he was talking about, and im not sure if its safe to use all of them at once, but if i do try to become more body aware i want to get the best and do the best i can, while staying healthy. The video is Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ6E0Z4pE… so if some one could tell me if its healthy to take all of the supplements at once then please tell me. So basically tell me that and help me out with what all i should buy.
You're going to and probably already have, hear a lot about supplements. However, there is no good science to support the idea that supplements improve muscle hypertrophy or athletic performance over a diet of good food.
If you're trying to build muscle, lose fat, add weight, or just be healthy, supplements can only make your daily intake worse unless you have poor diet. And if you have a poor diet, you should work on your diet and stick to eating real food.
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 scammer's dream and the scammers have made the most of it. A huge and powerful supplement industry has grown up around this lack of government oversight which was designed to give people the freedom to explore homeopathic, naturopathic, and alternative remedies.
Because supplement makers do not have to follow the same stringent FDA regulations which are applied to food and drugs, 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. For this reason, supplements should be avoided unless recommended by a legitimate health care professional. The US National Institute of Health warns….
"Always check with your health care provider before taking a supplement, especially when combining or substituting them with other foods or medicine." Ref: Http://ods.od.nih.gov/Health_Information…
Many manufacturers buy cheap supplements from foreign countries with no regulations which contain toxins and poisons including heavy metals, pesticides, detergents, etc. Others add 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. And, there is no testing required by the government. For these and other reasons you cannot know what you’re getting when you buy a supplement.
And, because most supplements are provided by scammers instead of credible major food or pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer of Pfizer, their advertising is often bogus as well. Most supplement reviews, blogs, scientific white papers, and articles are just advertising in disguise. A good example is the YouTube video you referenced. It may be funded by supplement makers or just some misguided faddist. Many supplements providers have dozens of websites promoting their products in fraudulent ways as you'll see if you watch this investigative report by CBS News –> Http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=5… (Note: You may have to sit through a quick commercial message first)
I have many excellent references and scientific studies which show how supplements are not worth the money and may even be hazardous to your health. However, YA does not provide the space to list them all here. So, here are some samples.
Here's one study to 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.”
Here's what Consumer Reports had to say…"But our investigation, including tests at an outside laboratory of 15 protein drinks, a review of government documents, and interviews with health and fitness experts and consumers, found most people already get enough protein, and there are far better and cheaper ways to add more if it's needed. Some protein drinks can even pose health risks, including exposure to potentially harmful heavy metals, if consumed frequently. All drinks in our tests had at least one sample containing one or more of the following contaminants: arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Those metals can have toxic effects on several organs in the body."
Good luck and good health.
I take syntrax mass meals but thats stuff is packed with carbs which im sure can make you fat but its has alot of protein which is good.Whats the best supplement for gaining lean mass without getting fat? Or best overall gainer? No steroid answers.
Aw u said no steroids
would you care if its prohormones?
Its the weak mans steroid cuz you get no sides and the results are usually less, but you still gain muscle like crazy
10 pounds in 4 weeks crazy.