The 3 Simple Supplements Needed for Workouts

When it comes to taking supplements there are many to choose from. You don’t need to buy any and take every supplement that is on the market. Most people overdue the necessary supplements they need to take. There are as many different supplement companies with many different supplements all claiming to be the best for you. Many people try a mixture of supplements hoping to find the magical potion for all their diet, weight loss and supplement needs.In reality you don’t need to take every supplements available to you. You need to stick to the basic supplements that will help you achieve your goals. All you need is the 3 simple supplements to achieve your goals. Remember to keep it SIMPL! SureThe 3 Simple Supplements.Many individuals and trainers will use a variety of supplements. However, the three below are the most needed and simplest that can help you achieve your workout, diet goals:Multi-Vitamin
Creatine
Protein Powder and BCAASimple Supplement 1: MultivitaminHumans need vitamins and minerals for proper health and growth. Because many individuals are busy with day to day life they are lacking in the required daily vitamins needed. I suggest adding a mulit vitamin to your supplement and diet. Vitamins are classified into two main categories, fat soluble and water solubleSimple Supplement 2: CreatineCreatine is well researched and most known supplement on the open market. Just about every major nutrition store carries at least on formidable brand of creatine. You do not have to look hard on the internet to realize that creatine is one of the most talked about supplements. Creatine should be added to any person doing resistance training. Creatine is derived from amino acids and also does occur naturally in the human body much as testosterone. Like most supplements, creatine that is produced in the body naturally, is intended to give you the added amount needed for the body to store. However, there are some things to remember while using creatine supplements. Once our body has reached its “loading” potential it can not be saturated any more.Simple Supplements 3: Protein Powder & Amino Acids (BCAA).Protein is one of the best muscle building supplements to take. You will find that most weight trainers will add some form of protein, mainly in shake form, to their supplement regiment. Protein accounts for ~ 16% of the bodies lean tissue. The building block of protein is amino acids. Most individuals can obtain the necessary protein intake with the daily food they eat. However, if you are weight training and want to build muscle, then you need to take a protein supplement, the amount of protein found in food will not achieve a steady growth in muscle. Most individuals like the convenience of adding a protein shake to their diet or supplement regiment. I also suggest adding an amino acid regiment to your diet and training routine. I mainly suggest purchasing a (BCAA) Branch Chain Amino Acid. BCAA’s are the make up of leucine, isoleucine and valine. Like protein, BCAA are essential to most resistance trainers supplement regiment. Again, it’s very convenient and is easy to find and purchase.

Side Effects Of Nutritional Supplements: How Dangerous Are Supplements Really?

The Extent Of Damage From The Use Of Nutritional SupplementsLike any edible substance on earth, ingredients commonly contained in nutritional supplements do have side effects and thus bear health risks. Generally, the severity or seriousness of a risk depends on the dosage, and/or the length of time, a substance or nutrient has been consumed at.Overall, the risk of harm, or the potential for negative side effects of dietary supplements, is low, even at very high doses and over a long time span.The reason why these natural health products are extremely safe is that supplement ingredients are, per the official nutritional supplement definition, substances commonly found in food. Basically, supplements are a concentrated form of food.According to annual data collected by the U.S. Poison Control Centers, infants and very young children (up to about 6 years), unfortunately, experienced the overwhelming majority of side effects of nutritional supplements.Almost all cases, however, involve the unintentional intake of excessive amounts of some vitamin or supplement ingredient.Fortunately, extremely few of the side effects of nutritional supplements, due to accidental overexposure, are very serious.This set of data proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that nutritional supplements are extraordinarily safe, and that the health risks of dietary supplements are low.Regarding intentional vitamin consumption by adults, the most dangerous health supplements are weight loss, body-building, and sexual enhancement products.Why?Due to the large demand for these types of products, combined with weak policies regulating vitamins, unscrupulous supplement promoters have flooded the market with cheap, low-quality supplements. Those products tend to be preferentially tainted with contaminants, have other manufacturing inadequacies, and are frequently taken improperly because of the strong attraction of the desired purposes they’re marketed for.The incidence of adulterated food supplements isn’t insignificant. Product impurities affect the whole spectrum of vitamins and health supplements, including multivitamin supplements. The culprit is a lax legislative framework of dietary supplement regulation.In other words, besides improper use, the real problem with dietary supplement safety are not the supplements ingredients, it’s the supplement contaminants. Such as pesticides, bacteria (including GMO bacteria), fungi, steroids, heavy metals, and prescription drugs.Onto the second criteria in the evaluation of the dangers of supplements…The Comparison With Similar RisksAfter the first decade of the 21st century, more than half of the U.S. population takes dietary supplements regularly. A similar large percentage of Americans take one or more pharmaceutical drugs (or over-the-counter medications) on a routine basis. Therefore, these two “healing approaches” are analogous and well suited for a balanced risk comparison.One of the critical facts about dietary supplements is that few people, if any, die from the consumption of these natural health products every year, just check any annual report by the U.S. Poison Control Centers.On the other hand, scientific studies and government data show that taking pharmaceutical medications is a huge risk, comparatively (over-the-counter drugs, too, are a comparatively great risk). Hundreds of thousands of serious drug side effects are reported every year.And worse, over a hundred thousand people get killed each and every year by the proper consumption of pharmaceutical drugs (note: this doesn’t include the many additional deaths caused by improper drug usage).This comparative risk assessment makes it clear that food supplements are a small danger, while pharmaceutical drugs are a great danger, to public health.Concluding CommentsThe truth about dietary supplements and risks is… that the dangers of supplements are low.Conversely, the evidence for vitamin benefits is staggering. Thousands of sound studies, dependable experiments, and massive clinical experience have documented and validated the astonishing benefits of supplements.The biggest health risks with dietary supplements are the omission to take them in the first place or the failure to take science-based, effective, pure vitamins and supplements.© Copyright Rolf Hefti 2012. All Rights Reserved.Protected And Enforced By The Digital MillenniumCopyright Act.