Getting Started with Workout Supplements

Getting Started with Workout Supplements

With so many health, bodybuilding and weight loss supplements on the market today, it can be confusing if you’re new to it all. As with most things, there are vitamins and supplements that are worth your money and there are those that are not. The trick is educating yourself fully before making any purchases. Any company who is trying to sell you supplements from their website sees you as a dollar sign. This doesn’t mean that what they’re selling is necessarily bad, but it may not be right for you.

This is why it is so important to establish your goals so you know exactly what you’re trying to achieve. Then you can do your research and map out a plan to help you get there. This way you won’t be taken advantage of by catchy sales copy and supplements that promise you the world. When you have an understanding of how vitamins and supplements work with your body, and which ones are worth your money, you’ll feel a lot better about your purchases and you’ll be able to reach your health and fitness goals without breaking your bank account.

Bodybuilding Supplements

Bodybuilding supplements are surprisingly simple. For the most part they boil down to protein, amino acids, energy supplements and creatine. If you’ve ever checked the ingredients on any of the most popular bodybuilding supplements then you know that there are a few of the same ingredients that keep showing up. Bodybuilding supplements pretty much break down to:

Protein powder – which constitutes a complete chain of amino acids that are necessary for protein synthesis and thus muscle building

Amino Acids – which make up the proteins. Some are required in higher amounts than others for muscle building and those ones include:

BCAAs (branched chain amino acids): Luecine, isoluecine, valine

Energy supplements – are used in pre-workout blends to enhance strength and endurance:

Tea extracts
B Vitamins
Other Herbal extracts

Creatine – used to volumize muscle cells, which also causes a corresponding increase in strength. Different forms of creatine include:

Creatine Monohydrate
Creatine Hydrochloride
Creatine Ehtyl Ester

There you have it. Buying bodybuilding supplements can actually be very inexpensive and efficient if you know what to look for and what to avoid.

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