Supplements - worth it?


Health food shops and online stores are full of supplements. Why? Because we would all like to get fit or stronger as quickly as possible without compromising our health. But do they work?

Protein shakes
Typically the body can only process 1g per 0.75 kg of body weight. So if you weigh 13 stone (80 kg) then you would need to eat approximately 105 - 110g of protein per day. This amount can be achieved easily within a normal Western diet.

So the need for any additional protein supplementation is really necessary. As it is quite expensive, £20 per 500g, you maybe just throwing your money away.

Creatine. A power athletes favourite

Creatine is a natural substance found in red meat and one which is generated within the body. However, typically only 2 - 5g is ingested or generated per day.

Creatine is used by the muscles to contract forcefully and generate high physical power.

Studies have shown that creatine supplementation can significantly increase power. However some have found that it promote dehydration and aggravates the bladder.



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