Not only is our population growing so too is a keen interest in body building and bodybuilding supplements. Lot of changes in the world of body building supplements so it more important to stay up-to-date on current trends. The out look of the people with respect to fitness is changing. Fitness is no longer for the sportsmen and people in the show business. Fitness is perceived as an essential part of the good life.
The body building industry is, therefore, on the rise. And this has gained momentum not only in terms of equipment and techniques available for body building, but also in the area of supplements that are available making the entire process of body building more effective.
The general opinion of people about body building supplements mostly stems from their ignorance. It is a myth that all body building supplements are good and effective. It is also not true that the body building enthusiast can just take any old supplement and then body building is easy, like magic. Bodybuilding takes hard work with know-how and getting and taking the right supplements.
Repeated scientific studies have demonstrated that many supplements are ineffective when it comes to stacking up energy, proteins, etc and using them up later, when required.
Have a look at the following list of supplements that have actually proven to be scientifically effective with minimal side effects:
o Creatine – one of the few supplements that has been proven effective, but only when consumed with a solid nutritional base and a proper exercise regime.
o Multiple vitamins and minerals – is generally effective when taken in the mornings and evenings.
o Essential fatty acids – omega-3 is the most common body building supplement which has the essential fatty acid required by the person on a body building routine.
o Protein powder – if muscular growth is the primary objective of the body building program, then the builder must have protein based supplements. It is important to take note of yield, amino acid profile (BCAA – EAA ratio), WPI – WPC ratio, filler percentage, taste, ease of use, blending capacity, digestibility, etc, before taking such supplements.
o Vitamin C and Vitamin E
o Glutamine – very helpful in generation and circulation of essential hormones, this synthesizes proteins and is to be taken in dosage of 5-15 grams.
o Acidophilus and/or Fructooligosaccharides (FOS) – helps removal of gastrointestinal problems.
o Alpha Lipoic Acid – regulates blood sugar
o Coenzyme Q-10 – an anti oxidant used to improve cardiac health and gums.
o Green Tea Extract – another anti oxidant.
o Psyllium Husks and/or Flax Seeds – provide