2011/09/18

Daily tip #15| Supplements

There are literally thousands of supplements and they all promise more than the other. Who to really believe? I believe, with hard sweat and good nutrition, you can build muscle on your own. But if you do want that 10% edge and have some money to spend, then surely, I have some tips for you.


First off, you might not even know what kind of supplements there are, just to name a few there is:


Protein powder,
Creatine,
Glutamine,
Tyrosine,
Taurine,
Beta-Alamine.


What exactly are supplements? A supplement is basically nutrition without calories. Food is nutrition with calories, I think that's a good example.


Now, out of all of those above, I only recommend using all natural, preferably isolated whey (protein) powder. If natural and isolated, whey powder is perfect in my opinion and experience. Natural means the whey has no toxins or metal scraps, no additional weird things that you didn't even know existed. Isolated means it is stripped off it's calories. If you're going to be doing this, I do not recommend your day consisting of every meal with protein powder in them, I suggest you only consume protein powder after workouts.


Alongside this, to help you build muscle or work out more intensively, I recommend green tea. Yes, green tea. It has the caffeine, and there are a lot of health benefits coming along with green tea. If you hate green tea, force yourself. But if you really really hate green tea, you can use coffee. Just plain green tea, and plain coffee, not a single tiny spoon of sugar, none of your beloved creams, nothing in addition, just pure green tea and coffee. You can't even imagine how many calories people drink. Do not buy the 'quick-made' coffee, use real, quality coffee beans and grind them, it's way better.





A lot of supplements have toxins in them, toxic metals and pesticides all in one package. You should always make sure what you'll be using, you could just be working out for nothing since you're going to kill yourself with all of that stuff. The fitness industry has changed quite a bit - 26 billion dollars a year. They're going to be pushing the cheapest-made and highest price stuff they can. You want to use a brand that has been tested by USP to be sure that what's on the label, is in there, and nothing additional. Brands can buy these research companies or have one within them, hoaxing the labels and the real nutrition, which can mess you up and let your work, time and money to waste, you don't want that.



Now something to help you weed out products.. I always say to remember, if a product claims to make you gain 16 pounds of muscle in less than a year.. It's full of crap. Hide your wallet and walk away immideatly, that will never happen since building muscle is very slow, and you really don't want to be changing workouts as quick as socks, because it 'isn't working'.


This is my tip for today, I hope you have a nice sunday night, don't forget to sleep the way you should, and be productive tomorrow!

20 comments:

dora said...

thanks for the info!

Hasidic Plumber said...

I love green tea, perhaps a bit too much. I drink like 5 cups of green tea per day.
As for the suplements, im not a big fan, i'd rather eat well, sleep well and avoid that kind of stuff, but that's just me.

George Anderson said...

I love green tea too. It's amazing stuff.

Anyways, thanks for the great tip!

Ruth said...

To be honest, the only drinks I can stomach are water, whole milk and orange juice, but to each his own...

R.gers said...

Never liked the idea of supplements.

Jay said...

i take a few everyday, not bad. :)

Mochileiro said...

It has the regularity with supplements

indonesiatooverseas said...

Thanks for the tips. I take suplement when I need

NutriSystem Weightloss Journey said...

Great information! I am always trying to find good information about this!

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

Creatine is the boss of all supplements.

Erika said...

Wow, I never knew all these, thx so much again for the amazing tips! I love everything green tea, so I guess that's a plus for me! hehe

xx
Erika
http://www.erika-t.blogspot.com

Gizmo said...

I've been taking Weider's protein powder but haven't notice any significant progress so I discarded it as useless (for me)

Max Power said...

i avoid supplaments as well, all natural for me.

Jessica Thompson said...

Thanks!
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my day in a sentence said...

This is really interesting. I'm having trouble finding more about this in my language. :S

D22 Zone said...

Loved reading this long post! You have a very unique writing style! Keep up the good work!

Miss Teacher said...

Coffee and green tea is an interesting combo. Might give it a go.

Lord Phrozen said...

I'm really out of shape... I need those supplements, some workout and a lot of caffeine.

Heaven. said...

Wow, good to know!

1904 Blogger said...

supplement I'm taking right now is called "p6" by cellular

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