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Best Muscle Definition Supplements
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
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Nothing!: Aside from extra-protein in the form of whey, nothing will get you what you want than vigorous exercise! ...Read more
There are none: Supplements are exactly what they are, supplements. The best way to lose fat and to gain muscle is to incorporate an exercise program that will work the entire body, which includes weight lifting, some kind of aerobic exercises and be consistent. The next part which is equally important is one's nutrition. Taking the proper amount of protein, carbohydrates, and fat is the answer. ...Read more
Doesn't exactly: work that way. Reducing fat % and increasing muscle % will require work on your part. ...Read more
Creatine: It is the one supplement that will help you considerably with making the muscles that you work grow rapidly. Most other supplements are of little or no value; especially, you do yourself a disservice to use a "fat burner" instead of exercise and diet. Every ordinary guy i know who's tried Anabolic steroids has been sorry. Glad you're lifting -- enjoy. ...Read more
Creatine: It's safe and it works if you are doing resistance training and eating plenty of protein. I hope you will not try Anabolic steroids -- though they work, most users who are not members of the extreme bodybuilding culture are very sorry in the long run. The others are probably ineffective. ...Read more
Adequate protein in-: -Ur diet may B all you need. Watch your dietary intake of protein, your need 50gms/day if you R on a weight training program, you may need a supplementing, whey protein is what i use. Read the label and Google the additives to see what they are. Take a pic using Ur phone, and study the ingredients before you buy. ...Read more
Exercise: Please forgive my frankness. Nothing out of a pill bottle will benefit you nearly so much as a change back to that fitness-focused lifestyle that you loved as a teen. Creaiine and an electronic muscle stimulator if right for you can help you gain mass when they supplement resistance training. Food is fuel, not fun; re-acquire your taste for lean protein, fruits & vegetables. Find fitness buddies. ...Read more
Real, healthy food.:
Supplements market to weightlifters are not regulated by the fda, are not tested like medicines, and are at best mostly useless, and at worst dangerous.
A balanced diet of fruits and veg, lean protein, whole grains, and low-fat dairy will more for you than anything else. If you are trying to gain muscle, about 1.5-2.5 g/kg lean protein body weight is optimum. ...Read more
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I want to gain lean muscle and lose body fat. Which type of supplements would be the best to achieve this?
None: Even the much-touted ephedra is mostly a placebo. No supplement can take the place of wise eating (do you have some whey protein?) and lots of aerobic "cardio" fitness stuff. Congratulations on your decision to build and trim yourself, and especially the implied choice not to use any illegal medications. Good luck! ...Read more
Protein: When, in the course of an aggressive muscle building program you must provide your body with sufficient protein building blocks or amino acids. As expensive as a good steak may be, on a gram per gram basis most steaks are cheaper than commercial protein supplements. The supplements however are easier to ingest (don't have to chew:)). When you purchase, check the grams of protein you are getting. ...Read more
What are the best supplements/food to help promote muscle growth and development? I am very skinny.
Genetics: Some individuals are genetically skinny and protein supplements or weight training may not increase their muscle mass. If you are otherwise healthy, being skinny is not a disease. Eat a mixed diet of fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts; low in saturated fats; and exercise at least 30 minutes a day and do not fret about your skinniness, it is probably a good thing. ...Read more
Can anyone tell me what is the best protein supplements to buy to gain muscle, weight and strength.?
Real food: Lean protein -- fish, chicken, lean meat, egg white, maybe tofu -- or any of the commecial protein powders (whey protein and others are cheap). Eating them will not build muscle but will make it possible to gain mass by resistance training. Please don't eat anything extra 'for bulk'; it'll just rob you of definition. ...Read more
Building muscle: Your 'Top 5' supplements with results best supported by clinical trials? (Assuming strict diet macros & a pro-level training regime)
Supplements are more of gimmicks. You can get good nutrious elements from our diet provided they are healthful.
Reduce your fat intake by cutting on full fat dairy and red meats. You can get good amounts of proteins from eggs, soy products(like toffu), fish, low fat milk and nonfat yogurt. Eat ample amounts of nuts and seeds as a source of proteins and good fats. ...Read more
None: There are no supplements that have been truly proven to promote weight loss or muscle strength, no matter what they claim in their advertising or label. None of these supplements are regulated by the fda, so none have randomized studies that prove that they work. To lose weight you need to burn more calories than you take in. There is no way around that law of physics. ...Read more
Real food: No trash food. No sugars. Hard work. Consistency. There are no magic bullets and beware of side effects of them. ...Read more
Agree w Dr.Krauser: You will need to really focus on weight training to do this. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs of sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned must > calories consumed. Do both cardio ; weight training. You can mix ; match different kinds of physical exercise. This site helps determine calories burned for > 100 activities:. ...Read more
Egg whites: Egg whites are pure protein. Creatine is fairly safe as long as you drink plenty of water, but many complain of midsection swelling. Other supplements are unproven and possibly dangerous. I see lots of kidney stones, liver problems, heart problems, and hormone imbalances caused by things that do work, but are dangerous. ...Read more
What supplements best help exercise with building muscle mass while not increasing testosterone? Or preferably decreasing testosterone.
You can help build: Muscle w/protein and burn fat w/exercise. Exercise will also help you to build muscle because we tear muscle fibers apart when exercising and when the grow back together they create more muscle mass. Peace and good health. Please ask another question and clarify why you would like to decrease testosterone. ...Read more
What is the best supplement i can take to help build muscle and gain mass, I am taking keppra (levetiracetam) for epilepsy so it would need to be safe to take with it?
Keep it simple: This would be a great time to hit the gym really hard. You'll make friends when the people there see you are working hard. Resistance training will gain you the lean mass you want. Only if you do this will the creatine, protein powder and perhaps an electronic muscle stim unit (if ok with your dr) be effective. Especially with a handicap, this will be a wonderful gift to give yourself. ...Read more
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more