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Muscle (Definition)

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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What supplement from GNC (any brand) to build muscle is the best?

What supplement from GNC (any brand) to build muscle is the best?

GNC: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What is the best muscle builiding/ weight cutting supplement i can get?

What is the best muscle builiding/ weight cutting supplement i can get?

Nothing!: Aside from extra-protein in the form of whey, nothing will get you what you want than vigorous exercise! ...Read more

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What are the best workout supplements to use in order to lose fat and gain muscle?

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

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I was wondering what would be the best supplement to help me turn all my fat into muscle?

I was wondering what would be the best supplement to help me turn all my fat into muscle?

Doesn't exactly: work that way. Reducing fat % and increasing muscle % will require work on your part. ...Read more

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Since they put your life at risk. Im curious as to know what is the best supplement for growning muscles?

Unsure what you ask: Are your muscles groaning or growing? Avoid supplements. They are generally a waste of time. If you mean your muscles are painful, get the situation evaluated. Otherwise, I am not sure what you mean by growing muscles. ...Read more

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What is the best supplement for muscle building?

What is the best supplement for muscle building?

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

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What's the best supplement to take for building muscle?

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

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Best muscle growth supplements /drugs legally available?

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

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What would you say is the very best muscle recovery supplement?

What would you say is the very best muscle recovery supplement?

Time to heal &: Time to heal and repair. High quality protein found in whey is useful. Other supplements do not work as advertised! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best supplement for male fat loss and muscle gain?

Can you tell me what is the best supplement for male fat loss and muscle gain?

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

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Let me know the best brand name of muscle gain supplement that approved by doctors?

Let me know the best brand name of muscle gain supplement that approved by doctors?

Hmmmm: let me think about this, muscle supplements I encourage my healthy 20-year-old female / male patient to take. None! ...Read more

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What are the best supplements to take while trying to gain muscle mass?

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?

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

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What is the best form of magnesium for muscle spasms ? In supplement form ?

What is the best form of magnesium for muscle spasms ? In supplement form ?

Magnesium citrate: Also, consume foods with high magnesium content like almonds, cashews and other nuts; whole wheat, peas and beans. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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Advise a best supplement for body building n muscles gaining without side effects?

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

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What are the best supplements/food to help promote muscle growth and development? I am very skinny.

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

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Can anyone tell me what is the best protein supplements to buy to gain muscle, weight and strength.?

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

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Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Which weight loss and muscle building supplements work best?

Eat naturally: 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

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What are the best weight loss and muscle building supplements available?

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

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What is the best workout supplement to take to build muscle quickly and burn fat?

What is the best workout supplement to take to build muscle quickly and burn fat?

Real food: No trash food. No sugars. Hard work. Consistency. There are no magic bullets and beware of side effects of them. ...Read more

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Which the best supplement to burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle fast?

Which the best supplement to burn fat, lose weight and gain muscle fast?

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

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What's the best brand/supplement you can use to gain muscle mass? Creatine, protein powder, etc.

What's the best brand/supplement you can use to gain muscle mass? Creatine, protein powder, etc.

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

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What supplements best help exercise with building muscle mass while not increasing testosterone? Or preferably decreasing testosterone.

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

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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?

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

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Supplements (Definition)

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