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Doctor insights on: Side Effects Of Bodybuilding Supplements

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Bodybuilding supplements should it affect kidneys or does it have any side effects?

Possibly: There are many different types of bodybuilding supplements (i.e. Creatine, amino acids, protein supplements, glutamine, etc) so it's hard to answer this question. In general terms, anything that's taken into the body can have potential side effects or, if taken long term, eventually affect the kidneys and/or liver. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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


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What are the side effects of using protein supplements for bodybuilding?

What are the side effects of using protein supplements for bodybuilding?

Depends on Ur-: -age. I assume U R young. There's a place 4 protein sups, but U must B sure not 2 over do it. U need 50gms daily, with a weight training program, U should only sup on day of workout, some during & the rest after. None on day of rest. Always calculate Ur total daily intake from diet. Sup about 20-40 max depending on Ur weight & length & amount of exertion. Whey is the best. I use Muscle Tech. ...Read more

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Hi doctors. Recently I started bodybuilding. Just want to know will supplements like whey protein and BCAAs have any serious side effects?

Hi doctors. Recently I started bodybuilding. Just want to know will supplements like whey protein and BCAAs have any serious side effects?

Yes: Most of the so called muscle building proteins will have chemicals used in process , very detrimental to healt like kidney damage etc , these chemicals are not approved by FDA , read the label find out the chemicals in it . You want proteins get it from healthy food and enjoy ...Read more

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What is the side effects of l- arginine and l-lysine ? Can i take it as supplement for bodybuilding ? I had wilms tumor when i was kid

What is the side effects of l- arginine and l-lysine ? Can i take it as supplement for bodybuilding ? I had wilms tumor when i was kid

Go ahead: Don't expect any obvious benefit, in spite of all the salesmanship. I'm very glad you survived the Wilms tumor and are taking good care of yourself now. ...Read more

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Is taking protien supplements after weight training unhealthy? What are the side effects if any?

Is taking protien supplements after weight training unhealthy? What are the side effects if any?

Supplements un-neede: For a normal healthy 22 yo, taking supplements to build bulk is just not needed. A better investment is a healthy diet and a single multivitamin. The weight lifting alone will serve its function. Of course adding injections of anything is unwise. Enjoy the workouts. ...Read more

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Does cla ( gym supplement ) has side effects ?

Does cla ( gym supplement ) has side effects ?

Probably not: Known as "the fat that helps your body burn fat, " conjugated linoleic acid (cla) presumptively helps reduce body fat and supports lean mass to improve overall body composition. Whether this presumption is true remains to be determined. This is not an fda regulated substance. The only thing it will be guaranteed to do is change the shape of your wallet. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of lutein supplements?

What are the side effects of lutein supplements?

None known: Lutein supplements are given as an adjunct for the support of the health of the macula. This is largely theoretical but there is a large nih study underway currently to study this particular substance. Since the fda does not regulate health store supplements, if you feel lutein is of value, get them from a source from a major pharmaceutical company like alcon or bausch and lomb. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of alfalfa supplements?

What are the side effects of alfalfa supplements?

Alfalfa: Increased skin sensitivity to the sun, increase symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, estrogen-like effects, & decrease blood sugar. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Weight Training (Definition)

This is an exercise program focusing on strength training via use of resistance. The weights used can be barbells, dumb bells, track machines with ...Read more