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

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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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'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's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?

What's the best way to gain lean muscle mass, lose body fat and increase testosterone levels? What types of food / supplements recommended?

Well: No way to increase your testosterone . Eat healthy meals that are balanced in nutrition and exercise that is balanced with cardio and weights and strengthen your core. You might benefit from a personal trainer to get that six pack look you want. Supplements really do more harm than good. Healthy eating supplies your supplements! ...Read more

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What is the best supplents to take to loose weight. I need to loose about 40lbs with out looseing muscle mass.?

What is the best supplents to take to loose weight. I need to loose about 40lbs with out looseing muscle mass.?

HCG: Some weight loss centers are using HCG injections which is showing promise and is reasonably safe - there are certain conditions where this is inappropriate. ...Read more

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If I take a testosterone supplement will I gain more muscle mass?

If I take a testosterone supplement will I gain more muscle mass?

Temporarily: Ped's are dangerous and give a temporary muscle boost. As soon as you discontinue the androgens your muscles will shrink. Additionally, there so many adverse reactions to testo use that it just makes no sense. ...Read more

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How often should I workout if I want to gain muscle mass, what protein supplements if any should I take?

How often should I workout if I want to gain muscle mass, what protein supplements if any should I take?

4-5 days/week: To increase muscle mass, strength training 4-5 days/week with 2 recuperative days is recommended. A diet high in protein should be sufficient nutrition, but if you are not sure about your protein intake, then a protein supplement should help. ...Read more

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Hello, I am 21 years old and am thinking to take DHEA as a supplement for Bodybuilding. Will it help me to gain muscle mass? Could you please guide?

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I am 21 years old and am thinking to take DHEA as a supplement for Bodybuilding. Will it help me to gain muscle mass? Could you please guide?

Muscle mass: I am a strong advocate of eating natural proteins to increase the muscle mass: egg white, edammame beans, quinoa, beans, lentils, teff. Greek yogurt to mention only few. I am violently against DHEA. ...Read more

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Tips on supplements to lose fat and gain muscle mass?

At your own risk: There really is no substitute for exercise and healthy eating. There are no "miracle" supplements that facilitate this process. Beware of the advertisements. Supplements are not regulated by the fda so there really is no guarantee that the claims are true- or that the product is manufactured according to any kind of standard. Cardiovascular activity is the most efficient was to safely lose fat. ...Read more

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What supplements can I take in order to help build more muscle mass when working out?

What supplements can I take in order to help build more muscle mass when working out?

Great question: Research shows that age related physical impairments can be reversed by 30 gm protein supplementation immediately after your intense resistive workout (for strength), dietary restriction of calories to promote weight loss (lean body effects), and creatine supplementation. Muscle mass will increase with strengthening. Enjoy ...Read more

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I want to gain 20-30 lbs of muscle mass. Any suggestions about pre and post workout supplements?

I want to gain 20-30 lbs of muscle mass. Any suggestions about pre and post workout supplements?

Good for you!: Creatine is safe and quite effective. Ask your physician whether an electronic muscle stimulator unit is for you. Protein powder can help. These are the best. Very glad that your question implies you are not going to use steroids. Every gym guy i've known who's tried them has been sorry. They make you grumpy or worse, there are real health risks, it's cheating & most women prefer natural-looking. ...Read more

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Hello sir , i want to gain mass without taking supplement can u plzz show me the way how to build muscle mass'..What is diet for that ?

Hello sir , i want to gain mass without taking supplement can u plzz show me the way how to build muscle mass'..What is diet for that ?

Nutrition & exercise: Good nutrition & regular exercise are key to health & muscle, too. Eat lean protein w/every meal and even between meal snacks. Aim for approximately 1g of protein for every pound of body weight. But don't forget brightly & darkly colored fruits & vegetables as well as whole grains w/lots of fiber. And drink plenty of water to wash all this done. Then exercise like crazy! well, safely anyway! ...Read more

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Which supplements are most highly recommended for gaining muscle mass quickly?

Which supplements are most highly recommended for gaining muscle mass quickly?

Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. Maintain protein intake of about one gram/kg of body weight and exercise. You may take any protein supplement but these are not needed if you have a balanced diet. ...Read more

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Pure amino acid supplements make gain muscle mass? if yes i want a name of a product that i can get from the pharmacy

Eat healthy: Amino acids are found in food that we eat in the form of protein. If you have a balanced diet that includes meats, dairy you are most likely getting all the Amino Acids (or protein) that you need. Save you money and hit the gym. There is no magic pill to make you more muscular. Good luck ...Read more

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Im a 19 yr old male. I am going to the army. I wanna gain muscle mass fast. Suggestions on supplements or medications?

Im a 19 yr old male. I am going to the army. I wanna gain muscle mass fast. Suggestions on supplements or medications?

Eat, sleep, workout: With 24 years on active duty and having both attended west point as a cadet and provided the orthopaedic care of of the cadets for the past decade before retiring, i speak from experience when i tell you, that you do not need to take any supplements or medications to be ready to join the army as a soldier. Sleep and eat well, and workout regularly. As a healthy 19 year old, you will be ready. ...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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Im a bodybuilder i want to gain muscle mass can i use the testosterone boosters supplements ? I want detailed answer please

Im a bodybuilder i want to gain muscle mass can i use the testosterone boosters supplements ? I want detailed answer please

FDA Approved?: As medical doctors, our training is limited to FDA approved drugs. I know of no testosterone booster supplements that are FDA approved. The issue with non-FDA approved supplements is that they can be very different bottle to bottle. So please choose a reputable company. I suggest a Google search for a university or hospital or a very large clinic website giving a program to gain muscle mass ...Read more

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What suplements do you recommend for me to gain muscle mass, I am 5"11 188lbs 13% body fat, i wanna go to 200 7% bfat to summer, any suggestion?

See details: Supplements are worthless for this purpose. You need to lose fat by minimizing carbohydrate intake and control calories and portion size. Then you need to begin a regularly exercise problem and aerobic activity and strength or resistance training. There are no shortcuts. ...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