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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?

The simple stuff: A protein supplement (one of the powders -- get the widely-available stuff from the pharmacy or big store) and creatine. The other stuff -- especially the weird concoctions -- will just decrease the mass of your bank account. ...Read more

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

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 want to gain weight what are the best vitamin?

I want to gain weight what are the best vitamin?

Diet and muscle mass: To gain weight you have to consume more calories than you are burning. Do this in a healthy way though. Don't choose junk or fast food. Keep a well balanced diet and make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. Don't cut out exercise as it is very good for you. Weight lifting and other muscle building exercises can help you increase your body mass. ...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 are common supplements that i can take to help muscle growth or weight loss?

Why: You can take them, but they won't help either condition. Only diet, exercise and weight loss will do both. Why take something when you don't even know what it is? Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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I've lost weight and trying to gain some back. What are the best foods to eat to gain 'good' weight? Thanks

I've lost weight and trying to gain some back. What are the best foods to eat to gain 'good' weight? Thanks

See Dr., then eat...: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate for a hormonal, digestive, or other disorder. If no medical cause is found, then one can add weight by eating more calories of nutritious foods, while also doing weight-training to increase muscle. Proteins: egg white, chicken breast, salmon, ... Better fats: olive oil, peanuts, almonds, tofu, .... ...Read more

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What are the best supplements to take for losing weight when doing p90x?

Supplements: Consider healthy diet first and foremost: organic veggies and fruits, with nuts and mediterranean diet. Supplements to consider are purified omega and ubiquinol/coq 10. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight while pregnant?

What are the best ways to lose weight while pregnant?

See below: Do not diet while pregnant...You are not fat you are pregnant see your obgyn for a health eating during these months. ...Read more

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What are some good vitamins to take while trying to lose about 40 pounds?

What are some good vitamins to take while trying to lose about 40 pounds?

Carnitine & tea: Carnitine is an Amino Acid found in red meat, but is also a supplement. It is a necessary cofactor that your body must have to convert body fat to energy. Carnitine (500-1500 mg/day) combined with a low carb diet and exercise should help lose weight fast. Add green tea for extra fat burning effect. It helps raise body temp to burn fat faster. ...Read more

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Tell me some low intensity exercises are the best to do if you are trying to lose excess baby weight?

Tell me some low intensity exercises are the best to do if you are trying to lose excess baby weight?

Low impact: Aquatics, body weight, or resistance bands/ tubing biking, yoga, and/or elliptical. Aquatics allow you to perform body weight exercises, but being in water actually reduces the stress on your body due to buoyancy. Once you are able to perform body weight activities then look to add light resistance w/ bands/ tubing. ...Read more

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What supplements and brands are best for me to take to gain weight?

What supplements and brands are best for me to take to gain weight?

Why not use food: Instead of supplements? Eat healthy foods that are high in calories. Eat 6 meals /day. Work on strength training to build large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocadoes, granola, trail mix, dried >. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight while having thyroid?

What are the best ways to lose weight while having thyroid?

Same as anyone: If your thyroid level is controlled, it's the same as anyone without a thyroid problem. 3500 calories to the pound. Eat more than you burn off and you'll gain weight; eat less than you burn off, and you'll lose weight. There's no magic, just proper nutrition and exercise. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Whats the supplement to take to lose weight when you have pcos?

Whats the supplement to take to lose weight when you have pcos?

PCOS: You may be thinking of something in specific, but there is no "supplement" that is proven to work for weight loss under any circumstances. Weight loss with pcos is really not different form weight loss for anyone else. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are good vitamins to take postpartum and trying to lose weight?

What are good vitamins to take postpartum and trying to lose weight?

Sugarfree: Any vitamin if a multi and bought at a reputable store. More important to count calories. Do something that has a great track record-- meaning that works-- join weight watchers. It works. ...Read more

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What are good tips if your trying to gain muscle and loose weight?

Losing weight: To lose weight, get ur resting metabolism rate done(weight loss centers do this). This determines the total number of calories you need to lose 1-2lbs/week. Decreasing 500cal/day will give you a 1lb wt loss in 1wk; drink water (1/2 your body weight), eat small meals about 150-200cal 2-4x/(depending on your metabolism rate) and 500cal/meal at night: lean protein/veggies; avoid carbs, . ...Read more

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What are the best ways to lose weight without building muscle?

What are the best ways to lose weight without building muscle?

Weight loss: There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. ...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