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Doctor insights on: Which Supplements Promote Permanent Muscle Gain

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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 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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Do doctors know of any supplements that aid in soft tissue (tendons/muscles/ligaments) recovery from athletic injury? Or that promote healthy ones?

Do doctors know of any supplements that aid in soft tissue (tendons/muscles/ligaments) recovery from athletic injury? Or that promote healthy ones?

Many can help: I advise an anti-inflammatory diet: http://bit. Ly/1awxd11
important nutrients include vitamin c, b6, b12, magnesium, manganese ; zinc- see
http://www. Terrytalksnutrition. Com/weekly-articles/2010/10-01/stay-connected-healthy-ligaments-and-tendons/
homeopathy can help (consider ruta grav).
Some advise taking collagen. ...Read more

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Could you please help me suggesting with supplements promoting muscle growth?

Could you please help me suggesting with supplements promoting muscle growth?

No single supplement: Fresh meat, fish, poultry, fruit and vegetables, supplemented with a good daily multivitamin and flavored whey protein drinks, shakes or bars. ...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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Please suggest what foods or supplements to promote weight gain that actually works?

Balanced: Eating more often and slightly more each time you eat in a healthy way is the best and safest way to gain "healthy" weight. ...Read more

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What are good drinks for during the day for someone who wants to gain weight and build up muscles? I don't mean supplements. Ps. I'm doing exercises

What are good drinks for during the day for someone who wants to gain weight and build up muscles? I don't mean supplements. Ps. I'm doing exercises

Non-sugary drinks: If one is truly underweight (based on height, family background, and body type), a dr. Can evaluate. 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, . ... Easier to eat protein; not add it to a drink. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I want to get muscular but drop weight to get ripped is there any supplement out there that will help me drop weight and gain muscle?

No magic here: Ignore all the "magic fat burners." Creatine and an electronic muscle stimulator, if okay with your physician, are plenty. Eat 1 gram of lean protein daily per pound that you currently weigh, and get used to being a bit hungry through most of the day. The real supplement that will help is intense exercise. Hit the aerobic circuit. You'll not only get the body you want; you'll be healthy. ...Read more

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How effective are protein supplements for gaining muscle?

How effective are protein supplements for gaining muscle?

Effective but: Resistance exercise required. The amount is your weight divided by 2.2, which will give you the number of grams of protein you need daily. ...Read more

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How can I gain weight and muscle, are there some good supplements?

How can I gain weight and muscle, are there some good supplements?

See details: Supplements are not the answer. Strength training is the only way to increase your muscle size. That said, protein does help and whey protein is a good source. ...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 a good healthy dietary plan that also promotes strength and muscle gain?

Exercise: Exercise is more important than exactly what you eat if you want to gain muscle but it would be best to avoid lots of carbohydrates and instead get your calories from healthy proteins and fats while being sure to also eat 10 servings of vegetables a day. ...Read more

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I'm thin guy. My height is 5.7' and weight is 53kg. I going to the gym. What is the ideal supplement to gain my muscles and weight?

I'm thin guy. My height is 5.7' and weight is 53kg. I going to the gym. What is the ideal supplement to gain my muscles and weight?

Since, I am not a: Big proponent of some of these supplements; I will instead provide info about foods that can help. Eat healthy foods
that are high in calories. Eat six meals per day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Work out w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hours/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, >. ...Read more

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Sir have used some supplements for muscle gains for 1yr and now it has been 2yrs I habe not used them. They are still in my body??

Sir have used some supplements for muscle gains for 1yr and now it has been 2yrs I habe not used them. They are still in my body??

Probably not: Supplements could mean anything, and unfortunately, may include ingredients that are not on the label, or may not even have the labeled ingredients nor the labeled amounts of said ingredients. Without knowing what ingredients were taken, one can guess that "supplements" don't stay in the body for more than a few days, or at most a month or two. After 2 years, one can safely presume they are gone. ...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 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 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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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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I'm seriously want to gain muscles on my things and calfs? What supplement and training must I apply to gain more power and endurance?

I'm seriously want to gain muscles on my things and calfs? What supplement and training must I apply to gain more power and endurance?

Legs: Let's assume you meant "thighs and calves". Your training for the lower body should focus on compound exercises. Squats and deadlifts should be your starting points. Supplements are just that, not replacements for excellent nutrition. Excellent nutrition trumps any supplement on the market every day of the week. ...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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Building muscle: Your three favourite supplements to support gains from resistance training? (Non-branded/generic, WADA-compliant, as pill or powder)

No need: If you are having a balanced diet, you do not need any supplements.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I'm not gaining any more muscle from food. I want to take a supplement. They say pure amino acid pills will do. What is a name of a product that helps?

I'm not gaining any more muscle from food. I want to take a supplement. They say pure amino acid pills will do. What is a name of a product that helps?

Avoid supplements.: To build muscle eat more calories than you burn using healthy whole food sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans/nuts. You will be getting plenty of protein if you eat a variety of vegetables and legumes. You will of course need to train hard and get enough rest to recover between workouts. Do these things consistently, and you will see results. Many body-builders are vegans now. ...Read more

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Which protein supplements to gain muscle, weight and strength.?

Which protein supplements to gain muscle, weight and strength.?

You need to be on-: -vigous exercise program that includes weight lifting or machines, you need 50gms of protein for maintenance, if you do heavy workouts, you may need a protein supplement, or get more protein in a meal after your workout. You will burn fat in exchange you will gain muscle mass that is heavier than fat. Also you will feel better and look more fit. Sorry only guy pictures. ...Read more

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Are protein supplements for muscle gain effective at the age of 50?

Yes: When combined with a strength training program developed by a professional trainer who is well-versed in the effects of aging on muscle mass and the strength building processes. ...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