Supplements that are Used Never Really Thought About

One day I was thinking about a lot of the supplements I was taking. I thought to myself I felt that I needed to know 5 supplements at least what they do and how they really benefit me.

Creatine Monohydrate

It is called a muscle-cell volumizer this substance is without question one of the biggest advances in bodybuilding supplements in the past 10 years. Significant weight gains are frequently reported after utilizing Creatine Monohydrate for seven to 14 days. If you are training hard and eating a good diet, Creatine can take you to the next level. The performance edge you get from Creatine Monohydrate adds strength, stamina and recovery benefits to the whole revolving cycle of high intensity workouts, coupled with good nutrition to generate a better physique.

*Increases size and density of lean muscle tissue
*Shortens recovery periods
*Increases muscle strength
* Improves endurance by delaying fatigue

Vanadyl

Vanadyl’s effects on insulin resistance make it a prime candidate for athletes who are exposed to lengthy training sessions that often result in over-training. In addition to bodybuilders, other athletes, including football players, may also benefit from supplementation advances such as vanadium and creatine. Maintaining body-weight and strength throughout an entire season can mean the difference between not only winning or losing but staying healthy.

Leucine

This is one of the most important amino acids for hard training bodybuilders. Leucine and the other branched chain amino acids (bcca’s) can can directly and significantly influence muscle protein metabolism.

Whey Protein

To me the most common and most used supplement is whey protein. Whey protein is a clear improvement over other sources of protein for athletes. Previously, egg protein (especially egg white) was considered the best protein for bodybuilders. However, while egg protein does possess a very high ratio of essential to nonessential amino acids, its ratio of BCAAs to essentials is not as good. Due to the fact that BCAAs, especially leucine, are utilized to a great degree during intense training, resupplying them is very important. Because whey protein is very high in leucine, containing almost twice as much as egg protein, whey becomes a better choice for athletes.

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