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Sport Supplements – Their Different Classes

The sport supplements market is a multi-billion dollar a year industry that spend an enormous amount of money on advertising online, in magazines and in sponsorship of professional athletes who openly endorse their use. The supplement companies introduce new pills and powders on a monthly basis and sometimes make some pretty bold claims of what to expect if you use them. It is becoming increasingly popular for teenagers to take sport supplements after being encouraged by coaches, trainers and their peers. This environment makes it hard for youth athletes to determine what they should be taking, when to take it and how much.
These are the general classes of sport supplements:
Dietary Supplements
Sport-SupplementsDiet products are arguably the largest market of supplements partly due to the increase in the obesity rate in North America. They are considered quite safe if taken correctly but you should still consult your doctor before taken them.
They tend to be a convenience item designed to replace or add to a meal with lower calories while still providing nutrients. Sports protein bars, meal replacements drinks, protein powders and sports drinks all fall in this class of supplement.

Another distinct area of dietary supplements is those that are used to treat a deficiency in specific nutrients in a person’s diet. Examples include multi-vitamins or minerals and certain nutrients on their own like iron or calcium.

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Low Carbs Diet Vs High Carbs Diet

The debate is never ending on the benefits of a low carb diet and high carb diet in the life of a fitness enthusiast. If you have not seen this compelling argument then let’s check out what is the actual truth.

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It is a fact that diet differs from person to person, or we can also say that the individual differences are the major factor that one should consider when deciding on a well-balanced diet for themselves. It is not about high carb diet or low carb foods, the debate should be about the best suitable diet for you based on training goals and metabolism. Many times people forget about this fact and this is when the frustration and confusion begins among fitness enthusiasts.

Low carb food works for only a few selected reasons. The promoters of low carb food claim that when an individual eats more fats and less carbs then their metabolism starts supporting fats for fuel rather than supporting carbs.

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Bodybuilding Supplements – When Food is Not Enough

bodybuilding supplementWhat is the purpose of bodybuilding supplements? Could they be only a cheat to attaining mass or lean muscle mass? Ultimately a great training program and sensible dietary regime ought to be all that you need to achieve your purpose when it comes to either mass gain or body building. Alongside a great recovery program, these factors are the most crucial. However, bodybuilding supplements do have a place inside a good training regime. Even though many items can be justified due to their extremely swift enhancements, the sensible way to use them is as vitamins for a healthy diet plan. Bodybuilding supplements should not be considered as an excuse for a poor diet or sporadic training.

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7 New Supplements

Supplements are effective for bringing desired results. Here is a description of 7 new supplements.

BetaineBetaine

What It Is: Betaine is technically named trimethylglycine. It is a molecule of the amino acid glycine. It has 3 methyl groups in it.
Why You Should Take It: Betaine is a very popular health promoter. It looks after the heart, liver and joints. Current studies conducted on athletes showed that it improves muscle strength and power. Another study conducted at the University of Connecticut proved that it brings a 25% increase in muscle strength.

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Sources of Protein – 7 Sources for Supplements

Sources of Protein – 7 Sources for Supplements

Sources of protein for supplements started in the 1950’s by Bob Hoffman. They were made from soybean protein and marketed to bodybuilders. Times have changed. These are the 12 sources known to be used now.

Whey Protein

Whey proteins are the most widely used sources of protein in supplements. It is isolated from milk as a by-product of the production of cheese.  It is a very good source of the muscle-building branched-chain amino acids (BCAA) leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Whey protein is a fast digesting protein source and is low in glutamine and arginine. Whey has been isolated in THREE categories:

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Bodybuilding Forum – Supplements for Teen Bodybuilders

Bodybuilding Forum- Supplements for Teen Bodybuilders

The first topic of our bodybuilding forum: “What supplements should I take?” – the biggest question asked by teens about training.

The following information was compiled by a 20 yr old bodybuilder who wishes to remain anonymous.

 supplement useSupplements in the Marketplace

Firstly I would like to say that I have tried most supplement types out there whether its protein, BCAAs (Branched-Chain Amino-Acids), Pre-Workout formula etc. I also research many in my spare time, including the dosages for them to be effective but not unsafe as well as the right time to be putting them into your system.

Many people see the bold marketing claims and see a professional claiming that the supplement works. The first thing they want to do is try it because the pro takes it and they look like THAT! However, 90% of the time these claims are mostly hype or do actually work but for a top athlete. For example, the pros have 6-8+ meals a day, which are timed perfectly to keep them in an anabolic state. Add to that, they have crazy genetics and they are on many supplements that you don’t even need to be thinking about. But while the majority of these products won’t work, there are some that do.

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