Supplements and Steroids are a dime a dozen in the workout industry, but how do they measure up? Let’s take a look at some of the most popular drugs on the market and what you can expect to get out of using them…
HGH or Human Growth Hormone is the hormone that kick starts puberty in adolescents. HGH has been known to help support muscle growth, energy, stamina and anti-aging efforts. While it has been around the block in the bodybuilding community for years, it has also been touted by the beauty world for its ability to create a more youthful appearance as well as more get-up-and-go. You ma have noticed talk of HGH on shows like Dr. Oz where it has been praised by doctors for its many benefits.
Branch chain amino acids can help your body to recover after a difficult workout. They should be taken as directed at specific times throughout the day depending on the product that you are using. Some note that BCAA can also help to boost energy levels, although this is not a perk that everyone will experience. The most common side effect of BCAA is nausea that may be compatible by taking BCAA with food.
Out of all the supplements and steroids in the bodybuilding world, prohormones are the most effective and most hardcore on the market. Prohormones help to increase muscle mass, support weight loss and increase both stamina and strength. When taken as directed, these supplements are very safe as long as you do not stop or start them abruptly.
Creatine is found in raw meats and fish. You would have to consume pounds upon pounds of raw meat and fish to get the same benefit of one teaspoonful of creatine powder. Creatine works by drawing water into muscle cells. This increases protein synthesis. During the first week, you should gain about 2 to 4 pounds of water weight. Following this, gains should switch to lasting muscle gains if you are willing to take advantage of the extra energy creatine provides and crank out more reps at the gym.
Whey protein is a fast acting protein that is perfect for post-workout consumption. It is also an optimal choice for pre-bed snacking. To keep a steady supply of protein in your system during night-time hours, you would have to wake up every 3 or 4 hours and eat. That would be a little bit of overkill. If you cannot stand the taste of shakes, consider trying a gummy snack or savory chip form of whey protein which may be easier for you to stomach.