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Bodybuilding Supplement Side-Effects

Bodybuilding Supplement Side-EffectsBodybuilding Supplement Side-Effects

Bodybuilding supplement side-effects can be a real thing if you don’t know what you are doing.  The worst thing you can do is start taking anything and everything with no rhyme or reason.  Fitness supplements can be beneficial, but they need to be taken in a certain fashion for best results.  Below are just a few things to consider before starting your supplement program.

Creatine Supplement Side-Effects

Creatine is a naturally occurring substance in your body produced in the kidneys and liver, usually about two grams a day. It’s derived from three non-essential amino acids:


It’s natural, so it’s fine to take it.  The cool thing is about 95% of the body’s creatine goes to the muscles, heart, and cells.  The majority of it is stored in the skeletal muscle. This allows it to provide the energy needed for your muscles to move, mainly for quick and explosive movements such as in heavy weight training.

You see, muscle contraction is primarily fueled by ATP (adenosine-triphosphate). The problem is there is just enough ATP to supply energy for about 10 seconds. To go beyond 10 seconds, the body requires more ATP.  Therefore, creatine phosphate releases its phosphate molecule to ADP (adenosine-diphosphate), recreating ATP. So, increasing the supply of creatine phosphate helps to increase the speed the body can supply ATP.

Creatine is best taken either in the morning in a fasted state or right after weight training.

There are really no harmful side-effect to taking creatine.

Bodybuilding Supplement Whey Protein

Whey protein is an amazing supplement.  It is extremely, almost illegally, low in calories and quite dense in protein. Therefore, you get the best of both worlds, “and that’s the whey it is…  Since whey products are packed with protein and low in calories, you won’t add any fat weight or bulk size.  It’s great if you want to lose fat or are on a cutting diet.

On the flip-side, if your goal is to build some lean solid muscle mass, then whey protein is also a great choice for this process. You get the benefit of adding straight muscle without excess fat gain. Protein builds muscle, and whey is slap full of protein, and not high in calories at all. This allows you to eat more calories from carbs to fire-up your training intensity to enhance the muscle building process.

Will Brink at stats “Whey protein has become a staple supplement for most bodybuilders and other athletes, and for good reason: it’s a great protein with a wide variety of benefits.”  It’s easy to see why whey  protein is totally the good guy.

Whey is best taken anytime you want a meal, snack, or just extra protein.

There are no side-effects to taking whey protein.

Fat Burners

Fat burners is a hit-and-miss supplement.  This the one you need real direction on. You need to know what to take and when to take it for best effects.  There are so many knock-offs on the market, you really have to do your homework to get on to give you the results you want.

The most popular fat burners are thermogenics. Thermogenics (thermos)  generate heat through metabolic stimulation, causing your metabolism to fire-up and burn additional calories. Thermogenic fat burners generally work well when cycled to prevent your body from adapting to one set dose.  Some people tend to abuse thermos, which can make the less effective and even dangerous.

How you take fat burners depends on the type of fat burner is it.

Side-effects of taking fat burners depends on what you take and in what amount.  Typically they are safe when taking responsibly.

How To Maximize Your Muscle Gains

Supplements can be an puzzling for most people.  That’s why it’s important to get quality information to you can get the results you want and not suffer side-effects.  Taking the right supplement at the right time is the key to it’s effectiveness.  Learn more below…


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