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10 important supplement questions answered

Your common supplements queries answered


1. Is it dangerous to take a Testosterone Booster?

A Testosterone booster in the form of a pill or powder supplement should in theory increase your own body’s Testosterone levels. If the supplement is natural, does not contain excessive amounts of active ingredients and has been tested, in theory it will not be dangerous and should be helpful in boosting your own body’s natural Testosterone levels. If ever in doubt, just take the no.1 Testosterone booster Norateen Heavyweight II.

2. What is the difference between whey and milk?

Whey is the by-product of cheese manufacturing. Milk, as you know, comes direct from cows. In terms of sports nutrition, whey has better qualities in that it is a better protein source, gets absorbed and utilised faster and builds more muscles with fewer side effects such as gas or bloating.

3. Will Creatine damage my kidneys?

No, Creatine will not damage your kidneys. As long as you take Creatine supplements as instructed you are going to be fine. People with a pre-existing medical condition who over-do the usage of Creatine may be at a small risk of problems but for everyone else Creatine usage is safe and without any problems.

4. Is too much protein bad for you?

Too much of anything can become bad for you. Too much protein, carbs, iron, zinc, fat and so on. As long as you stick to recommended doses for protein, you will be fine. Depending on your body size and your current training regime you can safely take 2g of protein per lb of bodyweight daily with no problems. It is better to space it out throughout the day.

5. What’s the difference between BCAAs and Glutamine?

Glutamine is one amino acid and the most abundant in your body (over 60% of your muscles) and a good one for repairing and rebuilding muscle tissues. BCAAs are 3 amino acids: Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine and essential for building muscles and recovery. If you were to separate them, Glutamine is better for recovery and BCAAs better for building muscles.

6. Do I need extra BCAAs or Glutamine if I am taking whey protein?

This very much depends on your training intensity and what sport you do. Hardcore bodybuilders and those seeking to get big and lean can definitely benefit from taking more Glutamine to recover better after their workouts and BCAAs to build more muscle mass. A good whey protein may have as much as 17% Glutamine and 13% BCAAs but you can always add more to build more muscles.

7. Can I take lots of supplements together?

The general answer to this is yes but this depends on what supplements. For example Zinc should be limited to 50g per day so if you are taking several supplements with Zinc, then you cannot over-do it. The same goes for Testosterone boosters or fat burners. It is always best to check with the manufacturer of the supplements you are taking to make sure they are not affecting each other and that you get the best out of them.

8. What's the best supplement for muscle building?

Many companies that cannot manufacture high grade pills will tell you that the best supplement for muscle building is protein. Whilst this is true in a way, the real answer is that if you were to pick one, the best supplement for muscle building is, has always been - and as long as we are not half robot in the future - will always be a Testosterone booster. Testosterone is the number 1 master hormone in the body that builds muscles. If you want to build muscles, take a Testosterone booster.

9. What is the best time to take protein?

Your “window of opportunity” post training is 30 minutes (max) and that is the best time to take protein. Also taking protein just before sleep is another good time to make sure your muscles are fed throughout the night. If you really want to cover all bases, then upon waking up in the morning is great too.

10. Is it better to take supplements on a full or empty stomach?

This is a great question and there is no definitive answer! Taking something on an empty stomach may cause the build up of acid but then sometimes supplements work better when there is no food to interfere with them. If you were to pick one, it is better to take supplements with food. However as everyone is different, you should experiment and see what works best for you.

Remember, LA Muscle's highly trained and friendly advisors are always available to help you with any supplements or training questions you may have. You can email LA Muscle any time for a rapid response or call during working hours or use the Live Help button of the site during working hours.



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