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Many people wonder what all the fuss is about for muscle mass supplements or muscle gain supplements is about. The cold hard facts are that genetics play a large part in physical makeup. If your parents were or are muscular, you will find it easy to gain muscle mass. Another cold hard fact is that you must expend physical energy and strain to gain muscle mass quickly. There is no legal shortcut.
Steroids are often what people think of when they think of muscle mass supplements; they do build muscle mass quickly. Technically they are not a supplement; they are dangerous, and can easily ruin lives. Building muscle mass with anything like steroids is not ever worth the price.
Nutrition is the first thing to consider when building muscle. When a person is gaining muscle mass they must work hard; this expends more calories, these extra calories should be in the form of complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are grains and beans; think whole-wheat pasta, beans, or whole grain cereals and breads. Most people get enough protein without any added supplements. Secondly a proper exercise schedule must be followed; this schedule includes progressively harder workouts. One bright note is that days of rest between some workouts can actually make gaining muscle easier and faster.
If one feels that they do need supplements to help build muscle mass, there are some that have benefits. They are not essential to building muscle mass however, but can make the process of gaining muscle bulk easier. The supplements that are considered safe are: Phosphatidylserine, DHEA, DPAP, Chromium, Branched Chain Amino Acids, Gamma Oryzanol, Lipoic Acid, and Conjugated Linoleic Acid. These muscle gain supplements are all considered safe but may interfere with some drugs such as blood thinners or drugs for Parkinson's disease. Investigate all muscle mass supplements thoroughly before adding any of them to your daily regime.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|