I continue to get questions on food supplements.
How much creatine should i take? Does it actually work?
Should i be taking vitamin C in vast quantities? Should i be taking it at all?
What about calcium tablets? Do they really strengthen my bones and joints?
I could go on and on with this one, as most people still ask about so called wonder cures?!!!
If you consider this, the european until wants to ban 70% of the supplement industry in europe, at least 70% that is!!
It’s not that they consider all of it dangerous, it’s just that that according to lengthy studies, they have found that most of them have no positive effect whatsoever!!! That statement pretty much sums up my attitude on the supplements already mentioned, if they work for you then fine, but there is little or no scientific evidence to back ANY of their claims.
Then you come to one of the most popular supplements on the markets, the “fatburner”!!!
I seem to have more questions on this than anything else.
The scientific answer is again that they have little or NO effect on your body whatsoever in terms of fat loss. However, the negative impact includes raising your heart rate including putting extra stress on your heart (which is of course very dangerous).
Sports drinks are only beneficial after 60 minutes of CONTINUOUS exercise, which is why i don’t recommend them for most people. For most people, they only end rotting your teeth and putting unwanted body fat on. Drink water, lose body fat and get just as much energy full stop!!
Then you have the other energy drinks, such as the ones full of caffeine. I have been against these for years, and i will mention that right now that one big company in the US, is facing a massive law suit and being accused of causing death by heart attack after consumption. There are several cases in the US right now, so i think that says it all but make up your own judgement!!
You can see that a lot of the supplement industry is based on false claims, pure lies and downright dangerous ingredients.
Fresh natural food and plenty of water will take you a long, long way!!!