How much of an advantage is taking anabolic steroids in term of developing muscle mass and strength have over those who don't? Turns out loads! (However there is a big draw back with potential health issues and ethics in sports).
This study by Bhasin et al gives an insight of they advantage people who use steroids have on building lean muscle and improving strength. The results are staggering.
The previous sections have looked at supplements that are purported to enhance muscle building or help improve athletic performance. This section will look at supplements that are aimed to promote general health.
SUPPLEMENTS TO PROMOTE GENERAL HEALTH
There are many, many supplements out there that are marketed to promote general health, unfortunately many of them do not live up to the hype, don’t work or are overpriced. There are very few supplements that are worth the money. There are several nutrients that have been suggest that may be of use.
In supplements part 1. The importance of proper training and nutrition as the most important aspect of any muscle building, strength or nutrition plan, was discussed. Supplements come way down the list of priorities.
Section 2 provided an analysis of the scientific literature regarding supplements aimed at building muscle. This section will take a closer look at supplements aimed to help improve exercise performance.
Several nutritional supplements have been proposed to enhance exercise performance. This section will place emphasis upon results that directly measure some attribute of performance.
Again each supplement has been put into categories by The International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) based upon the available scientific literature and categorised into three categories based upon the quality and quantity of scientific support available.
Strong Evidence to Support Efficacy and Apparently Safe, Limited or Mixed Evidence to Support Efficacy, Little to No Evidence to Support Efficacy and/or Safety.