Ever heard "fit & healthy is the new rich"? Physical fitness is not shocking to high achievers and aspiring younger generations.
When trying to fit a fitness program into a busy schedule, we often need to add supplements to our meals to meet our health's "requirements," which are not always met by food alone. Can you remember the first time you were forced or advised to take multivitamins? Then, think back on all the inquiries you posed to your coach.
For example: "I'll gain weight if I stop taking my supplements," "I'll become sick if I don't take them,"; supplements include steroids, etc.
Let's learn in this article about five common myths regarding nutritional supplements.
5 Common Myths on Dietary Supplements
Myth 1: Supplements are Harmful.
Nutritional supplements formulated for bulking up are formulated to meet the needs of active people at levels over the Recommended Dietary Allowances. As long as the supplements are genuine and taken as directed, there is no evidence that they cause harm.
Myth 2: Organic ingredients are ideal for building a physique.
Even when paired with fat burners and complete meals, dietary supplements aren't enough to ensure a well-rounded body. Gains may be achieved by exercise and a good diet. Even the most powerful bodybuilding supplements are useless compared to a healthy, balanced diet. Designed to fill in the gaps when entire meals aren't available, these supplements attempt to provide everything an active person needs to maintain optimal health. Compared to eating whole foods, bodybuilding supplements help speed up the muscle-building process and are thus considered an essential part of any muscle-building regimen. You would have to consume a considerable quantity of food to get the same amount of nutrients as you would from a single scoop of the most effective supplement.
Myth 3: Doctors never recommend dietary supplements.
On average, doctors are highly educated and accomplished in their respective areas. In every other respect, their opinions are identical to ours; they represent different viewpoints. Try talking to a heart surgeon about mental health issues. An expert in sports nutrition will likely suggest using protein powder if you ask them for help. There is a low probability that a top-tier athlete has accomplished anything notable without using performance-enhancing medications. Anabolic steroids and hormone boosters are two kinds of medications that may cause severe adverse effects if used incorrectly or not at all. Hence, doctors are justified in advising against their use. On the other hand, sports supplements are entirely safe for human consumption.
Myth 4: Supplements include steroids.
Maybe the most significant urban legend ever started with this. There are millions of supplement users, including professional athletes, Olympic medalists, gym rats, and casual lifters. So, you can be sure they will have a good name to protect. Monitoring is also done by the Food and Drug Administration and the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Myth 5: Stopping supplements may result in weight gain or other undesirable side effects; if I use them, I will be unable to discontinue them.
There is a possibility of overlap if nutritional supplements include macro and micronutrients. The body will no longer get these nutrients if you stop consuming them. People who start using these supplements tend to quit taking them and quit exercising regularly. An unhealthy diet is a specific formula for putting on extra pounds.
Since nutritional supplements like whey protein, calcium+vit D, glutamine, and vitamins have been shown to have no long-term adverse effects, it would be detrimental to quit taking them suddenly. A person's health and fitness level may improve if they follow the RDA. Unlike coffee, tea, alcohol, and cigarettes, there are no addictive ingredients in these products. Those who feel the need may stop using these supplements without difficulty.
Actual Truth Facts on Dietary Supplements
According to a study, our meals lack proteins, carbs, calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and D. For example,
- A good supplement (like a multivitamin) ensures you obtain enough quantitative nutrients to compensate for improper agriculture methods and overcooked meals.
- The recommended daily allowance for protein for a moderately active person is 0.4 to 0.6 grams per kilogram of body weight or 60 to 90 grams for a 68-kilogram (150-pound) person. After an hour of intense activity, this number increases to 0.09 g per kg of body weight, or around 135 g. Protein can come from food or supplements, and you should drink at least 8 ounces of water every day to get rid of the waste products of protein breakdown.
Taking dietary supplements, such as protein powders, multivitamins, etc., at the suggested dose is often safe as long as you stick to trusted brands and only purchase from reliable retailers. Do your research on the different brands of supplements that are available for testing, and avoid brands that are full of preservatives, GMOs, and additives.
Before taking a supplement, it's a good idea to consult your doctor.
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