Body building is not merely a field of competition and sports but has become a status symbol for now. Every guy desires a muscular built and every girl desires for that perfect size but with minimal efforts. In brief, we all look for a short-cut, even when it comes to body-building.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food
And in this case, short-cut refers to food supplements which enhance muscle mass and minimizes damage (this is what your 'desi' gym-trainer would say). But regardless, the truth is something else.
In order to brush up your supplement related facts, we present to you some common gym-supplements which you actually don't need:
Branched Chain of Amino Acids (BCAA)
As per some instructors, BCAA enables the rebuilding of damaged tissues in your body which takes place due to rigorous gym-training. And it is extremely crucial for getting better results. Where the truth is that if your protein intake is on point i.e. 1.5-2g as per body weight, you do not require BCAAs. However, if you are a vegan/vegetarian and you are on a calorie deficit diet, adding BCAA makes sense. Otherwise, there is no need to waste your hard-earned money on it.
The truth is that glutamine is not an essential supplement and especially if you are taking it with an objective to pack on muscle mass. Your body itself naturally produces glutamine.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Commonly referred to the obese trainers with the objective to lose weight in less time, CLA is as a non-stimulant fat burner. However, the truth is that this supplement hardly burns any fat. It is nothing but a placebo.
Zinc Magnesium Aspartate (ZMA)
ZMA is known to increase testosterone, enhances muscle mass and improves sleep quality. But according to research, supplementing with ZMA shows almost zero effects on your testosterone and muscle mass.
Commonly referred to as the T booster, this supplement is derived from a common herb. And this herb is known to give you a good libido but high testosterone level. Many people often forget that there's a huge difference between having a better libido and a high testosterone level.
You must know refer to a reputed dietitian before using any of the food supplements for better results and less wastage of resources. Your body is indeed a temple and you must worship it by following a healthy lifestyle.