Fit Food: Do You Need Supplements?

00supplementsThe quest to be fitter, leaner, stronger and healthier has given birth to an entire industry. Nutritional supplements promise to help us achieve our goals faster and easier and every year millions of people spend billions of dollars looking for a magic pill. This doesn’t exist, but there are some supplements that can be beneficial for someone living an active lifestyle, depending on your goals.

Before we look at the research I want to make one very important point. Even if a supplement has been shown to work, keep in mind it is only a supplement. It is meant to supplement the work that you are already doing. In most cases this means that the supplement will enable you to work harder and longer in your workouts, which in turn will lead to better results. So it’s not the supplement specifically that is giving you the improved results, but rather your own work. None of the following supplements will give you overnight results and some of them may not even work for you at all. When adding any supplements to your routine I always suggest only adding one thing at a time and determining efficacy before adding something else. If you start taking more than one supplement at the same time you have no way of knowing what works and what doesn’t. Why waste your money on something that may or may not be working? Now that I’ve said that, let’s look at the research.

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