Muscle Supplements

Current Media Claims

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Current Media Claims

Pharmaceutical companies own the market of muscle supplements. It is very easy to imagine how they use studies to their advantage. With the large amounts of misinformation, a clearer image of the risk involved with these supplements is needed to prevent abuse and promote a healthier body image.

Supplements

Supplements are use to project muscle mass and improve performance in sport. They are often high protein powders or hormones. They have various effects on the organism. From providing material for muscle growth, to stimulating it.

Issues with Quality Control

There is a potentially benevolent use for muscle supplements for example recovery from muscle diseases and knee injury. However, recent reports show that about 36% of produced muscle supplements don't fit the quality standards.

Creatine

One potentially dangerous muscle supplement, Creatine, has continuously evaded quality control. Three of the biggest brands of Creatine were found to have unacceptable amounts of Creatine breakdown compounds, two of these only provided a small amount of the supplement for research.

Side effects

The prescribed amount of Creatine per day is 25mg per day. While its long term effects are still unknown, Creatine even when used in the short term s known to cause liver and kidney damage. Many athletes who use the supplement say it causes muscle cramping, muscle strain, temporary nausea, and diarrhea.

Muscle myths

Creatine Myths

Creatine is known to be a muscle enhancing agent. However, Creatine only provides a slight energy boost and will not work as efficiently as other supplements. The responsibility ultimately falls to the body builder on how to exercise. There are , however, ways to train the body without causing strain in the muscle and your health as a whole.
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Sources

"Problems found with the quality and labeling of some 'muscle enhancemen' supplements."Townsend Letter Oct. 2014: 20. Science In Context. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.

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http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA384643089&v=2.1&u=j057922001&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w&asid=ca5e83c59b08239fbb2709d30ab9873c

"Problems found with the quality and labeling of some 'muscle enhancemen' supplements."Townsend Letter Oct. 2014: 20. Science In Context. Web. 15 Dec. 2015.

URL
http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CA384643089&v=2.1&u=j057922001&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w&asid=ca5e83c59b08239fbb2709d30ab9873c