Being fit and healthy is something we should all aspire to. However for some that’s just not enough and creating a new body shape by bodybuilding is the ultimate aim. To do this requires a lot of work combining diet and exercise to maximise the benefits. Many bodybuilders use a variety of dietary and exercise components to attain their dream physique including bodybuilding supplements.
Bodybuilding supplements are essentially dietary supplements created specifically to maximise the results they are designed for, for example some are intended to promote weight gain, some for weight loss and others to supplement or replace meals. Some of these supplements are well known by the general population and others are known only to those within the bodybuilding fraternity.
The body loses many of its natural nutrients, amino acids, proteins and fats during the exercise process and therefore taking supplements helps to not only counteract these losses but also to assist the body with quick recovery times, replenish the losses and build the body back up quickly and efficiently.
One of the most well known of these bodybuilding supplements is protein. It comes from a variety of sources such as whey, egg whites, hemp, rice and even peas. The supplements created from protein come in different forms such as bars, oats, gels, powders and ready to drink shakes. Athletes and bodybuilders require more protein in their diets as it assists with muscle hypertrophy after intense exercise and to make up for amino acid oxidation lost during exercise.