DNL Canada Sport and Muscle Building Supplements
Bodybuilding supplements may be used to replace meals, enhance weight gain, promote weight loss or improve athletic performance.
Among the most widely used are vitamin supplements, protein, branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), glutamine, essential fatty acids, meal replacement products, creatine, weight loss products and testosterone boosters.
All athletes consider taking dietary supplements because they are looking to increase performance. Dietary protein began to be consumed in the 1940s and muscle building results were found in resistance and strength training athletes. Creatine may be helpful for well-trained athletes to increase exercise performance and strength in accordance with their dietary regimen. High energy supplements have shown to increase the performance of physical activity. Caffeine increases short time/rapid exercise performance (like short full-speed sprints and heavy power weight lifting). Sports drinks are consumed during and after exercise because they effectively rehydrate the body by refueling the body with minerals and electrolytes.