Today’s guest author believes there are possible undesirable side effects from taking creatine and whey protein which is an interesting perspective since they’re usually highly recommended. The bloating and digestive problems from whey protein might be because it is a milk product and many humans don’t do well with dairy products.
Sports supplements are becoming more widely used in sports today and not just by bodybuilders! They are taken by a wide variety of people who take part in a wide range of sporting activities in order to enhance their performance. However, have the consequences of taking such substances been overlooked? Consumers often don’t realise the bad effects these supplements can have when not taken correctly. The focus with these products is the big muscles you can gain and a better body tone. There are of course certain supplements that are worse than others such as steroids and testosterone, however even the natural supplements should still be taken with extreme caution.
Creatine is one of the most popular sports supplements on the market and is widely used. Its main benefit is the creation of muscle mass which is desirable in those who want to appear heavier. However there have been some small problems associated with it which is why its use has been questioned. There has been an association found between creatine and asthmatic symptoms. It is also not advisable that those with allergies take it.
Another very popular sports supplement is whey protein. It is especially popular amongst bodybuilders and those who want to increase their muscle mass. There is little evidence that shows there is little correlation between lean tissue and muscle growth and whey protein, however it remains popular.
There have also been some rumors that it can be considered as more of a placebo and there can be some unpleasant digestive issues associated with it such as bloating and cramps.
It can also make your fatigued and irritable.
Whey protein can have some positive health effects however, such as reducing the risk of heart problems and allowing the body to cope better under certain stresses such as exercise meaning your recovery time is quicker which could explain its popularity. It allows you to train harder for longer allowing you the energy to build up your muscles better.
If you decide to take whey protein or creatine as part of your diet and work out then make sure you take it carefully and as directed in order to get the full benefits.