5 MYTHS WOMEN NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS

Despite some of the world’s healthiest and fittest women using supplements as part of their daily health routine, there are still many outdated myths that women believe about using supplements. Let’s bust those myths today so that you can start seeing the benefits of using supplements to reach your personal fitness goals.


1. PROTEIN POWDER WILL MAKE ME LOOK LIKE ARNIE

Absolutely not. Protein (both whey and vegan proteins) are the essential building blocks for life. They contain a range of amino acids which provide our cells with the ability to grow and repair. When taken after strength and training, these proteins travel to where they are required to help with muscle repair. Protein will assist with muscle recovery as well as provide calories for your training. In fact, studies have shown that whey protein can assist women with fat loss.

The big bodybuilders that you see promoting protein powder companies often take other substances to build their bulky large muscles, they also consume large amounts of food and have been lifting weights for years. This look is not something that is achievable by simply consuming protein powder and exercising. Many men even find it hard to grow muscles without sticking to a strict weight training and high-calorie diet regime.


2. WHEY PROTEIN WILL GIVE ME A BLOATED TUMMY

For those who are lactose intolerance and have severe digestive issues, bloating may occur, but this is only true for a small percentage of the population. Since whey protein isolate is 99% lactose free, bloating is very rare, and most people find that it very easy to consume.

If you are someone who requires a strict lactose free diet than your best option would be to use a high quality, complete plant-based protein. We recommend looking at Premium Plant, which used four different plant proteins, plus has added digestive enzymes to assist with digestion and added vitamins and minerals lacking in vegan/vegetarian diets.



3. PRE-WORKOUTS ARE STEROIDS. NO, DEFINITELY NOT!

Preworkouts contains important ingredients which improve your performance and allow you to get more out of your workouts. Regardless of if you’re an energetic or lethargic person, pre-workouts gives you added boost in both essential nutrients to support your muscles during intense exercise plus a boost of natural energy.



4. BCAA IS FOR BOYS

BCAA’s or Branched Chain Amino Acids, are the of the essential amino acids your body requires from your diet. These three essential nutrients are the building blocks of muscle repair and recovery for both men and women. SO regardless of your gender, if you are doing intense exercise you will benefit from a BCAA supplement.



5. MY BOOBS WILL SHRINK IF I TAKE SUPPLEMENTS

No, they won’t! Losing weight can sometimes result in smaller breasts, but taking supplements will have zero effect on your breast size.


REFERENCES

Layne E. Norton, Donald K. Layman; Leucine Regulates Translation Initiation of Protein Synthesis in Skeletal Muscle after Exercise, The Journal of Nutrition, Volume 136, Issue 2, 1 February 2006, Pages 533S–537S, https://doi.org/10.1093/ jn/136.2.533S

Frestedt, J. L., Zenk, J. L., Kuskowski, M. A., Ward, L. S., & Bastian, E. D. (2008). A whey-protein supplement increases fat loss and spares lean muscle in obese subjects: a randomized human clinical study. Nutrition & metabolism, 5(1), 8.



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