The Edge in Muscle Building Diet
Everyone wants to get lean and ripped. If that was easy we could picture
a world plenty of smart and sexy physiques. A lot of promises are made by commercial
entities that they have some kind of secret formula to get you big, ripped
in weeks if not days.
I caution you that this would be a
good time to turn around and run.
Everybody wants a shortcut to their dream
physique but the fact is that there are no shortcuts to get
big muscle. In spite of higher standards of living in recent years, many people
suffer from diet deficiencies through wrong eating, and processed foods.
Supplements play a very important and essential part in maintaining good
health but they become crucial if your goal is to build lean muscle mass.
Lets learn as to what are the ingredients of various muscle building or
weight lifting supplements also referred to as Meal Replacement Powders (MRP)
Whey Protein: Whey protein is high quality naturally occurring protein
obtained from cow's milk. It is a essential and rich source of amino acids needed daily by the body.
Whey protein isolate is its purest form comprising of very low amounts of
lactose, fat or cholesterol. Whey is vastly used by body
builders to repair and build muscles.
Benefits of Whey Protein:
- Whey protein is a blend of smaller proteins known as
Peptides. It delivers full spectrum whey peptides, which are the most favored
source of protein for the body to absorb nitrogen for muscle building.
- Whey protein is immunity enhancer.
- Is superb protein for people of all age groups.
- Whey protein is easy to digest and has the highest
biological value of all proteins forms.
- It is good for bone health.
- Whey protein encourages burning of body fat, has anti bacterial and anti
Creatine:It is an amino acid derivative that is known for improving strength and muscle building
capabilities of the body.Creatine is a compound that our
body can make itself or which can be taken as a dietary supplement. Chemically
it is called Methyl Guanidine Acetic acid.
Benefits of Creatine:
- Provides extra energy to the muscles.
- Increases muscles size - Creatine draws water into the muscle cells,
which thereby increases muscles size.
- Blocks lactic acid accumulation - As per studies, creatine has shown to
reduce the build up of lactic acid in the muscles during workouts which
causes the feeling of a burning sensation.
- Stimulates protein synthesis - Creatine encourages the body to build more
muscle by supporting the anabolic state (muscle building state).
People indulging in regular exercises do need some form of
weight lifting supplements to give them extra protein and to compensate for the extra
physical work they do. I recommend good supplements to all who take regular
Regular exercisers have higher requirements for many vitamins and
minerals. I'm not a big supplement advocate, but I believe one needs to
assess the risk vs. benefit ratio. In this case, it seems that the possible
benefits of taking a low-cost, well-balanced multivitamin, protein or mineral
supplement far outweighs the possible risks of supplementation.