Thought I’d check out the forums since there seems to be some knowledgeable, regular, everyday folk out here.
My question is: Are basic supplements bad for your health? More specifically, Protein Powder & BCAAs.
I ask because I have been taking protein powder mutiple times a day, and BCAA powder everyday as well. Including days I do not lift. Protein, for the reason of not being able to cook (or afford to) and BCAA for anabolic purposes I suppose.
I fully know the potential and effects (outlined in articles and what not) of protein powder and BCAA powder in terms of MUSCLE growth and strength development, but I am more concerned about …actual health issues, pertaining to the heart, the load of the liver and kidneys (breaking down the supplements), etc.
Should I be worried about taking these supplements everyday?
TWO physicians I have seen have told me that the normal amount of protein I should eat PER DAY, is… DRUM ROLL 40 GRAMS/DAY. I looked at him, and the other him, and said, “WAT?”
No joke. And he also advised against Fish oil pills making the statement that with fish oil/Omega-3 pills you do not know which fish they come from.
He advised I just eat a King Salmon natural over a George Foreman every week. I would if I could afford it. So physicians to me, have a certain bias and don’t understand anything about bodybuilding.
And on the other side, meatheads who take and eat everything and everyone in their way without any regard for scientific research and the supplements’ effects on their health, no good either.