One of my athletes (high school football player) came to me today asking for advice on supplements. I usually take a fairly passive stace on this because I don’t want it to come off to parents like I’m telling them they have to take a supplement.
Anyway, he said he was considering taking whey protein or creatine. He said he could only afford one of the two and asked which he was better off taking. I said that it depended on his diet. If he is able to get a meal in every 3 hours or so, each of which contains protein, then take the creatine. If he’s not able to, take the whey. He needs to gain weight for next season.
I also meantioned that fish oil is fairly cheep and would be great to take as well. Is this pretty decent advice?