Well, I’m not going to be the one to refute the research proving the efficacy of some of the products out there.
Fact scenario 1: Subject eats 1,000 calories below maintenance. He also doesn’t lift weights with any regularity or intensity. Identify OTC supplement that will allow subject to gain appreciable amounts of muscle mass.
Fact scenario 2: Subject eats 1,000 calories above maintenance. He is mostly sedentary. Most of the excess calories come form Hershey’s chocolate bars. Identify OTC supplement that will allow subject to lose appreciable amounts of bodyfat. Alternatively, identify OTC supplement that will allow subject to lose any amount of bodyfat.
You don’t even need to provide research. Just toss some supplement names out there.
If 1,000 is too much… Change the values to 500. Or 300.
In scenario 1, creatine might be a suitable answer. Though, technically, creatine does give you muscle gains.
In scenario 2, Carbolin 19 might be the right answer, if we lowered the value to zero - or maybe even as low as 100 calories.
Everyone wants to either gain muscle, or lose fat. (Or do both, which is another issue altogether.) So everyone would loosely fall into one of the first two scenarios.
So let’s hear about what supplements will work when a person is not eating or training “properly.”