The first thing that comes to mind when I hear muscle supplements are those giant jars of protein that a friend used to take when he was trying to bulk up. I go to a vitamin store every few months to get jojoba oil for my hair. (I love the stuff, but that’s another blog!) It seems like they have kind of vitamin/oil/pill for every part of the body at any age in your life. Do these things really make a difference? Why are they so expensive? How do you know which one to take for which body part?
With all of these questions, it seems you would need a degree just to sell the stuff and recommend them to others. I asked the friend how he knew what to take and if it made a difference or not and said that he just searched online and asked the cashier at the store. He said that he did feel a difference, but wasn’t sure if that was from the supplement or from exercising. I guess if you’ve been a couch potato all of your life, then the new exercise routine would make you feel different. However, the supplements aren’t meant to be taken alone. They are supplements after all, so you’re always going to be doing something in addition to taking them, which will make it hard to determine if the supplements are effective. Does anyone out there know if supplements are worth the money?