Are pre-workout supplements healthy?

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    Are pre-workout supplements healthy?

    If we generally look at pre-workout supplements, they mostly contain BCAA's (Branch chain amino acids), caffeine (in few supplements), creatine etc. Now here's how the pre-workout supplements works and the science behind it. When we look at the ingredients, they come with different quality and details. In each supplement, there is new substance added which is missing in some other or added to the other or vice versa.


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    BCAA (Branch Chain Amino Acids)

    BCAA are the building blocks of protein and as the muscles are also made up of proteins. So it keeps the muscles in the muscle building phase. BCAA contains 3 types of amino acids (i.e. leucine, isoleucine, and valine) that our body doesn't produce naturally and they are essential for our body to function properly and to carry day to day activities.

    Now, what happens that, when we go through long duration workouts. Our body comes to a state which is called catabolic state, so BCAA helps the body to be in Anabolic state(muscle building phase).


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    Creatine

    Creatine is also added in few supplements which work by providing the body some extra energy which helps us in completing those hardest reps in the ending when we are struggling to do one more extra rep.
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    They work...healthy ehh not sure on that.

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    Healthy or not, I'm still taking them haha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by comeback2 View Post
    i have fish oil tablets (i don't really like oily fish), some nootropics and vitamin d (as there is no way you can get enough in your diet or from the sun), so there is an example of where supplements might be very benefical.
    I see,

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    Quote Originally Posted by REHH View Post
    They work...healthy ehh not sure on that.
    I am checking a lot of article regarding this issue...

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