I’m interested in your thoughts about supplementation. I am talking about all the different types of supplements: vitamins, minerals, fish oil, creatine, stimulants, protein, recovery drinks and so on.
I have rarely used them up till now as I have been unconvinced of the need for supplements for myself. I reckon I eat a pretty healthy, balanced diet. Even if there has been a bit too much of the bad stuff in the past, there’s also been a lot of good stuff. I don’t see people dropping dead because they didn’t pop a vitamin pill and I am naturally sceptical of anything that claims to be ‘good for you’. After all, haven’t unscrupulous people been peddling tonics and potions for centuries?
However, plenty of people disagree with this take! In some circles, supplements are pretty much standard practice. I’m not talking about naïve trainees who will simply stuff anything down their throats if its got a picture of a six pack on the bottle, but people who have exercised some discernment and come to the conclusion that there are things that they feel they are not getting, or not getting enough of from their food.
As I’ve recently overhauled my eating, I have been thinking about the whole supplements issue and I am even considering using a protein supplement.
So what are your thoughts on the issue? Do you use supplements? Why do you think you need them? What benefits do you get from them?
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