Building Muscle Supplements Without Going to the ER – Please Choose Wisely

Here are the good muscle-building supplements from the bad and the ugly.

Anabolic Steroids

Androstenedione

Caffeine

Clenbuterol

Creatine

DHEA

Ephedra/Ephedrine

GHB

hGH

HMB

L-carnitine

Protein

AnabolicSteroids

SOURCES: Hormone drugs available by prescription; also commonly obtained by bodybuilders through the black market.

CLAIMED BENEFITS

Used in conjunction with vigorous strength training, steroids can significantly increase lean muscle mass and create an “Arnold-Schwarzenegger” look.

Jean-Claude Van DAMMMM!, you’re looking good!!!

POTENTIAL DOWNSIDES

Can cause breast development, acne, and serious health problems, such as heart disease, liver tumors, and infertility. Banned by the NFL, the NCAA, the International Olympic Committee as well as bodybuilding competition. But there are always loopholes in the system.

Androstenedione

SOURCES

Health-food stores, though there is growing pressure to reclassify andro from a “supplement” to a “medicinal drug”.

CLAIMED BENEFITS

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