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BODYBUILDING & TRAINING

Ingredients in supplements and what they do

Ratings, functions and common dosages are based on market reaction, not necessarily scientific proof


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Supplements intended to build Muscle
Supplement Intended Key Function Rating Daily Dose
Increase power, strength, and body weight
100
2-20g
Anticatabolic, Nitrogen retention, increased growth hormone levels
100
5-20g
Branched-chain amino acids (BCCA)
Anticatabolic, decrease perception of fatigue
80
5-10g
Anticatabolic with aerobic exercise, increase lean body mass
80
3-5g
Taurine
Insulin-like activities, cell volumising, anticatabolic
80
1-3g
Alanine
Facilitate glucose production, balance blood sugar, anticatabolic
70
1-3g
Anabolic, increase strength
50
500-1200mg
19-Norandrostenediol
Increased testosterone levels
50
100mg
19-Norandrostenedione
Increased testosterone levels
50
100mg
Arginine
Growth hormone release
50
5-15g
Orthinine
Anticatabolic, growth hormone release
50
5-10g
Androstenediol
Increased testosterone levels
55
100mg
Medium Chain Triglicerides (MCT)
Caloric supplementation, source of energy
50
8-20g

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Supplements Intended for Fat Loss
Supplement
Intended Key Function Rating Daily Dose
Increase metabolism and fat utilization, improve aerobic performance
75
100-300mg
Ephedrine (Ma Huang, Ephedra)
Improved alertness, increase metabolism, increase fat utilization
75
25-75mg
Synephrine
Improved alertness, increase metabolism, increase fat utilization
75
10-25mg
Pyruvate
Energy production, decrease body fat
50
5-10g
Acetyl L-Carnitine
The above plus prevent reduction in testosterone,lower cholesterol, mental acuity
70
500-750mg
Chromium
Aid glucose metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity, increase lean body mass
65
50-200mcg
L-Carnitine
Carry fat through membrane to mitochondria (furnace), improve aerobic performance
55
2-4g
Hydroxy Citric Acid (HCA)
Prevent fat accumulation, decrease appetite
70
500-750mg
Chitosan
Fat trapper
35
1-2g



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