How safe are Pre Workout for health

 Question: Is Pre Workout worth a buy? How safe are they for health?


Answer: Pre-workout supplements have combination of ingredients aimed at increasing your performance. These supplements may include some, All or a combination of Creatine, Beta-Alanine, L Arginine, Caffeine, Taurine, Amino acids, vitamins and Electrolytes.
Why people Like Pre-workouts:
recreational athletes and bodybuilders primarily use them because L Arginine because it directly produces nitric oxide via the nitric oxide synthase enzymes causing vasodilation. Thereby causing Sarcoplasmic Hypertrophy (Temporary Pump) so their muscles look huge for some time. Similarly, Creatine indirectly contributes to building strength and Beta-Alanine put the cortisol levels at bay increasing your endurance. Caffeine stimulates the Central Nervous system to keep you alert. So, over all this looks like a magic drink. 
Do you need it?
If you are a serious athlete looking to improve your performance this may certainly give you an advantage but again at the expense of Health risks. If you are just a recreational or fitness enthusiast, Please give it a skip. Supplements are spiked and not regulated and often manufactured in substandard facilities. Some of the dosages are not listed, some ingredients are not studied well.
Best Pre workout:
Balanced meal with quality lean proteins, vegetables and complex carbohydrates like yams or brown rice would be ideal 90 minutes prior to your workout. 30 mins prior to your workout a whey protein will supply your muscles with essential amino acids that prevent cannibalization of your muscle tissue in intense trainings. You can also chose Egg whites. Include Good complex carbohydrates like sweet potato or brown rice that gives you sustained release of energy. You can ignore Fats around your workout. You can include a coffee shot , but caffeine is a drug better go off cycle every three weeks for about a week and come on cycle.

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