Loads of men want to build muscle to look good, as quickly and efficiently as possible, and there are lots of protein supplements, which are supposed to help you get that hot, sexy body fast. Research has shown that taking a supplement will help you to gain muscle mass quicker, even if you are already on a healthy diet. Amino acids, such as leucine, isoleucine and valine, can also help your muscle recovery and help lessen the horrible soreness, (caused by muscle damage and inflammation), which you get the day after really intensive exercise.
Interestingly, even carbohydrate supplements were shown to help gain muscle mass, as you need the extra calories to produce more muscle, but if you want to be toned, and skinny, there is no real need for these supplements. However, anaerobic muscle mass did increase when taking protein shakes.
Fish, beef, chicken, eggs and milk provide excellent combinations of amino acids to bulk up, and pulses, such as lentils, kidney beans, and chickpeas are high in protein and nutrients, but you may not always have the time to make such healthy meals.
Protein powders with whey, casein and egg proteins are the best for men, as soy has oestrogen-like properties so not handy if you want to
remain looking macho!
Thus, protein and carbohydrate supplements are useful in gaining muscle and losing fat, but you don’t need to buy the most expensive ones -just make sure they have the right combination of protein, a few amino acids and carbohydrate to help your muscles rebuild and repair after your hard work-out! Then, you can enjoy the admiration when you have big, strong muscles!.