Friday, July 3, 2009

Natural Power!

When you walk into a Vitamin and Supplement store you see row after row of wiz-bang, latest and greatest miracles. You are assured that if you take this or that your arms and chest will grow and your waist will shrink to a ripped band of tight muscle. Just spend enough money and you can have the body you have always dreamed of.

I spent many years working with training programs for military personnel. Now let me tell you something about the military. There is a tremendous amount of research that goes into building our warriors. The Human performance Lab in Dallas, under the wing of Kenneth Cooper has been an advisor to the military since the 70s. Well guess what? There are no, that's right you heard it here first, there are no supplements that are better for making you stronger, faster and more agile that good wholesome food, plenty of pure water and hard exercise.

We are victims of the power of advertising. Those supplements are only good for building the bank accounts of the manufactures of supplements. Now I know you are going to hear from people that are going to swear that a chemical mixture helped them grow bigger muscles, well they probably took the supplement and ate properly along with hard work at the gym. It wasn't the supplement but the good food and hard work.

These chemical mixes are not regulated and are often found later to actually be harmful. That product that we saw on the TV ads so often, Hydroxy Cut, has been linked to several health problems. Listen to the panda don't use the supplements. Take that money you would spend for supplements and use it for good exercise shoes and a membership at a health club, not on a magic potion.

Now I know I'm going to step on toes here but I wouldn't recommend anything except a name brand multi vitamin. Everything else is a waste of your money and could be dangerous. If you must take something, make an appointment with your doctor and discuss it with them. I think you will find that the majority of them would agree with me that good food is the best supplement. I had the opportunity to work with the full knowledge of a large military hospital and discuss this with doctors of all specialties, I found none that suggested a mix of chemicals over a proper diet in conjunction with regular exercise.

Thanks for reading.

Natural Panda

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