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Risks and Benefits of Weight Training Supplements

Supplements are big business in weight training and bodybuilding, but do you need them, do they work, and which ones can do you harm?

Human Growth Hormone in Weight Training and Bodybuilding
HGH is a naturally occuring human hormone, and one that is used widely as a bodybuilding and sports supplement.

10 Supplements You Can Trust
Which dietary and sports supplements can you trust?

Sports Doping
Bodybuilders and weight lifters have been some of the worst doping offenders, but not the only ones.

All About Protein Powder Supplements
Protein supplements for athletes, bodybuilding, weight loss and illness recovery come in many formulations, styles and for various health and fitness purposes.

Creatine Supplements for Strength and Fitness
Creatine is a supplement with uses beyond sports and bodybuilding.

High-Protein Diets
Do high-protein diets work?

The Safety of Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic steroids are making a comeback among the young -- and they can be dangerous.

Using Antioxidant Supplements in Weight Training
Antioxidant supplements like vitamin E and vitamin C are common supplements among people doing regular exercise workouts like weight training. Now, evidence suggests they may be slowing you down rather than pepping you up.

How to Choose Weight Training Supplements
Very few available bodybuilding and weight training supplements actually give you value for money, efficacy and safety. Here are some things to consider when considering supplements.

Zinc Supplements for Strength and Muscle
Zinc is an essential element in human nutrition. It's important in the production of the male hormone testosterone. Eating well provides sufficient zinc for normal function, but can supplements help in weight training?

Is Soy Protein Harmful?
Whether soy protein supplements are harmful or useful is one of the ongoing debates in the weight training sports and industry.

Cortisol Supplements for Weight Training
Taking supplements to improve performance is popular in weight training sports and recreation. Supplements to control the adverse effects of the hormone cortisol are popular -- but do they work?

Creatine Supplements for Sports and Fitness
Creatine is one of the most widely used performance supplements in sports and fitness training. But does it work, is it safe, and how much do you need to take?

Bodybuilding Supplements Reviewed
Bodybuilding supplements are big business but the bad news is that only a few are worth taking. This list considers ten supplements, or groups of bodybuilding supplements, that could have something to offer.

Top Protein Shakes to Muscle Up
Protein Shakes can help you recover from heavy training. Try these ten shakes.

Sports Supplements - An Overview
The best scientific review of supplements in sport. A very useful site for finding out if something works and is worth buying and using.

Sports Supplements and Nutrition
The Gatorade Sports Science Institute produces fine reviews and summaries of supplement and nutrient requirements for athletes.

World Anti-Doping Agency
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international, independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate, and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms.

Christian Finn's The Facts About Fitness
Christian Finn provides carefully evaluated reviews of fitness science information including supplements. Some information requires a subscription.

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