It would seem that an increasing number of gym goers are choosing to use drugs and diet supplements in order to help them lose weight, according to today’s article in the Guardian.
New research carried out by the University of Hertfordshire found that 30% of people who attend gyms in the UK use some form of drug or dietary supplement to lose weight, which is quite an alarming figure because many of these supplements are potentially very harmful and can have some nasty side effects.
Not only that, but it was also discovered that as many as 5% of gym goers have used banned amphetamines to improve their body image.
This just proves that as a society we are becoming increasingly concerned with how we look, and we will go to almost any lengths to achieve our goals, even if it means putting our health at risk in the process.
That’s why I always recommend taking protein shakes and safe bodybuilding supplements, such as the cutting supplements that are available from Crazy Bulk, for example, because these are formulated using a blend of natural ingredients.
However even these products can cause some unwanted side effects. For example, protein supplements will often cause excess bloating and gas for many people, and supplements of any description can often irritate the stomach, even if they are made from safe ingredients.
So I guess the point I’m trying to make is that you really need to respect your body and avoid taking drugs and supplements that could put your health at risk. Even if you take supplements that are considered safe, you should still stop taking them, or at least consult a doctor or the makers of the product, if you suffer any adverse side effects.
Most of us would love to be lean and muscular, but your health should always come first.