Best Practice on Supplements
If your life includes exercise, chances are you have an interest in supplements or already use them. There are many choices in the types of supplements available and it’s important to research them. Not only do you want to understand how to use them properly, but you may also want to know if the substance you are taking is legal, and is it safe. Certain ingredients have banned substances that may occasionally show up in products on the shelves of big-name stores.
One such ingredient is Ephedra. The use of Ephedra is banned by the National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association, and International Olympic Committee. It’s widely known to be used for weight loss, obesity, and a wide variety of other conditions that have not been supported or proven with sufficient evidence.
It’s also known to be a performance enhancement for athletes when mixed with caffeine, though those findings are also said to have insufficient proof or evidence. It was banned due to related serious side effects even in very healthy people.
Get familiar with brands on the market and learn about the popular ingredients trusted brands use in their products. Professional athletes should also know the rules and regulations in their sport. It’s not possible to list all known banned substances or supplement brands here so my advice is to do your homework on supplements and the brands that market them.
A good sign of a trusted brand is those that advertise that their products are lab tested and can produce a valid certificate of test for that product if requested. That’s why I like Tranquil Brands, they are very open and have a good policy towards that.
also, see: A healthy body starts with a healthy mind