By Dr. Renee Magana
Protein has long been used in the quest to naturally build lean muscle. Even ancient Greek athletes were advised to eat large quantities of meat to gain a competitive edge. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that popularity of commercially available protein supplements skyrocketed. These supplements work by providing large quantities of protein, which are then broken down by the digestive system and converted into amino acids. With protein supplements readily available over the counter, it seems logical that if your goal is to build lean muscle, then taking massive amounts of these supplements is the ticket. Right?
Well not exactly. When we take supplements orally, inadequate digestion and intolerable side effects limit the amount we can utilize. This is the classic case of more NOT being better. The side effects of mal-absorption often include abdominal cramping, bloating and diarrhea. The majority of these expensive supplements are literally going down the drain.
But what should one do if they are looking for natural methods to build muscle? And is there a better way to take vitamins besides orally?
Vitamin IVs are used for a wide variety of ailments and health reasons – from weight loss to chronic illnesses to common colds and flus and now for muscle building. For those wanting to use a more modern approach to build lean muscle through the use of supplementation, Vitamin IVs may just be the answer.