Originally Posted by Dreamliner
Sure, but you get them in your food. Look, I don't tell people not to take supplements For one thing, that approach never seems to work. Telling someone not to take something seems to have the opposite effect.
But other than creatine, most supplements don't really do what they say they're supposed to do. Take whey protein, for instance. Yes, it does induce protein synthesis. No, there is no hard evidence that protein synthesis actually promotes muscle growth long-term.
Remember that Placebo Effect is a powerful phenomenon. My wife where's those stupid copper bracelets. She acknowledges that it's probably bullshit, but swears that she feels better when she wears them.
Those damn copper bracelets.
I do take in some creatine, but not that much and not the monohydrate crap. I do beaf protein and it works. I've worked out without aminos and I've worked out with them, and I can tell you that the size and strength difference is not something that a placebo affect can explain.
It's as real as the difference between a skinny dude that is lean but skinny, seemingly okay, versus a dude that's built and muscular.
I buy only the highest quality American made amino acids...... and they do work.