SavageSnipes, you are not a doctor, do not tell him to go take supplements, you're opening yourself up to a serious shit storm.
If you want information on supplements, talk to a DOCTOR, not a Trainer at a gym, those fuckers will say and do anything to sell you something you might not even need.
This is serious business, you can die like a dumb ass for taking the wrong cocktail of supplements, I don't use them, never will, they to me aren't worth the money, a friend of mine who swears by them has yet to progress any faster then before, Tis my opinion, talk to a doctor, get information.
The proof is in the pudding man. Supplements work. However, you can't just take supplements and expect results. They are meant to be taken in addition to scheduled strenuous exercise and training. If you simply take mass gainers and fat burners and expect results to just appear over night like magic, you're going to die. I'm guessing your friend is either taking the wrong supplements or is doing something wrong with his training routine.
And i'm way ahead of you. In the fitness guide I'm working on the first thing I did was make it clear that I'm not a medical professional. You can check it out in a few days when I finish it up
Also: I didn't tell him to go take supplements. He asked if it was ok for him to take them, and it should be as long as he takes the recommended doses (maybe slightly smaller doses because he is younger).
But he brings up a good point TechDP. Consult your parents (make sure they're OK with you taking legal supplements) and then consult with either a trainer or a floor manager at a legitimate supplement shop. From what I've seen, they usually know what they're talking about. If you have any doubts/concerns about taking them, just don't do it. You can still see good results without the help of supplements. They're just there to give you an extra edge
Edited by SavageSnipes, 01 July 2011 - 02:23 AM.