REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA – Having an ideal and muscular body may be the desire of many men. Fitness, weight lifting or other sports no doubt act in order to realize a six-pack body. In fact, many also use muscle-building supplements to support it all. However, a new study published in the journal Accreac Pharmacology and Therapeutics states, men who consume muscle-forming supplements may be able to experience liver damage.
The lead author of the study, Dr. Andrew Stolz of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, revealed that almost all men claimed to take supplements in the hope of improving their physicality. Though laboratory tests report, many muscle-building supplement products that contain anabolic steroids are not included in the label. The steroid has been shown to have very dangerous side effects such as liver damage, cancerous tumors, and premature baldness. This study revealed that many anabolic supplement products were not labeled accurately. For example, one of the supplements taken by the patient does not include anabolic androgens. Though the test revealed that the supplement product contained steroids.
This study revealed that many supplement products were not labeled accurately. For example, one of the supplements taken by the patient does not include anabolic androgens. Though the test revealed that the supplement product contained steroids.
Sometimes, says Stolz, doctors may recommend anabolic hormones for males who experience several therapeutic diseases, which include low blood count or anemia, but this substance is not even advisable just for men in general. For this reason, he urged men to consult with doctors before buying muscle-building supplements.
“Patients need to be consulted. If they take any form of nutritional supplement, they must be careful with bodybuilding supplements, which may contain illegal drugs,”.
Of course, some supplements can help men build muscle, such as creatine. But Stolz suggested that men avoid supplements in building muscle. Then replace it with protein consumption from food sources which is supported by adequate rest.