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My 28-Day Arbonne Cleanse Experience
You can get answers to all your questions in this post and the links within it: Talk to any of our experienced Nerd Fitness trainers and they all will say the same thing — it takes hard work, consistent effort, a focused plan, and dedicated nutrition. As I said in the article, focus less on brands and more on the type of protein. We buy it because it tastes great and can easily be a meal replacement. There are so many on the market. The next two weeks, I lost another 1. Multivitamin , Julio Marquez:

My opinion on the 28 Day Cleanse

Is Beachbody’s Shakeology a Scam?

But to feel pressure to use my real name when.. To ask me to put it all out there for just the potential of gain- no guarantee of my success at all- is asking a whole lot of me.

I am so tired of chasing jobs at companies that underpay employees when I could be using my skills and education for people I believe in- myself and my prospective customers- in a field that I believe in- health and wellness. I hope that if you choose to respond to my comment that you do it in a way that is positive and constructive….

It might help you cut through the hype of the product itself. Hi Bella, stick w your gut and say NO to coaching. My coach told me how she was 6 months away from quitting her management position w excellent pay to be a full time coach. I fell for the scam and wasted thousands of dollars n it went straight to the top of tge pyramid.

If you eat healthy proportioned meals and exercise 30mins a day u will lose weight. Dont get sucked into the auto ship and scam of coaching. These ppl r liars and they pray on the good intentions of ppl like u and me to line their pockets.

Bella, just remember that coaches will say pretty much anything to get you under them in the pyramid. They want you to believe they care about your health first, but think about it. My coach would convince others that you could leave your current job and make a living from being a coach. One girl fell for it, left her job, and struggled and ended up needing to find another job. And you put a lot of your spare time and money into it.

Shakes are not for losing weight but are for improving your health so they say. One time I asked a rep if they could send me a complete list of ingredients and their origin. I stopped promoting this company after all the horrible incidents with customer service.

One girl was over charged on sales tax and took 3 months to get her money back. I also believe this is happening to other people and that they are getting away with tax fraud. Among other fraudulent activities. I had customers get charged and never receive the product. Who wants to inconvenience their friends. Oh and you end up acting like an expert on health and fitness and unless you have a degree in it, how can anyone do that? I was always afraid someone was going to get hurt and I would feel liable.

I made the mistake of getting involved with BB, thinking I could make some extra money! I should have known when my so called Coach would never meet me at my home, only at a cafe. And trust me I tried! The best I could do was sell my increasingly growing over stock of the product at a discounted rate. This so called Coach of mine would never answer my questions about the money, and kept showing me all these people added to my down line and how all I needed was toget people in my up line to start making money!!!

I had probably about 25 people in my downside!!!! Guess it was OK when he was getting me sign up though!!!! To this day I have never heard from this guy and reached out to him once on Facebook and got nothing!!! Anyone know if this is a scam as well? I know that there dvds are good but what brought about this promotion, when they were pushing the purchase of same? My guess is that Beachbody realized that people would buy a few DVDs and it would be enough for them.

It might not be the best value for your dollar. The on-demand deal is not a scam. I held off for a long time and eventually tried it. If you purchased any DVDs, you get online access to those.

I think that they did this to compete with Daily Burn, and similar services. There are so many workouts. Look at Microsoft, Netflix, and Amazon…. What the idiot failed to realize….

I think a lot of this is going to depend on lifestyle and personality. I personally love the gym. I swim 2x a week, walk on my lunch break, bike to work 2x a week weather permitting , run on the weekends. But… — my husband travels, sometimes a lot. I find it boring. I was already eating healthfully and exercising regularly. So much work to add it up every day, on top of a full time job and not enough sleep.

I have to say that the container system in 21 day fix was a complete godsend. I was able to buy the container system once and lose the weight 3 years ago now and yay! It was a far cry from USDA recommendations for servings of grains a day. It was literally my first introduction to the idea that that many carbs is a bad idea.

For 5 am workouts, or when the husband is traveling or the weather sucks, I love the streaming workouts. Variety is good, but sometimes I also just like to force myself to complete a full program that gets progressively harder. Just generally eating healthfully may work. It may require more than that depending on your age and other factors, but there are many ways to get there too. I know 1 or 2 coaches who were making a decent amount as a side job, but after a few years had to quit. I like the workouts, and the BOD is a good value.

It seems pretty reasonable with the rest of the market. There are a couple of free options and some that are much more. I was doing very, very well as a Beachbody coach. I reached the Diamond level. You can do it in only an HOUR a day.

No you cannot do this in an hour a day. I work a full time job. All of their questions, their needs, etc. Trust me, with a team of 20, that takes a lot more than an hour a day. Because you never know who can relate and that, and in turn, will result in a sale. True -Nobody likes a sales person.

Ask them about their life, their kids, their dogs. Be fake and act like you care. It might lead to a sale because they think you actually care deeply about them. Once the relationship is built, now start in with shakes and workouts. I rank advanced quickly and I was being celebrated as a great leader.

The more you do, the more they want. Shortly after my burnout, I went off the radar. Enter my up line who endlessly harassed me and were just plain cruel. Because I had TWO diamonds on my team. If I quit, those two diamonds would roll up to them along with all of my customers and other coaches.

They said horrible things to me -I actually cried a few times they were so cruel. I call this the attempted ladder collapse. The two diamonds on my team would become here. Hello 2 star rank advancement for her! Genuine meaning, not predatory. I refuse to recruit anyone else into this vultures nest of a business. Meaning, they drank shakes for one month and just stopped.

I can imagine why there is a push for distributors to discuss deeply private personal details. Others who have experienced similar things might identify with the person and could sign up based on the shared experience. A team is everyone on the same level contributing. Truly, education is the best solution. The more know about the traps of MLMs, the fewer that will fall into them.

I wish I had read your post first. I put only a good years worth of effort into this and felt some of the things you did. I could never see leaving my current job to try and make a living as a BB coach. Thank you for sharing that. I tried looking up her law info and its still showing she is a practicing lawyer. Everyone I went to hs w is selling BB. It took 3 months for them to let me quit. And they continue to charge all fees.

I had to call my credit card company and have them fight the charges. No, it is not a scam but it is a multi level marketing endeavor. To even get the possibility of making any money you have to put out quite a bit of money to be a coach or to stay active. You also need to hound everyone you know to buy the products. The coach who recruited me was very aggressive and appeared to be very interested in me and my life, but the moment I signed, she was pretty much gone. The workouts are great, the shakes and supplements, not so great.

I had virtually zero help. Which meant learning it all on my own and making quite a few mistakes that cost me money. The rules change all the time. And the ways you can earn continue to change and benefit their top diamond coaches. I was a coach for seven years. I hung in there. But it did get harder and harder to make money without nearly accosting everyone you meet with this opportunity for their health and fitness.

People are really vulnerable about that. It is no different than any other multilevel marketing company. If you attend all the coach summits and as many events as possible and meet the CEO, celebrity trainers and a lot of the top earners you may get somewhere and you may get some help. The financial outlay ends up being enormous. And a lot of people not only want to help themselves, but want to help other people be healthy.

It really plays on your emotions. But the costs mount and mount. But unless you are a top earner you really are on your own. If you need something to do and have money to spend, go for it. I recommend you just start your own business doing something that you love and you are good at without contributing to the multi millions made by this company. When I started out there were about 22, coaches throughout the US.

But now with it being in Mexico and Canada there are hundreds of thousands of team beach body coaches. Find something else to do that pays you instead of you having to pay the organization to be a part of it. However, you are entitled to your opinion. Simply because according to the government and the Better Business Bureau, and the IRS they are doing legitimate business.

My personal opinion may be different, though…. The quick analysis from that inside expert is that it costs taxpayers too much money to prosecute them in a court of law. I hope your previous opinion took this into account.

If not, maybe it is worth re-adjusting your view. Thank you for all that additional info. Love the eye opening!! Do I want to trash anyone?

No but this is truly a game changer where my opinion is concerned. The FTC actually did a ton of work to try to stop pyramid schemes in the last couple of years, but the system allows every company a fair trial and those trials tend to cost hundreds of millions of dollars and go for years. The Bloomberg article that I cited explains that we really need new legislation. This is why it is important to vote for credible politicians and put them to the task of protecting consumers.

Thank you for the well researched coverage. They are just there to make suggestions to you on products and becoming your upline when you become a coach. There are some coaches who are pros but most are in it for the money or discount on the products and have no fitness training or certifications. Furthermore I forgot to mention above that in addition to the business fee and the membership fee about 2 years ago you could No longer get leads via having a membership.

The membership only became good for streaming workouts and to keep you at your level. You had to be a minimum 50 point — read dollar — Success Club member to get leads. So, biz fee, required membership fee to stay at your level and Success Club fee.

I feel in hindsight I was duped and misled. I was a vulnerable, desperate new single mom when one of the original and first multi- diamond level coaches — who was friends with the CEO Carl Daikeler and star trainer Tony Horton of P90x- approached me about it. She was in touch quite often. The good thing was that the biz she transferred to me came with leads and contacts and a list of people who had bought the products in the past. A business that had already been built I was told.

I just had to maintain it and grow it. By the time i signed on the dotted line, she disappeared. I had to teach myself the business which is complicated and convoluted and it cost me a lot in mistakes by not understanding the rules.

Nearly everyone jumped ship from the business I was handed. And my friends got sick of hearing about it on Facebook so they would hide me. I did however make some Money. Typically enough to cover all my expenses and put some in my pocket.

It never happened again. I had so much product that I had to buy to keep my PV current so I could get a check. The only things that seemed to sell were workouts. I could never bring myself to push Shakeology on anyone. I tried it for a while but it took a lot of added components to make it taste decent.

Plus it gave us horrible gas. Beachbody said that would happen and to just keep drinking it and it would eventually subside. When you flood your system with such rich and high quality, vitamins and minerals your body had to get used to it.

I would never ever recommend anyone get connected in any way with this MLM scheme! In after having my 2nd child I was lbs. No big deal, I just needed to lose 30lbs to get to my pre-baby weight.

But then my weight loss stalled, I got discouraged and quit the diet. I ended up gaining the weight back plus more. I tried the Atkins diet, once again saw results then stall again for weeks! I felt tired and shaky…I quit again and gained the weight back plus more again. I had to use so much fruit and veggies to make a small cup of juice and all the good fiber was extracted and thrown in the garbage.

I ended up deciding that juicing was too big of an expense. I was up late one night and saw an infomercial for Slim in 6 and I said well…what the hell do I have to lose at this point? When it arrived I tried out the workouts, some days I would only get through 5 minutes and sit and watch the rest…I modified…rested…and failed…but the difference???

The community I became part of…the Beachbody Community. I pushed through and lost weight week after week…until I stalled…and stopped losing weight…was I doomed to be lbs for the rest of my life!?!? Then after the 2nd week, things started changing. And then I stepped on the scale…I was finally losing weight again! Next thing I knew after a year after ordering Slim in 6 I was lbs! Then my life went upside down. I ended up getting a divorce my husband was insanely abusive and things got to the point I feared for my life.

I was a single mother of 2 children with no job and my ex husband quit his job and abandoned us. I had to cancel my shakeology…I was pretty devastated…a couple months later my hair started breaking off again…my face started breaking out. I turned to coffee as it was cheap…but it was short term energy. I was able to maintain my weight but it was a constant struggle. Eventually I re-married and 18 months ago we welcomed our baby into this world.

Unfortunately with being pregnant came the weight gain. I found myself at lbs after having our baby. I quit my job so I could nurse him and be there for him. Unfortunately with nursing I was hangry all the time and I ate and ate and within a year after having my son I was lbs!!! I knew I had to do something before I lost control again and got to lbs again.

Since I quit my job I knew Shakeology was out of the question so I googled for shakes that were similar but cheaper. So I bought another tub of Vega One…sure it had less vitamins, antioxidants than shakeology but it had lots of protein and fiber…it just had to work…. I have so much energy now. My skin has completely cleared up…my hair is healthy and shiny again.

I have regular bowl movements again. They are going to drink shakeology, workout to beachbody on demand and they are going to get healthy! I tried to find a Shakeology Slim product and only saw comparisons with SlimFast. I think I mentioned in the article that there are lot of community things such as SparkPeople. If you want to save lives, why not become a certified trainer.

Not a word of it is verifiable and there is no plausible reason to think that Snakeology was responsible for even an ounce of weight loss which instead can be attributed solely to a combination of increased exercise and decreased caloric intake.

Especially when that advice is to overpay for moronic pyramid scheme shakes. If anything it seems to have blunted your ability to to distinguish a scam from a legitimate business. Relying on shakes to maintain weight loss is idiotic. It is unhealthy and unsustainable. Learning to eat a proper well balanced diet of nutritious whole foods, along with regular exercise, is the way to go.

Drinking synthetic garbage out of a bag or a can is for rubes and desperadoes. And MLM is the bailiwick of fools. I think a precursor to P90X? You know, I think the ingredients in Shakeology are decent and some of the flavors taste pretty good. I like smoothies, and have them for breakfast a few times a week. So I have no problem forking out money for protein powder. And that is what makes it overpriced. You become a coach. No need to buy shakeo. Why on earth would anyone want to be a part of that?

I have access to all of the programs that they have ever released, and really enjoy them — yoga, pilates, day fix, P90X. A lot of variety, and having it at home or on vacation really works with my lifestyle. FT working mom with kids. You can find similar workouts online for free, sure — but typically they come with ads, not all of them are high quality.

I compare it to gym memberships which I have , personal trainers which I also have , and other online exercise streaming services. You seem to have a bone to pick, which is causing you to be not exactly objective. I started drinking it, and did for a year right when I had a very young toddler. I was sick constantly for the year prior. It was pretty glorious. I try to be objective and all… I went through all the pros and cons when I chose the YMCA, for example, because I wanted a pool and the benefits of the pool, childcare, discounted summer camps, swim lessons, and family swim times outweighed the cost concerns.

My experience with BB workouts goes back to P90X, which I got for Christmas one year when my husband was traveling a lot and I had a small child. I like the ones that I have now. But mainly I have acquaintances who were into BB and wine delivery services. So you could sell one person a different program every year.

I figure it has to peter out at some point, and will be mostly a streaming service for exercise videos. I know several coaches who earn free vacations from BB. So for fun, I googled a bit and looked at what it took to earn that.

It was something on the order of getting 2 new customers every month for a full year. I kind of remember seeing photos from someone I know on FB. In order to get plane tix for them and their family x4, they had to fly in earlier and later than when the cruise left, and then had to pay for a hotel for a few nights here and there. I compare it to gym memberships which I have , personal trainers which I also have , and other online exercise streaming services….

But more important is the ethical aspect, which you seem to be glossing over. The only areas in which we seem to disagree are the value of the videos relative to alternatives, and the ethical responsibility to not support companies that act as shells for pyramid schemes involving products of dubious value. You have made the same claim twice now — i.

In the second telling of the story you added the embellishment about having been constantly sick the year prior. So are you know going to pull a and argue that it was not your intention to make such a suggestion? Do you in fact believe what commonsense would dictate; i.

I certainly hope so. Someone would have to be quite a rube to think that these shakes prevent illness in any way, shape, or form. I like them, they are high quality workouts. I started with DVDs on the other workouts, and they are working for me.

WHY would I even want a streaming service when I already have a gym membership and a trainer? Well, first off, I have a full time job and kids — I mentioned that right?

So, I get two mornings a week to work out, plus 1 or 2 weekend days. You know, because the husband and I take turns, because CPS frowns on leaving your young kids home alone. This means if I want to work out every day, and I do, that I need to be able to do it in my house. That training group is 3x a week. Those are my 3 days a week to work out outside of the home. On the remaining days, I work out at home at 5: And I probably have a dusty old Tae Bo video too.

I like the workouts so I use them. If anyone asks my opinion of the company and the workouts, I tell them. I like the workouts, they are great. Before I had kids I never worked out at home. My kids are big enough vectors for that. Working full time with young children and infants really really sucks. With kid 1, I was sick for 5 straight months when he was a baby. From November 1 to March 31, I was healthy for a total of about 30 days.

But then it grew in size. So the second year, when there were 3 more kids in the daycare, it was brutal. He brought home everything. I was sick a LOT, but at least not for 5 straight months. That was the year I got bronchitis and was sick, down and out for a full month. For a full year! It may have been a complete coincidence.

Who knows, who cares. For me, it was worth giving it a try. I liked how I felt, and I continued on it for a full year. I get a good value from the workouts, considering a full half of the workouts that I do in a year have to be done at home. For your edification, and to hopefully put an end to your protests, here is the Oxford definition:.

Is that clear now? As to who cares, I do. There is no justification for wanting to be part of this particular community of scam artists and simpletons.

So it IS considered a meal replacement. The ingredients cause a lot of gastric issues, including bloating and flatulence. Typically if your body has a reaction like that too food or pseudo-food, it is telling you NOT to eat it. There are better meal replacements out there. But instead of a meal replacement how about eating clean, wholesome food and more plant based food??? THAT is a hell of a lot less expensive than Shakeology. Hair falls out because of rapid weight loss, stress, surgery, medication, childbirth and much more.

Not because you drink Shakeology and then stop. Go ahead, become a coach! I did for 7. What a mistake, in general. I did get in the best shape of my life and I am paying for it with osteoarthritis And borderline osteoporosis. And I was already in good shape. The workouts can be dangerous to your joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles. There are plenty of things on the market to drink as a meal replacement.

BUT Meal replacement shakes are not real, whole food. The weight you took off will come back, I promise you. You will get tired, sore, bored, busy and stop following TBB. You have had success and you attribute it to TBB.

Give yourself more credit! But I can see a brainwash a mile away. There are many workout programs that work on this exact model that are a lot healthier and a lot less expensive. They do what they are told by the company to stay a part of this nearly billion dollar MLM. And owner Carl Daikeler will say anything to get you on board. You will disappear at the Coach Summit, you will be ignored at the Saturday events, you will need to spend A fortune to get on one of their success cruises.

You will alienate friends and family. Become a REAL personal trainer, coach or fitness professional instead. Start your own health and fitness business. It will cost you a lot less. Use what you have learned and experienced to help others with instead of making TBB rich.

Everything you said is the truth. But not before they go thru ur friend list and try to scam them. I gained my weight bk and then some. Ii have mamy medical issues now as well that I did not have before BB. Thos is a horrible company and they do NOT care about you or your health.

Ronnie and Katie, your words ring true to me. MLM is the pits; so are overpriced snakeoil meal replacement shakes. So thrilled to see people not falling for these MLM scams.

Or listening to those who did and got out! I fell victim because I was very vulnerable when they started pursuing me. We all need to speak out about companies like this. We need more people like you and Ethan Vanderbilt who are willing to go out on a limb. These companies are dangerous to our emotional and physical health and our wallet.

The chocolate flavor is my favorite. No one is hounding us to buy the product, I was never contacted by a coach either. I found it and made the decision to try it all by myself.

We buy it because it tastes great and can easily be a meal replacement. Add more calories to it, duh. Can uou pkease tell me how to follow the plan. Your consultant who you purchased it from should have all the info you need to complete the plan!!

Let me know if you need any other help! Natalia, could you please respond to Georgia question about the ingredients in the Arbonne protein drink that are on the do not eat list. Also, how do find a consultant that could offer samples of the products, to get a taste of them, to see what I could tolerate. Where are you located? Would love to get started! A friend told me about the cleanse. Please email me info on where to start. I would like to join with the Day cleanse, I heard about it and bought almost all the ingredients but do not know how to follow.

First of all, I never said I was fat. I am not, nor was I fat. I know what weight I like to be at for my body. I think I lost 6 pounds total for the days. I still think there is a difference between the before and afters, and I always feel better when I do the detox, weight loss or not. I am fine with the way I look and I know when I feel my best. I was writing this post as a review of the detox. Thanks for your input though, super helpful…. Is this program safe and okay to use for teenagers looking for a health change?

My 16 year old daughter and I are looking for a good lifestyle change to detoxify and make better choices. This program is by far the best one we have found, but we want to do it together and I just want to make sure it is safe for her to use. Yes, this is definitely safe for teenagers! And doing it together is the best way to do it because you have accountability!

I would like to know when the next cleanse it just recently heard about this through my sister she has a friend that sells it can you give me some information please. Yes, you can still get those things! Your photos look great. You cannot fake a skinnier backside. Some people are so negative. I found your review to be very helpful. I am already an Arbonne skincare customer, and I am considering buying the nurrition from my Arbonne lady. Thanks for the courage to post any of your photos online for the rest of us!

Thank you, I appreciate your comment! And I would definitely suggest it, I still love their products! Thank you very much. Thanks for the comment! Thank you so much for this great review! I read it a month ago and finally purchased it here in Oz.

What does it mean when u say you have a cleanse coming up on such and such day? Can I not just do it when I can? I am super interested tho. Can u send me info on how to get started etc. Do you have any advice for doing this program while breastfeeding? I realize this is a year late, hopefully it worked out!

Not sure when we do the cleanse. We so want to get healthy again, my husband and I are both starting tomorrow morning. We help to understand some of the steps.

Do you use it in correlation with healthy eating? I am definitely not a professional, just a suggestion! Email will not be published required. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Why I Apologize to my Kids. Kimmy July 21, at 6: Natalia July 22, at 3: Joan June 7, at 2: Natalia June 23, at 7: August 28, at Brandilyn Towne December 9, at 3: July 22, at Ronda July 23, at 2: Natalia July 28, at Wanda July 23, at 4: Natalia July 25, at Wanda July 26, at 6: Natalia July 28, at 9: Vicki July 23, at 4: Mandy July 23, at 7: Did you drink a shake from Arbonne or just a shake you made?

I did a shake from Arbonne. Danielle December 30, at 1: Did it include a tea as well? And approximately how much was it? Natalia December 31, at 9: Rebecca March 13, at Natalia March 15, at 2: Hi there can I ask did you exercise as well that you lost so many weight Reply.

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Natalia December 7, at 9: Georgia February 9, at 7: Nicole Russell April 8, at 9: Look forward to hearing from you. Natalia May 23, at 9: Natalia May 23, at Diane April 7, at Esther April 11, at 4: Maria martin April 15, at 4: Remember playing Mario Kart, racing past your friends going for the item box, hoping for red shells or star power. The supplement industry is no different.

The sad reality is, the supplement industry is largely unregulated. The Truth about the American Supplement Industry. Supplements can be helpful in filling in small deficiencies and increasing performance, depending on the person and situation.

Now, there are different types of supplements: If you are an advanced bodybuilder or somebody who wants to take these types of supplements, there are sites out there dedicated to those very things. Food and Drug Administration in reference to the fraudulent weight-loss diet pill industry: At best, these supplements can provide short term weight loss.

There are no shortcuts in health and fitness if you want the results to last. Detoxes and Water Pills: Cleanses, 7 day detoxes, and the like have big claims for how much weight you can lose in a short amount of time.

Never take them for weight loss. Continued use more than a week or two can cause long term damage. Our body absorbs all of the calories in your food before the laxatives have any effects. These three big categories are parlor tricks, not real solutions. These options only treat the symptoms of an unhealthy lifestyle, rather than attacking the actual problem at its source: Believe it or not, the importance and effectiveness of multivitamins, the cornerstone of the health supplement industry, has been called into question.

Looking at all the evidence—from epidemiological studies on diet and health, to biochemical studies on the minute mechanisms of disease—the potential health benefits of taking a standard daily multivitamin appear to outweigh the potential risks for most people.

So, which one do we believe? Your focus should still be on eating a high quality, nutritious diet with plenty of vegetables, and a multivitamin could help plug any deficiences if you have them. Because there are so many options, here are some things to consider when picking a multivitamin: So do I take one or not?! Eat a well-rounded diet, with plenty of vegetables including dark leafy greens like spinach and kale and skip the multivitamin.

The truth is…protein powders can ALSO be unnecessary. YES, protein is an important part of building muscle protein is like…the building blocks you need to build your Starship Enterprise replica in Minecraft.

Your muscles need that protein, and can get that protein from either a protein supplement or from real food like chicken, steak, eggs, nuts, etc. Now, the benefit to protein powders: What do I do now? Whey is what remains after milk has been curdled and strained.

A lot of the more popular shakes on the market like Body by Vi and Advocare use soy protein, so be wary of those products. When choosing a protein powder, make sure to look at the ingredients and find one from a reputable brand. Always do your research even if it is one the most popular brands such as Muscle Milk. We should also mention that many popular protein powders are just not great in terms of meeting their promises.

I love your enthusiasm. These are the supplements we get the most common questions about: Examine feels like Fish Oil is important. I know Sol and trust his research methods. Vitamin D, either in supplement form or from direct sunlight, can be beneficial!

Branched Chain Amino Acids: These play a role in protein synthesis and glucose uptake into cells, which is definitely something we want to encourage when trying to build muscle. Get them from food! Creatine is one of the most researched and commonly used supplements in the world. When you take creatine, your muscles can retain more water, which helps your muscles work more efficiently. It occurs naturally in your animal protein sources like red meat. However, if your goal is oriented towards powerlifting, increased athletic performance, or weightlifting, it may be something to consider.

Do your research and make sure to check with your doctor. There are conflicting reports about consumption of creatine and kidney issues with those who have preexisting kidney issues.

Again as always , ask your doctor first! Aim to get calcium from real food.

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