The following is an excerpt from the October 2006 issue of Muscle & Fitness Magazine.
The 2006 Muscle & Fitness Supplement Report Card!
If there's one thing we know at M&F, it's supplements. We take them, we test them, we prescribe them and we stay on top of supplement research and development. Many manufacturers have designed supplements based on our recommendations. So when you want the most accurate information on supplement science, look no further.
Within the 2006 M&F Supplement Report Card, you'll find more than 120 different supplements. We explain what they do (see Intended Key Function), rate their effectiveness using a scale of 1-5 (see Effectiveness Rating), list their relative cost based on price per gram and dose requirements (see Cost) and give you their common doses (see Common Dose). Pull it out and keep it handy for future reference. Each supplement is placed in one of four categories based on how it's generally used by bodybuilders:
Since most guys are concerned first and foremost with muscle size and strength, we placed this category first. From the old reliables such as creatine and arginine to the newer breeds like green tomato extract, you'll find every supplement worth its weight to help you push more resistance and pack on more lean muscle.
Once you've added muscle mass, you need to keep bodyfat low to show off all your hard work. Supplements in this category, such as synephrine, hoodia and bacopa monnieri, will help you become a lean machine by keeping your hunger at bay, your metabolism revving and fat-burning at its max. If you're more interested in increasing energy and endurance, turn to supplements like citrulline malate and maca, or those like caffeine and tyrosine that aid both energy and fat loss.
To Read More
For the entire 2006 M&F Supplement Report Card, pick up the October issue of Muscle & Fitness, available everywhere September 5!