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Workout supplements

Performance or workout supplements are items that are taken by mouth. They are made up of vitamins, minerals, amino acids (the building blocks of protein) and herbs. At one time, workout supplements were only used by body builders and athletes. These athletes compete at very high levels and used these aids to improve the results of their workouts and to keep their energy levels high throughout exercise. It is thought that these supplements can improve how an athlete performs by 1-5%. Today, the use of workout supplements has spread. Many men and women use them to improve the results of their own workouts. If you are 50 or older, there is some evidence that taking supplements can help to keep your bones and joints strong. There are different kinds of workout supplements. Each product does something different to affect the workout. There are those that increase the amount of nitric oxide in the body. Nitric oxide raises the amount of blood that reaches the muscles, which may reduce muscle fatigue. Nitric oxide may also assist to repair strained muscles after a hearty work out. The amino acid l-arginine is the largest part of nitric oxide supplements. Some workout supplements include electrolytes. Electrolytes are types of salts and minerals that control the fluid balance of the body. They also help your muscles contract and help to keep your energy level up. You can see where they might be helpf