Are gym supplements potentially damaging for your health? When we think about accidents and injuries in the gym, we usually picture dropped weights and malfunctioning machines. But what about supplements? Obviously, some steroids and other drugs are bad, hence them being illegal, but what about supplements that market themselves as healthy and beneficial for the body? Are they all they are cracked up to be?
Can gym supplements cause health damage?
Really, the answer to the above question depends on a number of factors. The following all play a part on the impact gym supplements may have on your health:
- The type of supplement you are taking
- Your level of fitness
- Body type and composition
- Exercise routine
- Your diet
These days, there are gym supplements for just about every goal and target. Amongst other things, various gym supplements claim to help with:
- Weight gain
- Strength gain
- Stamina gain
- Weight loss
- Immune system improvements
- Aching joints
However, you need to be careful about what supplements you are taking and for what reasons. For some people, gaining weight can cause serious health problems. For others, the opposite is true. Slimming down unnecessarily can be as dangerous as being overweight.
You also need to consider the ingredients contained in some gym supplements. You may have an allergy or intolerance to some of them. Also, some supplements have an extremely high sugar content. This is unhealthy in a general sense, but particularly so for people with diseases such as diabetes.
When it comes to buying gym supplements, it’s not a time to try and scrimp and save. You should always buy from reputable brands and reliable stores.
Before you buy any gym supplements, talk to a professional about what – if any – you may need. Personal trainers and the like will also be able to offer advice on dosage etc. to ensure your intake stays healthy.
Can I claim if I am made ill from taking gym supplements?
Much like food poisoning claims, if you are made ill by a gym supplement, you may be able to claim compensation.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today to establish your eligibility to claim. From there, our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis and usually settle out of court.
Date Published: May 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice