There are many nutritional supplements out on the market claiming how they can do many things like boost your metabolism, block fat from being stored in your system or give you more energy for your workout. This can sound very inviting to someone looking to kick-start their way into a fitness program.
But, it is important to remember that many of these supplements are not regulated and can have contents that might be detrimental to your health by adversely reacting to any medications you might be taking for medical conditions. If you are thinking of starting a new supplement, check with your doctor or a nutritionist prior to doing so.
Luke Geer, PT, DPT
The Memorial Hospital Physical Therapy Department