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Optimum Nutrition 100% Gold Standard is an excellent whey protein supplement, but it's pretty expensive. Other good ones are Muscle Tech and BSN. They are all overseas brands.
Locally I'd say try Muscle Science or Evox, but stay away fron USN.
ON is the way to go in my opinion. It has L Glutamine added which will also help with building. Be warned though that while most of what you put on should be muscle some of it is bound to be fat, for the simple reason that a growing body requires more calories and when calorie intake is increased some of it will be converted to fat for later use. That's why most body builders divide their training into building and cutting phases.
For ON 100% is going to set you back about R599 for a month supply from Dischem. USN is the cheapest from around R230, Muscle Science is a bit more expensive but a better quality product I think. Wasn't much more expensive than USN maybe something like R250. BSN and Muscletech is similarly priced to ON, maybe bit more expensive but not better quality. Don't quote me on that though, I haven't used anything else since starting ON about 6 months ago. In all you can expect paying something like R200-R350 for a month supply of local stuff or R500-R700 for a month supply of overseas stuff. In terms of taste and quality nothing beats ON for me. I haven't gotten the same results off anything else.How much is pretty expensive? How much do the others cost?
Ignore BMI. It's a tremendously useless way of indicating ideal weight, especially if you want to gain muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, you might even end up a 28 or 30 on the BMI indicating that your obese but be ripped as hell. I'm currently 26 and I have a six pack. A buddy of mine clocks in at over 30, he has 14% body fat and a lot bigger than I want to be, but the point is BMI is unreliable.What would an ideal BMI be?
Just went to that pharmacy site and I just got so confused. Under one brand they have like 50 products
For me personally it is a useless measure. It says I am obese yet this is obviously not the case so in my case and that of several people I know it is a grossly inaccurate indicator. While it might be useful in sedentary individuals who do not have a lot of muscle mass, it is still in my opinion a useless measure when it comes to body building. Body fat percentage tells you a lot more about how fat you are and is something you can use to track progress, whereas your BMI will show you're getting fatter if you're gaining muscle.i wouldnt completely rule out BMI... i come from a family of doctors and have had this debate with them numerous times.. they still insist its an acurate indication of obesity etc but yes when it comes to muscle.. BMI will be skewed...