Multi - Ingredient Performance Supplements Significantly Increase Lean Muscle Mass

A reassuring little update for you…

Brand new research from the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) published on 15th November 2012 has found that the consumption of multi-ingredient performance supplements (MIPS) such as protein and creatine powder blends, caffeine, beta alanine, the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) leucine, isoleucine, and valine all-in-one supplements and various other combinations, all resulted in significant improvements in lean muscle mass in trained males after a 6 week training regimen.

Those participants consuming a placebo (tablet with no performance enhancing effects) whilst performing the same training regime saw no improvements by the end of the 6 weeks.

MIPS also improved measures of anaerobic power whilst the placebo did not, further validating the use of Sport and nutrition supplements!


Ormsbee, M, J., Mandler, W, K., Thomas, D, D. et al. (2012). The effects of six weeks of supplementation with multi-ingredient performance supplements and resistance training on anabolic hormones, body composition, strength, and power in resistance-trained men. Journal of the international society of sports nutrition. 9:49. 1550-2783. 

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!


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