Many alternative nutritionists will try to convince you that certain supplements, therapies or vitamin and mineral preparations will help you get better sooner. In truth there is little evidence. The most common example of this has to be mega-doses of vitamin C and the common cold. Vitamin C is required for a healthy immune system, but this is easily achieved at a very low intake. There is no evidence that vitamin C supplementation will help recovery from a cold. I would, however, strongly advocate a balanced varied diet with maybe a higher intake of fruit and vegetables during a cold to ensure a good intake of all vitamins and minerals.
Many herbal supplements have been discussed in relation to illness in Chapters 9 and 10, but evidence that they do anything to help is poor. Pro- and prebiotics have been researched considerably and there is good evidence that there is reduction in frequency of illness, illness intensity and illness duration with regular intake of probiotic formulas.
The best advice if you are ill during bodybuilding is to rest up, and eat a balanced varied diet where you can.
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Bodybuilding is the process of developing muscle fibers through various techniques. It is achieved through muscle conditioning, weight training, increased calorie intake, and resting your body as it repairs and heals itself, before restarting your workout routine.