You’re sur­rounded by fake body-build­ing sup­ple­ments. Here’s what to keep in mind be­fore you buy that pro­tein pow­der off the shelf

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Lifestyle - Ab­hi­nav Verma

Is build­ing rock-solid abs and bi­ceps, and an en­vi­able set of pecs a her­culean task? The pro­te­in­fu­elled, chis­elled hunks at the gym might agree. You know what else is equally tough? Find­ing suit­able and authen­tic sup­ple­ments to meet their pro­tein re­quire­ments? Fake body­build­ing sup­ple­ments are on the rise in In­dia, cour­tesy its wide­spread grey mar­ket. This not only means that the thou­sands of ru­pees you are shelling out on pro­tein pow­ders might be go­ing waste, there are health haz­ards too. Here’s all you need to know about them and how to avoid buy­ing fakes.

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