Supplements have been an essential part of bodybuilding for the past few decades for their benefits, efficiency, and accessibility. Back in the 90’s the supplement industry began growing and it eventually transformed into the huge monster we have today, what makes the supplement world so great is the fact that you can virtually find a product for any specific goal, it doesn’t matter if it’s for muscle building or fat loss, the supplement industry most likely has something for you.
Before supplements made their way into the mainstream market, they were bodybuilding’s little secret, not many people knew that these “magical powders” or “magical pills” existed and it was actually a good thing. Supplements weren’t part of the mainstream world so they weren’t subjected to the mainstream rules; a lot of supplements that were bestsellers a few years ago are long gone due to the fact that they contained a few (now) illegal ingredients that were “too powerful”.
As supplements made their way into popularity, a lot of ingredients that were previously used became banned and were replaced by less powerful ingredients that met the established requirements by a series of health and food organizations. Eventually the non bodybuilding part of society that had a set of desired goals such as weight loss, many started venturing into the supplement world and began consuming supplements that were only a shadow of the original products that started the whole movement, now we have a huge industry that is filled with hundreds of brands with thousands of products out of which only a minor percentage work.