Originally Posted by titus_teen
I am 16 years old and trying to really lift. I was told that I should be taking supplements but when I said something to coach he said I do not need them. What is your take on it?
Your 16 years old, which at the moment, is the most important component within your personal goals: Your body is not at its full development yet and likewise your natural hormonal development has not reached its genetic potential. IMO, at this age, one does nothing (when concerning external supplements) to muck this natural and normal development process up. One leaves it alone, and let the body do its thing. Vitamins, and fish oil (fatty acids) supplements are fine, other than this you "manipulate" what comes natural: Eating and activity (exercise). Once your body is finished naturally growing and maturing, there may be a time in the distant......future, where other types of supplements may be of use, but this will largely depend on some personal variables.