I just started working with a new client and he informed me that he wants to lose weight, tone up, and get stronger/ bigger. He also told me he never has any energy for his workouts because of his work schedule. He takes GNC Ravage to give him energy to build. I told him I don’t think it is the right thing for him right now according to his goals. He is really hesitant to stop taking it though. Does anyone have any advice on this supplement? From what I looked up I still stand to my idea that it’s not right for him. Am I being too much of a “hippie trainer” and out of touch with my client? Help me not be biased!
I looked at the GNC web site and read the claims for this product but also the reviews. The thing that got my attention was how many people wrote that they had different kinds of GI problems from nausea to diarrhea. I was also confused that one of the claims is that it is a vasodilator. There is a recommendation that it be stopped two weeks prior to a surgery.
There is another word of caution: your client may be on medication, and I would be concerned in that case of possible medication interactions. If that is the case, it may be wise that your client to consult his pharmacist, if not doctor.
Ultimately, you will not be able to stop your client from taking this supplement if he is determined to do so. You have made your point, and if it was me, I would stick to it.