How to know whether trying fitness supplements for weight loss and muscle gain is worth it, according to dietitians

Fitness supplements like preworkout, protein shakes and more promise to give your gym routine an extra boost — but some can just waste your money instead, according to a sports dietitian.

Get the most bang for your buck by picking the right supplements for your goals and routine, according to Brett Singer, a sports dietitian at Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute who works with the Houston Dynamo.

Singer told Insider that fitness supplements like creatine are extensively researched, generally safe, and have evidence-based benefits for boosting performance and gains in the gym.

However, supplements can be costly and may not be right for everyone —  knowing the right timing, dose, and purpose of each product can give you an edge.

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