Supplement Response Differences in Men & Women

August 28th, 2007 by Paul Johnson

Woman and men respond to supplements differently than men. While this pretty obvious to most bodybuilders the reasons go way beyond just testosterone levels. According to researchers in a study I came across, the following differences were factors in the differences:

- plasma protein levels
- plasma volume
- cytochrome P450 activity
- drug transporter function
- body mass
- hormone profile
- gastric emptying time
- excretion activity

A supplement might work for women very well, but not so well for guys. The opposite could be try. This makes it important that supplements be tested on both males and females because nutritional companies often neglect females during their testing of supplements.