Originally Posted by Pitysister
we don't have any.
Yeah, that ^^
I don't quite understand... you're doing a presentation for people in the emergency services fields. You reference how overweight they are, how unathletic, yet you want to tell them about what bad things can happen if they were to take certain supplements or mix certain supplements?
I can see advising them of adverse reactions, but as a whole, the supplement industry doesn't really have THAT many horror stories. Ephedra is about the only real controversial thing that's gone on over the last few years (in terms of legal supps, that is). And even the Ephedra scare was based on the fact that some idiots took too much while having pre-existing heart conditions (which was one of those 'don't take if you have this' warnings).
I guess what I'm getting at here is, what's your main objective in doing this presentation? Getting the EMS people to get into better shape? Telling them NOT to use supps? Telling to use supps, but with caution?
If you're just trying to caution them about supps, from what you've said about them and their lifestyles, they either don't know what supps are or they think they're some sort of miracle cure for their fatness. In either case, I would think it'd be better to educate them on good nutrition and exercise programs instead of pushing and/or putting the scare tactics on with supps.
If you really want to warn them about 'supps' that can and do have the main potential for side effects, talk to them about the dangers of illegal steroid use. That's an area where you'll get some great "I was an idiot and didn't cycle/load/use properly" stories.