Category: Nutrition Science

Anabolism and Insulin

/ Posted 04.18.2014

Beginning in the late 1990s, a strange phenomenon became apparent in professional bodybuilding contests. While the competitors were all in … continue reading

Is Conjugated Linoleic Acid Anabolic?

/ Posted 03.04.2014

Conjugated linoleic acid is an isomer of linoleic acid, an essential omega-6 fatty acid. Structurally, CLA contains both cis and … continue reading

Vital Macronutrients for Building Strength and Muscle

/ Posted 02.20.2014

Ask any bodybuilder what the most important nutrient for building muscle is, and the likely reply will be, “Protein.” So … continue reading

Why Most Diets Fail

/ Posted 02.01.2014

It’s a common observation that most diets fail, but the reason they fail isn’t about the weight loss. In fact, … continue reading

Pine Bark Extract

/ Posted 12.14.2013

Study results have shown that taking a daily dose of the pine bark extract pycnogenol may help to treat or … continue reading

Boosting Muscle Recovery With Nutrition

/ Posted 12.06.2013

When you train intensely with weights, you’re incurring injury to your muscles. It sounds bad, but the body compensates by … continue reading

Muscle Growth and Estrogen

/ Posted 11.27.2013

Estrogen is often called a “female hormone,” which is a misnomer, as this steroid hormone is also produced in the … continue reading

Inject to Grow?

/ Posted 11.25.2013

The primary purpose of using anabolic drugs, such as testosterone, steroids and growth hormone, is to trigger added muscle beyond … continue reading

Meat, Carnitine and Heart Disease

/ Posted 10.31.2013

A study released in April 2013 implicated beef as a primary cause of cardiovascular disease.1 What was surprising about the … continue reading

How Much Protein Do You Need Per Meal?

/ Posted 09.04.2013

What’s the magic number? Twenty grams? Forty grams? How much protein should you get per meal? The dirty little answer … continue reading

Nutrients That Can Increase GH

/ Posted 08.12.2013

Human growth hormone is considered one of the three major anabolic hormones in the body, with the other two being … continue reading

DHEA Fights Painful Muscle Soreness

/ Posted 07.31.2013

Yeah, DHEA, a.k.a. dehydroepiandrosterone, is the most abundant steroid hormone in the body. Most would say that it’s good just … continue reading

Does Protein Make You Fat?

/ Posted 07.25.2013

Self-styled experts often attribute various side effects to long-term high-protein diets—dehydration, calcium and bone loss, kidney disease and even increased … continue reading

Testosterone and Cholesterol

/ Posted 06.09.2013

Of all the side effects associated with high-dose anabolic steroid use, the most immediately dangerous is the way they affect … continue reading

Lifting Can Ward Off Metabolic Syndrome

/ Posted 05.18.2013

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors that include midsection obesity, meaning bellyfat; hypertension; and adverse glucose and insulin … continue reading

High Protein to Burn More Fat?

/ Posted 05.02.2013

A high protein diet is an essential part of the equation for adding muscle. The cornerstone of increased muscle hypertrophy, … continue reading

The History of Test and Steroids

/ Posted 04.24.2013

You don’t need to be a bodybuilder to hear about anabolic steroids. They are constantly in the news. One day … continue reading

Stress, Body Fat and Cortisol

/ Posted 04.15.2013

Bodybuilders tend to associate higher cortisol with muscle catabolism, or breakdown. It’s true that cortisol is the major catabolic hormone … continue reading

The Zinc Link

/ Posted 04.08.2013

A number of studies have established that zinc is essential to protect against oxidative stress and help repair DNA damage. In … continue reading

Phosphatidic Acid

/ Posted 03.27.2013

As always, some of the best science in the field of sports nutrition is being published in the ISSN’s peer-reviewed … continue reading

Potassium: Not Too Much, Not Too Little

/ Posted 03.18.2013

While all minerals are important to health, potassium has special significance for those who exercise. Consider its primary functions in … continue reading

Boron Bigness

/ Posted 02.20.2013

Compared to other nutrients, you don’t hear much about boron. If fact, if you mention it to many people, they … continue reading

T Therapy Helps Trim Men’s Waistlines

/ Posted 02.18.2013

Previous studies of testosterone-replacement therapy have shown changes in body composition, usually in the form of increased lean mass and … continue reading

Whey Protein vs. Lots of Calories

/ Posted 02.14.2013

If you go to Burger King and “have it your way” or leave KFC with that “finger-lickin’ good” taste in … continue reading

Estrogens in Food: Cause for Concern?

/ Posted 02.13.2013

For male bodybuilders, estrogen has acquired an unsavory reputation. Often referred to as a “female sex hormone,” estrogen is in … continue reading

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