Not a month goes by without another study finding a relation between low testosterone and increased mortality.
Over the long haul, taking these anti-inflammatory fats not only will contribute to better health but may even improve body composition. Not many foods or supplements can claim that. So the omega-3s should be at the top of your supplement totem pole.
Recently a ton of scientific information has been presented concerning the antiaging attributes of the hormone dehydoepiandrosterone. Secreted by the … continue reading
CLA shares a property with testosterone in that it prevents the maturation of fat cells.
The combination of insulin, testosterone and growth hormone is primarily responsible for the monstrous muscle size many pro bodybuilders display.
Not having the liver enzyme may explain another observation commonly made about bodybuilders and other athletes. Some athletes appear to respond to steroids much faster and more efficiently than others.
With the steadily rising increase of fructose intake in industrialized nations, health experts have noticed a concomitant rise in the … continue reading
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Which is best: whey protein isolate, whey protein hydrolysate or whole intact whey? Well, it depends on what you want. As I always say, goals determine strategies. So what is your goal?
Fish oil is one of the most important supplements anyone can take because of its content of omega-3 fatty acids—docosahexaenoic … continue reading
Food allergies are triggered by allergens and their derivatives commonly found in foods that contain gluten, fish, egg, peanut, soybean, … continue reading
Creatine has been the magician in many bodybuilders’ supplement arsenals, conjuring strength and muscle like no other nutrient. You probably … continue reading
Betaine, which also goes by the moniker trimethylglycine, has been getting some press lately. Why is it such an important … continue reading
The branched-chain amino acids consist of three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. They are considered “essential” because they … continue reading
Q: I’m not overweight, but I’m not as lean as I know I can be. I’ve been training regularly and … continue reading
On April 7, 2010, the United States Food and Drug Administration sent warning letters to six spas that offered “fat-melting … continue reading
Exercise on its own is a potent growth hormone releaser; however, there are conflicting reports regarding the acute effects of … continue reading
In recent years whey protein has emerged as the premier protein supplement for triggering gains in muscle size and strength. … continue reading
When carbs are reduced, it’s a good idea to increase fats as a source of calories that will help prevent catabolism by controlling cortisol.
The ideal metabolic scenario for gaining muscle size and strength is to have the amount of muscle protein synthesis exceed that of muscle catabolism, or breakdown.
Most medical texts that discuss the side effects of anabolic steroids suggest that the reason they may increase blood pressure is their sodium-retention properties.
Without thinking that through, your first impulse might be to conclude that a high-fat diet will interfere with gains made through weight training. Consider, however, that the high-fat, low-carb diet is popular among many bodybuilders, and that there’s never been any record of that type of diet inhibiting muscle growth in humans. If anything, the converse is true.
We know that egg yolk contains two very important carotenoids—lutein and zeaxanthin—both of which have been shown to be great for eye health.
As creatine’s popularity rose, investigators examined the best ways to use it in terms of uptake and absorption into the body. In the late ’90s studies showed that high insulin release encouraged creatine uptake into muscle.
A large body of emerging data also suggest that taking casein throughout the day is of great benefit as well, as it slowly releases valuable amino acids over a longer time period. That’s critical to helping the body maintain what researchers refer to as the amino acid pool.