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.
Category: Nutrition Science
You may have heard of celiac disease, which affects one in every 100 Americans. It’s a severe aversion to gluten, a protein found in wheat, rye and barley. Anyone who has celiac and eats anything with gluten in it, including bread, pasta or even soups, has to run to the restroom for another type of run.
The authors note that the glucose produced during gluconeogenesis can be used to slowly replenish depleted glycogen reserves, while other fuel sources, including lactate and ketones, can act as primary energy sources for muscle work. That explains how bodybuilders adapt to ultralow-carb diets and why such diets do not lead to muscle loss, contrary to some people’s opinions.
he researchers noted that being strong overruled other risk factors associated with cancer, such as age, having lots of abdominal fat and smoking. They suggest lifting weights a minimum of twice a week to protect against cancer.
Simply put, pyruvate is formed during the metabolism, or digestion, of sugars and starches. It’s a key compound that jump-starts the metabolic pathway known as the Krebs cycle, in which chemical and enzyme actions produce ATP and/or its direct precursors to power your workouts. In practical terms, pyruvate can be compared to the key that starts your car.
The authors suggest that factors other than nutrition must explain the differences between hard and easy gainers. On the other hand, they also suggest that getting enough protein may be more important for those who experience difficulty in making regular strength and size gains.
The rate of carnosine increase in muscle appears to differ among individuals, in this study varying from 2 to 69 percent. In the high responders it took 15 weeks to return to baseline since they stored more carnosine. In the low responders, the return to baseline took six weeks—still two weeks longer than creatine.
DNP is a cellular poison that researchers use to destroy cells. It’s also used as an insecticide and in various industrial settings for things like paint removal. While that doesn’t sound very appetizing, it hasn’t kept some people from using DNP for fat-loss purposes.
I would not have predicted that. I would have surmised that the TFR method—morning, afternoon and preworkout—would have been superior because of the preworkout component. It looks like spacing out the consumption of casein and taking it prior to bed, however, may be a better strategy.