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  • Wrinkle Reduction

    Many IM readers are familiar with phosphatidylserine, a soy lipid (see page 64). It’s big on helping reduce cortisol, the stress...

    Becky HolmanJuly 14, 2009
  • Creatine: Sweet or Sour?

    If you’re on an anabolic-steroid regimen, you’ll also probably bloat a bit, as steroids retain sodium in the body.

    Jerry BrainumJuly 11, 2009
  • Coffee Caution

    Some research even shows that drinking coffee can help prevent sun damage to the skin, including melanoma, the most deadly form...

    Becky HolmanJuly 8, 2009
  • Food Facts

    Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) improves a specific cell function that can reduce headaches, according to a study reported in Neurology. About 100...

    Becky HolmanJuly 5, 2009
  • Supplemental Carbs

    It turned out that taking the carb supplement didn’t affect exercise performance, perhaps because the volume of training—five sets of squats—wasn’t...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 2, 2009
  • PS: Less Stress, More Muscle

    Exactly how phosphatidylserine affects cortisol isn’t yet clear. Researchers agree that the main sites of its interaction are in the brain....

    Jerry BrainumJune 29, 2009
  • Testosterone and Rapid Weight Loss

    A higher count of free testosterone, however, comes with a price. Estrogen-blocking supplements don’t affect another enzyme, 5-alpha reductase, which converts...

    Jerry BrainumJune 26, 2009
  • Protein and Carbs During Training

    The authors suggest that the mechanism may involve an enabling of the muscle protein synthesis pathway, which makes sense because amino...

    Jerry BrainumJune 23, 2009
  • Peptides—the Next Super Supplement?

    Peptides are a collection of amino acids strung together. Put two together, and you have a dipeptide; put three together, and...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.June 20, 2009

    It’s a vicious circle, as the more fat you put on, the hungrier you get. There’s one more reason to...

    Becky HolmanJune 17, 2009
  • Food Facts

      Macadamia nuts can help lower cholesterol. Research from Pennsylvania State University showed that eating about a handful a day reduced...

    Becky HolmanJune 14, 2009
  • Minerals and Mood

    The main point of the study, however, is that a higher potassium and magnesium intake, coupled with a lower sodium intake,...

    Jerry BrainumJune 11, 2009
  • Best Creatine-Loading Method

    In their zeal to label commonly used bodybuilding supplements as potentially toxic, the physicians conducting the study conveniently sidestepped the steroid...

    Jerry BrainumJune 8, 2009
  • Fiber Facts

    A lot of people believe that eating fiber with a meal helps block the absorption of fat. That’s true but only...

    Becky HolmanJune 5, 2009
  • Big and Ripped

    The branched-chain amino acid L-leucine is the most important of the BCAAs for muscle growth. Research shows that taking even small...

    Becky HolmanJune 2, 2009