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  • Ornithine: Time for Another Look?

    About 25 years ago ornithine was a popular supplement among bodybuilders. It’s a free amino acid but is not commonly found...

    Jerry BrainumAugust 16, 2009
  • Energy Drinks

    Though many of us don’t pay much attention to reaction time, think about it; one of the key elements in optimal...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.August 13, 2009
  • Fish Oil Follies

    There’s been some controversy recently concerning supplemental fish oil.

    Becky HolmanAugust 10, 2009
  • The Body Fat Solution

    Venuto’s number-one principle is calorie deficit—if you burn more calories each day than you take in, you lose ugly fat. It’s...

    Becky HolmanAugust 7, 2009
  • Binge Buster

    Recent studies show that as far as fat gain goes, it doesn’t matter if you get your calories during the day...

    Becky HolmanAugust 4, 2009
  • Food Facts

    Coffee improves concentration. Research shows that coffee drinkers perform better on memory tests. About four cups a day is the limit....

    Becky HolmanAugust 1, 2009
  • Natural Testosterone Boosters

    It’s no secret that anabolic steroids help build muscle size and strength. The problem with steroids is twofold. First, they’re prescription...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 29, 2009
  • Anabolic Ammo

    Those in the BCAA group showed significantly higher testosterone counts, along with lower counts of cortisol and creatine kinase, an enzyme...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 26, 2009
  • Protein Intake

    Taking the protein before and after training blocked the response of both active and total testosterone to the exercise, much the...

    Jerry BrainumJuly 23, 2009
  • Novel Fat Fighters

    A recent study investigated the effect of cheonggukjang on various aspects of fat metabolism. For those of you who’ve never heard...

    Jose Antonio, Ph.D.July 20, 2009
  • Preworkout Chocolate?

    The supplements contain such compounds as arginine or glycine propionyl-L-carnitine, which help the body produce NO, which in turn dilates blood...

    Becky HolmanJuly 17, 2009
  • 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