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  • Steroids… the good, the bad and the ugly!

    Sooner or later you are going to be faced with a decision about Performance Enhancing Drugs; Anabolic steroids, hGH, anti –estrogens,...

    Blog PostDavid YoungFebruary 5, 2011
  • Creatine: once more falsely accused

    It amazes me how often creatine is blamed for various athletic problems. These problems range from dehydration to severe muscle cramps....

    Blog PostJerry BrainumAugust 25, 2010
  • The mouthwash of champions

    It’s no secret that ingesting carbohydrates improves exercise performance, particularly that related to exercise intensity levels and endurance. If you’ve ever...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumJune 3, 2010
  • Dangerous protein drinks?

    Consumer Reports magazine has a long established and well-earned reputation for independently testing various products for quality and efficacy. It was...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumMay 30, 2010
  • An easy way to boost antioxidant nutrient absorption

    Aloe Vera is a plant that grows in Africa, the Canary islands, and a few other places. For years, various medicinal...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumMay 13, 2010
  • Getting more bang from your vitamin D buck

    Vitamin D has emerged in recent years as a “star” nutrient” based on numerous scientific discoveries about its role in human...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumMay 12, 2010
  • Can arginine lower exercise fatigue?

    Despite being classified as a “nonessential” amino acid because it can be synthesized in the body, L-arginine is extremely popular with...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumApril 26, 2010
  • Does soy interfere with thyroid function?

    When I began training over 40 years ago, the major protein source in commercial protein supplements was soy. The most popular...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumApril 14, 2010
  • Why I don’t write about company sponsored studies

    A major complaint often voiced about various food supplements is that there are few, if any, studies published that back up...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumMarch 11, 2010
  • Ginkgo biloba extract raises testosterone levels?

    While leafing through a bodybuilding magazine in the library, I noticed a small item concerning the effects of the popular herbal...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumSeptember 12, 2009
  • Another one bites the dust!

    It would not be an exaggeration to say that creatine is one of the most popular and effective sports supplements. Studies...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumJuly 24, 2009
  • Green tea lowers testosterone?

    Not long ago, I wrote a two-part article on the benefits of green tea for Ironman. I’ve used green tea (GT)...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumJune 7, 2009
  • Why I wrote the book

    Although I’ve written over 3,000 published articles during the last 30 years, I have not, until now, ventured into the world...

    Blog PostJerry BrainumJune 3, 2009
  • Sucker supplements

    I’m a big advocate of using various food supplements, especially those that supply nutrients that may be missing in the diet....

    Blog PostJerry BrainumAugust 15, 2008