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The Glutamine Supplement Guide: Filtering the Facts from the Fiction

What is Glutamine A naturally occurring amino acid that’s found in dietary protein. It’s considered an essential amino acid and makes up 2/3’s of the amino acids found in our body.. Glutamine can be found in abundance in dairy; whey and casein protein also contain high amounts of glutamine as part of the protein powder composition. The Glutamine Claim: Glutamine helps build muscle and prevents DOMS/muscle soreness after training. The Key Research There is a wide body of research about Glutamine supplementation. The research uniformly refutes the general claims surrounding Glutamine as a muscle building enhancement Does not enhance...

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The Beta Alanine Supplement Guide: Does It Boost Athletic Performance?

What is Beta Alanine? Beta-alanine turns into carnosine the help buffer against acidity in the muscle ([1. activities that stress intracellular acidosis – exercise over 30 seconds– Bogdanis GC, et al. Power output and muscle metabolism during and following recovery from 10 and 20 s of maximal sprint exercise in humans. Acta Physiol Scand. (1998)]). When pH drops, Carnosine is released by the cells; elevated levels of Carnosine can supress lactic acid production for a short period of time. The Beta Alanine Claim: Increases muscular endurance during aerobic activities by suppressing muscle fatigue (anaerobic threshold and exhaustion time increased) allowing...

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The Multivitamin Guide: Do Multivitamins Actually Do Anything?

What is a Multivitamin A multivitamin is nothing more than an oral supplement that contains a whole medley of different vitamins. The problem is that there is no real regulatory definition for what a multivitamin should be made up of. That means the quality and ingredients can vary quite a bit between brands. There are two varieties of multivitamins: synthetic and natural vitamins. Synthetic vs Natural Vitamins Synthetic (i.e. traditional) multivitamins are created in a lab while natural vitamins are deprived completely from whole foods. Consuming natural vitamins gives you vitamins from food sources. I don’t think anyone will...

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The BCAA’s Supplement Guide: Do They Really Work?

What are BCAA’s 3 of the 8 essential amino acids which are the building blocks of protein: leucine, isoleucine and valine.These amino acids may have a positive influence on muscles if taken at the right times. It follows that BCAA’s are a popular workout supplement, usually ingested before or after a strenuous workout. The BCAA Claim: BCAA”s will help build muscle, prevent the breakdown of muscles (anti-catabolic effect), and aid in recovery. The Research There has been a lot of research into BCAA’s. The studies do show BCAA’s have a positive effect on muscles. BCAA’s may prevent muscle breakdown...

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Strength Training 101

Strength. Every man, at some level, wants to be strong. The relationship between strength and masculinity is a highly intertwined one. To be a man is to be strong and to be strong is to be a man. Few men will tell you they don’t want to be physically stronger than they currently are. Being strong is not only relegated to just the male ego either — women can benefit just as much as men by becoming stronger. Strength, for both genders, has a lot of benefits. If you do a sport like Muay Thai, a proper strength training...

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