Optimal Protein Supplementation
The complete advantage of utilizing multi protein sources and amino acids for a new dimension of sports nutrition benefits!
From the everyday nutritionally inclined individual, to the maximum muscle inclined bodybuilder, adequate protein and amino acid ingestion is at the forefront of a sound nutritional program. The importance of moderate to high protein diets and amino acids has shown remarkable results in terms of maintaining a lean, muscular physique: aiding in fat loss, satiety, exercise performance and muscle recovery. In addition, recently moderate/ high protein diets have shown to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, maintain optimal hormone levels, and optimize liver and kidney function along with a host of other benefits.
Understanding that protein is important is one thing, but knowing what type of protein and amino acids to ingest is equally or even more important factor to consider.
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HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY PROPERTIES OF MACA ROOT
Effects of Peruvian Maca on Hormonal Functions
Whether discussions today are about estrogen replacement therapy, increasing male potency or improving other hormonal functions, the solutions mentioned are generally drugs currently on the market. Lately, however, we’ve been hearing marvellous reports about a hearty plant root cultivated high in the Andes of Peru. Known as “maca,” this ancient nutritional source and efficacious endocrine system remedy is being dispensed by health professionals as a safe and natural substitute for drugs.
Maca, in fact, has been used by Peruvian consumers for many centuries, from before the time of the Incas. Once in a decade an herb used by native peoples for thousands of years comes to our attention and it seems so important to health that we wonder how we ever got along without it before.
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Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) Explained
DHEA is an androgenic hormone produced in the adrenal glands. In the body, DHEA is converted into other hormones such as testosterone, estrogen, progesterone or cortisol. Some natural products include wild yams as a source of DHEA. A metabolic precursor to DHEA, DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone-3-sulfate) can be converted to DHEA and vice versa. DHEA levels are known to decrease with age – particularly after the age of 40, but perhaps as early as ages 20 – 30.
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Whey Protein Explained
As scientific evidence continues to mount in favor of the health promoting effects of higher protein intakes, increasingly health conscious consumers are demanding convenient and affordable ways of adding protein to their diet. The food and supplement industries, never one to miss an opportunity, have been eager to oblige, introducing a myriad of protein bars, powders, shakes, candies, puddings and other convenience foods to fill this demand. But consumers should realize that oftentimes the food industry, and its darling offspring, the nutritional supplement industry will go to any lengths to sell the cheapest (and potentially harmful) ingredients they can get away with. Nowhere is this more true than in the area of whey protein.
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Coenzyme Q10 Explained
*Note: Advanced Cycle Support Rx contains 100mg of CoQ10 per serving.
Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a compound found naturally in the energy-producing center of the cell known as the mitochondria. CoQ10 is involved in making an important molecule known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP serves as the cell’s major energy source and drives a number of biological processes, including muscle contraction and the production of protein. CoQ10 also works as an antioxidant.
Antioxidants are substances that scavenge free radicals, damaging compounds in the body that alter cell membranes, tamper with DNA, and even cause cell death. Free radicals occur naturally in the body, but environmental toxins (including ultraviolet light, radiation, cigarette smoking, and air pollution) can also increase the number of these damaging particles. Scientists believe free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as the development of a number of health problems, including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants, such as CoQ10, can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
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ADVANCED CYCLE SUPPORT Rx Review
by John Connor
Advanced Cycle Support Rx by IronMagLabs is an outstanding product for those who want organ protection while on or off cycle. I’m a long time user of anabolic steroids and now that I’m in my forties I’m very concerned about mitigating the side effects from my steroid use as well as overall health off cycle. The various antioxidants in ACS offer organ protection in easy to use capsules. Over the years I have used all kinds of supplements to protect my liver, heart and cardiovascular system and I am convinced ACS is the best combination available today. Instead of taking 7-10 different pills every day I can just take 2 caps of ACS and be done with it. Not only is this more convenient than stocking over half a dozen different supplements but its way less expensive using an all in one supplement like Advanced Cycle Support.
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Broccoli Diet For More Muscle Cells
Strength athletes may build up more muscle tissue by eating Brassica vegetables like broccoli, sprouts or cabbage daily. We base this wild speculation on a study by molecular biologists at the Second University of Naples, soon to be published in Age. According to this research, members of the cabbage family stimulate the development of mesenchymal stem cells.
Muscle tissue grows in two ways as a result of strength training: 1. the existing cells in the muscle fibres grow and 2. the number of muscle cells in the muscle fibres grows. The latter is called hyperplasia: training induces stem cells in the muscle fibres to develop into fully grown muscle cells. Hormones like IGF-1, and also supplements like NO-donors, enhance this process.
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The Science of ProLensis™
Studies looking into the screening of ProLensis™ reveal the presence of saponins, tannins, alkaloids and anthraquinones. These phytochemicals are ultimately responsible for the effects of ProLensis™. It has long been known that saponins enhance androgen (such as testosterone) production, and that alkaloids increase the dilation of blood vessels in the sexual organs.
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