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Latest research on BCAA's and how to take them

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Latest research on BCAA's and how to take them

Branched-chain amino-acids (BCAAs) are amino acids built of leucine, isoleucine and valine.   What are BCAAs and who should take them. Branched-chain amino-acids (BCAAs) are amino-acids built of leucine, isoleucine and valine. They are known to reduce body fat, stimulate growth of muscle tissue and help maintain the figure developed through muscle- defining workouts. Therefore, when asked about who the offer of BCAA supplementation should be targeted at, we should answer that at all those who are searching for ways to increase their lean mass and have a well-defined body. Here I mean both athletes and amateurs who value healthy...

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HMB is it worth buying or all hype?

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HMB is it worth buying or all hype?

In scientific terms, HMB, or β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate, is a metabolite of L-leucine, which helps maintain balance between the pace of muscle protein regeneration and degeneration. Many bodybuilders and weightlifters use it is a perfect way to increase their dry body mass. Although opinions on the product are divided, it is good to know what the scientists have found out about the substance and learn what can be achieved with the aid of HMB, how to supplement it correctly or whether it is only restricted to athletes.   What do we know about HMB? β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate enhances proper physiology of cellular...

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Glutamine - Is it worth taking?

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Glutamine - Is it worth taking?

Hell Yes, would be my simple reply. There are many myths surrounding glutamine in sport, including, in particular, its ability to improve the efficiency of strength training. Glutamine has been for long known as a very effective product to support muscle mass development. The good reputation of the substance was, however, undermined by results of a certain test, which were interpreted with lots being remained unsaid or misinterpreted. So, what is the truth? What is glutamine and how does it influence the synthesis of muscle fibres, hormones, muscle growth, immunity, endurance and fat burning? What is glutamine? Glutamine won publicity...

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The amazing Ashwaganda and Thyroid function.

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The amazing Ashwaganda and Thyroid function.

Ashwagandha and Thyroid Disorders: A Novel Therapeutic Approach An Indian plant extract may hold promise for those suffering with under-active thyroid. According to a new study, ashwagandha, a traditional herb in Ayurvedic medicine, may exert therapeutic benefits in individuals with hypothyroidism. In the UK, hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) is fifteen times more prevalent in women, according to the NHS (1). Suffering from hypothyroidism may contribute to weight gain, tiredness, hair loss, muscle cramps, cold intolerance and fertility problems. The thyroid is responsible for producing hormones (namely TSH, T4 and T3) that are crucial for metabolic and cellular function.   Recent research conducted in...

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Could Saffron be the answer to depression?

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Could Saffron be the answer to depression?

Saffron and its anti depressant qualities.

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