Supplement Articles

Top 10 Reasons To Use L- Carnitine: Prevent Muscle Wasting During Weight Loss

 

Taking carnitine with Omega 3 fish oil is one of the simplest things you can do to lose fat and raise your energy levels. The cool thing about carnitine is that by elevating the amount of carnitine stored in your muscles, you will see improvements in your quality of life.

Whey Protein, Leucine and Vitamin D: Prevent Muscle Wasting During Weight Loss

 

Dutch researchers showed that a daily supplement of whey protein, leucine and vitamin D prevented muscle loss during a 13 week weight loss program that reduced energy intake by 600 calories per day. The test subjects also participated in a weight training program 3 days per week. The combination of weight training and protein supplementation could help obese adults lose weight and maintain muscle mass. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 101:279-286.2015)

Whey Protein More Anabolic Than Egg Protein

 

Increased protein intake is essential for bodybuilders and older adults. Both need to maximize muscle protein synthesis while increasing fat burning. When cutting for contests, bodybuilders must become as lean as possible while sparing muscle mass. Obesity is a significant problem in older adults. However, when they lose significant weight through dieting, they typically lose muscle mass that they can’t gain back.  Protein quality is an important consideration in both groups. A study from Auburn University, Alabama found that whey protein promoted muscle protein synthesis better than egg protein or a combination of whey and egg proteins. Whey protein was also more effective for fat mobilization. (Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition 12:14, 2015)

Vitamin D

 

Good old Vitamin D is not only good for your heath but it’s also helps with muscle size, strength and burning body fat!
There are three reasons we’re taking a look at this little vitamin that packs a big punch!
Longevity, performance, and looking good naked.
 

Leucine and Protein Synthesis

 

Leucine is one of the three branched chain amino acids (BCAAs), and is unique in its ability to stimulate skeletal muscle protein synthesis. In fact, leucine has a several fold greater impact on protein synthesis than any other amino!

 

PUMP UP WITH BETAINE

 

Without a doubt, one of the more satisfying outcomes from intense weight training is the surplus of blood that rapidly fills your muscles as you train. Commonly known as "the pump". However a deeper look into "the pump" shows it is more than just a short term increase in muscle size. According to several studies, the pump actually stimulates long-term adaptations within the muscle, promoting substantial gains in size and strength.

Beta-Alanine

With literally hundreds of different supplements available and so many that are based on bogus claims and ridiculous hype, it’s almost impossible to find even one that delivers results. If you've rummaged through the garbage of the supplement scrap heap, you know that finding any science or real-world proof is a waste of time. Beta-Alanine is the exception. Finally, a supplement that actually lives up to its claims! Beta-Alanine efficacy is backed by major university, peer-reviewed studies performed on humans, not a cell, rat or goat study upon which other products typically base claims. The science behind beta-alanine is simple, it makes sense and it works.

 

What is Alpha-Lipoic Acid?

 

Alpha-lipoic acid (also known as ALA) is a synthetic version of lipoic acid, a naturally occurring compound produced in the body and synthesized by both plants and animals. This antioxidant is vital to cellular energy production, and helps to neutralize the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are chemical byproducts produced during the process of oxidation that converts nutrients to cellular energy. As they oxidize, these compounds can become highly reactive and harmful to the cell, distorting its vital components and reducing its metabolic efficiency. While the body can naturally manufacture enough lipoic acid for metabolic functions, supplementing can allow more optimal levels to circulate in a free state.
 

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