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Unraveling Carbohydrates: What You Need to Know

Resources Unraveling Carbohydrates: What You Need to Know Carbs – the good, the bad, and the not-so-ugly! In this article, we're going to break down carbohydrates in a way that's easy to understand. You'll discover why carbs matter and how to determine your ideal carb intake without diving into complicated science. What Are Carbs? Carbs are like the fuel for your body. You find them in everyday foods like fruits, grains, veggies, and beans. Unlike other nutrients, carbs aren't essential for survival, but they can be necessary depending [...]

June 3rd, 2024|Categories: Resources|

The Importance of Water: Your Body’s Lifeline

Resources The Importance of Water: Your Body's Lifeline Water is more than just a thirst quencher. It's a fundamental building block of life. Your body relies on it for numerous vital functions. Imagine this: the average man is about 60% water, women are around 50%, and your brain is a whopping 75% water. It's no exaggeration to say that we can't survive without it for long. Daily, your body loses water through urination, sweating, and breathing. You need to replenish this lost water regularly to stay in top form. [...]

May 8th, 2024|Categories: Resources|

Fueling Strength & Power: How Nutrition Can Boost Your Game

Resources Fueling Strength and Power: How Nutrition Can Boost Your Game Strength and power athletes, like weightlifters and sprinters, rely on two central energy systems: the ATP-PCr pathway and the glycolytic pathway. These systems provide the rapid bursts of energy required for explosive movements. Fueling these energy pathways with the proper nutrients is essential for optimal performance. ATP-PCr Pathway: This system uses stored creatine phosphate in the muscles to provide quick bursts of energy. It's essential for short, intense efforts like lifting heavy weights or sprinting. Glycolytic Pathway: The [...]

January 30th, 2024|Categories: Resources|

New From Animal Pak…Less Pills!

Resources New From Animal Pak...Less Pills! Animal Pak is more than just a multivitamin because of its comprehensive ingredient profile. This new and improved concentrated formula has more than 60 key ingredients, including 35 vitamins and minerals, 21 amino acids, protein, antioxidants, digestive enzymes, liver detox compounds, ergogenic acids, and energy and focus boosters. Regardless of how perfect your diet is, more likely than not, there are some nutritional gaps that the Animal Pak could fill with their robust ingredients. So what allowed the 11 original pills to [...]

December 8th, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Get Inspired Pumps With Inspired Nutraceuticals

Resources Get Inspired Pumps With Inspired Nutraceuticals Inspired Nutraceuticals is bringing liquid glycerol to the pre-workout pump market with FSU Serum. It contains 20g of GlycoClear glycerol, 2g of betaine nitrate, 200mg sodium, and 250mg of potassium to bring incredible hydrating pumps straight to the muscles. One of the main criticisms of glycerol in supplements is that the dosages are too small and have too much silica causing lower results than a solution containing liquid glycerol. It’s important to adjust your water intake as these ingredients in FSU [...]

November 1st, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Boosting Your Endurance With Raw Beta-Alanine

Resources Boosting Your Endurance With Raw Beta-Alanine Raw has introduced its new beta-alanine that will allow for improved exercise capacity and endurance. Beta-alanine is the precursor to carnosine, which will help keep muscle fatigue at bay by the buffering lactic acid that is produced in your muscles during exercise. In addition, Raw’s product contains L-histidine which is another carnosine precursor, thus more muscular endurance. Finally Raw’s product added some electrolytes to further enhance the body’s performance and recovery. Stacking this product with a pre-workout is also a good [...]

October 2nd, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Kaged Supplements & Citrulline

Resources Kaged Supplements & Citrulline In recent years, supplement manufacturers have been upping the ante regarding the amounts of citrulline in their pre-workout. In 2014, Kaged launched Pre-Kaged with an industry leading 6.5 grams of citrulline. Now in 2022, the introduction of Pre-Kaged Elite took it to a staggering 10 grams of citrulline per serving. Citrulline is an essential amino acid that your body can make but can’t produce enough of for certain heightened metabolic requirements, like heavy training. It has been shown in studies that a 10 [...]

September 1st, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Revive Introduces Its B-Complex

Resources Revive Introduces Its B-Complex Revive MD is well known for providing clinically dosed supplements to high-end athletes. Their Vitamin B Complex boasts eight different forms of B in each serving. Vitamin B1 (Thiamine HCL) - As a cofactor it drives cellular ATP energy production. In addition, it is needed for healthy glucose metabolism. Vitamin B2 (Niacinamide) - Also used as a precursor for NAD+ synthesis, which is important for a huge array of metabolic processes to produce cellular energy. Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal Phosphate) - An active coenzyme [...]

August 4th, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Let’s Stick To The Packs …Stick Packs From 5% Nutrition!

Resources Let’s Stick To The Packs …Stick Packs From 5% Nutrition Let’s get the facts straight...5% Nutrition has been an industry leader in the supplement business. Thanks to products like 5150 Pre-Workout, Hydrate, and All Day You May, 5% has been proven to be a staple in improving athletic performance. But in this busy world where you don’t always have the luxury of carefully combing through your supplement cabinet for a tub to dump the right dose in your water bottle and let the pre-workout work its magic. [...]

July 3rd, 2023|Categories: Resources|

You Want Stick Packs? 5% Nutrition Has Them!

Resources You Want Stick Packs? 5% Nutrition Has Them! If you want to introduce flexibility into your amino acid supplement, then 5% Nutrition has new stick packs to be consumed whenever and wherever. Each pack contains 6000mg branched chain amino acids (BCAA) in a 20:1:1 ratio, which helps maintain your muscle mass instead of tearing it down. The heavy dose of leucine helps its role as the primary activator of the mTOR for protein synthesis. The 2750mg of essential amino acids (EAA) are added to provide the required [...]

June 2nd, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Optimize Your Hormones With Revive MD

Resources Optimize Your Hormones With Revive MD Women’s Health from Revive MD is a well-formulated supplement for active women. There are several ingredients in Women’s Health that help optimize hormone levels as well as a solid dose of brain/mood enhancers. In addition, there are ingredients for healthy hair, skin, and nails. Finally, they included Ingredients to boost immunity, potent antioxidants, and digestive enzymes. Here is a breakdown of the ingredients in this product: Vitamin C 150mg is a powerful antioxidant that scoops up harmful free [...]

May 3rd, 2023|Categories: Resources|

What is Epicatechin?

Resources What is Epicatechin? Many people are surprised to see polyphenol antioxidants marketed as an anabolic supplement. The majority of what is written on the subject focuses on their metabolic and cardiovascular benefits, with much less being said about their impact on processes like muscle protein synthesis. This product is naturally abundant in foods like dark chocolate and tea and is marketed as a nutritional supplement. The benefits of taking Anabolic Warfare’s Epicatechin are improved blood circulation, an increase in nitric oxide production, improved insulin sensitivity, reduction in [...]

April 3rd, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Revive MD Asks: Are You Ready for Immunity Defense?

Resources Revive MD Asks: Are You Ready for Immunity Defense? Immune Defense is Revive MD’s immunity booster, and it’s filled with awesome cutting edge ingredients that, despite having plenty of research backing, have not yet entered common usage among supplement manufacturers. Let's dive into this supplement. Quercetin - This supplement ingredient has significant benefits for immunity as well as antioxidant benefits. This product specifically lowers negative inflammation and increases positive inflammation. This ingredient also acts as a channel for positively charged zinc ions to pass [...]

March 1st, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Want More Pump? 5% Has Got It!

Resources Want More Pump? 5% Has Got It! 5% Core L-Citrulline 3000 is a no-nonsense back to basics approach to achieving extra pumps or slightly lowering blood pressure, which can be useful in many situations. But the company went a little further, as like most of their core line of supplements they added a hint of glycerol to increase cellular hydration. The benefit of this product is not JUST that you can scoop (3000mg citrulline and 500mg glycerol), double scoop, or even triple scoop to get the desired [...]

February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Resources|

The Split Up Of Revive MD’s Vitamins

Resources The Split Up Of Revive MD's Vitamins Revive MD has sold a vitamin D3 and K2 combination supplement for a while now, but they have recently separated the two ingredients into two separate bottles. First thing to know is that the price of the new products (separately) remains the same as the previous combination. Vitamin D has been found to help with bone loss, depression, type two diabetes, heart disease, and multiple sclerosis. Vitamin D deficiency is found in an estimated 40% of American adults. Vitamin D [...]

January 4th, 2023|Categories: Resources|

Stick To The Creatine!

Resources Stick To The Creatine! Primeval Labs announces creatine monohydrate is now available in stick packs! Customers will love the convenience of single-dose creatine monohydrate delivering 5g of creatine per pack. Creatine has already been studied in regards to its gains, strength, power, performance, endurance, and lean mass gains. The way creatine works revolves around the phosphate portion of the molecule that helps the body make more ATP, which is the fuel for energy in the body. Thousands of studies later we have arrived at the conclusion that [...]

December 7th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

What Are Nootropic Fat Burners?

Resources What Are Nootropic Fat Burners? Muscle Tech’s Burn IQ Powder uses paraxanthine, the amazing caffeine alternative that has the potential to upend the supplement industries, relationship with caffeine stimulant ingredients. There is a pattern behind Muscle  Tech’s formulation philosophy, regarding the inclusion of carefully selected nootropic ingredients, that boost, focus, energy, and mood, and supplements that aren’t primarily marketed as nootropic supplements. This is perfect for diet time in brain fog. Starting with 300 mg of paraxanthene in a two scoop serving, we get some sweet heat [...]

November 2nd, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Get Your Defenses Ready For The Season

Resources Get Your Defenses Ready For The Season Revive MD has created a dedicated immunity booster called Immune Defense. It contains quercetin, which although it is often taken as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound, quercetin actually has significant benefits for immunity as well. It specifically regulates inflammatory cytokines that are associated with chronic inflammation and diseases of civilization, which are implicated in the development of fibrosis front immunological reactions in cancer. At the same time, quercetin seems to regulate interference with other inflammatory cytokines which are involved in [...]

October 12th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

5% Nutrition Says to Never Sleep Catabolic

Resources 5% Nutrition Says to Never Sleep Catabolic Drink, Sleep, Grow is a recovery formula designed to be taken before bed, and one which helps to maximize the gains you get while you sleep. Sleep is when all the growth and repair in your body takes place, so strategic supplementation is important here. The components of Drink, Sleep, Grow are as follows: Branched Chain Amino Acid (BCAA) Blend : All three of these amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) inhibit metabolism, stop muscle loss, and improve athletic performance, [...]

October 5th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Animal-Free Whey from MyProtein

Resources Animal-Free Whey from MyProtein MyProtein’s Whey Forward is a new protein powder made primarily of beta lactoglobulin, the predominant major protein in whey. However, it comes with a twist: it’s not from a cow, or any other animal for that matter. Instead, Whey Forward utilizes an animal free source of beta lactoglobulin by the fermentation of a genetically modified form of fungal strain. Some potential health benefits of beta lactoglobulin are inhibition of angiotensin converting enzyme activity, antimicrobial activity, anticarcinogenic activity, hypercholesterol mimic effect. Companies like MyProtein [...]

September 28th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Clear MRE, From MyProtein

Resources Clear MRE, From MyProtein The MyProtein research team really focuses on the development of unique industry-leading protein products to meet their customer base. The serving size macros breakdown for this Clear MRE is as follows: 20g Hydrolyzed Whey Protein (80 Calories) 5g Fat Extra Virgin Olive Oil (45 Calories) 10-12g of Carbs (4-5g of Inulin Prebiotic Fiber) MyProtein uses olive oil as the fat source , so you're getting about 150 calories per serving, with half coming from protein. A quality meal replacement is very crucial to [...]

September 21st, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Let’s Be Clear On Whey Isolate

Resources Let’s Be Clear On Whey Isolate MyProtein Clear Whey Isolate is no normal protein powder. This is a whey protein Isolate that uses a hydrolyzed whey protein isolate powder that’s so highly refined, it settles translucently. It still has a complete amino acid profile like other whey protein isolate, but because it’s been pre-treated to an enzymatic process, the amino acid chains are shorter, making them easier to break down and absorb in your gut. This leads to benefits like a quicker uptake and less G.I. distress. [...]

September 14th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Who Likes Laxogenin? Anabolic Warfare Does!

Resources Who Likes Laxogenin? Anabolic Warfare Does! Anabolic Warfare’s Project Density is touted to manage healthy cortisol levels, increase protein synthesis, and promote muscle definition and strength. This supplement is made of just one single ingredient: smilax extract, 500mg. This is a natural plant extract and does not come under the regulatory fire that other laxogenin supplements have faced in America. Fortunately this supplement, as a full plant extract, has significant anabolic activity. This supplement is not banned by law or from athletic competition, and does not cause [...]

September 7th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Black Magic Goes 100% Vegan

Resources Black Magic Goes 100% Vegan Black Magic’s 100% Vegan Protein has quite a clean label compared to other vegan proteins, at just 110 calories with 20g protein, 2g fat, 2g carbohydrates, and 1g sugar. In addition, it contains a vitamin and mineral blend to support your overall health. This 100% vegan protein is using a Stevia blend to naturally sweeten the protein.The main protein is a pea protein isolate, which is a complete protein source in the plant-based world. Pea protein has all nine essential amino acids, [...]

August 31st, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Extra, Extra, Extra Says 5% Nutrition

Resources Extra, Extra, Extra Says 5% Nutrition Turkesterone 1200, just released by 5% Nutrition, is the first product to address some long-standing problems associated with phytoecdysteroid use. The approach 5% takes distinguishes this product from the supplement pack and raises the standard for turkesterone supplementation. What’s the reason?  They’ve added more to it – with extra ecdysterone – another anabolic phytoecdysteroid that will stack incredibly with the main ajuga extracts to turkesterone.  Turkesterone is one of the hottest anabolic supplements on the market right now. It belongs to [...]

August 24th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Project Shred: Who Wants to Get Shredded?

Resources Project Shred: Who Wants to Get Shredded? Project Shred by Anabolic Warfare is a stimulant-free non-thermogenic blend of natural aromatase inhibitors and diuretics to get you shredded. It does so by controlling estrogen levels and using select diuretics for water loss. Let’s dive deeper into this product: White Button Mushroom Extract : An aromatase inhibitor of testosterone conversion keeps these levels remaining high. DIM : Increases testosterone levels, decreases estradiol levels, and promotes healthy estrogen levels. Dandelion Extract, Buchu Leaf, Juniper Berry [...]

August 17th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Project Jacked: A Unique Muscle Builder

Resources Project Jacked: A Unique Muscle Builder Project Muscle by Anabolic Warfare was released last fall and has some unique selling points behind it.The inclusion of ecdysteroid-containing plant extracts shows enormous anabolic potential. Project Jacked is a unique muscle builder because it contains arachidonic acid, a pro- inflammatory muscle building ingredient. Let’s dive deeper into its ingredients… Creatine Hydrochloride 1000mg: Highly effective and well tolerated, creatine helps your body synthesize more ATP, the basic unit of metabolic energy in the human body. This comes with [...]

August 10th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

BEAM’s Amazing Aminos!

Resources BEAM’s Amazing Aminos! BEAM Recovery Aminos is an intra workout/recovery supplement with a full spectrum of essential amino acids (EAAs). The key features of BEAM recovery aminos are: Full Spectrum BCAA/EAA Blend with High Doses of Leucine: Loading threonine in phenylalanine as well as anabolic methionine. The BCAA ratio of leucine, isoleucine, and valine is 3:1:1 and when taken during your workout build and preserve your muscle. Leucine activates the mTOR pathway for protein synthesis. Lysine 900mg: Also aids in muscle growth and [...]

August 4th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

How’s Your Gut Health These Days?

Resources How’s Your Gut Health These Days? We as Americans rely heavily on ultra-processed food every day, so it’s not surprising that at least 15% of the population suffers from a digestive disorder - and that number is shockingly increasing every year. Research has shown that many of the products we ingest, especially vegetable oils, are inflammatory to the digestive system and result in a poor microbiome in the gut. Thankfully, the Revive MD company has produced a gut health stack to help maintain your digestive system health. [...]

July 27th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

What’s The Deal With KSM-66? Rich Piana Knows!

Resources What’s The Deal With KSM-66? Rich Piana Knows! Ashwagandha is the only ingredient in 5% Nutrition’s KSM-66 Ashwagandha supplement. This is because it contains 600mg, which is the clinical dose for this supplement, in one large capsule. This supplement is an adaptogen that helps reduce cortisol levels, regulating all kinds of downstream hormones. Cortisol is sometimes referred to as the stress hormone and is a good thing to have in proper amounts at the right times in your body. When too much cortisol remains in your body, [...]

July 20th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

What D-Aspartic Acid Can Do For You

Resources What D-Aspartic Acid Can Do For You Rich Piana’s company shows that his legacy for getting the most out of a supplement has continued with the addition of D-Aspartic Acid to their core lineup. It is a supplement that approaches male hormone optimization from 2 angles: first it boosts testosterone levels, and second it regulates estrogen metabolism with the addition of DIM ….surprise! Let's dive deeper into this supplement… D-Aspartic Acid: This amino acid is not like others, which are used to build muscle [...]

July 13th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

How Animal Flex Can Boost Your Workout

Resources How Animal Flex Can Boost Your Workout If you want your joints to run especially strong on “leg day”, then Animal Flex is available as either a pak or powder form . The difference between Animals Flex’s complex and other supplements is that while they both contain glucosamine and MSM, that’s where Animal’s other ingredients leaves them far behind. Glucosamine - This is standard in all joint supplements and Flex has both types of glucosamine. This supplement is important for the health of both [...]

July 6th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

PEScience Mag-GP Alternative

Resources PEScience Mag-GP Alternative With the release of Mag-GP PEScience there is a completeness to the PEScience’s Immune-ST formula. The addition of this mineral supplement is very important in our body’s cell structure, metabolism, antioxidant synthesis, nerve impulses, muscle contractions, and much more. Mag-GO is a chelated form of magnesium that not only helps absorption, but combines glycerol and phosphate to help in ATP production. The glycerol, besides being highly soluble for absorption, has an enjoyable taste. Because of the body’s great need for magnesium, studies show we [...]

June 29th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Revive MD’s Fiber & Your Digestion

Resources Rich Piana’s 5% Bigger By The Day Revive MD has brought health support back into the supplement industry in a cool way. They released Digest Aid and GI+ and Glutamine, but now the final piece of the digestive puzzle is complete with their new Fiber product. Fiber is a new blend that contains 7 grams of dietary fiber per serving. It is used to improve bowel motility and intestinal function. Let’s dive deeper into the ingredients… Oat Flour : Revive MD adds a large [...]

June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Ten Types Of Creatine…Piana Is Crazy!

Resources Ten Types Of Creatine…Piana Is Crazy! Rich and his team came up with the most creative creatine supplement to date, Crea-Ten , which included 10 effective forms of creatine and a creatine acceleration blend to get it where you need it to go, into muscle tissue to generate more ATP. Creatine is the most researched sports supplement to date and has been shown to improve muscle power, weight gain, lean mass gains, reduce fatigue, improved hydration, improved overall well-being, and increased brain function. Creatine is regularly missing [...]

June 15th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Beam-ing With Joy Thanks to This New Whey Protein

Resources Beam-ing With Joy Thanks to This New Whey Protein Beam, which launched their whey protein back in 2020, is now reverting to their childhood with the release of Beam’s Fruity Cereal Whey Protein. Here is a breakdown of the ingredients: 120 Calories 25g Protein 0.5g Fat 3g Carbs 1g Sugar (0g Added) The smell is very pleasant and sweet, it tastes just like Trix Cereal! Trix (from General Mills) has been an American classic cereal, but has no financial interest in the Beam [...]

June 8th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Rich Piana’s 5% Bigger By The Day

Resources Rich Piana’s 5% Bigger By The Day There is no one in the bodybuilding world that can’t acknowledge Rich Piana’s contribution to the sport. Between 2015 and 2016, his insane videos logged over 5 million views, so you know he’s seriously insane about bodybuilding. 5% Bigger By The Day supplement is designed to help any serious athlete or lifter pack on lean muscle mass gains. It consists of a handful of carefully selected and cutting edge ingredients that have some anabolic effects,some anti-catabolic activity, and some support [...]

June 1st, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Understanding Your EVolt 360 Scanner Results

Resources Understanding Your EVolt 360 Scanner Results The EVolt 360 body composition scanner is a FDA approved medical device for the assessment of athletic performance. Using a low grade electrical current that passes through your body, it measures the resistance ( current impedance) of various internal body organs, muscle, fat, and water. It then utilizes your specific information regarding age, weight ,height, and gender to create a personalized body wellness analysis. Then, it will recommend (based on your training goals) a macronutrient profile and supplement stack, all in [...]

May 25th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

How Long Does a Pre-Workout Last?

Resources How Long Does a Pre-Workout Last? BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) consist of three essential amino acids. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They are called essential amino acids because the body cannot create them, so you must get these amino acids from external sources like meats and/or supplements. An easier definition for BCAAs is protein! This is why your tub of BCAAs has a protein and caloric value. There are nine total essential amino acids, and 11 nonessential amino acids vital for building muscle. Nonessential amino acids are nonessential because [...]

May 18th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Are Branched-Chain Amino Acids Worth It?

Resources Are Branched-Chain Amino Acids Worth It? BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids) consist of three essential amino acids. Leucine, isoleucine, and valine. They are called essential amino acids because the body cannot create them, so you must get these amino acids from external sources like meats and/or supplements. An easier definition for BCAAs is protein! This is why your tub of BCAAs has a protein and caloric value. There are nine total essential amino acids, and 11 nonessential amino acids vital for building muscle. Nonessential amino acids are nonessential [...]

May 11th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Creatine: Can You Mix It With a Pre-Workout?

Resources Creatine: Can You Mix It With a Pre-Workout? You can mix creatine with pre-workout. Creatine does not react with any common ingredients found within pre-workout supplements. There was some speculation that loading creatine with chronic caffeine use could blunt the effects of creatine, however, this has been dismissed by many studies. Until further evidence is published, we can conclude that taking creatine and pre-workout together is fine. Taking creatine with a pre-workout unfortunately has no additional benefits. Creatine does not lead to any acute benefits in performance. [...]

May 4th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Anabolic Warfare | Project Hulk? Turkesterone?!

Resources Anabolic Warfare | Project Hulk? Turkesterone?! It seems that Austin Texas-based Anabolic Warfare was bored with their supplement lines and just released not one, but 11 new supplements in a product line called Project Muscle. Inside Project Muscle there are the following types of products, that you can mix and match to get your optimal results: Three Muscle-building Blend Formulas: Project Jacked (Least Intense), Project Gains, and Project Bulk (Most Intense). Three Single Ingredient Muscle-building Formulas: Project Growth (Least Intense), Project Density, and Project [...]

April 27th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Revive MD | Gut Health Goes Further Than You Think!

Resources Revive MD | Gut Health Goes Further Than You Think! Everyone knows the human gut is important for digesting your food, but gut health goes way beyond this in your overall health. First, the human digestive system is composed of millions of microbes (aka gut flora) some of which are good, and some of which are pathogenic (disease causing). The balance between these two populations is affected by stress, diet, medications, exercise, and more. In addition to this, gut health has been shown in numerous studies to [...]

April 21st, 2022|Categories: Resources|

How Ecto Plasm Overhauls Your Workout

Resources How Ecto Plasm Overhauls Your Workout Ecto Plasm from Black Magic Supply starts out like any normal non-stimulant pre-workout should: with a healthy 8g dose of citrulline malate, which is above the clinical dose for improving nitric oxide levels. How citrulline works in the body is by converting to L-arginine that then converts to nitric oxide, which causes blood vessels to dilate . This is important for training because it allows a more effective delivery of essential nutrients to the target muscles, lowers blood pressure, and creates [...]

April 19th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Creatine: Just What Is It?

Resources Creatine: Just What Is It? Creatine supplies energy to your muscles. Many athletes take creatine supplements to help increase lean body mass and improve performance. This product was brought to the market back in the mid 90’s by a company called EAS. At that time, there was not much known about creatine and its possible effect on performance and strength. After that time, it took off in the bodybuilding market, as incredible strength and lean mass gains were being experienced by users. So where did creatine originate? [...]

April 14th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Plants: The New Kid On The Block

Resources Plants: The New Kid On The Block There is a very heated topic these days with plant protein powders versus the gold standard whey powders. The purists will say that whey has all of the amino acid profiles that are needed to get the best recovery and lean mass gains, but we’re here to tell you that plant protein has everything you need for the same lean mass gains and complete amino acid profiles too. Plant protein contains all nine essential amino acids needed for recovery of [...]

April 12th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Exciting News For Plant-Based Lovers!

Resources Exciting News For Plant-Based Lovers! MyProtein is well known for delivering incredible tasting products that boost your protein intake with the available vegan blend, pea protein isolate, and/or soy protein isolate….now with an even better taste! MyProtein Vegan Blend is 21 grams of protein sourced from pea isolate and brown rice and is dairy-free. Produced entirely from plants, the Vegan Protein Blend is a great choice for anyone that wants a plant-based diet. Vegan Blend provides a proper BCAA supplementation to help build and repair [...]

April 7th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

The 1-2 Punch Your Gut Needs!

Resources The 1-2 Punch Your Gut Needs! There are over 300 brands of prebiotic and probiotic supplements in the market today -  so why do a lot not help with digestive issues (bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation and discomfort? The Ultimate Probiotic by Silver Fern may be just the solution you have been looking for. The highlights of this probiotic include:     • Ultimate Probiotic helps strengthen gut barriers • It builds up the good bacteria and pushes out the bad stuff • Corrects bacterial imbalances and permeability [...]

April 5th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Animal Greens & Plant-Based Superfoods

Resources Animal Greens & Plant-Based Superfoods There has been a lot of hype recently regarding the addition of plant-based “superfoods“ into your diet for overall health. There are “reds”, which are found in fruits, and “greens“, which arise from vegetable sources. Animal Greens comes in the form of a pill, eliminating any taste concerns. Animal Greens contains three plant-based ingredients that you don’t normally see in a person’s diet, but which are incredibly nutrient-dense. These key ingredients are as follows: Spirulina - A blue-green algae with [...]

March 31st, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Raw Protein & What it Can Do For You

Resources What's Going on With Raw? So there have been some big changes in the Raw Nutrition product line in 2021 due to the acquisition of three-time Mr. Olympia Chris Bumstead to their team. The 2021 release of the CBUM line was a major leap forward for the company, and Thavage Pre-workout along with CBUM Isolate Protein were their first released products. These products have the very bold flavor of blackberry lemonade, and serve as a power-packed pre-workout. In 2 scoops you will get 6000mg citrulline, [...]

March 29th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Whey Proteins & More Protein Info

Resources Whey Proteins & More Protein Info There is a lot of consumer confusion regarding the selection of the proper protein powder for their training goals. Let’s set the record straight: Protein is made up of peptide chains that link amino acid molecules together. The longer the peptide chain is, the more difficult it is for our body to absorb and utilize it. The various types of whey protein on the market are utilizing different peptide chain sizes to allow faster or slower absorption. Let's dive deeper into [...]

March 25th, 2022|Categories: Resources|

Importance of Sleep & Recovery

Resources Importance of Sleep & Recovery When you are trying to build muscle, not getting enough sleep is destructive because you are depriving your body of the rest that it needs to recover, repair and grow. When it comes to bodybuilding, sleep deprivation makes weightlifting harder on your body and can even increase your risk of overtraining, which can lead to injury or even mental burnout. Here are some suggestions to maximize your anabolic sleep: Maintain a regular sleep routine. Once your body gets used to a [...]

March 23rd, 2022|Categories: Resources|

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