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VPX's CEO Reflects on 20 Years of Successand Looks to the Future of Supplement Science

VPX's CEO Reflects on 20 Years of Successand Looks to the Future of Supplement Science

[Editor's Note: For almost 20 years, VPX has been a leading light in the supplement industry, researching, developing, and launching a series of celebrated products, particularly in the performance beverage category. Recently, we sat down with Jack Owoc, CEO, CSO of VPX and talked about a wide range of topics currently impacting the industry, about where he sees the science of supplementation going in the coming years, and about what keeps VPX growing and prospering. Very few people have Jack's longevity and track record of success in this business, and he's also a respected writer on per...

Carnitine Emerges as a Key Factor in Support of Test Support, Recovery, Fat Burning and More!

Carnitine Emerges as a Key Factor in Support of Test Support, Recovery, Fat Burning and More!
Let's face it. If a sturdy workout regimen and plenty of protein were all it took to build a stupendous physique, we'd be hip deep in supermen. The fact that we're not -- that, indeed, the vast majority of workout warriors pass the months and years investing maximum effort on the gym floor while deriving modest benefits -- suggests that something more is at work in the physiology of muscle growth and fat loss.

One of those factors that has been drawing increased attention in recent years is L-carnitine, a naturally occurring amino acid biosynthesized from lysine and methionine. New research suggests that carnitine may play a role in a great number of positive physical outc...

Beta Alanine and the Questfor High-Intensity Endurance

Beta Alanine and the Questfor High-Intensity Endurance
Don't look now, but the popularity of beta-alanine continues to soar.  Riding the crest of a wave of support from some very interesting recent science and a swell of anecdotal reports from dedicated users of this super amino, beta-alanine is rapidly moving into the first rank of pre-workout-maximizing catalysts.

In fact, the growing trail of supportive scientific research tell us that beta-alanine certainly has reserved its seat at the table of "best dietary supplements for strength and power athletes" that also includes creatine monohydrate, Read full article

Alternative Conditioning Strategies for Fat Loss

Alternative Conditioning Strategies for Fat Loss

Your objective is to get as lean as possible but not make your hard-earned muscle mass the sacrificial lamb to excessive cardio. Let's look at some conditioning strategies to minimize body fat and keep muscle mass.

What Science Says
In 1994, Angelo Tremblay and some of his colleagues at the Physical Activities Science Laboratory at Laval University in Canada, tested the long-held belief amongst most exercise and medical professionals that long, slow cardio at a low intensity is superior for Read full article

New Study: Can YouTube Help You IncreaseTestosterone And Your 1-Rep Max in 4 Minutes?

New Study: Can YouTube Help You IncreaseTestosterone And Your 1-Rep Max in 4 Minutes?
Monday morning motivation is all about getting your day started with a drive that pushes you not only through your day job, but also through the gym.  It goes without saying that Monday can often be the hardest day of the week to get motivated.  So what if you can improve your squat max and testosterone levels in just 4 minutes?  I think we would all say that's well worth four minutes of our time on what often seems to be an endless Monday.  

Psychology Matters


Psychologists have known for a long time that emotions can play a critical role on our outlook in life.  Most psychology research has focused on what motivates people in the workplace.  And let's be honest going to the gym, putting in the time, energy, and effort is similar to...

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Optimizing Sleep for Better Gains

[Editor's Note: Today we're launching a new weekly column called "The Big Picture: Integrating Supplements, Lifestyle and Workouts." It will feature short takes on bodybuilding strategies, much like our weekly Muscle Mechanics Series, only it won't be focused purely on exercise routines. Instead, The Big Picture will offer advice on every aspect of living the bodybuilding life, with an emphasis on combining supplements, lifestyle choices, and exercise for maximum effect. This week's entry is written by a new contributing writer to ProSource, expert nutritionist Mike Roussell, PhD. Take it away, Mike!]

Optimizing total calories, proteins, carbohydrates, and fats has always been held up as the most ...

MERATRIM: Advanced New Herbal Formulation Delivers Dramatic Weight Loss Results

MERATRIM: Advanced New Herbal Formulation Delivers Dramatic Weight Loss Results
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Turn Up The Volume!

Turn Up The Volume!
Muscle Cell Super Saturation for the Ultimate Results

[Editor's Note: We'd like to introduce another well-credentialed supplement expert and writer to our readers here at ProSource.net, Andrew McInroy. Andrew will be weighing in semi-regularly on supplement and performance enhancement issues. Welcome aboard, Andrew!]

Think you have a great nutrition, training and supplement plan for your goal of maximum lean muscle gains? You might have to think again. If you want to get maximum growth then you need to have your nutrition, training and supplement protocols all focused o...

New Clinical Study Further Validates the Efficacy of a Key Ingredient in T-Boosting Powerhouse AndroTest Extreme

New Clinical Study Further Validates the Efficacy of a Key Ingredient in T-Boosting Powerhouse AndroTest Extreme
So many products in the sports supplement field have a short shelf life. They represent marginal advancements (or, more commonly, no advancement at all) on existing science in their category. Every once in a while, however, a product arrives that is so advanced it actually takes the rest of the scientific establishment a while to catch up to it. Such is the case with AndroTest Extreme which, three years after its introduction, is still earning praise industry-wide as new clinical evidence arrives to further underline its power and effectiveness.

Many of you remember that

Is Protein Thermogenic?

Is Protein Thermogenic?
Increase Calorie Burning Efficiency and Control
Appetite by Boosting Your Protein Intake


The balance between the amount of calories you are eating and the number of calories you are burning is a key factor which dictates your ability to lose weight, maintain optimum weight, and improve your body composition. While many people take this axiom to mean "a calorie is a calorie," there's really much more to the story. I once heard Jose Antonio, CEO of the International Society of Sports Nutrition
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