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CREATINE SUPPLEMENTATION: BENEFITS EXTEND BEYOND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE

CREATINE SUPPLEMENTATION: BENEFITS EXTEND BEYOND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE
With nearly 2 decades of solid research, most athletes are well versed in the performance benefits of creatine supplementation.  But there is more to the story. Emerging research has revealed some new and exciting outcomes linked to creatine supplementation. Here’s a recap of novel findings from new studies showing benefits of creatine extend beyond muscle performance.

Better Glucose Control
An estimated 1 in 3 adults struggles to maintain a healthy level of blood glucose (blood sugar). The major problem is a defect in insulin action which normally facilitates uptake of sugar into muscle and other tissues. The impaired insulin action therefore results in high blood sugar levels.  A recent study...

Know Your BCAAs

Know Your BCAAs
Supplementation Tips for Getting Maximum
Anabolic Benefit From the Essential Aminos


Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are essential amino acids (must be taken in by the diet) and are among the first supplements used by bodybuilders. The BCAAs are leucine, isoleucine and valine, and their unique branched chain structure enables them to be transported and metabolized by common means. Of the nine essential amino acids, BCAAs are the key players in Read full article

Research Update

Research Update

Advanced form of whey hydrolysate supports glycogen replacement
and enhanced muscle recovery via sugar-independent mechanism of action

Over the past couple of decades very few supplements have received as much scientific attention and peer reviewed support as whey protein. Over the years whey has been unequivocally shown to increase anabolism/protein synthesis, decrease body fat, decrease catabolism, and support the immune system and hormone production. As a result, with proper whey supplementation, one can expect quicker and more complete recovery between exercise bouts, resulting in greater gains in shorter time. It must be noted that ongoing research on whey protein has led to some of the most innovative and effective protein supplements ever offered.

A relatively recent study h...

Mass Impact: Rapid-Action Protein

Mass Impact: Rapid-Action Protein
Ultra-Hydrolyzed Proteins Emerge as
the Key to Extreme Muscle Growth


When it comes to protein supplementation, the Golden Rule hasn't changed: Quality still beats quantity. However, in light of recent scientific investigation, it has become apparent that the Golden Rule should be amended as follows: "Quality still rules, but timing is all important."

Even as you're reading this article, there's a massive transformation going on in our understanding of how and when the human body adds lean muscle mass in response to the combination of resistance training and targeted nutrition. In essence, what scientists are coming to realize is this: "Fast" isn't nearly fast enough. After an intense workout ends, you have ninety minutes to two hours, at most, for real growth. During this brief period...

Five Easy Ways To Reignite Your Workouts and Get Growing Again

Five Easy Ways To Reignite Your Workouts and Get Growing Again
A dreadfully repetitive dead-end job. Another weekend spent wasting away on the couch. Chinese takeout for dinner again.

While the rest of the world dreams of climbing out of such various self-inflicted ruts, smart bodybuilders take a contradictory view. For those seeking to add bulk, ruts are actually invaluable — eating at the same six times daily, going to the gym religiously, tackling each bodypart like clockwork after a consistent number of days, and popping supplements at the most opportune windows, all combine to lead to almost guaranteed success.

But there's at least one part of the bodybuilding equation where you don't want to fall into an unwavering pattern: Exercise selection. That's because the human body is incredibly adaptive, and will adjust to any workout you put it through given enough time. Even the most hardcore training session you can imagine will stop providing results if p...

Power Up: ProSource Ranks the Top Energy Boosters

Power Up: ProSource Ranks the Top Energy Boosters
From ancient herbs and extracts to synthetic tablets and drink mixes, there have always been a host of products that promise to wipe out fatigue and deliver a prolonged period of peak abundant energy.  Some of these products have been straight forward like caffeine, but others are derived from ancient Oriental medicine or even appear to be a hocus-pocus act from some crazy scientist.

Everyone needs more energy!  Perhaps, right now, you've got an IV of caffeine going to straight into your blood.  Just kidding, but we all can use a pick-me-up and especially those who work full time (both at their job and on the social scene), chase around friends, family and kids, and who exercise regularly.  Which products can be counted on?  Which ones may let you down?  Increased energy is easy, but the crash from it is all too familiar...

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In case you haven't already heard, there's a potent South American super fruit that's taken the U.S. marketplace by storm and this little berry may offer some huge benefits. Grown in the Amazon rainforest of Brazil, " Acai is loaded with health-promoting compounds that have appeal to just about everyone. Acai has been featured on talk shows like Oprah, Rachel Ray, and multiple news stations such as NBC, CBS, and ABC and has been touted as a " Super Food or "One of Five Good-For-You Foods You May Have Never Heard Of." On the Oprah show, renowned physician Dr. Perricone promoted acai berries as the number one super food with a variety of compelling arguments to back that assertion.

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7-KETO DHEA SHOWS STIMULATORY EFFECTS ON METABOLIC RATE DURING WEIGHT LOSS

7-KETO DHEA SHOWS STIMULATORY EFFECTS ON METABOLIC RATE DURING WEIGHT LOSS
Weight loss is often rapid during the early periods of dieting, but tends to slow down and eventually cease after several months for most people. One of the reasons for the reduced rate of weight loss is a sluggish metabolism. When dietary calories are reduced, the number of calories your body normally burns also decreases. Thus, you actually need less calories to maintain weight. This is why thermogenic weight loss supplements are so popular and effective; they function by stimulating resting metabolism and calorie burning. 7-Keto DHEA is a metabolite of dihydroepiandrosterone. Unlike DHEA, 7-Keto does not get converted into other steroids including estrogen and testosterone. Instead 7-Keto DHEA induces enzymes in the mitochondria of cells that increase thermogenesis. Two human studies showed promise for 7-Keto DHEA to augment weight loss. A recent study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry tested the effects of 7-Keto DHEA on resting metabolic rate in overweight subje...

The Science behind GAKIC

The Science behind GAKIC

Over 8 years of science supports this groundbreaking new supplement. Find out how all this science can help you see bigger and better gains!

We're not going to lie to you. There are a ton of different workout supplements to choose from. Stop by any nutritional store, and you'll see what we're talking about. But just be careful. While some of these supplements are certainly worthy of your hard-earned dollar, others aren't even deserving of your garbage can. The reason is science -- or in most cases, lack o...

Creatine Update

Creatine Update
Over the last decade, thousands of articles have been written about creatine supplementation in scientific journals, magazines, newspapers, and on the Internet. The reason for this interest is that creatine supplementation has proven to be one of the most effective methods available to increase strength, power, and muscl...
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