You’ve heard the term before, but what are amino acids? We’re breaking down the ins and outs of these essential proteins to help you give your body what it needs to live vitally.
What Are Amino Acids And Why Do We Need Them?
Pre-workout supplements are a must for a lot of people who need a kick in the butt before a gym session.
But, there are different tiers of “butt-kicking” power when it comes to these products, and today, we’re only discussing the strongest pre-workouts on the market. And caffeine content is a good way to gauge just how potent some powders are.
Late nights, early mornings, and hectic lifestyles are a recipe for exhaustion. Many people wake up tired, hit a wall mid-afternoon, and fantasize about napping. A popular response to this lack of sleep is turning to energy drinks for that extra boost to make it through the day. Everyone has their favorite, but not all are created equal! We took a look at the best energy drinks – and worst energy drinks – out there and here’s what we found:
1999-2000 through 2015-2016, showing an increase of over 8 pounds in men and 7 pounds in women over this time period and overall, no increase in height,” As of 2016, the U.S. average weight for men was 198 pounds, and 170 pounds for women. Generally, doctors and nutritionists classify people as either underweight, healthy weight, overweight, or obese. These different classifications are determined by body mass index (BMI), or a measure of body fat based on your height and weight.
For the past four weeks, I’ve woken up, stumbled out of bed into the kitchen, opened the refrigerator, fetched a tiny bottle of something called “BPC-157” and proceeded to stab myself with an insulin syringe to inject it into various parts of my body. Using this strategy, in just one month, I have…
Many people engage in what I would call “under-reaching”. Individuals who “under-reach” typically arrive at the gym and perform light exercise at an intensity that is insufficient to achieve weight loss or boost fitness levels. However, there is a truth to the mantra “Something Is Better Than Nothing”, and even under-reachers are doing better for their bodies than if they hadn’t shown up to exercise at all.
Losing weight and shredding muscle to look lean (and sexy for some) is a process that takes time and effort, but if done properly, it can completely transform your body’s appearance. By following the below-mentioned tips, you’ll be on your way to a shredded body in less than three months.
I normally recommend a higher training frequency, both in the form of more weekly workouts as well as hitting each muscle (directly or indirectly) frequently during the week. That’s best for both enhanced and natural lifters, but it’s even more important for naturals.
While enhanced lifters can still get significant gains from hitting each muscle once per week, naturals need to stimulate each muscle at least twice a week, and ideally three or even four to get significant growth past the beginner stage.
One of the most common exercise and nutrition questions we get as trainers is, “should I workout on an empty stomach?”, or more specifically, “should I be doing fasted cardio?”
At each different stage of your life, to maximize your fitness performance, you’ll need to know which supplements should be prioritized.
Even if you use supplements to increase exercise performance, you still need to know that depending on your age you will have different choices of functional products.
By Alex Reed Last Updated August 16, 2019 Ketosis is a normal process that happens when your body does not have enough carbs to burn for energy. Instead, it makes substances called ketones, which it can use for fuel. Although ketosis is a natural metabolic state,...
Prolonged fasting – not eating for between two and four subsequent days at a time – has been shown to regenerate the immune system and protect it from further damage. It is especially effective among patients who already have compromised immune systems, according to researchers from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.
Supplements sold by Walmart, Walgreens and other retailers don’t match the ingredients on their labels
The New York State Attorney General announced early last year that testing showed that supplements sold at Walmart, Walgreens, Target and GNC do not actually contain the herbs they claim to contain on their label. Cheap fillers, such as powdered rice, asparagus, house plants and even some substances that could be fatal to those with allergies, were found to be inside the supplements
FDA, DEA running massive conspiracy to criminalize Kratom in order to protect Big Pharma’s obscene opioid profits
Federal agencies who have declared a national emergency over the burgeoning opioid epidemic are simultaneously continuing to criminalized kratom, which is a non-addictive, natural plant that has allowed scores of Americans to be weaned off their opioid addictions.
First, let’s talk basics. Ketones are a fundamentally different energy source than the carbohydrates and fats your cells typically use for energy. It can take several days (or weeks!) of ketogenic, low-carb, high-fat eating before the body starts to produce ketones. And the time it takes to get into ketosis varies between individuals.
“Keto” comes from the word “ketogenic.” This is a scientific term meaning that the body is producing ketones from fat.1 When blood ketone levels exceed 0.5mM, the body has achieved “ketosis.” Ketosis can be naturally achieved two ways: through diet or fasting (meaning the body is producing its own ketones)
Health is defined by our daily activities and the food we eat. It’s a well-known fact that eating too much sugary foods and junk foods results in obesity, as well as chronic illnesses such as heart diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Now one man from Las Vegas managed to defeat a terminal disease, without the help of conventional medicine, by plainly going for a healthier diet.
Walmart, Costco, Kroger, Publix and Albertson’s all receive failing grades for selling meats loaded with antibiotics
If you’re regular at Costco or Kroger, avoid buying the chicken next time. Alongside Albertson’s/Safeway, Publix, and Walmart, these massive grocers failed when it came to selling antibiotic-free chicken to the public. All five retailers fell short in a survey conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), reported OrganicAuthority.com. Each one received a grade of “D” when it came to their lack of progress on the promotion of antibiotic practices, and their inability to provide antibiotic-free chicken offerings.
As long as the product is stored in a cool, dry place, it will retain its effectiveness for many years, long past its expiration date. So you don’t need to throw it out immediately after the day it “expires.”
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not force vitamin and supplement manufacturers to put expiration dates on their products. But they put those “Best Before” dates on anyway, and they refuse to guarantee the safety and effectiveness of those products past those points in time.
During a two-year study, originally published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen and colleagues discovered that rats fed Monsanto’s “Roundup Ready” corn developed significantly more tumors than rats not fed GM corn. In addition, rats fed a GMO diet developed aggressive tumors and died sooner than rats in the control group, reports Natural News.
Hopefully, you don’t have a microwave in your kitchen, office place, or college dorm. Unfortunately, social engineering and millions of microwaveable meals later, this destructive device is part and parcel of food preparation for dummies. But if you’re not told of its immense dangers, you won’t know to get rid of it.
Parasitical weeds that depend upon a host for sustenance, such as dodders and witchweed, are even more destructive. Then, of course, there are the noxious weeds, such as poison ivy and poison sumac, which contribute to little except worry amongst parents with small children. These are plants that deserve to be called “weeds.”
Since the keto diet strictly monitors your carb intake, you can’t overeat certain kinds of produce, especially fruits and vegetables. Carbs from whole produce are better compared to refined and processed foods, such as grains and legumes. However, carbs from fruits and vegetables are still counted as carbs.
Maybe you’ve already experienced it: That creeping, uncomfortable burning sensation up and down your throat or manifesting behind your breastbone (making it feel like you’re having a heart attack!). This is caused by acid reflux, which happens when the “ring of muscle that allows food into your stomach…relaxes when it shouldn’t,” says Everyday Roots, a natural living blog.
If you aren’t already purchasing organic or GMO-free rice, you should be. Rice that has been engineered with actual human genes is on its way to a supermarket near you. In Junction City, Kansas, this human gene-tainted rice is being grown on 3,200 acres by the biotechnology company Ventria Bioscience.
New findings, published Friday in the journal JAMA Network Open, detail how researchers at the Cleveland Clinic studied 122,007 patients from 1991 to 2014, putting them under treadmill testing and later recording mortality rates. Researchers found a clear connection between a longer, healthier life and high levels of exercise. The report calls for health care professionals to encourage patients to achieve and maintain a robust fitness routine.
Milk thistle is not only good for your liver – it can protect you from the toxic effects of chemotherapy, too
You’ve probably heard of milk thistle, even if you’re not quite sure exactly what it is or what it can do for your health. In fact, there’s a chance you see it growing wild all the time and don’t even realize the power this humble weed possesses.
Beginning a diet to lose weight and improve health is a worthy goal, but it can be a bit overwhelming. There are bound to be challenges whenever you start something new, especially when it involves something you do several times each day — like eating and drinking.
Still, as long as you don’t try to change everything at once, you can meet your weight loss goals. Read on to learn some secrets of the masters — those who have lost weight and, more importantly, kept it off. After all, what good is losing the extra weight if you gain it right back?
Food labels are sales tools. It’s vital to remember that, so we don’t get sucked into believing the slogans on the front of the packets.
With more people aware of the connection between the food we eat and the health we experience, food manufacturers have responded. They’ve hit on a handful of market-tested words and phrases that help sell their products to the health conscious consumer.
And in this article, we’re going to unpack those slogans because many of them are misleading.
She is the co-author, along with Anthony Semsel, of a report showing how glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s Roundup Ready herbicide, that is heavily sprayed on all GMO’s (soy, corn, cotton, canola, and sugar beets) is linked to autism, cancer, asthma, inflammatory bowel syndrome, obesity, depression, ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, Multiple Sclerosis, infertility, and developmental malformations. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Results of a recent study show that changing your diet can significantly change your mood. This link between mood and diet falls under an emerging field of study referred to as nutritional psychiatry. The study, which was published in BMC Medicine, included 67 participants who all suffered moderate to severe depression. Each participant was given seven nutritional counseling sessions over a period of 12 weeks to encourage them to change their diets. These sessions included methods like motivational interviews, goal setting, and mindful eating.
There is little doubt regarding the negative effects of sugar on human health, but the increasing incidence of diabetes worldwide proves that just repeating the facts is not enough to prevent people from indulging in sweets. Therefore, scientists are considering if it would be more effective to use graphic labels to remind people of the risks associated with consuming too much sugar.
Recently, there has been a big influx of high school graduates embarking upon a new four-year career at the University of Hawaii and obviously at colleges and universities throughout the world.
This transition presents numerous new challenges to these kids.
Spirulina (Arthrospira platensis) has been linked to weight loss and a reduction in appetite. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into its effects on the anthropometric indices, appetite, lipid profile and serum vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in obese individuals. The study was funded by a grant from Tabriz University of Medical Sciences
DOCUMENTED: Cannabis extract successfully treats 14-year old girl with an “incurable” form of cancer
Cannabis has gained fame recently for its ability to treat seizure disorders in children with otherwise “untreatable” conditions. But despite the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts at keeping the benefits of this plant medicine hidden from the general public, a growing number of people are turning to cannabis for cancer treatment, too.
Top 15 foods that are so dangerous they’ve been banned from entering other countries, but are served in the U.S.
Many savvy and health conscious shoppers analyze food labels to know exactly what’s concocted in that jar, can or box. Conversely, millions of Americans, brainwashed by trendy advertising and/or scientific propaganda, remain clueless about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and other ubiquitous genetically engineered ingredients like MSG, maltodextrin, soy protein isolate, et.al. Food manufacturers spend lots of money concocting chemical additives to addict you. Some of these “foods” shoved down American throats are flat out banned in other nations. Distractify.com gives even the occasional junk eater fifteen reasons to just say no.
Twenty percent of the human body is made up of protein. Protein plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes and amino acids are the building blocks of it. A large proportion of our cells, muscles, and tissue is made up of amino acids, meaning they carry out many important bodily functions, such as giving cells their structure. They also play a key role in the transport and the storage of nutrients. Amino acids have an influence on the function of organs, glands, tendons, and arteries. They are furthermore essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue, especially in the muscles, bones, skin, and hair as well as for the removal of all kinds of waste deposits produced in connection with the metabolism.
If there were a contest for the best example of total disregard for human life the victor would be McNeil Nutritionals – makers of Splenda (sucralose). Big pHarma would tie for a very distant second.
McNeil Nutritionals is the undisputed drug-pushing champion for disguising their drug Splenda as a sweetener.
Regardless of its drug qualities and potential for side-effects, McNeil is dead set on putting it on every kitchen table in America. Apparently, and it’s hard to believe, the drug makers can’t stoop so low as to deceptively masquerade their drug as a candy of sort. There is no question that their products are drugs and by definition come with negative side-effects. Rather than sell directly to the consumer, these losers have to go through the painful process of using doctors to prescribe their dangerous goods. But not McNeil.
Here are a few key reminders you will need to acknowledge before you dive into your new diet! This is helpful for all levels of training. Anyone can KICK ASS!
Muffin top, butter loaf, love handles, baby fat, jelly belly, or the ever endearing pooch. No matter the cute name you give to the excess that hangs over your jeans, you want it gone and you want it gone fast, now, YESTERDAY. And, the next person that pinches or squeezes it will get a punch to the throat.
Focus on Ketone Levels: A Keto diet focuses on raising your body’s ketone levels by altering your food choices so you enter a metabolic state called nutritional ketosis. A Paleo diet doesn’t pay attention to ketone levels.
Focus on Food Quality: A Paleo diet focuses strongly on choosing whole foods that are nutrient-dense, high-quality, and free from toxins. A healthy Keto diet should also include high quality food, but this isn’t the emphasis.
Amount of Carbs: A Keto diet has a very low carbohydrate intake. While a Paleo diet is certainly lower in carbs than many other diets out there, it typically still has a higher carb intake than a Keto diet.
Amount of Fat: A Keto diet puts far greater emphasis on increasing your fat intake than a Paleo diet. Although Paleo does encourage eating healthy fats, it’s not typically as high fat as a Keto diet.
Fructose means fruit sugar — but it’s not only found in fruit these days. High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is found in an overwhelming majority of processed foods and beverages, from sodas to snacks, cakes and fast food. You could say that corn syrup is as ubiquitous in the food industry as it gets.
But despite assurances that corn syrup is no different to any other kind of sugar, the truth is that high-fructose foods are not so benevolent. In addition to a number of health consequences associated with over-consumption, experts now suspect that HFCS may be as addictive than alcohol or even cocaine.
Are you totally frustrated despite hitting the gym each week, eating right, while taking the ‘right’ supplements and YOU STILL don’t see any results? If that sounds like you read on.
Did you know that muscle magazines like Muscle & Fitness were created with the SOLE purpose of selling the supplements of the companies that own the magazines themselves?
What are Amino Acids and their functions? Protein in food is broken down into amino acids, which are used by the body for various purposes, including building the type of protein needed to build and maintain muscle tissue. As about twenty percent of the human body is...
Are supplements safe? Are they tested? Do they actually do any good? Understanding dietary supplement regulations can help you become an educated and confident consumer.
Are Dietary Supplements Regulated?
Despite rumors to the contrary dietary supplements are regulated. The 1994 Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) helps regulate the safety and labeling of dietary supplements.
The protocol presented in this article helps restore hormone balance, and it can be used by both men and women. Before we go into that in details, let`s list the symptoms of estrogen dominance.
Top 10 Symptoms of Estrogen Dominance
Bad PMS (breast tenderness/swelling, mood swings, headaches)
If you want a “fast acting” protein that will stimulate protein synthesis after a workout, go with whey. While a whey protein concentrate has a lower percentage of protein than whey isolate, it contains more bioactive compounds found in the milk fat that positively influence metabolism and immunity—just make sure it’s low-temperature-processed (raw or cold-processed).
Supplement stacks can intimidate newcomers to nutrition and training. This is your beginner’s guide, starting with the main ingredients! Supplements will never replace proper nutrition, but they can help you hit your fitness goals faster! Supplements complement your diet and help cover nutrient gaps, ensuring that your body has what it needs for peak performance.
Your stomach needs rest as much as your brain or muscles. You can’t solve complex problems for 20 hours a day. You can’t lift weights 20 hours a day. You can’t digest 20 hours a day.
In the Western world we are used to eating at least three meals a day. Breakfast is usually relatively early, after we awake or before work or school. We eat dinners late in the afternoon or early evening. We don’t give our digestive systems time to rest and rejuvenate.
The combination of L-Arginin, L-Ornthine, L-Lysine, L-Cysteine and Pine Bark may have tremendous effects on muscle gain, fat burning, increase in testosterone, increase in growth hormone, decrease erectile dysfunction (ED), slower aging process, shorter regeneration phase, build up in collagen, more oxygen to your muscles and more energy.
MBP (Muscle Building Pro) are amino acids which each have a unique impact on the human body and are involved in a variety of disparate functions.
However, all ingredients of MBP are grouped together for their purported ability to increase levels of human growth hormone.
When you’re taking NATURAL DETOX FORMULA #1, all ingredients work in synchronicity to support the body while flushing out heavy metals and harmful chemicals. This safe, natural, and highly effective formula has been shown to eradicate a multitude of chronic health problems and alleviate chronic pain. Natural Detox Formula is safe for everyday use, covering all phases of the detox process, making it the only detox product you will need.
Whether you’re visiting the drug store, grocery or natural food shop you’ll likely find an aisle where there are jars and bottles of things for you to put in your body that are neither foods nor medicines. The majority of adults in the United States take one or more dietary supplements either every day or occasionally. Some of them are backed by solid research, others are folk remedies or proprietary cures. If your diet does not include enough of certain vitamins or minerals, a supplement may be a good idea.
How to Keep Healthy Eating Habits to Detoxify the body. Besides supplements, eat enough fruits and vegetables that have good detoxification properties.Vegetables and fruits should be varied and plentiful. Some good detox fruits, vegetables are: Artichokes Asparagus...
Beautiful skin, firm nails and shiny hair are certainly symbols for health and natural beauty. In order to keep them this way for as long as possible and to delay the aging process, a supply of certain nutrients is important. As the skin is a reflection of our metabolism, it is sensitive to any changes, which may occur. Allergic reactions, infections or poor circulation and oxygen supply are quickly recognizable on the skin by a pale complexion, coarse-pores and sagginess.
If you eat out at restaurants, purchase non-organic or processed foods from the grocery store, or even take vitamin supplements that have not been consciously crafted with quality ingredients, chances are you are routinely ingesting genetically modified organisms (GMOs) without even knowing it.