Author: Cara Marshall

Vitamin-mineral complex NEW RANKING 2019!

Vitamin-mineral complex NEW RANKING 2019!

Nowadays, we rarely have the opportunity to eat a healthy meal rich in vegetables and fruits. We are swallowing vitamins and minerals, often guided only by the price of a given complex. Can vitamins and mineral supplements improve sport performance?Do vitamins and minerals supplements work?What vitamins and minerals supplements should […]

Folic acid supplementation – a thin line between prophylaxis and carcinogenesis.

Folic acid supplementation – a thin line between prophylaxis and carcinogenesis.

Foliates are of great biological importance for the proper functioning of the body. First of all, they provide one-carbon residues in the processes of nucleic acid synthesis, proteins or amino acid conversions. They are necessary for the production of a protective myelin sheath on nerve fibers. They protect the fetus […]

Sport and drinking alcohol

Sport and drinking alcohol

Alcohol is poison to humans, but can even a small intake of alcoholic beverages have negative effects? Here’s what effect alcohol has on an athlete. Check how to drink so that your training doesn’t suffer! Alcohol and athletesThe effect of alcohol on the athlete: dehydrationRinsing of microelementsThe effect of alcohol […]

What should an effective pre-workout supplement contain?

What should an effective pre-workout supplement contain?

Many of us can not imagine a good workout without a good pre-workout. The pre-workout supplement helps us concentrate, use the last of our strength, and turn up the speed. But what makes pre-workout so effective and training without them a bit worse? Effective pre-workout supplements – overviewAnd what ingredients […]

Elastopathy – what is and how to exercise?

Elastopathy – what is and how to exercise?

Elastopathy is a disorder of joint tissues which causes many problems. People suffering from this condition are prone to joint pain and frequent injuries, dislocations, sprains or fractures. Elastopathy – diagnosisElastopathy – typesWhat are the symptoms of a person with elastopathy?Can a person with arthritic joints exercise?Summary Elastopathy – diagnosis […]

Ideal diet for men

Ideal diet for men

Almost every man is a lover of domesticity, a comfortable armchair and traditional cuisine. Unfortunately, the results of tasting scrambled eggs with bacon, roasted sausages or pork chops with French fries turn out to be miserable. However, you can help your man to regain a nice silhouette. This is an […]

Pull-ups

Pull-ups

Pull-ups are one of the most comprehensive exercises involving the upper muscles. Many people forget about this exercise or don’t do it because it seems too difficult. That’s a mistake! Just look at the bodies of gymnasts or calisthenics to realize that pull-ups should be present in our training schedule. […]

L-Theanine – a non-protein amino acid with wide range of interesting properties

L-Theanine – a non-protein amino acid with wide range of interesting properties

L-Theanine is an amino acid (amino acids are colloquially speaking ingredients that build all body proteins). An interesting fact is that L-Theanine is not a typical amino acid, because it does not occur in food protein, as its name suggests – tea, is naturally found in the leaves of green […]

Berberine – a natural weapon in the metabolic syndrome!

Berberine – a natural weapon in the metabolic syndrome!

Meta-analysis of 27 clinical trials! Berberine for metabolic syndrome – basic informationBerberine for metabolic syndrome – clinical studiesBerberine for metabolic syndrome – resultsBerberine for metabolic syndrome – summary Berberine for metabolic syndrome – basic information In the age of the plague of civilization diseases, the popularity of berberine, an alkaloid […]

Lexicon supplementation: Gotu kola

Lexicon supplementation: Gotu kola

Current supplemental trends indicate that the use of adaptogen in sports supplementation. These are active compounds that exhibit neuromodulatory, neuroprotective effects. Their use in the world of sports consists of supporting concentration, regeneration, as well as accelerating adaptation to training and consequently, supporting physical activity. The active substanceAction and biological […]

Cortisol – enemy or friend?

Cortisol – enemy or friend?

Popular “stress hormone” is considered in the fitness world as the number one enemy. It’s attributed to him all the evils related to the work on the silhouette – muscle protein breakdown, testosterone lowering, fat gain, etc. However, it turns out that these claims are not always correct. So how […]

ALCAR - chemical formulation

Lexicon supplementation: Acetyl-L-carnitine

Acetyl-L-Carnitine is one of the compounds that are used in sports supplementation to improve brain function, cognitive support, and concentration. However, as indicated by scientific reports, its effect also affects energy expenditure, which is linked to the effect on metabolism. The active substance ALCAR or acetylated form of l-carnitine is […]

Lexicon supplementation N-acetyl-L-cysteine

Lexicon supplementation N-acetyl-L-cysteine

N-acetyl-1-cysteine is a dietary supplement that plays an important role in the world of athletes. It is usually used to significantly improve the regenerative capacity, immunity, and to help maintain a healthy digestive system. Many people are underappreciated, and people using NAC supplements praise their effectiveness. The active substanceAction and […]

Different faces of vitamin B12 – characteristics of individual forms

Different faces of vitamin B12 – characteristics of individual forms

B12 is one of the most important vitamins circulating in our body. It is worth mentioning, however, that vitamin B12 is not a single substance and it is present in several forms, including cyanocobalamin, methylcobalamine, hydroxocobalamin and adenosylcobalamin, which show some differences. Let’s look at the properties of each of […]

Diet for autumn

Diet for autumn

Autumn is the time when it’s getting grey and cold outdoors, the days are shorter, there’s less sun, and the wind is blowing more often. Such an aura can promote bad mood, drowsiness, lack of desire to leave the house, and colds. Yes it may be, but it does not […]

Why your workout isn’t working…

Why your workout isn’t working…

Have you ever encountered on your way physically active people – regularly running, working out at the gym a few times a week, generally active and not avoiding sport, but still having a few extra kilograms? These people perform reasonable trainings, it would seem that they are so active that […]

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism is a condition of excessive thyroid hormone secretion. This term does not include the effects of excess thyroid hormones, which we term thyrotoxicosis. Untreated hyperthyroidism can lead to thyrotoxicosis. But also the administration of excessive amounts of thyroid hormone, which is used in hypothyroidism, can cause thyrotoxicosis (rather than […]