Health-conscious people know that for several years there has been a worldwide trend for drinking vegetable drinks, especially green smoothies. All green plants are also getting more popular, from spinach to kale and chlorella. Wheatgrass – the approximately two-week-old leaves (i.e. young leaves growing directly from the embryo) of the […]
Author: Jack Howard
Nitric oxide benefits
Although initially, no one expected nitric oxide to have a beneficial effect on the human body, recent studies show that its discovery has helped to understand how a specific group of diseases occur, and thus how to effectively fight or prevent them in the first place with the use of […]
Vitamins for lactating and pregnant women
There is no doubt that an appropriate dose of vitamins will not only help us fight various diseases but will also improve and ensure proper and balanced development of our body. What are the characteristics of supplements for pregnant women?Ingredients necessary in a pregnant woman’s diet What are the characteristics […]
Vascularity – the way to show off your body!
Some people do sports for health reasons, to feel better, out of passion or just to kill time. Others, on the other hand, train strictly in order to be able to enjoy an ideal physique. There is no doubt that muscles without visible veins give the impression of a big […]
DMHA – a successor to DMAA?!
The world of supplements does not tolerate emptiness. At a time when one substance is blocked by sanitary regulations, another twin immediately appears. This is also the case for prohormones, gab modulators, or substances found in pre-workout supplements. Pre workout boosters with DMAAWhat is DMHA?How does DMHA work like?Benefits of […]
Clear Skin – how to win against acne!
Previously acne was considered a purely youthful disease, associated with adolescence, a hormonal storm. The follicles should fade after the hormone stabilization, and few people had been stuck with these skin problems for longer. Skin problems and skin disorders – originWhat to take for problems with skinL-carnitine for skin problems. […]
Monohydrate or creatine malate – which one to choose?
Creatine, in addition to protein and BCAA, is present in supplementation of almost all athletes, both professional and amateur. Companies are trying to outrun eachother in offering us ever new products containing this substance. And creatine has many names and can be found in different forms. This article will focus […]
ATD – estrogen suppressor
The thought about estrogen side-effects makes every man feel shivers. It shouldn’t be a surprise to anybody, as the scope of estrogens’ influence on the male organism is incredibly wide and the effects of their excessive activity are very troublesome and hard to reverse. Therefore, it is worth taking a […]
Priorities of a good diet
What is the most important thing in constructing a diet? There are people for whom the answer to this question is simple, because they have a theoretical background andmany practical experiences that turn into results. However, a person who is just getting into the nutrition world is thrown into the […]
Natural diuretics – get rid of water!
Slight shortcomings and the lack of recent cuts in the figure often result not from excess body fat, but excess of accumulated waterin the body that gathers under the skin and conceals the results of our work.It’s common during the period of body fat reduction, especially if the diet is […]
Supplements in PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome)
The modern world has permanently got rid of taboos and issues which consideration may cause fear, anxiety or disgust. More and more often we are beginning to openly talk about what touches us, what we suffer from, what hurts us and what, as you can see, does not concern only […]
When you enter any shop that offers various supplements, you may see the whole range of various products that are supposed to help in, among others, building muscle mass. They usually work, but are not equally effective for everyone. Each organism is different and reactions to supplements will also vary. […]
Why is the pre-workout meal so important?
Much is said about how important a post-workout meal is. On the other hand, many people forget about the essence of food eaten before training. Why is it so important? When and best to eat before training? What happens when we do not eat enough or the nutritional value is […]
Properties of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA)
Another supplement, which we scrutinized, is alpha-lipoic acid. This naturally-occurring compound turns out to be not only the support for out health, but also additional way to intensify training benefits. In this article you will find out about its properties, where to find it and if its if worth using […]
Why it’s worth eating olives?
Olives are associated mainly with Mediterranean cuisine. Not without reason. Both olive oil and olives are an integral part of it. Olives work great with white cheeses (especially in salads), as an excellent snack, and a great addition to sandwiches, pizzas, meat dishes and fish. Olives are not only tasty […]
Choline – characteristics of individual forms
This nutrient is especially important for liver health, but it’s increasingly popular among people who want to support brain function. The supplement market offers many forms of choline, and choosing the right one for yourself can be difficult. Why supplement choline?Let’s take a look at the most commonly used forms […]
Brain fog – what is and how to handle it?
Brain fog is a state in which we wonder, for example, about the nomenclature of an object that is known and common, but our brain cells are lost and confused in search of very simple words known to each child. Why I am having brain fog?Other symptoms of this type […]
Niacin – a few words about vitamin B3
Niacin is a substance classified to the group of vitamins B, which are essential for the proper functioning of our organism. The size of benefits from maintaining its proper concentration is enormous and, as it turns out in practice, it is not difficult to accomplish. In this article we will […]
What post-workout supplements should you get?
Training is a tremendous burden and stress for the body. During, our body is in a state of catabolism, so the time after intensive physical exercise is extremely important. In less than an hour (it’s assumed to be about 45 minutes), since the end of activity, our body goes from […]
BCAA – all you need to know!
Exogenous branched amino acids are essential for the proper functioning of the body, building muscle mass and shaping the body. As the name implies, they are compounds that must be supplied exogenously, i.e., from food. Our body cannot produce them independently. Considering the fact that it’s difficult to provide the […]
Ornithine – dosage, sources and forms of supplementation
Ornithine belongs to the group of endogenous amino acids that do not build proteins, but has a number of key properties. It’s responsible, for example, for the correct course of the Krebs cycle, where it acts as an ammonia neutralizer. In terms of chemical structure, it belongs to the basic […]
Chest dips, why should you do them?
Creating a list of exercises that are successfully avoided at the gym, you can certainly put the chest dips on your list, based on the weight of your body. Why, despite the fact that they give great results, are they overlooked?Chest dips, also known as dips in a cage or […]
Hoodia for weight loss
Hoodia is a plant native to Africa. More specifically, this plant can be found in countries such as Angola or Botswana. Origin of Hoodia Hoodia is a succulent. In short, it’s a plant that does not need much to survive and for its development. Hoodia is mainly found in the […]
Protein supplements – the best time to take them
Protein supplements constitute a large part of the supplementation market. We have high expectations of protein supplements, but what is the best time to take them? The answer is not that simple and we need to take a few factors into consideration. Different kinds of protein supplementsThe quality of protein […]
How to lower cortisol levels
The current way of living in these often doesn’t give you a moment to rest. We live in a constant rush: work, home, shopping, family, workouts. There is no time to relax and sleep. Such a lifestyle can stimulate the production of cortisol. Cortisol it self is not a bad […]
Should you arch your back during barbell bench press?
Barbell exercises are one of the most popular exercises in the world. This includes basic core exercises of the upper body. In addition to squat and deadlifting, it’s among the strength-triathlon. Barbell bench press (BBP) enjoys a great popularity in fitness clubs. Often there are many determinants of strength. The […]
Diet for mesomorphics
One of the basic steps in planning your first diet is to define your own type of build and predisposition. According to a slightly older and quite imprecise but still used theory W.H. Sheldon in 1940 can distinguish three somatotypes classifying the type of body structure according to certain physical […]
10 products supporting insulin sensitivity
Obesity has become a visible problem, which in the current times constitutes a real challenge for medicine. As a result of pathological energy storage, the norms of adapting abilities of the organism are considerably exceeded, which consequently causes many civilization diseases. What is the cause of problems with insulin sensitivity?How […]
BETA-ALANINE – improves strength and increase muscles performance
Beta-alanine belongs to ergogenic supplements. The chemical structure, BA (beta-alanine) belongs to the amino acid group, but it does not build proteins. On the other hand, it’s a precursor of carnosine, which in the human body shows a number of biological functions. The action of BA is in a specific, […]
Inulin – how does it work?
Supplements that support slimming process often contain natural ingredients derived from plants. In the fight against excessive pounds inulin is one of the most effective substance. Inulin support of the weight loss is mainly based on the reduction of appetite, but it is also worth exploring its other properties which […]
How to recognize dehydration?
When in summer the temperature outside is much higher and the sun is warming up, it’s much easier to dehydrate the organism than during the other seasons. It can be particularly dangerous to exercise under such conditions if we do not take care of the body’s needs for fluids. The […]
What to do when your shoulders won’t grow?
Shoulders are extremely important for each sportsman. They are responsible, among others, for shaping a male silhouette in the letter V. Unfortunately, this muscle group often simply won’t grow and it is a quite common problem. It happens, because sportsmen frequently make a lot of mistakes during training this part […]
Sulbutiamine, vitamin B1 derivative
Sulbutiamine is a derivative of vitamin B1, which was discovered by Asian scholars in order to treat beriberi, which is one of the kinds of avitaminosis of the above compound. Does a double molecule of thiamine entail equally positive effects as its prototype? Our article is going to try to […]
Supplementation even with little doses of vitamin K2 counteracts osteoporosis
The research from the year 2013 proved that supplementation with vitamin K2 in the form of MK-7 counteracts the decline of bone density and strength among women after menopause. The research lasted 3 years and was accomplished by 233 women. Vitamin K and osteoporosis – clinical studyVitamin K and osteoporosis […]
The influence of diet on acne: fact or myth?
There is a lot of controversy around the statement that diet has influence on the appearance of our skin, including the occurrence of various pimples and acne. In general opinion, this conviction usually is considered to be true. The idea that diet influences skin is not new. As early as […]
Fat loss – how to work out to avoid injuries?
Fat loss and the choice of a training method is a key element, that will be reflected in the success of our weight loss. Undoubtedly, out training needs to be based on multi-joint exercises, which provide the organism with a strong stimulus, engaging a considerable part of muscle mass, which […]
Lunch meats in a diet – is it necessary to eliminate them?
Everyone who knows basic dietary rules realizes that increased supply of protein is a fundament for building muscles, their protection and better regeneration. Therefore, one could conclude without any doubt, that it is one of the first steps in changing our eating habits. Many people introduces to their diets simple […]
Taurine burns fat!
As a result of recent observations – Japanese scientists have noticed the unknown side of taurine… As it turns out: this well-known to athletes amino acid – anabolic and anti-catabolic – intensively stimulates fat burning in subcutaneous adipose tissue and facilitates reduction of its mass. And by the way … […]
White or red – which meat to choose?
Today, there is no doubt that you can properly balance your diet and take care of your health and shape without having to eat meat. As a rule, however, this is not the most optimal and most beneficial solution – especially when it comes to athletes, both professional and amateur. […]
Curcumin: Muscles larger by 50%
Curcumin has gained fame as a means of broad health benefits. Since the state of our muscles, as some time ago, has been mapped to the general state of health, therefore the scientists have not overlooked the muscle tissue in their research on curcumin. By the end of May 2015, […]
Vitamin C lowers the level of cortisol – the stress hormone
As early as in the year 1999, during the meeting of the American Chemical Society it was said that vitamin C lowers the level of cortisol, while discussing the research carried out on rats and speculating that a similar influence may also be visible on humans. Vitamin C and cortisol […]
Starting with building mass or losing weight?
“I will change my life tomorrow!”, “From tomorrow, I will start exercising and eating healthy”, “I will start taking care of myself and my figure from tomorrow”, “what should I start with? Increasing muscle mass, or maybe losing weight? “I will change my life tomorrow!”, “From tomorrow, I will start […]
Broccoli and cauliflower support the growth and regeneration of muscles
Cruciferous vegetables of the Brassica group, which broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage are a part of, contain a significant amount of secondary metabolites: the glucosinolate and myrosinase enzyme. In the process of shredding or later chewing the vegetables, glucosinolates are transformed into isothiocyanates, such as sulforaphane. Sulforaphane protects against cancerEffect on […]
What is the effectiveness of melatonin supplementation and its influence on sleep? – brief study
In the meta-analysis of 19 studies, in which 1683 people took part, melatonin demonstrated a significant effectiveness in shortening the time of falling asleep (falling asleep faster by 7,06 minutes) and prolonging total sleep time (by 8,25 minutes). Melatonin and sleep efficiency – summary of studyMelatonin and sleep efficiency – […]
Ostarine – SARM #1
SARMs is a group of substances, which gains still more attention. Some say, that SARMs are steroids in capsules, others says that they are revolutionary supplements, which is a good compromise between rarely working supplements, and steroids which are hard to get and apply in daily supplemention. Also, their impact […]
When to take probiotics?
Answering the question whether it is better to take probiotics before, after or during the meals is not as easy as it may seem. It is visible for example in the descriptions on the probiotics’ packages. Certain producers declare that probiotics should be swallowed during the meals, other claim that […]
Does vitamin C cure cancer?
Vitamin C in vitro (in test-tube) shows toxic effects against certain kinds of cancer cells, but not for healthy cells1,2,3. It stems from a bit different, more voracious metabolism of a malignant cell and is called selective cytotoxicity. A few well-known mechanisms are engaged in a potentially anticancer effect of […]
How to measure body fat levels?
When we want to lose weight, we most often focus on the numbers on the scales. Meanwhile, weight loss is not always related to the decrease of fatty tissue in our organism and this is what we should care about most. It is thus worth focusing not only on controlling […]
Fight your inflammations!
During a study, whose results were published in an American medical journal Cell, it was proven that certain kinds of fat contained in food may counteract fever. Fats and inflammation. Is fat a cause of inflammation states?Inflammation clinical studies. Inflammation facts.What is inflammation? Why do I have inflammation?How can your […]
Forskolin – natural fat burner
When browsing the labels of the supplements collectively called fat burners, we may repeatedly encounter one ingredient, the extract fromColeus forskohlii, Indian nettle or just forskolin. What are its properties? From Chinese medicine to the market of supplements Therapeutic properties of Coleus froskohliihave been known to Asian people for 3 […]