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Berberine is actually overrated?

Berberine is actually overrated?

Recently, berberine becomes an increasingly popular supplement. It is presented as a wonderful remedy, helpful both for people with and without glucose-insulin management – “preventively”. In addition, a whole range of other advantages of this substance are mentioned. Are such beliefs right?Is berberine for everyone?Improving not only the carbohydrate metabolism […]

Inositol

Inositol

Inositol is synthesized in the brain, partly in the liver, kidneys and probably in all tissues. It’s also the building block of cell membranes. It circulates in the blood, where it’s collected by cells that cannot synthesize it. It’s also produced by bacteria present in our body, including those located […]

Probiotics – help with the fight against irritable bowel syndrome

Probiotics – help with the fight against irritable bowel syndrome

Probiotics are currently a hot topic, especially for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a chronic disease that causes abdominal pain and changes in the intestines. Many people take probiotics in the hope that balancing their intestinal bacteria will reduce nuisance symptoms. This article discusses the latest research […]

Which magnesium should you choose? – The best forms of magnesium!

Which magnesium should you choose? – The best forms of magnesium!

Magnesium is a supplement that’s been recently extremely promoted in marketing. Every now and again, new advertisements are created, ensuring an ever greater biorecision, bioavailability and absorption. As you know, however, ads are not always compatible with the actual state of affairs and emphasize the positive features of the product, […]

Vitamin D deficiencies – are you in the group of increased risk?

Vitamin D deficiencies – are you in the group of increased risk?

There are some groups of people, who have higher-than-average needs for vitamin D. They are elderly people, people with darker complexion, people who live away from the equator and those who deal with certain ailments. Elderly peoplePeople with dark complexionResidents of countries far from the equatorPeople with diseases which decrease […]

Phenylethylamine

Phenylethylamine

Phenylethylamine HCL, also known as PEA, is a supplement used for many different purposes. Among them are: increasing cognitive ability, improving mood, losing weight and improving concentration. It occurs naturally in mammals nervous system- and therefore also humans. It’s believed to work as a kind of neuromodulator. It’s an organic […]

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 […]

What is SIBO?

What is SIBO?

Bacteria are imporant, if not essential, part of a healthy small intestine and fulfill important functions, participate in numerous digestive processes and more. However, overgrowth of small intestinal bacteria can lead to leaky intestinal syndrome and a number of other, often very unpleasant, symptoms. Find out if you also belong […]

Basics of nootropics, part 1 – what to remember?

Basics of nootropics, part 1 – what to remember?

Nootropic agents have recently been conquering people’s hearts. This is not surprising, because everyone feels the need to be the best, and the vision of above-average intellectual abilities and great well-being is very attractive. However, one can get the impression that the development of information sources does not keep up […]

The perfect burner? – niacinamide and forskolin

The perfect burner? – niacinamide and forskolin

One of the main goals of choosing supplementation is the desire to help reduce body fat. Every now and then new substances appear, or their combinations, that are revolutionizing the market. Once it was synephrine and extracts of citrus fruit, recently it’s been yohimbine. Can the combination of niacinamide and […]

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 […]

Synergy of supplements, part 1 – Forskolin and PDE-4 inhibitors

Synergy of supplements, part 1 – Forskolin and PDE-4 inhibitors

Appropriate combination of substances allows one to intensify their operation or extend their spectrum of applications. The use of synergy of action of various substances is the basis of advanced supplementation, which lies at the base of the perfectly perceptible effects of complex pre-workout, fat-burning or nootropic preparations. In this […]

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 […]

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 […]

Caffeine first, now SARMs. What’s next?

Caffeine first, now SARMs. What’s next?

We have just finished writing an article about the steps taken by the FDA to increase the regulation of trade in caffeine-based supplements, and we have already received a signal regarding further restrictions. This time the SARMs went under fire, a relatively new group of compounds used in supplementation, however, […]

Pre or post work out? Getting the most out of protein for weight loss

Pre or post work out? Getting the most out of protein for weight loss

What is protein and why should we ingest it? Chemically, protein is composed of amino acids, which are organic compounds made of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen or sulfur. There are twenty amino acids in total, used to develop and maintain just about every part of the body, from our skin […]