BCAAs – are you using a less optimal supplement?

BCAA is a common, if not the go-to supplement to stop muscle catabolism when training fasted. It's also used as an intra-workout supplement for the same reason or to boost hypertrophy afterwards. BCAAs are not only used to suppress catabolism but also to promote anabolism post-workout. Research shows that when amino acids are consumed pre-workout … Continue reading BCAAs – are you using a less optimal supplement?

Which form of magnesium should I take that will be most beneficial for my goal?

The benefits of magnesium are vast, widespread and this is definitely not a mineral to simply overlook. Of all the choices out there, which one should you get though? When a supplement has more than 10 and close to 20 different forms, things become a bit confusing and you might feel hesitant. Let's clear up … Continue reading Which form of magnesium should I take that will be most beneficial for my goal?

Intermittent fasting’s effect on testosterone levels

To fast or not to fast?! Again that scary question, "What will it do to my testosterone levels?" Research is inconclusive and people are biased, so what should I do and who should I believe? Here are 3 things to keep in mind: Fact: Fasting lowers testosterone and eating helps to maintain high levels. Application: … Continue reading Intermittent fasting’s effect on testosterone levels

Best tips, tricks and foods to eat on a tight budget when bulking or cutting

Are you burning to build muscle? Add weight to your lifts? Tired of being the smaller one amongst your friends? You already know the answer, everyone is telling you...just eat more! You're getting frustrated because food is so expensive, Protein is a must but quality meat is exorbitant, overpriced... What should I eat to get … Continue reading Best tips, tricks and foods to eat on a tight budget when bulking or cutting

Caloric deficit lowers testosterone levels – and what to do about it

Caloric deficit...Is that option lingering in the back of your mind? You want to get lean, look good in swimming trunks. But what is it going to do to your testosterone levels? Is it going to lower your already low levels, or bring down your levels that you have worked so hard to increase? Is … Continue reading Caloric deficit lowers testosterone levels – and what to do about it

Bile acid digests not only dietary fat but also body fat

Bile acid for fat loss? Bile acid, that green or yellowish brown fluid secreted by your gall bladder can actually improve your health and speed up fat loss. Bile is produced by the liver from cholesterol. Humans make around 500mg of bile daily, which consists of about 97% water, 0.7% bile salts, 0.2% bilirubin, 0.51% fats (cholesterol, fatty acids, and lecithin), amino … Continue reading Bile acid digests not only dietary fat but also body fat

Nitric oxide: more than just a vasodilator

Nitric oxide (NO) is a chemical messenger that possesses an ability to freely diffuse across the cell membranes, and unlike other classical neurotransmitters, this molecule is neither stored in the synaptic vesicles nor released by the process of exocytosis (R). It's synthesized from the amino acid L-arginine by the enzyme NO synthase (NOS) in the body. … Continue reading Nitric oxide: more than just a vasodilator