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 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
Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is commonly known for its potent ability to aid in fat loss. However, this oil contains much more benefits, which I will discuss in this article. First and foremost, fatty acids can be divided into four groups. These are short-chain- (SCFAs), medium chain- (MCFAs), long chain- (LCFAs) and very long chain … Continue reading MCT oil, liquid rocket fuel
Vitamin B3 comes in a few forms, with niacin (nicotinic acid (NA)), niacinamide (NAM), nicotinamide riboside (NR) and inositol hexanicotinate being the most famous. As you can see from the picture, vitamin B3 can come in three forms from the diet, namely NA, NAM and NR, whereas an endogenous pathway can also synthesize NAM from … Continue reading Does Niacinamide contribute to diabetes and insulin resistance?
Let me just start off by saying that fat gain happens mostly in the presence of caloric excess (when more calories are consumed than is being burned). For healthy adipose tissue expansion, there needs to be acute inflammation, collagen remodeling and growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Without these factors, healthy fat gain cannot take … Continue reading Different fats and inflammation
Coffee is made from roasted coffee beans and can be enjoyed in many different ways, such as with cream or milk, sugar or sweetener, or just plain black. Coffee plants are cultivated in over 70 different countries worldwide. Green (unroasted) coffee beans are one of the most traded agricultural commodities in the world. The earliest credible evidence … Continue reading Coffee, the manliest drink
Calcium is best known for being important for bone formation, but actually plays a much larger role than just that in the body. Calcium is involved in vascular contraction, vasodilation (increase synthesis of nitric oxide), muscle functions, nerve transmission, intracellular signaling, and hormonal secretion. (1) Most of these effects are due to lowering PTH as … Continue reading Top 4 Calcium benefits. #2 Helps with fat loss