PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes

Polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs), when incorporated into cell membranes, make cells more fluid, are chaotropic and disorderly and reduce their function (1). The increase in fluidity will allow more water, sodium, chloride, and calcium into the cell (edema), and lower intracellular potassium and magnesium and this will also destabilize the cell, and reduce cellular function (2). Metabolic … Continue reading PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid function and Diabetes

PUFA Dangers Part 3: The brain

Medical institutions, as well as common research, will teach you that PUFAs are highly essential for brain function, mainly because they are found in such high concentrations within the brain. To assume that PUFAs are essential because they are found in such high concentrations in the brain, is like assuming that because tics are so … Continue reading PUFA Dangers Part 3: The brain

PUFA dangers Part 2: Lipid peroxidation and prostaglandins

So now lets get to the part about why PUFAs are so bad. PUFA dangers The predominant omega 6 fatty acid is arachidonic acid (AA), which can be reduced (i) via enzymatic peroxidation to prostaglandins, leukotrienes, thromboxanes, and other cyclooxygenase, lipoxygenase or cytochrome P-450 derived products or (ii) via nonenzymatic peroxidation to MDA, 4-HNE, isoprostanes, and other lipid … Continue reading PUFA dangers Part 2: Lipid peroxidation and prostaglandins

PUFA Dangers Part 1: storage, mobilization and oxidation

Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are fatty acids which have more than 1 double bond in their structure, whereas saturated fats have no double bonds (only single bonds). The more double bonds a fatty acid has, the more fluid it is, and the longer the saturated fatty acid chain is, the more solid it is. For … Continue reading PUFA Dangers Part 1: storage, mobilization and oxidation

Coffee, the manliest drink

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

The essentiality of magnesium and why you most likely need more

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythm vascular tone nerve function muscle contraction and relaxation bone formation energy metabolism - adenosine … Continue reading The essentiality of magnesium and why you most likely need more

The ultimate bodybuilding smoothie

So the question is, what do we as bodybuilders want from our nutrition? Things such as optimal energy, increased anabolism (muscle protein synthesis), androgens (testosterone & DHT), optimal blood flow (for a great pump and endurance during sets, as well as to be healthy without inflammation and endless days of unhealthy muscle pains known as DOMS). As … Continue reading The ultimate bodybuilding smoothie

How much carbs should you eat for a lean physique

How much carbs should you eat for a lean physique?... Carbs are needed to provide energy for the muscles. When muscle glycogen (carb energy) is low, exercise performance may be altered and the anabolic response may not be as good. When you eat carbs, your body breaks it down into glucose to be used as … Continue reading How much carbs should you eat for a lean physique

26 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG

You want as much free testosterone as you can get so there can be optimal interaction with androgen receptors for optimal anabolic activity. So after testosterone leaves the testes and enters the bloodstream (that's total testosterone), about 44–65% of the circulating plasma T is bound strongly to sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) and 33–54% binds … Continue reading 26 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG