Glycogen is the storage form of glucose. Carbs, either directly from glucose, or when other forms, such as fructose and galactose are converted to glucose, will it be converted to and stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles when those stores ain't full yet. The liver stores an average of 100g of glycogen and this … Continue reading Coffee for extra muscle glycogen
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?
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?
A pump is what you get when you exercise a certain muscle group and that muscle becomes gorged with blood, making your skin feel very tight against your muscle, veins popping, etc. You might even walk differently because a muscle is so pumped, making some people feel very egotistic. Pre-workouts are sold by the millions … Continue reading How to achieve a crazy pump – plus the stack
Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands and it's very natural and much needed, as it increases the release fatty acid from the adipose tissue between meals, wakes you up in the morning, supports the immune system, reduces inflammation, is involved in memory formation and learning, etc... Cortisol keeps you alive, so what should you … Continue reading Signs/symptoms of low cortisol and the top 5 supplements to increase it
There are many supplements touted to boost hypertrophy, however, a lot of them aren't even supported by scientific or real evidence. This article contains 13 natural anabolic supplements which have scientific and real evidence to show that they can help to grow bigger muscles. Many of the supplements mentioned will increase muscle protein synthesis due … Continue reading 13 Natural Anabolic Supplements
Before I begin, I just want to say that I am not affiliated with the company that sells this product, or any company that sells androsterone, and I am not getting paid for making this review. I just want to point out how this supplement helped me and to help others making decisions on what … Continue reading Androsterone review. My unbiased, unpaid for review of androsterone
Betaine (TMG; trimethylglycine. A glycine amino acid with three methyl groups) is a bodybuilding supplement usually found in pre-workouts to boost muscle growth. Betaine is also used to improve digestion, fight infections, and for methylation support. Due to its ability to support methylation (converts homocysteine to methionine), it has a methionine "sparing effect" and might … Continue reading Betaine, worth it or not?
Androgens such as testosterone and DHT exert their beneficial action on the tissue by binding to androgen receptors. Testosterone and DHT are both anabolic to muscle and boosts muscle growth. A recent study found that, although androgens are needed for muscle growth, it is the androgen receptors that are essential for hypertrophy. There is a … Continue reading 25 ways to increase androgen receptors and enhance potency (2018 update)
β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyric acid (HMB) is a metabolite from leucine and is considered to be a very promising anabolic agent. Leucine is first converted in the body to α-ketoisocaproic acid and then to HMB. As seen in pigs, about 5% of leucine is converted to HMB, and the HMB concentrations increase significantly with the consumption of leucine. … Continue reading HMB: steroid like results?