The classic "fat-burning hypothesis" is starting to fail; burn fat to lose fat...it doesn't work that way...entirely. Lots of people want to lose fat and they think cardio or some form of training that burns the most fat will result in the most fat loss. I have already debunked the fasted cardio myth if you … Continue reading Myth: Burn fat to lose fat. Busted!
Tribulus Terrestris (TT) is an androgenic adaptogen that grows as a shrub on the ground ready to puncture anyone's feet that dares to walk barefoot around. To make the supplement, most companies use the whole plant, thorns and flowers. I wonder how the story went about the first person that used TT? "Ouch, I just … Continue reading Tribulus Terrestris: Not So Useless
DHT was always thought to be converted from testosterone, however, recent data suggest that instead, it's converted from Δ-androstenedione by 5α-reductase isoenzyme-1 to 5α-androstanedione, followed by subsequent conversion to DHT via the enzyme 17β-hydroxysteroid B3. The 5α-androstanedione pathway to DHT, therefore, bypasses testosterone entirely (1). Androstenedione → 5α-androstanedione → DHT. Also, "DHT formation from 4-dione (androstenedione) increased gradually and was … Continue reading 46 ways to increase DHT (2018 update)
Uncoupling protein, aka thermogenin, are proteins found in the inner mitochondrial membrane of the cell. Protons generated in the Kreb cycle leave the mitochondria via the electron transport chain, and then re-enter the mitochondria via the ATPase enzyme for the synthesis of ATP. This is called coupled respiration. With uncoupled respiration, protons re-enter the mitochondria … Continue reading Uncoupling: Secret to Fat loss and Health
GABA is a major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the body, meaning, it is calming, anti-anxiety and helps you to relax. The feeling of high GABA is best described by you just wanting to sit or lay down and enjoy the day, getting ready to dose off, not having racing thoughts, not being able to be creative … Continue reading Signs/symptoms of high GABA and the top 12 supplements to lower it
Zinc, a very important water-soluble trace mineral, is involved in over 300 enzymatic reactions and even more proteins. Zinc regulates neurotransmitters, behavior, learning & memory, neural development, fuel metabolism, RNA/DNA synthesis, muscle protein synthesis (increase mTOR), growth, hormone production, insulin (involved in the synthesis, storage and release of insulin), fatty acid oxidation, improve hypertension (by … Continue reading Zinc: anti-estrogen, -prolactin, steroidogenesis, pro-dopamine
Vitamin K, the last fat soluble vitamin discovered, exerts unique and extremely important functions in the body. Vitamin K works in synergy with the other fat soluble vitamins, A, D and E. Although it's a fat soluble vitamin, the body cannot store large amounts of it, and it gets used up quite quickly. Hence, frequent … Continue reading Vitamin K2, pro-testosterone, anti-estrogen, joint repair