Zinc: anti-estrogen, -prolactin, steroidogenesis, pro-dopamine

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 D, the steroid vitamin

Vitamin D is actually a hormone (steroid) and not a vitamin, as our bodies can synthesize vitamin D from UVB rays from the sun and convert it into its active form which then acts as a hormone in the body. It's very difficult to get all our vitamin D from food sources alone, and we … Continue reading Vitamin D, the steroid vitamin

Intermittent fasting

Intermittent fasting is a fast growing way of eating...or more like, of not eating :D... There are really tons of benefits to fasting. This study shows that the body can completely regenerate the immune system in only 3 days of fasting. Some athletes tend to be scared of fasting because of the myth of metabolic … Continue reading Intermittent fasting