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

6 reasons Lysine is good for you. #1 boost muscle growth

Lysine, an essential amino acid, is an exceptionally important amino acid that's indispensable to building quality muscle fast and it also has quite a variety of benefits. Some of its benefits include anti-bacterial and anti-viral. (1) It plays a role in regulating hormones, enzymes and antibodies that keep the immunity strong. Due to stronger immunity … Continue reading 6 reasons Lysine is good for you. #1 boost muscle growth

8 great benefits of Glutamine. #2 boosts muscle growth

Glutamine, one of the most abundant non-essential amino acids present in the body, are mostly found in the muscle (35%). Glutamine appears to be a unique amino acid, serving as a preferred respiratory fuel for rapidly multiplying cells, such as enterocytes (cells in the small intestine) and lymphocytes (white blood cells), is an important precursor … Continue reading 8 great benefits of Glutamine. #2 boosts muscle growth

What you should know about arginine for building muscle

Arginine, an essential α-amino acid, is used in the biosynthesis of proteins, increases blood flow, growth hormone (GH), improves memory, boosts immunity, detoxifies ammonia, and is involved in formation of creatine, agmatine, glutamate, polyamines (essential for muscle regeneration and growth), ornithine, and citrulline (2, 3). etc... About 60% of the absorbed l-arginine is metabolized by the gastrointestinal … Continue reading What you should know about arginine for building muscle

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

Ornithine – anti-cortisol, anti-anxiety, growth hormone and sleep

L-ornithine is a non-essential amino acid, which your body can make from arginine. It's found in very low concentrations in food and the highest natural source is freshwater clams. L-ornithine administration increases ketone bodies and free fatty acids and promotes lipid metabolism (fat oxidation), as well as lowers blood ammonia levels by activating the urea … Continue reading Ornithine – anti-cortisol, anti-anxiety, growth hormone and sleep

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

Vitamin A: steroidogenesis, anti-estrogen and prolactin

Another fat-soluble vitamin that directly affects steroidogenesis and muscle building, and the decrease of estrogen and prolactin while boosting your well-being and mood is vitamin A (retinol). It also helps with eyesight (clear sight), night blindness and is anti-dry eyes. It is also very important for brain function such as maintaining neuronal plasticity and cognitive … Continue reading Vitamin A: steroidogenesis, anti-estrogen and prolactin

27 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 27 ways to increase free testosterone & lower SHBG

Optimal hypertrophy – sets, reps, rest & frequency

A lot of guys want to get buff at some point in their life... And after the beginner gains they might find that their progress has slowed down remarkably, or that it's even stalled completely. Fortunately there are guidelines on how to optimize hypertrophy and prevent hypertrophy stalling. First off, let's have a look at … Continue reading Optimal hypertrophy – sets, reps, rest & frequency