25 ways to increase androgen receptors and enhance potency (2018 update)

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)

Different fats and inflammation

Let me just start off by saying that fat gain happens mostly in the presence of caloric excess (when more calories are consumed than is being burned). For healthy adipose tissue expansion, there needs to be acute inflammation, collagen remodeling and growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis). Without these factors, healthy fat gain cannot take … Continue reading Different fats and inflammation

Reactive oxygen species created by fats and their affect on insulin signalling

Does fat make you fat? And if the answer is yes then which type of fat is the guilty one? Fat mass expansion in obesity occurs via adipocyte hyperplasia (increased adipocyte number) and/or adipocyte hypertrophy (increased size of adipocytes). The latter is often associated with adipose dysfunction and inflammation. Increased adipocyte size correlates with serum … Continue reading Reactive oxygen species created by fats and their affect on insulin signalling

Excessive fat oxidation (β-oxidation) drives diabetes

An association between intracellular fat accumulation and insulin resistance has been found. But an associated is not a cause... The hypothesis was that β-oxidation is too slow and as a result, fats start to accumulate in the cells and this causes insulin resistance, thus the inability to transport glucose into the cell and reduced glucose oxidation. … Continue reading Excessive fat oxidation (β-oxidation) drives 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 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

Fats & androgens

Are dietary fats an important macro-nutrient for a natural bodybuilder?   Dietary fats have numerous health benefits. Including: aids in the absorption of fat soluble vitamins maintains healthy skin and hair insulates body organs against shock maintains body temperature promotes healthy cell function increase testosterone production (your testosterone is synthesized from cholesterol)   Saturated fatty acids … Continue reading Fats & androgens

Macro-nutrients: 3 types of foods you should be eating for testosterone

Eating the correct macro nutrients is a must do if you want to optimize your androgen hormones and your physique...   It's a terrible idea to omit any kind of macro nutrient for any kind of goal you might have. Let's get to the meat and potatoes of this post...   Protein Protein is actually more … Continue reading Macro-nutrients: 3 types of foods you should be eating for testosterone