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  • My Supplement Use

    My Supplement Use Being a sales rep and self declared "product specialist" I would like to claim that supplement use has been an important aspect of my fitness routines, but to be completely honest, it hasn't ALWAYS been. When I started lifting, back in high school, I don't think I ever really had a full grasp on the importance of different lifts, rep counts, rest times, and all of the other factors that go into a "goal specific" routine. Simply put, I would strap on as much weight as possible on the bench press or squat rack, and pump out what I could. It wasn't until about 3 years ag...

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  • Fenugreek: The Testosterone Booster

    Fenugreek: The Testosterone Booster While perusing fitness forums, a user wrote a particular post that caught my attention. He mentioned taking a supplement called Fenugreek which is traditionally known to boost libido and strength. We’re advanced enough in science to know that when something enhances libido and strength, testosterone is typically being boosted as well. As a matter of fact, there are studies [1] that show that Fenugreek does boost testosterone. The interesting thing about this particular supplement was its odor effects on the body. The user on the forum commented that ...

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  • Time for a Reboot

    Time for a Reboot My antibiotics finished up this past weekend, and while my body feels a little week from all the health issues I had last month, I feel like I'm on the right track back to normalcy.  What does that mean?  It means I'm ready to kick some a$$ and take some names for this New Years ReVolution.  I have to give Aaron a run for his money, after all. To start, I need to continue adjusting my diet to where it needs to be.  Between the holiday parties and barely eating while sick, my metabolism is out of whack for certain.  Before all of this, I was eating 5 meals a day on a high...

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  • How Sulbutiamine Can Help You Maintain Optimal Health and Increase Your Energy to Feel Years Younger

    How Sulbutiamine Can Help You Maintain Optimal Health and Increase Your Energy to Feel Years Younger Did You Know…? Sulbutiamine is the generic name for Arcalion, a supplement use primarily for increasing energy.  Many people who suffer from a lack of energy use sulbutiamine [1]. Sulbutiamine: What is it? Sulbutiamine is a form of Vitamin B1 that originated from Japan. Sulbutiamine improves energy, memory, and is used to help those with erectile dysfunction along with the many other benefits [4]. Its popularity has soared in recent years. Sulbutiamine Benefits Improves memory and ...

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  • Bulk Powders vs Commercialized Products

    Bulk Powders vs Commercialized Products (CC BY-SA 3.0) Many of you may see products such as Alpha Brain or DS Craze, and, upon ingestion, be amazed by the effects you feel. A comparison I like to use for products like these is like ordering food at a restaurant. It’s delicious, it’s filling, it works, but it’s also fairly expensive for what you could easily make at home. Suppose you love taking DS Craze. It’s stuffed with stimulants, has a daily serving of creatine, and it’s overall very successful for working out at the gym. Benefits of Buying Bulk Powders As convenient as it is, s...

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  • Max CLA: Potential Fat Reducer

    Max CLA: Potential Fat Reducer This product has been discontinued check out this similar product below: CLA Capsules Are you looking for something that might favorably affect your body composition? In other words, could you use something that will help you to lose fat while maintaining your muscle? What if you could do this safely and naturally? Then look no further than Max CLA. This supplement is actually already used in a number of popular foods and products that are generally regarded as helpful in weight control. In addition to those simply looking to lose weight, this can also be ...

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  • Krill Oil or Fish Oil? Decisions, Decisions

    Krill Oil or Fish Oil? Decisions, Decisions Both krill and fish oil appear regularly in the media. Both seem to be very healthy and have a number of excellent benefits. There are claims that one or the other can promote heart and joint health as well as good moods. While it is certainly true that both of these provide similar types of nutrition, there are some differences which anyone deciding what to use should consider. What is Fish Oil? Unlike in days past when fish oil meant cod liver oil, today fish oil comes from a variety of sources, including mackerel, sardines, albacore tuna, c...

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  • L-Arginine: Important For Athletes and Non-Athletes Alike

    L-Arginine: Important For Athletes and Non-Athletes Alike While you might remember hearing about the amino acid L-Arginine back in school, you are probably not aware of everything it can do. This supplement is incredibly helpful for athletes of all stripes, especially those engaged in serious weight training. However, other people interested in increasing their energy levels, improving their overall immune function, lowering blood pressure and a whole host of other great benefits will also be well served through supplementation with L-Arginine. What is L-Arginine? L-Arginine is a semi-e...

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  • Blessed Thistle vs. Fenugreek: Battle of the Galactagogues

    Blessed Thistle vs. Fenugreek: Battle of the Galactagogues One of the most common complaints or issues new mothers experience when nursing their babies is simply not having enough of a milk supply. If this is the case, most doctors would likely advise the mom to simply try feeding more often. However, this does not always work and the new mom may be interested in turning to natural supplements called Galactagogues. The most well-known and effective of these are Blessed Thistle and Fenugreek. Blessed Thistle: What is it? This supplement is actually a plant which has been used for centuri...

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  • Olive Leaf Extract to Promote Health During Cold and Flu Season

    Olive Leaf Extract to Promote Health During Cold and Flu Season The lowly olive is known all around the world. It is prized for its oil and health benefits. However, the actual leaf which comes from this tree has a number of incredible health benefits as well. In fact, the potential health benefits of olive leaf extract may be even more exciting than the actual olive itself. There is a steady body of research which supports these contentions as well as numerous references to ancient and traditional health uses. Health Benefits of Olive Leaf Extract Olive Leaf Extract to Boost the Immune...

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  • Glucosamine and Your Joints

    Glucosamine and Your Joints Glucosamine is one of the most widely available nutritional supplements on the market. Not only that, but there has been an abundance of research into its effects. Most people taking this supplement do so in an effort to either help build-up or strengthen their joints or to help ease the effects of joint issues. Since most people who suffer from these conditions are using acetaminophen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, finding a natural substance to help is a high priority. So What is Glucosamine? For starters, this supplement is actually an ami...

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  • Ginkgo Biloba and Vinpocetine for Brain Health and More

    Ginkgo Biloba and Vinpocetine for Brain Health and More Anyone who is interested in not only improving their memory but also brain health in general should really consider natural supplements such as Ginkgo Biloba and Vinpocetine. While many people are aware of the recent studies relating these to memory improvement, these supplements have been shown to support a number of additional benefits. There is even growing evidence to suggest that they may be helpful in combating age-related cognitive decline. So What is Ginkgo Biloba? This supplement actually comes from a tree native to Asia. ...

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  • DIY Preworkout Mix

    DIY Preworkout Mix (CC BY 3.0) Every once in a while, it’s generally a good idea to cycle off a current pre-workout mix in order to avoid or reset supplement tolerance. For example, some pre-workout products contain a large quantity of caffeine and when your body builds up tolerance, the stimulatory effects of caffeine are significantly decreased and performance increase isn’t nearly as great. It’s for this reason that it’s generally a good idea to know how certain ingredients work in order to create a DIY (Do-it-yourself) pre-workout drink. This allows you to gain the full advantage...

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  • Saving Money with Gelatin Capsules

    Saving Money With Gelatin Capsules Gel caps, also known as gelatin capsules, can be a great way to save money on your nutritional supplements. While this will not work for everything, since certain products are only available in pill or tablet form, it is something to consider. Many users who do this already are reporting that they save tons of money and are still seeing excellent results from their supplement programs. What Are Gelatin Capsules? Gelatin capsules (or just gel caps for short) are thin and usually clear outer shells or coverings used to contain medications or other types o...

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  • Pills Versus Powder: Which Formulation is Best?

    Pills Versus Powder: Which Formulation is Best? One of the most often asked questions in the supplement industry is whether pills or powders are a better formulation for nutritional supplements. Actually, each has their specific advantages and disadvantages. In addition to the specifics of each type, some supplements may come only in one or the other form due to stability, absorption or effectiveness issues. In other words, it will help each person to know the differences and benefits of both types in order to make an intelligent decision.  Benefits of Pills There are two major benefit...

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Statements found within have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These dietary supplement products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Always consult a physician if you are unsure about taking a new supplement. Do not take this supplement if you are under 18, if you are pregnant, nursing, or have any cardiovascular issues.

Scientific studies cited are not conclusive and have limitations, due to of their closed environment nature. Referenced studies will not necessarily determine your experience with a supplement, since there are many unaccounted variables, which fall outside the scope of the studies.

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