Eighteen grams of whey before training increases your fat burning

You eat the same amount, and don’t change your fat, protein or carbohydrate intake. But still you burn more fat and build up more muscle tissue. Yes, say researchers at Michigan State University, it’s possible. All you have to do is time your protein intake a little better. Drink your shake before your training session, and watch what happens. (more…)

Grape Seed Extract Boosts Muscle Energy & Calorie Burning

Several new studies are demonstrating a potent energetic improvement in muscles following supplementation with grape seed extract. These animal studies are unique as they are able to document which genes are getting activated, helping to prove the molecular function of grape seed extract to enhance energy production and exercise ability. (more…)

When An Athlete Gives Up Gluten

Search for studies on how gluten affects athletic performance, and you’ll probably come up empty-handed. Researchers just haven’t paid much attention to how gluten influences exercise. But in the real world, outside of the controlled environment of the laboratory, athletes are finding that going gluten-free seems to give them an extra edge. (more…)

How to Recover from a Concussion – Athletes Take Note


New, advanced brain imaging shows that the thalamus region of the brain is significantly disturbed by a concussion, potentially resulting in excessive formation of abnormal circuits in the thalamus. Subsequently, this may alter perception, memory, mood, sleep, and coordination. In this article, I offer my theory that these alterations are driven by excitotoxic damage caused by excessive substance P and can be prevented by both reducing substance P and boosting BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor). Both of these results can be achieved with good nutrition and exercise, offering the first science-based strategy, of which I am aware, to actually fix the adverse effects of concussion. (more…)

Eighteen grams of whey before training increases your fat burning

You eat the same amount, and don’t change your fat, protein or carbohydrate intake. But still you burn more fat and build up more muscle tissue. Yes, say researchers at Michigan State University, it’s possible. All you have to do is time your protein intake a little better. Drink your shake before your training session, and watch what happens.
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Curcumin isn’t anticatabolic at all – it’s anabolic

Curcumin is perhaps the most interesting supplement being written about by scientists right now. True, hardly any research has been done on humans, and the French research that will be published soon in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry is an animal study. But if this animal study confirms that curcumin really has anabolic qualities, we won’t be complaining.
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