Category Archive for "Supplements To Avoid"

glutamine benefits

THE “BENEFITS” OF GLUTAMINE SUPPLEMENTS DEBUNKED

Sean Nalewanyj

Glutamine has been considered as a “bodybuilding staple” for many years and is often mentioned in the same breath as other proven supplements such as whey protein, creatine and fish oils. Although I don’t expect to convince those who have…

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AFTERBURN FUEL REVIEW: A REAL, UNBIASED OVERVIEW

Sean Nalewanyj

If you’re reading this review right now, then chances are that I don’t have to tell you who Mike Chang is. You’ve seen his ads plastered in every corner of the web, many of which promote his “Magic Red Drink”…

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VANADYL SULPHATE BODYBUILDING BENEFITS?

Sean Nalewanyj

Vanadyl sulphate is derived from the trace mineral vanadium and can be found in natural foods such as soybeans, mushrooms and various types of seafood. It was only recently identified as being essential to humans. The body only requires very…

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METHOXYISOFLAVONE: METHOXY SUPPLEMENT REVIEW

Sean Nalewanyj

5-methyl-7-methoxy-isoflavone, otherwise known as methoxyisoflavone and “methoxy”, belongs to the flavone family, a group of compounds derived from plants. Isoflavones can be found in soy beans and other soy-containing foods. The list of claimed effects on this one is lengthy……

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CHROMIUM PICOLINATE BENEFITS FOR MUSCLE GAIN AND FAT LOSS?

Sean Nalewanyj

What is chromium picolinate? Chromium is a biologically active trace mineral found in the human body, while picolinic acid is a substance that increases the absorption rate of chromium in the body. Chromium picolinate is claimed to be a more…

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COMPLETE WAXY MAIZE STARCH REVIEW: IS IT WORTH IT?

Sean Nalewanyj

What Is Waxy Maize Starch? Waxy maize is a source of carbohydrates that is derived primarily from corn, rice and barley and is rich in a substance called amylopectin. Amylopectin is a highly branched glucose polymer and is essentially the…

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L-ARGININE BENEFITS FOR BODYBUILDERS?

Sean Nalewanyj

Over the past 10 years or so, l-arginine has been one of the most popular muscle building supplement ingredients out there. It is the primary compound found in most pre-workout “nitric oxide boosters”, with the main forms being l-arginine AKG,…

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ARE AMINO ACID SUPPLEMENTS WORTH IT?

Sean Nalewanyj

If you’re looking to build muscle, burn fat and gain strength, protein is the single most important nutrient in your dietary arsenal. Protein is responsible for building and repairing damaged muscle tissue and is the only nutrient that can directly…

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BETA ECDYSTERONE REVIEWS: DOES IT REALLY WORK?

Sean Nalewanyj

Beta ecdysterone (also known as ecdisten, ecdysone, isoinokosterone and 20-hydroxyecdysone) is what is known as a “plant sterol” : a compound found in plants that is structurally similar to anabolic human steroids such as testosterone. It was first discovered in…

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D-RIBOSE BENEFITS FOR STRENGTH & MUSCLE GROWTH

Sean Nalewanyj

D-ribose is a form of sugar that is manufactured in the body using glucose and is found in the DNA and RNA of all living organism. DNA is a strand of nucleotides that stores the genetic information of every cell…

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