Category Archive for "Supplementation"

BETA ECDYSTERONE REVIEWS: DOES IT REALLY WORK?

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

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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MYOSTATIN INHIBITOR: DO MYOSTATIN BLOCKERS WORK?

There’s no doubt that genetics play an important role in determining how quickly any given person can build muscle and transform their body. Factors beyond our control such as muscle fiber type, muscle shape, natural testosterone levels, growth hormone levels…

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HMB REVIEW: SHOULD YOU USE AN HMB SUPPLEMENT?

Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate, otherwise known as HMB, is a metabolite of the amino acid l-leucine. L-Leucine is one of the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAA’s) which play a key role in both muscle growth and muscle sparing. Out of the three…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT “CREATINE BLOATING”

There’s no doubt about it: creatine monohydrate is the real deal. The research and real-world evidence has confirmed over and over again the direct positive effects of creatine on gym performance and muscle growth. If you’re trying to build muscle…

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NITRIC OXIDE SUPPLEMENT TRUTH (N02 REVIEW)

Nitric oxide supplements (or “N02” for short) have been some of the hottest selling muscle building supplements over the past 10 years or so. Based off of the amino acid l-arginine, nitric oxide supplements are designed to increase blood flow…

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FISH OIL FOR BODYBUILDING: DOES FISH OIL BUILD MUSCLE?

I’ve said it for years… Anyone who wants to maximize their muscle gains, burn fat and improve their overall health should be supplementing with high quality fish oil every day. Fish oil contains the extremely valuable omega 3 fatty acids,…

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DOES WHEY PROTEIN MAKE YOU FAT?

When it comes to high quality protein sources for your muscle building and fat burning program, whey protein really can’t be beaten. It’s packed with high amounts of branched-chain amino acids (these are the primary triggers for muscle protein synthesis)…

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WHEY PROTEIN DANGERS: FACT OR FICTION?

Whey protein is the most popular bodybuilding and fitness supplement available and has been a core component of muscle building and fat burning diets for decades. Although staples like chicken, fish and steak are awesome protein sources as well, whey…

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LIQUID CREATINE SERUM VS. MONOHYDRATE POWDER

If you’ve read through my other articles supplementation articles, then you already know just how highly I think of creatine. Creatine has been research proven time and time again to have highly positive effects in bodybuilders and athletes through its…

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