Cyclists given 4 weeks of zinc supplementation were shown to have higher total and free testosterone levels after exhaustive exercise.
Those following a vegetarian diet maybe more liable to a potential creatine insufficiency. Meat and fish represent the primary dietary sources of creatine, so it makes sense that their exclusion from the diet would result in a greater chance of reduced body creatine stores. Vegetarians would therefore have to rely to much greater degree on [...]
Panax (Korean ginseng) may help reduce exercise induced muscle damage (Jung et al 2011). Supplementing Korean ginseng helped to lower creatine kinase activity – a measure of muscle protein breakdown, and it also lowered levels of an inflammatory marker called interlukin-6. Interestingly it helped to improve insulin sensitivity as well, perhaps making it of some [...]
Creatine is and energy storage molecule composed of the amino acids: arginine, glycine and methionine. It is primarily found in muscle tissue where it functions as an energy reserve, which can be accessed during bouts of intensive short duration physical activity.
Some of the most important functions that creatine is believed to exert:
· Enhances energy availability in the form of ATP – a universal energy molecule within cells. Used during bouts of intense physical activity.
· Rapid increases in muscle size, a volumising effect related largely to creatines ability to pull water into the muscle cells
The mineral zinc is an essential nutrient you must have if you are keen on maintaining optimal levels of testosterone. Testosterone is the major male sex hormone, so supporting healthy levels of this [...]
Mice fed a CLA supplemented diet for 10 weeks had improved endurance and better weight loss, than a control group fed on a normal diet. Endurance was assessed by a running task, and the CLA fed mice were able to run for a time period that was 26% longer than the control group. CLA seems [...]
Scientists have managed to demonstrate that exercise is capable of not only significantly helping to reduce body mass index (a weight measure), but also improve the level of the hormones adiponectin and insulin, both involved in weight control. Participants in this study achieved these results after only 16 weeks on an aerobic exercise regime that [...]