Tag: weight training
Whey protein a favourite supplement of those engaged in bodybuilding and sports may well be a bad idea if you suffer from acne.
Research by Melnik (2011) showed that whey protein was a particularly potent stimulator of insulin and IGF-1 release. These two hormones have the potential to increase the production of sebum and keratin, substances that when produced in excess can cause blockages in hair follicles, resulting in spots.
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 [...]