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BSN’s new Edge Series is expanding at a rapid rate with the arrival of 5 products already. Their 6th product will be a powdered pump booster, similar to their Nitrix 2.0 and will be known as BSN...
Fat loss is not an easy path for anyone. Although this may be the case, there are supplements  that help you to shed the extra weight and would be useful in helping you achieve your personal goals....
A relatively new sub category in the supplement market, Thermogenic Pre Workouts are products taken before training sessions which help to boost training and performance as well as support fat...
Optimum Nutrition's Gold Standard Gainer is a high calorie lean gainer that helps to support your bulking journey. We take a look at the unique new formulation, it's benefits and highlights as well...
Ready to take your gains to the next level? Then read on to find the best supplements you should be taking as an advanced or more experienced trainer. Your supplements needs are going to very...
Are you new to training or supplements? Then read this before you browse through the thousands of products available. Learn what every beginner's supplement stack should contain, what not to buy...
Want to learn how to create the perfect supplement stack? How about what supplements to include first and which ones to buy last? This ultimate guide will help you pick out the best supplements to...
We all know creatine for its ability to boost muscle creatine and phosphocreatine stores, which are the body’s preferred fuel source for very high intensity exercise. But it might come as a...
How does alcohol affect muscle growth? We examine how alcohol affects protein absorption and muscle protein synthesis. Finally, if you are planning to drink, we provides tips on how to build muscle...
Salmon protein powder is a relatively new type of protein supplement that will grow in popularity over time. Derived from the oily fish salmon, it is naturally high in omega 3 fatty acids as well...
What's better for muscle growth? Protein powders or amino acid supplements? We take a look at the key difference between the two types of supplements, when you should be using them and which one...
A new study has given every indication that the myriad of pre workout supplements stacked with beta-alanine and creatine are likely to increase weight training capacity in the gym. While the study...
Most savvy supplement users are aware of the basic dosing protocol for [category:post-workout-supplements alt="" html="0"]creatine supplementation[/category]. Namely, a loading phase (~20g/day)...
Do test boosters really work? What are some of the best test support ingredients you should be looking for? We examine some of the necessary nutrients required to maintain ideal testosterone...
Known better for its endurance performance –enhancing properties, more recent studies have started to look at how the naturally-occurring nitrate in beetroot might help boost anaerobic measures...
Body War Nutrition is fast becoming one of the most trusted suppliers of some of the most well dosed and effective supplements on the market. With phenomenal successes in multiple products across...
What happens to lean body mass when cutting calories by 40% ramp up protein intake and exercise a lot? That’s the question researchers from McMaster University in Canada were trying to answer is...
Beef protein has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity in recent times and the latest findings of a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition will do nothing to...
Most of you who train legs (and we hope that’s the majority of people reading this article!) will usually have the same big picture programs of how to make the legs grow. Do some heavy back...
The science of hydration has evolved considerably and quite dramatically in the last decade or so. When it comes to hydration, most people consider it an important aspect of exercise and...
DMHA or dimethylhexylamine is a stimulant compound that also goes by some other names such as 2-aminoisoheptane or octodrine. If you’re just talking about 2-aminoisoheptane, there’s actually two...
What's it like to build muscle over 40? We take a look at factors affecting muscle growth as you age and provide tips on how to be building muscle when you're over 40. Focusing on weight training...
A new study has sought to provide assurance that a very high protein intake (i.e. >3g/kg/day) in individuals undergoing regular resistance exercise is safe. What makes the study particularly...
A soon-to-be-published study in the Journal of Sports and Health Science has provided welcomed new evidence concerning the ergogenic properties of Tribulus terrestris. As the herb most well known...
Review the top stimulant free pre workouts on the market in 2016. While the majority of pre workouts contain some form of caffeine of stimulant, sometimes, it can help to take a break from these...
Review the strongest hGH boosters on the market in 2016. A good HGH support supplement can help to optimize growth hormone levels and help you recover faster and build more lean muscle. We take a...
Review the strongest test boosters of 2016. We take a look at a range of new and existing test boosters and pick out the strongest of the lot. Although the testosterone support supplements category...
Review the strongest pre workouts on the market in 2016. If you're after some serious energy just before you train, look no further than the supplements listed here. Each packing several cups of...
Review the top BCAA supplements of 2016. BCAA or branched chain amino acids are one of the best supplements to boost recovery and support muscle building. Find out what the best BCAA supplements...
Review the top organic protein powders of 2016. Made with 100% organic protein sources, most of which are plant based, organic protein powders have definitely grown in popularity over the years. We...
Review the top 5 vegan proteins of 2016. Ideal for vegetarians or those with dairy allergies, vegan proteins are in plentiful supply, but the range is definitely growing. We pick some of the best...
Review the best soy protein powders of 2016. A fantastic alternative protein source to dairy proteins such as whey and casein, soy protein is vegan and vegetarian friendly and a complete protein...
2016 is set to be a big year in the supplements industry. We take a look at the best supplements of 2016 along with new supplements that might be coming out. From protein powders to test boosters...
Review the top 5 WPC protein powders of 2016. WPC or whey protein concentrate are a popular protein type seen in a variety of blended protein powders. They are less processed, which makes them...
Review the top 5 natural protein powders of 2016. Free from anything artificial including sweeteners, flavours and colours, natural proteins are great for trainers who want the protein without the...
What are the best protein powders of 2016? We take a look at all the protein categories including whey proteins, WPIs, mass gainers, fat loss proteins and everything in between to pick out the best...
Review the top 10 pump supplements of 2016. Also known as nitric oxide boosters, pump supplements help to increase blood flow to and from the working muscle. We pick out the best pump supplements...
Review the top 10 whey protein powders of 2016. With so many options on the market, it can be hard finding a whey protein to suit your exact needs. We sort through this massive category and pick...
Review the top 10 weight loss protein powders of 2016. Fat loss protein powders bring together two supplements in one; a high quality protein powder with weight loss ingredients added to it. We help..
Review the top 10 testosterone boosters of 2016. With literally hundreds of test boosters around, some of which contain hard to decipher ingredients, it can be hard picking the right one. We help...
Review the top 10 casein protein powders of 2016. Considered the best protein to have at night, casein protein digests slowly, providing your muscles with amino acids for up to 8 hours. We help you...
Review the top 10 creatine supplements of 2016. With so many different types of creatine supplements around, it's not easy picking the best one for your needs. We help weed out 10 of the best...
Review the top 10 best mass gainers of 2016. Mass gainers are absolutely crucial if you want to pack on size and bulk, but with so many around, it can be hard to pick. We analyse the best mass...
Review the top 10 best hGH boosters of 2016. With so many hGH support supplements on the market, we help you pick out the most effective of the lot to help boost your recovery and optimise growth...
A quick look at the supplements which fall under the category of whey protein isolate and one immediately sees it is jam-packed. That means it's getting harder and harder for supplement...
2015 has seen Quest cement its position as the most popular protein bar on the Australian market. For other competitors in this product segment, it has proved very hard to come up with a bar that matc
Review the top 10 best pre workout supplements for 2016. With plenty of new pre workouts released in 2015 along with the changes in the industry regarding ingredients such as AMP Citrate, there...
Supplements aren’t cheap. Picking the right type of supplements to use whilst on a budget can often be a lengthy and dizzying process in which you have to start weighing up the pros and cons of...
The sports science community has been promoting creatine supplements for decades now, but it is still one of those supplements that confuses people the most. In this week’s Q & A, we take a look at...
The global Halal food industry is worth an estimated US$500 billion dollars and is expected to double over the next 5 years. However, the range of supplements that are Halal certified is woefully...
Testosterone support supplements are one of the most popular categories of supplements around. After all, who doesn’t want a boost in muscle building and sex drive? But at what age should you start...
Whether you love it in steak form or frequently chug it down in shakes after your workouts, protein is one of those ingredients that seems to be popping up everywhere we look. While most of us have...
With a multitude of studies supporting it efficacy for improving performance in a wide variety of sports involving intermittent high intensity, there is little debate as to beta-alanine’s...
Recently an increasing number of whey proteins have been popping up showcasing the fact they only contain whey protein from ‘grass fed cows’. Such products carry the general assertion that their...
Forskolin is a chemical that is found in the roots of the Coleus plant, a plant that has been used for thousands of years in the Indian Ayurvedic medical tradition. Traditionally, forskolin was used..
Two decades ago, we used to laud carbs, demonise fat, and nobody except for serious athletes and bodybuilders really gave a second thought to protein. How times have changed. Protein is, of course,...
Testosterone is the hormone responsible for male characteristics, so it may be surprising to some people to know that women's bodies also produce what is classically known as the 'male' hormone. So...
There has been huge and increasing interest in botanically derived substances amongst western scientists in the past few decades, with a particular focus on plants that have a history of use in....
Amentoflavone is a plant alkaloid which is found naturally in a number of different plants, including Gingko biloba and St John's Wort. Initial research has shown that this naturally occurring...
Weight gainer proteins can be a really useful tool for anyone who is trying to bulk up. Putting on lean muscle requires a calorie excess, meaning that you need to consume more than you are burning...
A fascinating study testing the relative effects of cysteine-rich whey protein versus casein on strength development in non-frail elderly subjects (average age 70 years) has just been published...
The term 'BCAAs' refers to Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine, the Branched Chain Amino Acids. These three essential amino acids are abundant throughout the body, and make up a large percentage of muscle.
Protein is an essential part of the diet, and something that our bodies need for growth and repair. Over the past decade, there has been a large shift in the way we eat, and the...
Whey is considered the gold standard in protein supplementation because it is well digested, has a high bioavailability, and is high in muscle building Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs). WPI...
Androsterone, also known as 1-DHEA, 1-Androsterone or 1-Andro, is a steroid prohormone that is metabolised into a form of testosterone known as 1-testosterone, or dihydroboldenone, in the body...
Magnesium is essential to maintain good health. It is one of the seven essential minerals that people need to consume in relatively large quantities on a daily basis, and deficiency has been linked...
Creatine is one of the best researched and most effective ergogenic supplements on the market. Creatine is a naturally occurring amino acid which is vital for providing our muscles with quick energy.
Tribulus terrestris is a plant that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine and throughout Eastern Europe, for thousands of years. It was used to enhance libido, strength and stamina, and more generally a
Many people were left quite alarmed this week by some very confronting study results which made the claim that users of muscle building supplements ran a significantly increased risk of developing...
Gaining weight is a matter of taking in more energy that you use. Putting things in such simple terms is almost insulting to anyone who has struggled to keep weight on because it's nowhere as easy...
Traditionally speaking, whey is the liquid left over when milk is curdled. It is made up of water, sugars, fats, and protein. When people in the fitness community talk about whey, they're more than...
Benefits of L-Carnitine – Brief Summary 500-2000g L-Carnitine per day For best absorption, pair with at least 60g of carbs Take before or after a workout, or with a meal Take for at least six...
HGH supplements are designed to maximise the body's own production of human growth hormone, safely and legally, without the use of synthetic drugs or hormones. HGH optimises strength and the rate...
Fenugreek is a common component in natural testosterone boosters. However. to date there has only been one study in humans where it was taken as part of a 4-day/wk weight training regime and...
The saying 'no pain, no gain' has endured for reasons other than its pithy rhyminess and high catchphrase value. Anyone who has trained to build muscle knows that you need to work at your limits to...
Most athletes (especially endurance), acknowledge that increasing training intensity is a key factor in improving performance. But the risk with any increase in training intensity is that one...
Mix one scoop of Xtend with 500mL of water Take Xtend during a workout, before or after Xtend can also be taken on non-training days Xtend is stimulant free, so it will not affect sleep if used...
When to take ZMA – Quick Summary Take ZMA half an hour before bed Most effective on an empty stomach Avoid taking ZMA with other supplements Benefits of ZMA ZMA is a blend of three ingredients...
When to take Fish Oil – Quick Summary Take Fish Oil with meals to avoid side effects Normal dosage ranges from 1g to more than 10g Larger doses can be split up and taken throughout the day Avoid...
When to take GABA – Quick Summary Take GABA 30 minutes before bed to help sleep GABA before a workout for mood, fat burning and muscle building 250mg-1g per dose, up to 3g per day GABA works best...
A whoping 8g dose of citrulline malate is the exact amount it took to increase the rep output in both upper and lower-body exercises over 5 sets of various exercises in two recent studies. In...
"My job involves a lot of manual labour and heavy lifting. How can I best optimise my muscle gains?" A job that involves heavy lifting can be great for muscle building, and some people would...
The male hormone testosterone is not just essential for producing male characteristics and enhancing libido, but as one of the most anabolic hormones produced by the body, it is essential for...
A team of Aussie scientists have recently made an incredible breakthrough in dementia research, publishing results clearly showing that weight training can slow down the progression of this...
"Does alcohol affect your progress in the gym? If you're going to have a drink, what's the best drink to go for?" A lot of us celebrate with a drink, commiserate with a drink, we enjoy a drink when...
Protein supplements have come a long way since the days of raw eggs in a glass, and there is a massive amount of choice available for anyone who wants to up their consumption of this muscle...
What is HCG? HCG stands for Human Chorionic Gonadotrophin, a protein hormone associated with pregnancy. HCG is produced by the placenta, and its actions assist in maintaining a nurturing...
Reasons for not being able to build muscle are many. They vary from anywhere between nutrition, training, to genetics. This is a list of top reasons why you may not be building muscle and potential...
For a lot of people, both resistance training and cardio are important parts of their fitness regime. Functional fitness has become a buzzword, and the popularity of programs like Crossfit and high...
Sleep is something to which most of us devote about one third of our lifetime, but it a process about which science still has a lot of unanswered questions. A good night’s rest ensures that body and..
In much welcomed news, a study has finally surfaced on the hot new form of creatine that's been appearing in a lot of the new pre workouts; namely, creatine nitrate. Funded by none other than...
For a  lot of people, a sculpted six pack is a dream that they will spend hours in the gym, do thousands of crunches, and follow a strict diet working toward. A rock hard set of abs is the...
We are a nation of smartphone owners. 81% of Australians own a smartphone, and this figure is on the rise (1). Nearly 60% of the population consider it to...
Ask the average lay person which gender they would expect to produce the most growth hormone output in response to an intense bought of exercise and they’re likely to answer male. And that’s...
Do you find yourself at the gym sometimes, lifting the same weight, for the same amount of reps and sets and feeling like there’s just no way this is going to get any easier? Which is frustrating...
Platinum Labs is has already made quite an impact in the industry in the short period of time they’ve been around. Their range already includes the extremely popular fat burner OptiBurn Amped and...
Pre workout supplements are a great addition to any serious trainer’s stack, but sometimes you just need a break from the stimulants such as caffeine and whatnot. This is especially true if you’re...
A recent series of studies have established that elderly individuals (i.e. ~50-75y/o) tend to display a level of anabolic resistance when it comes to protein intake. This is to say that they...
It looks like 2014 is going to go down as the year when big brands went back to basics. Muscletech and locals Gen Tec were amongst the first to kick off the trend,...
As scientific techniques progress, technology allows us gain a deeper insight into the world around us. We have space missions searching for life on other planets, archeologists trying to piece...
Getting injured is part and parcel of any competitive sport, with team sports typically enjoying a higher rate of injury than endurance sports. At the elite level of sport, there are major...
In a recent survey 5% of the Australian population identified as vegetarian or vegan, meaning there are many people out there that are choosing not to eat meat, and in some cases, eggs, dairy and...
More than anything, most guys want to know how to get bigger and more defined, so that they can resemble the fitness models and physique competitors that you so often see in the media. They want...
Lifting feels awesome, and it can make you look great. You've got the muscles, so you may as well show them off. Cutting fat brings extra definition to your physique. So what do you need to do to...
Most of us, especially people who take an active interest in their health and fitness, worry about what we put into our bodies. A lot of people have some very strong ideas about what is and isn't...
2014 was a relatively dynamic year for the casein protein supplement category. There were a number of new entrants to the market, which has significantly expanded the product offering looking...
A new study has provided welcomed proof of citrulline malate’s efficacy in improving muscle strength during weight training. Researchers from Mississippi State University and Auburn University...
One of the hot debates in weight training circles centres on the notion of the optimal loads for eliciting maximal muscle recruitment. With the basic idea being to recruit as many motor...
The first study showing that a practical, simple application of blood flow restriction training can significantly boost 1RM has emerged in the August issue of the prestigious Journal of...
The importance of consuming carbs and protein immediately following a workout is arguably recognised as one of the foundational pillars for building muscle as part of a comprehensive resistance...
Carbohydrate Back Loading or CBL is an approach to diet and exercise conceived and popularised by John Kiefer. It is widely used for its reported benefits on fat loss and muscle gain.
A new study out of Japan has provided good evidence that timing of protein intake is an important determinant in the level of muscle protein synthesis following resistance exercise when...
Body War Mass War Facts Body War Nutrition is a relatively young Aussie company that has been making waves with some fantasic products, incuding popular pre-workout, PreWar, and Body Shred, a...
Optimum Nutrition is one of the top sports nutrition brands on the market. 100% Whey is the number one selling protein worldwide, helping maintain the company's reputation as makers of some of the...
Researchers from Denmark are among the first to uncover some of the specific mechanisms governing accelerated muscle growth in response to resistance exercise and whey protein supplementation. A...
While Isatori has been around for over a decade now, they’re still considered one of those companies who have yet to crack it in the big leagues against stalwart companies such as Optimum...
What is Higenamine? Higenamine, also known as norcolaurine, belongs to a class of substances called beta-2 adrinergic receptor agonists, which mimic the activity of neurotransmitters in the body....
In recent times, there has been a renewed interest in the role that protein can play in enhancing training adaptations and ultimately performance in endurance athletes. Traditionally, the realm...
Physique Enhancing Science or PES are a relatively new supplement company who have generated great interest thanks to their unique range of effective supplements. Their flagship product Alphamine...
Many people's exercise regimes are a combination of both strength and endurance activities. This is referred to as "concurrent training" and it is useful for many reasons. Not only does this type...
Most female trainers and dieters would have tried calorie counting at least once in their lives or at least have thought about it. Whether or not calorie counting has worked for you in the past,...
Calorie counting is not a new concept, but it is definitely a divisive one. Opponents of calorie counting often state that it is a gross over simplification of the way nutrients interact with...
An analysis of Australian sporting participation was released in late 2013, and came out with the controversial claim that soccer had edged out AFL and Cricket to become Australia's most played...
Get prepared for the upcoming Max's Muscle Up Challenge 2014 by reading the following tips on nutrition, training, supplementation and mental preparation. If you fail to plan and prepare, you're...
With bulking season fast approaching, it’s time again to break out the mass gain and bulking protein powders and muscle our way through endless shakes to help gain some serious, quality lean muscle...
Max's Supersize and Optimum Nutrition Serious Mass are two of the most popular mass gainers on the market. Optimum Nutrition are one of the top names in protein worldwide, and Max's is one of...
Arnold Iron Cre3 vs. Beast Creature   People who are serious about putting on muscle know that creatine is one of the best supplements on the market, with science proving over and over again that...
Male sex hormone Testosterone is the holy grail for any man trying to reshape his physique by putting on lean muscle and cutting fat. High testosterone levels are so sought after that some men...
Whey Protein Concentrate or WPC is the most common raw material used in the creation of protein powders. A common ingredient in blended protein powders, whey protein concentrate is also used as a...
Creatine is a natural substance produced by our own bodies, which is also present in most people's diet. Becoming popular in the early 90s, Creatine monohydrate is probably the most widely used...
Whey Protein Isolate, commonly known as WPI is one of the most popular protein supplements around. What sets it apart from other proteins is its extremely fast absorbing nature and its purity...
Following a hardgainer diet isn’t easy, especially considering you’ll be eating potentially a lot more than you’ve been accustomed to. Other problems faced by trainers following a hardgainer diet...
There are many people out there trying to avoid gluten. Gluten sensitivity in some form or another is something that effects a significant proportion of the population, often seriously, and a...
What is Primobolan (Metenolone)? Primobolan is an anabolic steroid with weak androgenic properties. It is naturally found in the adrenal glands of pregnant cats, and resembles the human male sex...
Consumers are turning toward organic products for many reasons. Some people have become more conscious of the inclusion of pesticide residues and genetically modified...
Colostrum is the first milk produced by a mammal after birth to nourish, promote growth and immune fuction in...
Pea Protein is a great alternative protein for a number of people. Vegetarian and vegan-friendly, it is free from the most common intolerence-causing ingredients like gluten and lactose, and it is...
What is Proviron (Mesterolone)? Proviron is an oral steroid, which is derived from male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It has relatively weak androgenic activity. Why use Proviron...
What is Boldenone Undecylenate (Equipoise)? Boldenone Undecylenate is a steroid which is used in vererinary medicine to rehabilitate horses after illness or overwork. It is quite similar in...
What is Drostanolone (Masteron)? Drostanolone is a steroid with both anabolic and androgenic properties. It is similar in structure to the male sex hormone Testosterone, and has similar effects....
Nootropic supplements are a popular and a large range of supplements that are designed to improve cognitive and mental function. Nootropic supplements have a diverse are of effect and can help to...
Kre Alkalyn Side Effects   Kre-Alkalyn is a proprietary form of creatine that is attached to an alkaline buffer. Unlike other forms of creatine, like creatine monohydrate which has a neutral pH of...
Human Growth Hormone, or somatotropin, is produced by the body's pituitary gland, and it is the main hormone driving growth and development in children and adolescents. As can be expected, levels...
Halotestin is the commercial trade name for fluoxymesteron, an oral androgenic steroid which is able to give strong male-like characteristics to its users. Traditionally, Halotestin is prescribed by..
Hydroxymethylbutyrate also known as HMB or β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate is a popular supplement for advanced trainers looking at furthering their muscle growth. HMB is an extremely safe supplement to...
HMB, commonly also known as β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate or simply hydroxymethylbutyrate is a metabolite of the branched chain amino acid Leucine and is one of the primary compounds that support...
Many people have allergies or intolerances, or do not wish to consume dairy based proteins, or proteins of animal origin. For those people, soy protein is an excellent alternative. Health Benefits...
Glutamine is essential in protein metabolism, where it plays a number of roles, including the transport and donation of nitrogen-containing molecules, which are essential for building of new...
Beta Alanine is a non-proteinogenic amino acid, which means it is not used by the body to produce protein. It is best known as the limiting ingredient in the body's production of carnosine, and...
Branched Chain Amino Acids better known as BCAAs are some of the most revered ingredients in the supplement industry thanks to their excellent ability to support exercise performance, boost muscle...
Ther term "amino acid" is used to describe a class of compound containing both an amino group and an organic acid. Amino acids have a huge variety of roles that support health and wellbeing, and...
Tribulus Terrestris is a plant natve to many parts of the world, including Eastern Europe, India and China. Known by a number of names, including Puncture Vine, Devil's Thorn, Gokshura, Yingjili,...
Fish oil is one of the most popular health supplements out there. With an enormous number of benefits, and backed by decades of research attesting to its effectiveness, this is no surprise. Fish...
A guy might lift every day, he might get massive, he might even start to intimidate other people a little (hopefully with his size and not his personality!), but there's still one thing in...
While protein blends have been around for quite a while, they have slowly evolved over time from all whey blends combining whey protein isolate and concentrate to blends consisting of a variety of...
Creatine is one of the oldest and best known sports supplements on the market. Searching the scientific literature will uncover thousands upon thousands of articles attesting to the performance...
Natural Protein powders are exactly what they sound like – protein powders manufactured without artificial ingredients such as colours, flavours, sweeteners or preservatives. Additionally, these...
There are many types of protein enjoying success on the market, and they cover a wide array of properties, for example, some proteins have a better amino acid spectrum while others are easier to...
Produced naturally within cells in the male testes (and also in the female ovaries, in lesser amounts), in response to hormonal signals from the endocrine glands within the brain, testosterone is a...
Leucine peptides is the general term used to define certain leucine-containing di- and tripeptides. Leucine peptides are appearing at an increasing rate in various sports supplements from pre...
Protein plays an essential role in growth and metabolism, and it also plays an essential part in weight loss, a role which is being increasingly realised, due in part to the runaway success of...
The market for vegan protein powders might be larger than many people think. Whether it is due to the potential of a vegan diet to come up short on protein, intolerance to milk-based proteins, or...
Building muscle requires protein and energy, and for this reason, mass gainers contain a mix of protein and carbohydrates. Gaining is always a compromise between putting on fat and muscle, and just...
Protein is an essential nutrient needed for growth and repair, and for the manufacture of essential functional and structural components within the body, including the muscles. The amount of...
Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is the leading protein on the market today, as it has been for many years. With a great reputation, high quality ingredients, and a clever, up to date...
Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard is one of the top selling proteins, if not the best seller, on the market. While other proteins come and go, Gold Standard has managed to hold onto this...
Beta-alanine has been studied so heavily in recent years that it’s almost impossible to question its ergogenic potential. But as is the nature of science, once a theory is proven on both a...
Amino Acid rich food is important for building muscle and maintaining normal metabolic function in the body. Protein is made of amino acids, so the best place to find aminos is in protein rich...
Traditionally recognised as the ‘fast’ and ‘slow’ proteins of the sports nutrition world, whey and casein are the two pillar proteins of sport supplements. But which one is better for putting on...
Creatine is made from amino acids, and it is produced in the body by the liver and kidneys. It is also present in foods of animal origin, particularly meat, and the diet is a significant creatine...
What is Tri-Creatine Malate? Creatine is one of the most popular and effective sports supplements on the market, and it has been proven time and time again to improve strength, endurance and...
Testosterone is one of the holy grails of bodybuilding. It is the hormone that sculpts that sought after, strong, cut, physique - it makes it easier to gain muscle and banish fat, and on top of...
Creatine is often considered by the training and sports science community as one of the most powerful and effective supplements there are. In fact, creatine can be said to be truly the ‘best...
Work hard, get huge. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, as some people discover, when riding high on motivation and buoyed up by the excitement of a new workout regime, this is not always the...
Magnesium is often called "The Muscle Mineral". Aside from being involved in hundreds of enzymatic reactions and playing an essential role in the production of energy within the cells, studies have...
Beta alanine is one of the more popular sports supplements on the market. It is a non-proteinogenic, non-essential amino acid that along with histidine, makes up carnosine. Carnosine acts as a...
There is no doubt that the sport of bodybuilding owes a huge debt of gratitude to the humble chicken. Raw eggs were the original protein supplement, and egg protein, as a versatile alternative to...
Muscle building, fitness, strength, power, endurance, getting huge are great goals that people work very hard toward attaining, putting in lots of time, effort, and sheer pain in the gym. For some...
Having a bit of ginger in your diet has always been a good bet. It's been used in Chinese, Indian and Arabic medicine since ancient times and it's widely used today for its ability to calm the...
Learn more about the different types of casein from casein concentrates to isolates to micellar casein and hydrolysed casein. Take a look at some of best casein powders and custards around and...
Casein has long been one of the most popular supplements on the market, and is definitely one of the safest. In 1997, researcher Yves Boirie and his team declared Casein to be "the only...
Casein is a high quality dairy protein with an excellent amino acid profile. It is rich in essential amino acids, including BCAAs, and contains other ingredients, like calcium, that stimulate...
Although Casein Hydrolysate and Micellar Casein are different forms of the same protein, these two types of casein have some very different properties that distinguish them from one another and...
Casein and whey are two of the most popular proteins on the market today. They are natural, high quality sources of protein derived from milk, and each have unique properties and benefits that...
Pre workouts are undoubtedly a popular product category. However, with all the various types out there, it can be confusing which ones to get. This is especially true these days with all the ways...
Pre workout supplements are no doubt a very popular category of supplements and they can do many things from boosting energy to increasing pump. Because of the extensive number of ingredients in...
What a woman wants from a workout can be pretty different from the goals of a man. Women have been hitting the gym in ever increasing numbers and the industry is starting to listen. Pre-workout...
The use of pre-workout supplements raises many questions for a lot of people. Here are some simple answers to some of the most common. Pre Workout & Alcohol There are a number of reasons that pre...
Nutrient timing is important for many supplements, and this is probably most true for pre workouts. Pre workout supplements typically have effects that are short lived, so to make the most of it,...
Quite a few people often wonder, should I use creatine or a pre workout? After all, both of these products are designed to improve gym performance, lean gains, and strength. But in theory there is...
Testosterone is what makes a man a man. As well as being an androgen, which means it produces male features, it is also anabolic, which means it causes growth. For this reason it is one of the...
Protein intake is something that is of concern to almost every bodybuilder out there, but few stop to consider how much of this protein is being absorbed. If protein is being poorly absorbed, not...
Protein Requirements   Along with Carbohydrates and Fats, Protein is one of the three primary macronutrients required for the normal day to day functioning of the body. Protein requirements are not...
Protein intake is invariably a sensitive issue when discussing vegetarianism. Either because of underlying beliefs that a vegetarian diet may not provide enough protein or the quality of protein...
As popular as protein powders, bars and shakes are, every gym junkie and avid supplement user invariably has times when they need a real food protein snack. With the tremendous diversity in food...
Protein cookies have the convenience of protein bars, but quite often have a much different, and often, more pleasant taste and texture. They are convenient on the go snacks suitable for anyone who...
Creatine is one of the most popular, effective, and safe supplements for increasing lean mass, strength, and exercise potential. A more detailed summary the benefits of creatine use can be found in...
Learn more about creatine nitrate and creatine monohydrate, two popular forms of creatine. What are the benefits and negatives of each type of creatine and which should you choose as your next...
There are so many different types of creatine on the market, it can be hard to know what to buy, and what will work best for you. Thankfully, there is a lot of variety, so everyone should find...
Creatine Use Since the early 20th century, creatine has been known to play a role within the muscles and since then, many aspects of creatine, its metabolism, and interactions have been...
With all the solid science behind creatine, it is no wonder it is often one of the top supplements for improving exercise performance and increasing lean gains. However, one of the problems of...
Creatine Phosphate or phosphocreatine serves as a reservoir of quick energy in our muscle cells. It is produced naturally by the liver, but many athletes choose to further increase creatine levels...
Creatine Monohydrate Facts Creatine Monohydrate is the most popular form of Creatine on the market. It is one of the most popular and best researched sports supplements on the market. Creatine...
Commonly referred to as the "building block of proteins"; amino acids come in all shapes and size. And to the lay consumer or novice supplement user, it can be a bit of a minefield trying to get...
Amino acids are often called the "Building Blocks of Protein" because the body makes proteins by putting specific combinations of amino acids together into long chains. Amino acids are therefore...
Buying supplements is never easy, especially secondary supplements such as amino acids, creatine, BCAAs and glutamine. But which one is better? Learn more about amino acid supplements and how they...
Creatine is one of the best researched sports supplements. For this reason, there is a lot of data on not only its efficacy as an ergogenic and cognitive enhancer, but also into its safety and side...
It is universally accepted that Creatine, one of the most popular sports supplements around, is effective in building lean muscle, however there is a lot of debate over how to take it. Do you take...
Amino Acids – What Are They? Amino acids are a class of biologically active organic molecules. They all have a basic structure for which they are named – the carbon backbone has a...
Protein is the word – and the macronutrient - on everyone's lips at the moment. Bodybuilders and athletes have long known the benefits of a protein rich diet for performance, power and lean muscle...
Amino acids and proteins both have an important place in muscle building and fitness supplementation. They both serve many functions including, most importantly, maintaining the positive nitrogen...
Creatine is generally considered to be one of the oldest, best studied, and most effective bodybuilding supplements on the market. However, when it comes to sports supplements, there is a lot of...
All of us have experienced post-workout soreness. This is caused by both mechanical and metabolic damage to the muscles, and it can reduce exercise capacity and sap motivation, causing missed gym...
Nearly everyone you ask would say they have a pretty good handle on the biological differences between men and women, but it's a good bet that only a small minority would mention the immune system...
There are so many supplements on the market that it can be hard to keep up with the latest product releases, not to mention the science, and separate the good from the bad. Below are some of the...
Amino acids are small organic molecules, that contain an amino group and an acid group. They are described as the "building blocks of protein", and often when...
There are many people that are looking for more natural supplements and health products, that have been provided by mother nature rather than someone in a lab. Whatever type of help with your muscle..
Hooray! Another reason to eat chocolate Researchers in Mexico have been studying the muscle building properties of chocolate. Specifically, they have been looking at how a substance called...
Bodybuilding is particularly difficult for those guys with an ectomorph body type. With a naturally raging metabolism, they find it difficult to put on fat, let alone muscle. Their bone structure ...
Muscle Building Foods – What role does food play in building muscle? Muscle Building is not just about sweating it out in the gym. Those size and strength gains are going to be a lot more difficult...
Thankfully there has been a massive increase in the number of women who lift weights. More and more people are gaining the health and fat loss benefits...
Fish oil is one of the most popular nutritional supplements used today, and has a lot of well studied benefits which are recognised by health professionals. Krill oil has only come onto the market...
What is Nandrolone Decanoate (Deca-durabolin)? Nandrolone Decanoate is an anabolic steroid. It is chemically related to the male hormone testosterone, and...
Trenbolone (or tren, as it is colloquially known) is an anabolic steroid generally used by vets on livestock animals. It increases their muscle gain and appetite without putting on fat, creating a..
What is Methandrostenolone (Dianabol)? Methandrostenolone is an anabolic steroid, effective when taken by mouth. It binds to androgenic receptors in a way similar to testosterone, and exhibits the...
What is Oxandrolone (Oxandrin or Anavar)? Oxandrolone is an anabolic steroid. It is very similar to the male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). It is currently sold under the name “Oxandrin” but...
Stanozolol is an anabolic steroid derived from male hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT), commonly sold under the brand name “Winstrol”. Stanozolol has legitimate medical applications such as stimulat...
Anadrol (or Oxymetholone) is an anabolic steroid, or more technically an androgenic steroid, which means that it mimics the natural male hormones such as testosterone. Testosterone in normal amounts..
Whether you’re male or a female, gaining more muscle should be an important goal to achieve. This fact should be independent of whether you’re new to training, have trained for quite awhile or an...
Creatine monohydrate is possibly the most popular and researched backed ergogenic aid available. For this reason, there have been many attempts to develop new forms of creatine that offer greater effe
With all the press on EPO, have you ever wondered how it actually works and the practices used by professional athletes to avoid detection on drug tests?
Here is a rough guide, in order from the most basic (ie, get these first), to the most advanced (ie, get these last) supplements. Keep in mind though, that this is merely a guide, and is by no means..
Wondering what protein powders are going to be popular in 2013 and what new developments you might expect to see? Have a read of our article to get the low down...
Nitrate supplements are an exciting emerging line of sports nutrition supplements based on new discoveries about nitrates ability to act as precursors of nitric oxide. Such discoveries have helped exp
Blended proteins are possibly one of the best selling forms of protein. This is because each type of protein has its own pros and cons and no one protein can do it all alone. By combining different...
Cyclic dextrins (or cyclodextrins) are a specific group type of carbohydrate that are essentially six to eight molecules of glucose (dextrose) chemically bonded together in the shape of a ring. Chemic
The Future of Bodybuilding is Here Imagine potentially doubling or even tripling your muscle growth and reducing your recovery time, all with just 2 capsules a day. Well stop imagining, because...
Originally developed in Melbourne, Australia, Viraloid is a trademarked name, which refers to a combination of tribulus and wild yam. This mixture contains a potent blend of steroidal alkaloids call..
CJC-1295 is a synthetic peptide hormone that is similar in structure to the growth hormone releasing hormone. Consequently, it can stimulate the release of growth hormone from the...
While nutritional manipulation of growth hormone levels is popular, its important not to overlook the basics when it comes to growth hormone release. This article will review some of the key factors..
Testosterone is arguably the most revered hormone among bodybuilding. It is a steroid hormone produced mainly in the testes of males and ovaries of females (at lower levels). It is such a well-known..
Insulin like growth factor 1 is a peptide hormone produced in the liver under the influence of growth hormone. It is structurally similar to the insulin hormone and is best known for its anabolic...
Growth hormone releasing hexapeptide or GHRP6 belongs to a group of compounds known as secretagogues. It is a synthetic peptide hormone that was developed to stimulate the release of growth hormone...
Here at Mr Supplement we get a lot of questions about supplements. We understand that the supplement world can be a little overwhelming for beginners, or even some intermediate trainers. So we're...
Lysine is an essential amino acid that is needed for health and life. Besides this, lysine is a major player in HGH supplements, and may have a role in helping to increase the natural level of grow...
Your nutritional needs for when you're bulking are very different to when you're cutting. In this article we will take a look at how to make the perfect stack for when you're bulking, and when to ta..
The more experienced readers will know that there's no such thing as an "average" protein powder. In this article we'll take a closer look at what makes up a weight gainer and how they can be used...
Creatine is one of the most proven and intensely researched sports and bodybuilding supplements on the market today. This article will look at different types of creatine, and different types of sup..
Steroids are pharmaceutical substances that can be produced naturally or artificially to mimic the effects of testosterone and testosterone derivatives. Steroids are notoriously known among athletes..
Echinacea is a genus of flower belonging to the daisy family. Perhaps the most well-known benefit of Echinacea is its reported ability to boost the immune system. However, more recent evidence sugge..
Kola nuts are bitter fruits of kola trees, which belong to the Cola genus. The nut contains caffeine, and it's no coincidence that the world's best known caffeinated beverage is also named "Coca Cola"
Banaba is a small to medium sized tree with oval leaves. These leaves contain a compound that shows insulin-like effects that may have benefits for bodybuilders...
What is Rose Hip? Rose Hip or rose haw is the fruit from the rose plant. The fruit itself has a wide variety of uses, most of which involves consuming the fruit in one form of another. Often used...
Phenylethylamine or PEA is a naturally occurring alkaloids that has functions as a neuromodulator or neurotransmitter. It has potential benefits as a stimulant, and as a way to elevate mood and to p..
Yerba mate is a Spanish name for a green plant known as Ilex paragariensis to botanists and belonging to the holly family. It has applications for bodybuilding and exercise because it has stimulant...
As the name suggests, plant protein is the protein from plants. Just like protein from other sources, it can be used to promote lean gains, fat loss, and muscle recovery...
Phenibut is a derivative of GABA and is able to cross the blood brain barrier. It has been reported that phenibut is able to improve mental performance as well as reduce anxiety and improve sleep...
Potassium is an essential macro mineral that is needed for proper functioning of the body. It is an electrolyte and is responsible for a range of processes such as pH balance, nerve and muscle control
What is Agmatine? Agmatine is a compound that is normally produced in the human body through a process in which l-arginine is decarboxylated and transformed into Agmatine. Since the compound first...
It has been said that a Chinese goat herder noticed that after consuming this herb, his goats became more sexually active. Consequently, Horny Goat Weed has been popularised as a potential aphrodisiac
Grape seed extract is prepared from the seed of grapes. Grape seed extract contains a high concentration of procyanidins, a class of polyphenol flavonoid complexes, and are known to possess the strong
Glucuronolactone is a naturally occurring solid white compound that has applications for bodybuilding and exercise. There is evidence to suggest that it may be useful in increasing both physical and..
GAKIC is a registered trade mark for a sports supplement that combines glycine, arginine, alpha-ketoisocaproic acid, and calcium. This supplement has been studied for its effects on increasing exerc..
Carbohydrates (or carbs) are organic molecules that are eventually broken down into single sugar units, which can be used as a primary source of energy for the synthesis of more complex molecules...
Hordenine is a naturally occurring alkaloid which has a stimulant effect. For this reason, it is an ingredient that has potential for use to increase workout intensity and as a thermogenic for fat...
Krill are small prawn-like marine crustacean that belong to the Euphausia genus. A certain species, Antarctic krill, is used to make krill oil, which has recently proven to be superior in nutrient...
N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is a compound well known in the medical industry. However, what may be of more interest to you and me, is its ability to improve exercise performance and help speed up recovery
Beetroot is an edible root that is enjoyed by many people and occurs commonly on Australian hamburgers. Despite its humble origins, beets have been established to possess powerful nitric oxide and...
A meal replacement is a supplement that can be used to replace a part of, or an entire meal. Meal replacements are generally used for weight loss, to reduce total calorie intake, or by bodybuilders..
Learn more about conjugated linoleic acids and how it can help you lose weight and gain muscle at the same time!
Unlike whey, the protein quality of hydrolysed collagen is incomplete, but it does have a unique amino acid profile which gives it benefits of its own..
MCTs have completely different chemical and biological properties compared to other fats and oils. They have been well studied for their ability to aid in weight and fat loss, as well as also provid..
Without protein your body cannot synthesise or repair muscle, which is why protein is probably one of the number one nutrients to consider when taking up bodybuilding or intensive exercise. Many...
Fish oil has received a lot of positive attention in the last few years. With an increasing number of people knowing the difference between good and bad fats, more people are appreciating the many...
Dextrose (AKA glucose) is a simple sugar that is the primary source of energy for the body. It is rapidly digested and is therefore important for athletes and bodybuilders to increase workout potent..
There are a few things most bodybuilders don’t like. Smallness, 5 guys standing around the one machine and taking 30 minutes to complete one set, excessive grunting, excessive hissing, people who...
Long Jack is a very bitter tasting small tree with medicinal properties. It has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac, but may also have applications to bodybuilding by boosting testosterone...
Cissus quadrangularis or Devil's Backbone is a plant belonging to the grape family. It has been used in traditional Indian medicine for centuries as an analgesic (pain reliever) and treatment for...
Amino Acids For Muscle Growth. Any bodybuilder, athlete or anyone who works out regularly should know that in order to get muscles to grow, we need an abundant supply of protein or amino acids,...
Protein bars are a convenient source of ready to eat protein that can be used for bulking, weight loss, to meet the high energy demands of high level athletes, or just as a meal replacement for...
WPI (or whey protein isolate) is a form of whey protein that has been processed in such a fashion that many of the impurities such as carbs and fats are removed from whey. This results in a higher...
Whey protein is probably one of the best known supplements used by bodybuilders today. It is a complete protein, meaning it contains all the essential amino acids, and is of very high and rapid...
Alpha lipoic acid has been studied for a range of medical uses. However, what may be of most interest to us is that it shows huge promise in being able to promote strength and lean gains through its..
Does this go with that? How can I improve the way this works? If you've ever asked these types of questions, this article may give you the basic information you need to help build a more effective...
In certain circles, the question of whether or not to have carbohydrates before resistance exercise has been a little contentious. The contention essentially centers around two issues, namely,...
DMAA (1,3 dimethylamylamine) is an organic compound, effective stimulant and popular ingredient in supplements that can help you make better lean gains and even burn some fat...
Micellar casein is an insoluble form of casein that is revered for its slow release properties. The term "micellar" refers to the fact that these proteins naturally aggregate into "micelles" when in..
Cordyceps sinensis is a species of fungus that has been used as a traditional herbal aphrodisiac and treatment for fatigue. Today, it is extremely valuable and has applications in bodybuilding and...
What Is Humanofort? Humanofort™ is a patented Romanian supplement said to be beneficial for a whole host of medical and clinical issues including raising testosterone levels to reducing cortisol...
Theobromine is a naturally occurring alkaloid that is a close chemical relative of caffeine. In the world of bodybuilding, it could help to improve workout intensity as well as being a natural diur...
Flaxseed oil (also known as linseed oil) is a tasty oil that is known for its high concentration of omega 3 fatty acids. In fact, no other plant contains as high levels as flaxseed oil. For this...
Nitric oxide supplements have been quite the buzz for some years now, particularly in the bodybuilding community. This is largely because an increase in nitric oxide is correlated with a better 'pump'
Iron is an essential trace mineral. There are many benefits of iron for the bodybuilder and athlete. Iron is needed for optimum performance, immune function, mental function, and thermoregulaion...
Sodium bicarb is an old school supplement, nothing fancy, that when consumed, is able to increase blood carbonate levels (and hence pH) and buffer against fatigue from exercise induced acid build up..
Betaine, also known as trimethylglycine is an important naturally occurring amino acid in the body that has a variety of functions. It is most well-known for its function as an osmolyte...
What is DMAE? DMAE or dimethylaminoethanol is an organic compound that has been around for a couple of decades for both industrial and pharmaceutical purposes. Better known as Deanol in European...
Golden Root, also known as Rhodiola rosea, Roseroot, or Aaron's Rod is a flowering plant known for its potential as a mood elevating herb. It has been used for centuries by the Russians and...
What Are Amino Acids? Amino acids are essentially the building blocks of protein, which are required for many important functions and processes within the human body. There are 22 standard amino...
Guarana is well known for its high concentration of caffeine. This together with other compounds present may make guarana an effective tool for bodybuilders and dieters. It has potential as a...
Colostrum is very rich in nutrients such as protein, vitamins, as well as antibodies. It serves as a good food source for bodybuilders and because it has potential as an ergogenic aid...
Bromelain has been traditionally used for meat tenderisation, but its properties have recently been utilised as a protein powder additive to increase digestibility, as well as muscle recovery...
Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera) or Indian ginseng has been used for centuries in traditional Indian medicine, and has been reported to have benefits including improving physical performance, provid..
Everyone knows that as you age, its harder to put on muscle (especially after 40 or so). But did you know the process of aging also affects the body's anabolic response to exercise and protein intake?
As the name suggests, egg protein is the protein from eggs, namely the egg white (or albumen). Decades ago, before whey protein came into the scene, the preferred protein of choice for bodybuilding...
Spirulina is an edible form of fresh water algae. Being high in protein, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids, it is known for its rich array of nutrients and potential ergog...
We've all heard about them and how good they are for us and most of us take the odd multivitamin, but as our food system changes as well as the environment around us, there might be a need to get...
Fish Protein Powder - Cow’s milk protein has by far been the most predominant supplemental protein for the last…..well, since forever really. Separated into the two protein fractions, casein and...
Whether you're a vegetarian, or an omnivorous bodybuilder, you probably already know that legumes are a great source of protein. Therefore, it should be no surprise that legumes such as soy can be...
Both prebiotics and probiotics help to increase the numbers and health of the good bacteria that live in your gut. This results in a few potential health effects, the best well known of such is...
We often talk about incorrect eating and/or insufficient sleep that has a negative effect on mass building and fat loss, however there is  another component that plays a role – and that is stress....
Chromium is one of the essential minerals, and is needed for carbohydrate and fat metabolism. It is thought that supplementation with chromium may be able to improve lean gains as well as aid in fat..
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a neurotransmitter and plays a role in the regulation of muscle tone. It may help to increase levels of hGH in order to improve lean gains, fat loss, and even aid...
Many people are familiar with creatine, and its well established ability to increase strength and lean gains. But is creatine ethyl ester an improvement on the proven effects of creatine monohydrate?
Eager to know what protein supplement is best for you? There are a lot of ways to answer this question but one important aspect is the quality of the protein and how it is extracted and manufactured.
Ginseng has been used for centuries as herbal health tonics in many parts of the world. Over the last few decades, ginseng has made its way into western culture for its potential health benefits
Resveratrol is a phenol that naturally occurs in a few plants. It is something of interest to bodybuilders because it may have oestrogen blocking, fat burning, and nitric oxide increasing properties.
Coenzyme Q10 is a lipid soluble vitamin-like substance, found in the mitochondria of cells, and is involved in the production of ATP during aerobic respiration. Much like a real vitamin, it is now...
Arginine is an amino acid that has been investigated for its potential properties in enhancing athletic performance. It is of interest to bodybuilders as it may increase "the pump", as well as...
Pre-workout supplements are quite the buzz of late. Accordingly, there is no shortage of pre-workout supplements to choose from. So how does one go about choosing the right one?
In bodybuilding, taurine is often singled out for its antioxidant, cell-volumising and muscle contractile regulation properties. But taurine is a versatile amino acid with many other beneficial effect
Learn more about the evolution of 'fast' and 'slow' protein supplements and how they differentially affect muscle protein synthesis and breakdown
Emerging research over the last decade suggests NSAID’s (non sterodial anti inflammitory drugs) may actually impair the very thing that all bodybuilders hold dear, namely, muscle gain...
A series of recent studies by Japanese researchers suggests that the high content of branched-chain amino acid-containing dipeptides in whey hydrolysate is key to its superior anabolic properties
Can taking magnesium improve your strength and/or help with muscle gain? A few studies have explored this issue, with some encouraging findings...
One of the most commonly stressed nutrients for bodybuilding and fat reduction is protein. However, something novel to consider is calcium intake. Calcium is a mineral found in dairy products and...
Milk can be broken up into two major protein groups. Casein makes up the vast majority of the protein content of milk (80%). The remaining 20% contains a group of proteins collectively known as...
A review of beta-alanine supplementation including key facts to maximise the benefits and minimise the side-effects of beta-alanine for training and competition.
Greens or phytonutrients are a group of plant derived supplements aimed at providing individuals with a huge array of nutrients. With the busy lifestyles of the modern populous, it is no surprise...
Maca is a plant from the Peruvian mountains that has been used for approximately 2000 years. Natives endorse the consumption of this herb to increase stamina, strength, fertility, and sex drive...
My first recollection of raw eggs being used as a training supplement was when I first saw the original Rocky film. In the training montage, you can see an impoverished Stallone pounding a glass...
Creatine has been clinically proven time and again to be effective in building strength and muscle. Consequently, it is one of the must have supplements for bodybuilders, weight lifters, and other...
There are multiple studies showing citrulline supplementation works in a variety of ways to improve exercise performance. But perhaps most important is the study proving its merit in strength training
Oral citrulline has been shown to be more effective than oral arginine at raising blood levels of arginine. So what is citrulline; what foods is it in; and how is it linked with arginine in the body?
Learn about Vitamin D and it's effects relating to Bodybuilding, Strength, Weight Training & Muscle Hypertrophy. How does it affect Testosterone Production, Fertility & performance. Traditionally...
Bodybuilders are notorious for having strict diets. It is commendable that they are able to maintain such discipline in food intake, but does that mean that they also have to miss out on variety?...
Endurance and stamina are important aspects of exercise and bodybuilding, and can help give you better muscle definition. One of the more forgotten, yet apparently effective performance enhancing...
Creatine - The Basics If you’ve been working out for a while or have been in the sporting industry for a long time, you would’ve most likely heard of creatine. Many of you would have probably also...
Whether you're a bodybuilder trying to gain lean muscle, someone trying to lose weight (fat) or someone struggling to maintain a healthy diet, there's plenty of protein shakes available to help you.
GPLC - What Is It? GPLC or glycine propionyl L-carnitine is a propionyl ester of carnitine which contains an additional glycine component. Propionyl L-carnitine or PLC is a natural endogenous...
Arginine vs Citrulline As the supplement industry continues to grow, so too do the products that make that industry. With pre-workout formulations continuing to dominate the market behind protein...
Omega-3s in our Diet Omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) and Omega-3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA) are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) which form building blocks of cellular membranes in our body. They are...
Test Support – Part 2   Welcome to Part 2 of this series looking at ingredients used in common test boosters; supplements that are said to promote the bodies natural ability to produce...
Testosterone Testosterone, it’s what makes men…men and is probably one of the most important anabolic hormones out there. Many of you would have already seen or heard about the massive potential...
There has been a lot of attention on the idea of nutrient timing over the past decade or so and how it might be able to offer ergogenic benefits over that of the actual supplements themselves....
In the world of bodybuilding and exercise science, peptides generally refer to one of two things. They can refer to either broken protein fragments from hydrolysed proteins, or peptide hormones and...
High protein diets have been postulated to reduce body fat distribution by increasing fat-free mass at the expense of fat mass through higher metabolic and energy demands...
BSN built their name on NO Xplode and since then, they have been a brand truly recognised by bodybuilders and strength athletes worldwide. BSN also have a top selling protein powder, Syntha-6, which..
Sportsmen, and specifically those involved in high contact sport such as rugby, put their body under physical stress on a frequent basis. They therefore need to make sure they are able to sustain...
In the mid 1990’s, the “old school”days for those of us who started out as eager young bodybuilders during that time, weight gainer products fell into two categories: homemade - six whole eggs, a...
What are Branched Chain Amino Acids?   Branched chain amino acids or BCAAs are a subgroup of the essential amino acids. Out of the 9 essential amino acids which we require from food sources due to...
Imagine a nutrient that could protect against some of the most prevalent diseases in the world today. No doubt that if such an ingredient existed, everyone would be trying to get their hands on it...
Synthol What is Synthol? Synthol or “site enhancement oil” is a sterilized MCT oil that consists of 85% oil, 7.5% Lidocaine (pain killer), and 7.5% alcohol. Synthol is a readily available product...
Supplementing for lean muscle mass The most important part of any weight training program that has been designed to build lean muscle mass is nutrition, supplementation and rest. Although only part...
Pre-training carbohydrates To ensure maximal output during workouts, it is important to “Carb up” before any heavy session. The timing between carbohydrate consumption and weight training is...
Protein explained – The muscle building block The most important aspect of building muscle is protein. Without adequate intake of protein, building lean muscle becomes nearly impossible. It is...
Soy Protein & Estrogen. A common query goes like this “I’m a vegan bodybuilder and I hear that soy protein is almost as good as whey protein. I’m worried though, I heard that too much soy can...
My Supplement Isn’t Working? Why is this so? This question is one of the most common ones that we get asked with obvious differences in “X” the supplement in question. And with good reason, if...
Enhancing Your Performance Athletes and bodybuilders are always looking for new ways to enhance their performance. After all, a shaved millisecond or an extra kilo of muscle could mean the...
Lactose Intolerance Lactose intolerance is one of the most common intolerances in the world. It is the inability of people to digest and metabolize the sugar lactose found in milk and milk...
Growth hormone is a hormone that is revered and respected in bodybuilding and athletic populations worldwide. It is an anabolic (growth promoting) hormone like testosterone but is...
Most of us know that carbohydrates are an important and essential nutrient for us to consume on a daily basis to provide us with the energy we need. On top of that,...
Meal Planning Nutrition is vital and what many consider the largest factor in achieving your goals. However many of us forget this fact due to our busy work and social schedules coupled with...
"Eat 5-6 meals a day. It’ll not only help you stay fuller for longer but it’ll also boost your metabolism." Now how many times have you heard this from a fellow trainer, magazine,...
Protein Kinetics - There is no lack of articles regarding the benefits of protein for health. But how much protein per day is right for you? This article shall give you the facts...
Hydrolysed Protein - Protein is by all standards one of the most, if not THE most important nutrient related to bodybuilding and muscular adaptations. The body will conserve...
Tea or Coffee? Tea and coffee are two of the most widely consumed drinks in the world. But besides the taste and its ability to wake us up, is there something in these two drinks which may be...
Making Breakfast Anabolic By eating pure protein first thing in the morning, your body produces more anabolic hormones (such as growth hormone and insulin) compared with ingesting the typical...
What Type of Protein? Protein is crucial to muscle growth. However, latest research has focused specifically on the types of protein and their effects on muscle recovery and adaptations. A common...
Insulin has been postulated to be a potent anabolic stimulus. This is supported by a study demonstrating increased muscle protein synthesis & reduced muscle protein breakdown.
D-amino acids especially D-Aspartic acid (DAA) have been identified to have important biological roles in the neurological and endocrine systems.
Positive Nitrogen Balance For Muscle Growth Proteins are nitrogenous compounds made of amino acids which serve as structural building blocks of the human body. Additionally, they are crucial...
Aging males tend to experience subtle progressive losses in muscle mass and strength or medically termed sarcopenia. Current research all point to the most important hormone responsible for manhood,
Protein supplements are becoming the macro nutrient receiving the most attention from the bodybuilding community. These supplements promote a positive nitrogen balance, providing an anabolic state...
Cholesterol is a by-product combined with proteins to form more blood-soluble lipoproteins. They exists in several forms, most commonly High Density Lipoproteins (HDL-C) which is the ‘good’ and Low De
Legal Prohormones Australia - A Pro-hormone is a substance once known as legal steroids and were used as a pre cursor to a real human growth hormones. Pepitide hormones work by converting itself from.
As a bodybuilder, the key to maintaining a lean physique, is not just about your testosterone level, it's about estrogen, as well. Estrogen is important in your quest for muscularity, good health and
Essential amino acids are those necessary for good health that can’t be synthesised by the body, so need to be ingested as part of the diet. Eight amino acids are...
AKG is a well-proven, versatile and highly effective supplement. In athletes and patients, AKG spares glutamine, thus enhancing its synthesis and availability.
What is Protodioscin? Protodioscin is a steroidal saponin found in a variety of plant species including the Tribulus, Trigonella and Dioscorea families. It is used in supplements to increase...
What is Avena Sativa? Avena Sativa is the latin name for the common oat, an annual grass grown for its edible grain. The seeds and stems are typically used. How Has Avena Sativa Been Commonly...
Carnosine is important for athletes such as bodybuilders wanting to increase the training intensity, as it elevates the training threshold in prolonged periods of anaerobic work.
Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) consist of Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine. They are essential amino acids as humans cannot survive unless these amino acids form part of the diet.
What is l-Leucine? L-Leucine is one of the essential Amino Acids and one of three Branched Chained Amino Acids, along with Isoleucine & Valine. There are eight Essential Amino Acids in total, with...
When our bodies are exposed to substances such as supplements, alcohol, drugs, etc, it builds a tolerance. This tolerance means that we must consume more and more of that product to get the desired...
We get asked everyday if it’s possible to add muscle and lose bodyfat simultaneously. It can be done, especially if you are genetically gifted or intensely regimented with your training and diet....
Hard gainers can find it hard to put on weight. This article explores diet, training and supplementation to help the hard gainer add much needed weight.
Insulin is potent anabolic hormone secreted by the pancreas in response to elevations in blood glucose and amino acid concentrations to facilitate their uptake into the cell.
Waxy maize starch is made up of amylopectin, which is a form of carbohydrate that is much more slowly digested compared to ordinary starch. This provides more sustained energy for bodybuilders and...
HMB is very well studied and there have been numerous scientific publications that show it has anabolic, lipolytic, and recovery boosting effects. In fact, the evidence supporting HMB is so strong...
Without HGH performing its role, your psychological state, body composition, muscular performance, and cardiac performance will suffer. As well as arginine pyroglutamate and Lysine, HGH supplements in
The herb Tribulus Terrestris first gained prominence as a ‘secret weapon’ employed by Bulgarian weightlifters. Tribulus Terrestris is supposed to have many metabolic properties including...
Whey Protein is produced from cow’s milk and represents the highest quality protein supplement. Its constituent Amino Acids; the building blocks of muscle tissue; make it a highly regarded...
Get information & the facts on post-workout supplements. After workout is a most critical phase. Following your workout, you are in catabolic mode. The right stimuli can convert this to an anabolic...
During or ‘intra’ training supplements help to control body temperature and supply ATP to working muscles during exercise, resulting in physiological and metabolic changes, such as a counteracting a
Creatine Facts & Information - Creatine has been extensively researched, with 500+ studies conducted to date, confirming it is an important natural fuel enhancing supplement. Unlike many supplements..
Protein is essential to maintain a positive nitrogen balance to help you add quality muscle to your physique. The selection of the right protein at the right time can enhance your ability to keep your
Why Are Essential Fatty Acids Important?  Essential Fatty Acids are important for health and performance. The two fatty acids that are considered essential are alpha linolenic and linoleic. These...
Nutrient Timing And Bodybuilding A Bodybuilder cannot build a great physique with poor nutrition. Getting the benefit from your workouts comes down to nutrient timing. If you miss the window of...
If you are looking to enhance your ‘nocturnal’ performance, natural solutions are available to help you lift your game.
A primary goal of all bodybuilders is to increase testosterone levels and optimise its anabolic effects. Testosterone is a powerful anabolic hormone that is released from the testes in males, and...
Nutritional intervention will greatly limit muscle damage, enhancing muscle training adaptations and limiting recovery time between intense training sessions.
What separates the hard gainer and many that have succeeded in bodybuilding, is their diligence paid to diet, training, supplementation and recovery to achieve eventual success.
After two years of training, you may want to explore new ways of getting the most out of your training. At this stage you may be using the following supplements. Testosterone Support for Advanced...
So you have been training for 3 to 6 months and you want to take your training up a notch? Consolidate and extend your gains with some simple additions to your supplementation programme....
You wouldn’t start building a house without a solid foundation. When starting to train with weights, there's some core supplements that should be considered to help you achieve your goals.