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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...
Some things are common sense. Like the notion of getting a good night’s sleep before an event. Not drinking after a workout would seemingly be another common sense practice. But the great thing...
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...
Cellucor’s COR Performance Series may not be as popular as their pre workout is, but it provides the basis of a good workout stack. The range already contained an excellent and delicious blended...
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 top endurance supplements of 2016. Ideal for endurance athletes or anyone who wants sustained high level performance during longer workouts, endurance supplements are growing in variety...
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 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...
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...
Muscle soreness sucks. There’s no sugar coating it. That dreadful feeling when you wake up the next day and you have trouble completing the simplest of daily tasks such as showering, walking down...
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...
Pre workouts are pretty fantastic supplements. While they’re often underestimated, they can really help boost training performance and results including strength, power, endurance and pump. One of...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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 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...
"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...
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..
What is Elderberry? Elderberry refers to the fruit from a genus of flowering plants known as Sambucus. Elderberries and elderflowers are used as food and flavouring agents throughout Europe, where...
You've worked hard in the gym, and your body has decided to punish you. It doesn't seem fair, but the stiffness and ache of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness is something that almost everyone who...
They say that if it doesn’t hurt, you’re not doing it properly. To some extent, that’s true, especially if the pain you’re experiencing is caused by Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, or DOMS. DOMS is...
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...
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...
PharmaFreak Sleep Freak Facts It seemed to us that PharmaFreak had decided to give themselves a quiet 2014 and rest on the success of their small but popular range. Excitingly, the company...
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...
Natural products are a section of the supplement market undergoing a big surge in popularity at the moment. A growing number of people are turning away from artificial colours, flavours, sweeteners...
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...
Most people tend to take supplements during the day, however, to really up the ante when it comes to your results, a night time supplement may be just what you need. There are a couple of...
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...
There’s been a number of studies showing that adding leucine to a standard dose of whey protein (i.e. 20g-25g) can serve to boost the muscle protein synthesis following resistance exercise....
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...
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...
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...
Omega-3 Fatty acid supplements have been one of the most popular dietary supplements on the market for many years, and the market boasts a huge array of fish, krill and other marine oils, and...
Osteoarthritis is a painful and debilitating condition, and also extremely common, estimated to affect 1.9 million people in Australia alone. It is not a single disease, rather, this term covers a...
Most competitive athletes nowadays are engaged in some type of periodised training program. Such programs typically include occasional periods of high intensity training. While such periods are
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,...
Joint health is something that a lot of us tend to overlook when we are "young and invincible", but as we age, we may begin to feel the effects of an injury or chronic condition, and begin to...
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...
Insomnia can hit anyone at any time, and it can be excruciating. While consulting a doctor is the best course of action, particularly where insomnia is chronic, many people are reluctant to rely on...
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...
Triathletes have a reputation for being some of the most heavy supplement users among the vast realm of endurance athletes. Whether that’s because triathletes tend to be more educated or informed...
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...
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...
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...
Nootropics are a relatively new phenomenon in the supplement industry, even though many of the ingredients that have nootropic properties have been known for centuries. While protein powders and...
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...
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...
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are an incredibly popular category of supplements for both strength and endurance athletes. If your reading this article, there’s a very good chance you know...
If your anything like the average endurance athlete, you’re probably not rolling in cash, and therefore need to be selective about what endurance supplements you buy. Just like the world of protein...
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 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 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...
Ronnie Coleman Myo-Blitz has been on the market for a few years now, and during that time as enjoyed the success of being one of the most popular pre workout supplements around. As with all good...
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...
While we don't usually write about fashion trends here, it's hard not to notice that compression garments are becoming a regular feature in the gym and on the track. Although stepping out in head...
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...
Myolabs is an American company that make supplements for serious bodybuilders and athletes. Recently rebranded and relaunched, Musclefuse-10x is the recovery formula in their new product range, and...
Sore muscles are the bane of any athlete's existence, and the wide variety of methods touted to speed up recovery time is constantly being added to through research and innovation, as well as...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Researchers are no closer to solving the tiring problem of muscle fatigue. It is known that the fatigue in muscles in due to a number of factors, a major contributor being the accumulation of...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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..
Gynostemma pentaphyllum also known as jiaogulan is a vine belonging to the cucumber family. It is used as a herbal medicine which may have antioxidant effects, increase exercise performance, provide..
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...
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...
MSM is a sulphur containing compound, and it can be used for the treatment of osteoarthritis and the maintenance of joints health. If you're joints are well worn from a life time of strenuous physic..
Along with glucosamine, chondroitin is one of the best known treatments for joint disease and for the maintenance of joint health. So if you suffer from joint pain as a result of high intensity and...
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
Oxidation can cause cell death, which can lead to many diseases and reductions in exercise performance. Antioxidants can help to reduce cell damage, and hence speed up recovery and provide other...
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...
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...
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..
Cranberries are a sweet and sour edible berry which has, over recent years, received a lot of attention because it has been classified as a "super food". Cranberries are rich in nutrients and antiox..
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,...
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...
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,...
Valerian is a herbal sleeping aid that has been used for decades and has been well documented for its ability to safely treat insomnia. It is said to have a sedative and calming effect...
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..
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...
Glucosamine is one of the best known supplements in the world. Glucosamine plays a role in building cartilage, which is the substance between joints that provides cushioning. Glucosamine can be used..
Vitamin C (or ascorbic acid) is probably one of the most famous of the water soluble vitamins. It serves some vital functions such as being involved in the synthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and...
Vitamin E is one of the essential fat soluble vitamins. The best known function of vitamin E is that it's a powerful antioxidant that protects the body from free radical damage...
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...
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...
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....
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...
Protein combined with carbohydrate after endurance exercise can enhance glycogen replenishment but recent studies show both the source and degree of hydrolysis of protein affect glycogen replenishment
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.
You all know the feeling. After a long, hard, intense session at the gym, your muscles fatigued after being hammered rep after rep. You felt like you’ve had a really excellent session, but you...
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...
In this article on running, we take a further look into the many types of injuries common to running and how you can best avoid them.
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Carnitine Carnitine is arguably one of the most well-known supplements in the bodybuilding industry. It’s been around for decades…literally! Most gym enthusiasts have tried it at one time or...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
Stretching has long been ingrained into us as an activity to do before and after exercise, sport or other physical activities. The reasons to do so are varied and plentiful but does stretching...
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,...
Muscles move via electrical nerve conduction. In order to help promote nerve conduction, we need electrolytes. Electrolytes are simply substances containing a charge, either positive or negative...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Research has indicated that Taurine improves exercise performance by increasing muscle strength, help the body better use glucose, and protects the body form exercise induced muscle damage.
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.
L-Valine is an amino acid and also a branched-chain amino acid found in high concentration in the muscles.
What is L-Isoleucine? L-Isoleucine is one of the essential amino acids that cannot be made by the body and is known for its ability to help endurance and assist in the repair and rebuilding of...
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...
Stress is generally defined as emotional state characterised by muscular tension, irritability, depression, and increases in both heart rate blood pressure. In our modern lives, there is much...
As a bodybuilder, you probably want to know if there is something to enhance your anabolic state throughout a good 8 hour sleep. It takes about 4 hours for your body to slip into a catabolic state....
The popular amino acid L-Glutamine is found in protein powders, beans, meats, fish, poultry, dairy products, and of course, L-Glutamine supplements. Glutamine is one of the twenty nonessential amino..
Dieters and bodybuilders use artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes to sweeten protein shakes and other foods without raising their caloric intake. By comparison, real sugar has four calories per
Rest and recovery is when you grow, not in the gym. Researchers from the US have shown that your muscles are still recovering from exercise even though they no longer feel sore.
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...
Bodybuilders, powerlifters and strength trainers place a lot of stress, wear and tear on their joints. As lifters age, the potential for arthritis to take hold is increased. Fortunately, there are...
Veteran or Senior lifters have different nutritional requirements than their younger counterparts. Through appropriate supplemental intervention, the older bodybuilder can overcome potential short....
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
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...
Nutritional intervention will greatly limit muscle damage, enhancing muscle training adaptations and limiting recovery time between intense training sessions.
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...
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.