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Inulin Propionate Ester powder is a unique new ingredient and supplement that may be able to support fat and weight loss. It does so by helping to suppress appetite and desire for energy dense food...
Artificial sweeteners are in most of the supplements on the market today including protein powders, pre workouts and fat burners. But could they be making you fat? New research has shown that the...
In what is considered one of the most significant food labelling changes in the past two decades, ‘Nutrition Facts’ panels on all US food products will now be required to include the amount of...
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...
Lactose intolerance is one of the most common food intolerances known. Producing distention and gas in the small intestine, lactose intolerance is also one of the most widely accepted types of...
Withania somnifera is a well-known adaptogenic herb that also goes by the name of ashwagandha or Indian ginseng. It has a history of use in Ayurvedic medicine but as far as bodybuilding goes, it...
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...
Sports scientists and researchers are experts when it comes to glycogen use in endurance athletes such as cyclists and runners. But they know relatively little when it comes to team sports,...
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...
Does gluten make you fat or gain weight? We take a look at what exactly gluten is, the difference between gluten intolerance, coeliac disease and gluten sensitivity as well as the gluten free diets...
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)...
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...
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...
The notion that an overweight individual can lose weight by adopting a high-intensity training regime is not new. But just how little weekly exercise is required for fat loss is a hot topic for...
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...
What are some of the biggest food and ingredient trends in the health and supplements industry? We take a look at emerging new health foods and what you can expect to see in some of your meals 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...
Obesity is a multifactorial disease. That is, there are so many factors that may contribute to weight gain and becoming overweight. One environmental factor that has created cause for concern...
There's been a bit of interest with the safety of green tea extract lately. So what is green tea extract exactly and is it actually dangerous? We take a look at the evidence and debunk any...
Certified gluten-free protein supplements are increasingly popular nowadays to the extent that one has to wonder if there has been a dramatic increase in the incidence of celiac disease. However,...
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 study of competitive triathletes has provided the first concrete evidence of performance improvement when using a periodised carbohydrate intake pattern called ‘"Sleep Low". In a nutshell the...
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...
We’ve all experienced it…the annoying individual in the gym yelling loudly as they try to push out the last few reps of each set. Well a new study has provided good evidence that this subconscious...
What if people’s blood sugar response to a meal was more influenced by the individuals genetics and microbiota (i.e. collective mass of microorganisms in the gut) than the food itself. Moreover,...
A new study has provided promising evidence that the humble tart cherry might be an effective supplement for reducing muscle soreness and damage following resistance exercise. Published in the...
Green tea supplements are all the rage at the moment. That’s why it’s great to see new research (such as that soon to be published in the journal Food & Function) supporting its use for fat loss...
When it comes to formulating weight loss diets, one of the first things to go are fizzy drinks (or Sodas - as the Americans like to call them). These are most commonly replaced by so called ‘diet...
Research on beetroot juice has traditionally focused on its effects in endurance athletes. But a new study has suggested bodybuilders and strength athletes may stand to benefit from the nature’s...
There’s been a lot of anecdotal evidence that adopting a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet might help improve athletic performance and general health. But up until now, there has been very little evidenc
When you break down a typical professional soccer match on a macro level, its consists of players running anywhere between 8-12 km per game, but on a micro level, it’s the limited short...
What happens to the health of obese teenagers if you simply reduce the amount of sugar and fructose in their diet and replace it with starch, while keeping total caloric intake stable? The...
A novel new study has confirmed that a higher protein breakfast in kids (aged 8-12 years) offers benefits in terms of increased energy expenditure, fat oxidation, reduced hunger and increased...
23 teaspoons of sugar a day…that’s the average consumption level for US children ranging in age from 2 to 18. And depending on which reports you believe, this is less than what the average...
Soy products and foods are growing in popularity, however are still yet to be truly mainstream. However, having some soy each day might just be a way to keep you leaner and with less risk of...
Is it better to perform your strength and power training together in the one session (complex training) or on separate/alternate days (compound training)?
Success in competitive sports is not all about physical ability. The speed and accuracy of decision-making plays a crucial part; particularly in team sports. Working on the basic assumption that...
If there wasn’t already enough good reasons to justify the average Australian adults’ love of coffee, scientists have just uncovered another one. An Australian-based study of healthy human...
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...
“Saturated fats are not associated with all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, or type 2 diabetes”. That’s the bold and somewhat startling...
There’s been a wealth of research published in the last decade on the beneficial effects of nitrate supplementation (predominantly in the form of beetroot) on different aspects of exercise...
Basic human nature dictates that when presented with multiple means of achieving a particular end, individuals invariably chose the option that seems most easy, takes the least time or requires...
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...
Humans have two main types of adipose tissue or fat tissue; white adipose tissue (WAT) and brown adipose tissue (BAT). Both have extremely distinct functions. White adipose tissue for example...
Traditionally the realm of strength athletes and bodybuilders; an exciting new study has provided promising evidence that HMB supplementation may benefit endurance athletes as well. Using elite...
Sitting Disease is slowly killing us all. And it’s fast becoming one of the more nefarious factors affecting our lifespan. Sitting disease is a more recent term coined by scientists that refers to...
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...
Unfortunately, there is no single cause of obesity. Rather, it arises due to a range of different factors such as diet, physical activity, environment and feeding behaviour just to name a few...
Fitness and health related products and food items are exploding onto the market. While those products are touting health benefits and ‘good for you’ claims, they’re secretly making you fat and lazy..
We all throw back our pre workouts loaded with caffeine day-in-day-out on the assumption that it will help us lift more. So it’s nice to see studies surface from time to time which confirm some of...
The notion of using sodium bicarbonate to buffer muscle acidity during times of intense exercise has been around for decades, with the first studies appearing in the early 1980’s. It’s a wonder...
Trying to overhaul an individual’s entire diet can often be an arduous task. Sometimes a more achievable aim is to modify a particular component of the diet, such as sugar or protein intake, or...
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,...
The question of the best form of protein for use during endurance exercise is a contentious topic. On the one hand, you have studies showing a benefit on performance when endurance athletes...
It can be difficult to choose and settle on a workout regime, because there's so much conflicting information out there. One of the questions that stumps people as they progress through their...
When it comes to studying the effects of micronutrients on health and disease, much of the research centres on the effects of a mineral or vitamin when given to individuals with an existing/known...
As of Monday 20th May 2015, Australian’s have a new updated food pyramid on which to guide their food selection and consumption. Issued by Nutrition Australia; the nation’s peak community...
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...
Protein is the most popular and effective supplement for increasing muscle mass. This popularity is on the rise with compelling research coming out about the role of protein in weight loss. High...
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day” How many times have you heard that gem? Over the last few years though, more and more people have started to skip breakfast and tout its benefits...
Most people know the feeling of being run down – you've been run off your feet, burning the candle at both ends, and just when you need it least, you come down with a cold...
Some people say that losing weight is a simple matter of putting less fuel into your body than you're burning for energy. Sure, that's technically an accurate way to put it, but it's also an...
While it is generally believed that a bit of exercise can help with a good night’s sleep, there is a surprising lack of research looking at whether this is true when it comes to resistance...
2,4-Dinitrophenol is a synthetic aromatic nitrogen compound. It is primarily used as an antiseptic, but has a number of uses in industry, in the manufacture of explosives and herbicides, and it is con
The question of the most healthy form of exercise (i.e. aerobic or strength) is a hotly debated one. Despite some studies showing impressive results for resistance exercise or a combination of...
Over the past few years, AMP Citrate has become a popular ingredient in pre workouts and weight loss formulations. Scientifically, it is known as methylpentanamine, 4-amino-2-methylpentane citrate...
The current Australian National Heart Foundation guidelines recommend a maximum of 6 eggs per week for healthy people and those with type 2 diabetes. For individuals working in the Australian egg...
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...
The most robust controlled study to date on the effects of a Paleo diet has just been published in the prestigious European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study is the best quality Paleo...
A soon-to-be published study in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise has raised a few eyebrows with its findings suggesting fast food is just as effective as sports...
It seems that every week we are introduced to a new 'superfood', but did you know that the majority of these have something in common? It's not their obscure origin in the Amazon rainforest or an...
A new study published in the journal of Hepatology has challenged the long-held notion that eating smaller, more frequent meals is more effective for blood glucose control and weight management....
A study conducted by the Australian Institute of Sport has provided preliminary evidence that aggressive supplementation with curcumin (i.e. 5g/day) may help reduce delayed onset muscle soreness...
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...
The Arnold Classic and sports festival has become an institution in the US, where it has been held annually for almost twenty years. In recent years, the competition has expanded to include Europe...
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...
One of the most treasured measures of male function, namely, semen quality, was recently the subject of a study testing its association with sugar-sweetened beverage intake. The first study of...
With its high nitrate concentration, beetroot has been casually dubbed ‘Nature’s EPO’. This is because nitrate has been shown to boost nitric oxide levels which in turn dilates blood vessels; leading
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...
Eating is fun. Losing weight is not. But what if I told you that you could actually lose weight simply by eating more? You’d probably start accusing me of selling snake oil. I don’t, but you really...
Weight loss is often described as journey, with the attainment of the goal weight seen as the end of this journey. Unfortunately this way of looking at things fails to take into account the...
With obesity rates extremely high and continuing to climb in a many parts of the world, scientists are always looking at different ways to combat it. From drug therapies to novel compounds and...
Just when it seemed every study on creatine had been done, researchers from Auckland have come up with a new one pointing towards potential neuromodulatory effects of creatine during oxygen...
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...
People in the ‘low carb high fat’ camp are bound to have a field day with the findings of a new study published in latest issue of the Open Heart journal. In essence, the study makes a strong...
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...
There is a growing number of sports for which the performance-enhancing effects of beetroot juice have been proven, but the latest study concerns a sport that is a little less mainstream....
Beta-alanine has proven its worth for a wide range of sports/applications because despite their classification as endurance of team sports, each one invariably contains periods high-intensity...
Green tea has been popular in parts of Asia for hundreds of years, both as a drink, and as a traditional remedy. Over the past few decades, Western science has taken a strong interest in...
With society becoming more fast paced by the day, there has also been an increase in the number of workers eating at their desk and a decrease in the amount of time workers spend actually eating...
Scientists spend a lot of time researching what is best for us to eat, but a lot less has been devoted to investigating when we should be doing it. You'd be quite likely to see bodybuilders and...
When Dr John S Pemberton gave the first samples of Coca-Cola to customers at his local chemist on the 8th of May, 1886 in Atlanta Georgia, he almost certainly had no idea of the powerful...
Whey is well known as the gold standard in proteins, but what a lot of people don't know is that soy isolate is hot on its heels. The fact that this plant-based protein is nearly...
Christmas and New Year’s time is traditionally synonymous with overeating and sometimes inactivity. Many people dread putting on extra weight during their holiday. A new study published just...
Most savvy supplement users know that whey is the best protein for muscle recovery and growth primarily because its constituent amino acids are digested quickly and delivered to muscle tissue...
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...
A new study using a population-based design with a large sample size has hinted at a possible inverse relationship between consumption of high-fat dairy and non-fermented dairy and hypertension....
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..
Watching your average 65+ year old pumping out his sets out at the gym in hast is not your average sight – most will agree. But brand new research out of the Clinical Exercise Research Center...
What is the central mechanism governing fatigue when exercising? That’s a hot topic in exercise science at the moment and one for which a few theories exist. The most recent study contributing to...
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the prevalence of overweight and obesity is still climbing. You might be sick of hearing about it, but there’s no denying that the issue is still as big as it...
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...
If you have a tendency to cramp during exercise, it’s probably because your dehydrated or need to have more electrolytes right? Well that’s the doctrine that’s been preached for decades when it...
Alkaline diets follow the principle that you should promote an alkaline (ie high pH) environment. In theory this can be done with diets high in fruits and veges, which are high in potassium, magnes...
It seems like every day we discover a new benefit of tea. Rich in flavonoids and antioxidants, most teas have big benefits for overall health, and there are many varieties out there...
Soy protein has long been considered one of the best vegetarian sources of protein on the market. It is an inexpensive and a complete protein that contains all the amino acids, both essential and...
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...
New study shows a lower carbohydrate diet is more effective than a lower fat diet in reducing fat and insulin resistance in populations traditionally at risk of developing diabetes.
Fasting as a way to lose weight and to correct a range of health issues has been gaining a steady interest in the last couple of years. The 5:2 diet, as well as the 8 hour or 16 hour diet...
It is well known that sleep is an important part of healthy living. But when life gets hectic, it is one of the first things to be sacrificed. A recent review article published in Sports Medicine...
Caffeine is Australia's favourite legal drug, and there are a lot of us who can't face the day without our morning cup of tea or coffee. Caffeine is an energy booster, an appetite suppressant, 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...
There’s been a growing backlash over carbs in the last couple of months thanks to the rising trend in Paleo style diets and Low Carb High Fat (LCHF). Both these diets tend to restrict carbohydrates...
Over the past few years, trans fats have been a contentious issue. Effectively banned in the US after being declared "Not generally recognised as safe for use in food" by the FDA, this type of fat...
Official Australian Dietary Guidelines still recommend Australians eat a diet with a relatively high intake of carbs and low intake of saturated fat. But this advice is coming under increasing scrutin
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...
Conjugated linoleic acid, better known as CLA is a fatty acid which is found easily in dairy products as well as meats such as beef, lamb and kangaroo. In recent years, there has been plentiful...
If you regularly attend the gym or prefer a bit of endurance exercise, it’s highly probable that you’ve heard of the concept of high intensity exercise (HIT) or high intensity intermittent...
Omega-3s are a type of fatty acid found in oily fish, and cheaper and more conveniently, in marine oil supplements like fish oil and krill oil. They're also known as essential fatty acids, because...
Almonds are considered one of the best foods to include your diet. Whether you’re after weight loss or looking to pack on some muscle, these popular nuts are one of the best snack options around...
If your goal is to have killer arms, but you have been neglecting other body parts, such as your legs, this study is for you. Danish scientists at Odense University performed some pretty interesting..
Vitamin D is an essential, fat soluble compound that can be made by the body in response to sunlight, and it is also acquired through the diet. When it was discovered, this vitamin was...
Strength training has gone through somewhat of a periodization pandemonium in recent years with the advent of studies showing certain periodization schemes can produce superior gains in...
Bulletproof Coffee is quite the buzz word in health and fitness circles at the moment. From numerous celebrity endorsements to high profile American sporting teams, what some people originally...
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...
How does a 4.5mg/kg dose of caffeine sound for boosting metabolism and associated fat burning? Pretty high most would say. Well that’s the only dose that was found to have a significant effect on...
Glutamine is considered the most abundant amino acid in our body and has been a popular ingredient to supplement with for many years. While it’s popularity has decreased in recent years, newer...
Nowadays omega-3 fatty acids are touted as remedies for a range of disorders from eye conditions  and sore joints to heart disease and diabetes. But one application where they have received...
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...
It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood blockbuster - A group of scientists search the tropical jungles of Africa and discover a miracle plant that cures one of the world's leading killers. It may...
Arguably one of the best things about working out in the gym is getting that pump. According to legendary bodybuilder and celebrity Arnold Schwarzenegger, it’s one of the best and most pleasurable...
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...
The world’s largest study of its kind to date has yielded some very interesting findings concerning the supposed risk between saturated fat intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes. The study...
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....
With more choice in compression garments than ever before, it’s good to see some research validating their efficacy for strength recovery following weight training. The study in question was...
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...
One of the hottest areas of research in endurance exercise sports concerns the effect of reduced carbohydrate availability on modulation of training-induced adaptations in skeletal muscle....
Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) are a type of fat that has had a lot of positive press recently. Most of the fats and oils commonly found in food, including most animal and vegetable fats, are...
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...
Ginseng has been used for thousands of years in the Chinese medical tradition, where it is often consumed as a general health tonic, in addition to specialised roles in increasing stamina and...
Pterostilbene – no it’s not a flying dinosaur, it’s actually a compound that is very similar to the famous resveratrol molecule found in wine which has been shown to support heart health...
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...
Obesity is more prevalent than ever with Australia’s obesity rates currently on par with the US and slightly under New Zealand according to a recent review published by the medical journal...
There’s plenty of research making a sound case for hefty doses of beetroot juice improving performance for your average endurance athlete. But of the three most popular endurance sports (i.e....
Obesity is often called an epidemic and it has been recognised as one of the major public health issues in the western world. Obesity is associated with a number of pathogenic states, including...
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
How to Build More Muscle as an Advanced Trainer - Let’s face it, building muscle gets harder and harder the longer we work out. This is because it takes more stimulus and therefore more muscle...
These days, as people become aware of the health risks of eating too much processed food and back to basics diets like paleo enjoy ever increasing popularity, more and more health conscious people...
Aerobic exercise and resistance exercise both have their respective merits. While there are some that love one and hate the other, many individuals incorporate both modes of exercise into the...
Protein is being hailed as the answer to all our dietary woes these days. Lose weight? Eat protein. Bulk up? Protein. Bodybuilders and athletes were on the protein tip long before it became the...
A recent study in rats comparing the effects of whey protein hydrolysate (WPH) with whey protein concentrate (WPC) has produced a novel, somewhat unexpected finding. While a number of subtle...
Most contemporary sports scientists can testify that high intensity interval training is a proven and effective means of improving performance. But one of the major drawbacks with this type of...
Over the past few decades, we have learned a lot about the benefits of olive oil. The Mediterranean Diet, which features high olive oil consumption as one of its main characteristics, shot to...
Caffeine is arguably the most well researched ergogenic aid, while nitrate in the from beetroot juice is rapidly scaling the heights of the ergogenic ranks with a large number...
There’s no shortage of studies showing that supplementation with anywhere between 3-6g of beta-alanine is effective for improving muscle carnosine levels and associated high-intensity...
While it may not be as common today, there is certainly a culture in some team sports of consumption of large amounts of alcohol after training/competition. But until recently, it was not clear...
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...
Does eating copious amounts of protein make you fat? That's the question researchers from ... were trying to answer in a recent study published in the xx issue of the Journal of the International...
With much of the world in the grip of world cup fever, the latest study concerning creatine supplementation in soccer players has been published with impeccable timing. In an interesting aside...
Japan researchers are the first to publish credible research showing moderate doses of the humble amino acid l-ornithine may help dampen stress levels and improve sleep quality1. In our...
Pre-workout supplements sometimes get a bad rap in the media. Unfortunately for the companies that play by the rules and manufacture safe, effective, good quality products, and for the people who...
What's Better for Weight Loss? Exercise of Diet Changes? There has been an ongoing debate as to whether diet or exercise changes are best for weight and fat loss. While long term, sustained weight...
MSG or monosodium glutamate is a common food additive which is meant to impart a savoury ‘umami’ taste to foods. This umami taste is thought to enhance the meat flavour of...
Prominent scientists have slammed the recent claims that multivitamins are unneeded. If you have paid attention to the media lately you may recall segments regarding how multivitamins are...
While there are plenty of ways to alter your workout for better results and improved growth, two of the most common ways are to either a) Change the exercises of your workouts or b) Change the...
"Trans fat" is a name that does not have a good reputation. Trans fatty acids rarely occcur in nature, and the trans fats in food are usually present as a by product of industrial processes, such...
As the research has accumulated over the years, we have learned that things can be a little more complex than simply eating less or eating more, and various macronutrients...
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...
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...
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...
High Protein, Low Carbohydrate (HPLC) diets have been one of the most popular nutritional trends over the past decade. Encompassing weight loss programs like Atkins and the Dukan Diet, ketogenic...
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...
One of the most noticeable trends over the past few years is the increasing popularity of functional nutrition. As superfoods slowly edge their way into the mainstream, people are dosing up on...
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...
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...
As a night owl, I view morning people with a mix of admiration and jealousy, or if I am prematurely awoken by one, outright hostility. On the flip side, many people just can't fathom the idea of...
Fish oil is one of the most popular nutritional supplements on the market. It is rich in omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA and has a number of beneficial effects on the body such as reducing...
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...
Raspberry Ketones have been one of the more exciting new ingredients in the last few years. There is a mounting pile of evidence showing these this fruit-derived compounds may prevent the...
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...
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...
Fucoxanthin is a Xanthophyll pigment found in marine algae and brown seaweed. It's a strong antioxidant, and has been gaining a lot of attention in the last few years because it has shown promise...
Stress hurts - The role of stress on recovery from exercise There are a lot of supplements on the market that claim the ability to relieve stress. While a little bit of stress can be a good...
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...
Do we need to rethink weight loss supplements? This week saw two studies come out which looked at the effect of a couple of very different substances on weight loss in the obese. A lot of people...
Science Says Celebrate! Weight is something that a lot of people will struggle to lose at some point in their lives, and maintaining the willpower to keep to a strict eating program can be a harder...
Crossfit might be one of the most popular and controversial exercise regimes out there at the moment, and there is a lack of middle ground between fierce detractors and loyal devotees. Crossfit has...
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...
The Latest Supplement Research   White Beans – Effective Weight Loss Product A new weight loss product has shown potential in a recent study. White beans, or Phaseolus vulgaris, may increase the...
Read about some of the latest supplement news and research including how cordyceps may help you lose weight and how fish oil can improve your muscular strength...
Read about some of the latest supplement news and research including how citrulline helps to preserve muscle mass and how creatine works better with ginseng...