Dopamine makes you addicted to self improvement

Dopamine makes you addicted to wanting to improve yourself, eat healthy, be active, wanting to explore and stay lean. Right? Yes, but is that what the media portrays? No! We’re being told dopamine promotes addiction to drugs, food, bad behavior, etc. But that’s incorrect. It’s a dysregulation of the dopamine system that leads to overeating…

Prolactin hinders fat loss and top 5 ways to lower it

Prolactin is a pretty bad hormone to have elevated at any time. It’s shown to be involved in all kinds of diseases and also (very) negatively affects your body physique wise. Prolactin can be detrimental to your physique through a few mechanisms as I’ll discuss below. #1 Prolactin suppresses steroidogenesis Prolactin inhibits the release of…

How to improve metabolic flexibility to lose fat

I’m not talking about keto or fasting or anything like that. Metabolic flexibility (MF) is the ability of the body to switch from one fuel source to the other without any problem. When carbs are eating, insulin shuts down the mobilization of fats (lipolysis) from the fat stores, promotes glucose uptake (GLUT4), storage (as glycogen)…

Collagen: the one thing you need more of for muscle growth and fat loss

Collagen, the supplement for joint and skin health turns out to be anabolic too? Sweet, but how potent? Pretty potent alright…read on! So it all started in 2015 when Zdzieblik conducted a study, where they gave men with sarcopenia 15g of collagen daily for 3 months. The results were apparently so good that Phillips wrote…

Pre-sleep protein – any added benefit?

Protein is anabolic. We all know that. But is there an extra hypertrophy benefit, a secret strategy, to the specific timing of your protein intake? Eating protein every 4-5 hours will help to keep muscle protein synthesis elevated throughout the day. Once amino acids drop in the blood, protein synthesis also drops. We can maintain…