Top 3 supplements to prevent exercise fatigue

An acute bout of exercise, especially high-intensity exercise, promotes fatigue by downregulating complex 2 (II) of the electron transport chain (ETC). Electrons created in the Kreb cycle of the mitochondria is transporter to the ETC, where the electrons flow from complex 1 & 2 all the way through to complex 4 and 5 to create energy (ATP)….

Tribulus Terrestris: Not So Useless

Tribulus Terrestris (TT) is an androgenic adaptogen that grows as a shrub on the ground ready to puncture anyone’s feet that dares to walk barefoot around. To make the supplement, most companies use the whole plant, thorns and flowers. I wonder how the story went about the first person that used TT? “Ouch, I just…

Which type of creatine is the best?

There are so many different types of creatine out there and every supplement company says that theirs is the best. There is the most basic creatine monohydrate and then there is creatine pyruvate, creatine citrate, creatine malate, creatine taurinate, creatine phosphate, creatine orotate, creatine ethyl ester, creatine pyroglutamate, creatine gluconate, creatine nitrate, and magnesium creatine chelate.   So which one…

Coffee for extra muscle glycogen

Glycogen is the storage form of glucose. Carbs, either directly from glucose, or when other forms, such as fructose and galactose are converted to glucose, will it be converted to and stored as glycogen in the liver and muscles when those stores ain’t full yet. The liver stores an average of 100g of glycogen and this…

BCAAs – stop using it to prevent muscle breakdown

BCAA is a common, if not the go-to supplement to stop muscle catabolism when training fasted. It’s also used as an intra-workout supplement for the same reason or to boost hypertrophy afterwards. BCAAs are not only used to suppress catabolism but also to promote anabolism post-workout. Research shows that when amino acids are consumed pre-workout…

How to achieve a crazy pump – plus the stack

A pump is what you get when you exercise a certain muscle group and that muscle becomes gorged with blood, making your skin feel very tight against your muscle, veins popping, etc. You might even walk differently because a muscle is so pumped, making some people feel very egotistic. Pre-workouts are sold by the millions…

Signs/symptoms of low cortisol and the top 5 supplements to increase it

Cortisol is released by the adrenal glands and it’s very natural and much needed, as it increases the release fatty acid from the adipose tissue between meals, wakes you up in the morning, supports the immune system, reduces inflammation, is involved in memory formation and learning, etc… Cortisol keeps you alive, so what should you…

13 Natural Anabolic Supplements

There are many supplements touted to boost hypertrophy, however, a lot of them aren’t even supported by scientific or real evidence.  This article contains 13 natural anabolic supplements which have scientific and real evidence to show that they can help to grow bigger muscles. Many of the supplements mentioned will increase muscle protein synthesis due…