MCT oil, liquid rocket fuel

Medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil is commonly known for its potent ability to aid in fat loss. However, this oil contains much more benefits, which I will discuss in this article. First and foremost, fatty acids can be divided into four groups. These are short-chain- (SCFAs), medium chain- (MCFAs), long chain- (LCFAs) and very long chain…

Uncoupling: Secret to Fat loss and Health

Uncoupling protein, aka thermogenin, are proteins found in the inner mitochondrial membrane of the cell. Protons generated in the Kreb cycle leave the mitochondria via the electron transport chain, and then re-enter the mitochondria via the ATPase enzyme for the synthesis of ATP. This is called coupled respiration. With uncoupled respiration, protons re-enter the mitochondria…

How much protein should you eat when dieting

Protein (amino acids) is the only macro-nutrient that can build and help retain muscle when losing fat. Yes, carbohydrates have a protein sparing effect, but if your protein intake isn’t sufficient, carbs won’t be able to spare your muscle during fat loss. And as carbs have to be reduced, due to calorie restriction during a…

Vitamin A for building muscle and losing fat

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that directly affects muscle growth. The process on hypertrophy, muscle protein synthesis, the multiplication of new cells, requires vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency affects iron mobilization and impairs red blood cell synthesis, leading to a low red blood cell count. This negatively affects your endurance as well as recovery ability…

Vitamin A: steroidogenesis, anti-estrogen and prolactin

Another fat-soluble vitamin that directly affects steroidogenesis and muscle building, and the decrease of estrogen and prolactin while boosting your well-being and mood is vitamin A (retinol). It also helps with eyesight (clear sight), night blindness and is anti-dry eyes. It is also very important for brain function such as maintaining neuronal plasticity and cognitive…

Vascularity: 6 ways to improve it

Vascularity is the state of having highly visible, prominent and often extensively ramified, superficial veins. For us men, being vascular just looks good. It’s just one of those things that make a man look more ‘manly’. Vascularity just seems to be more obvious when you’re on steroids, however, my readers and I are looking for…