CategorySupplements

Why Everyone Should Take Creatine

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Creatine is a supplement that is used by many athletes and has been shown to be effective in increasing endurance, muscle mass and strength in countless studies (1). But while creatine has been shown to be useful for enhancing physical performance, it might not just be athletes and bodybuilders who can benefit from it. More and more, studies have been showing that creatine can benefit everyone...

Benefits of L-Carnitine Supplementation

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L-Carnitine is a substance that is synthesised naturally in the body from the amino acids lysine and methionine. While the body produces l-carnitine naturally however, many athletes still choose to take more in a supplement form to help them pursue their fat loss, muscle building and performance goals. But just how exactly does it work? Is it effective? And is it worth adding to your own ‘stack’...

What Is the Difference Between Whey Concentrate and Whey Isolate?

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When choosing a protein shake it’s important to think carefully before making a purchase. Protein shake is not cheap and thus you want to ensure you’re making a good investment before you part ways with your hard earned cash. Get this right and you could accelerate your efforts in the gym resulting in a more toned and impressive physique. Get it wrong and you could just end up with a...

What Are Branched Chain Amino Acids?

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Take a look on the back of any protein supplement and it’s almost sure to mention ‘BCAAs’ somewhere. These are ‘branch chained amino acids’, and supplement companies love mentioning them because they make their products sound science-y and potent. But what actually are these BCAAs? And can they really do you any good? An Introduction to BCAAs The purported benefits...

Is Protein Shake Necessary? – How Much Protein Do You Really Need and How Should You Get It?

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In the bodybuilding world, protein shake is one of the few supplements that gets almost universal praise. Protein shake is simply a quick, affordable, practical and tasty way of meeting protein requirements and really you can’t argue with that. While there are many other ways to get protein in your diet, often they involve a lot of preparation, aren’t portable and cost a lot of money...

Do ‘Natural Steroid’ Alternatives Work?

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Dianabol is one of the most popular anabolic steroids among bodybuilders and athletes looking to bulk up and add lean muscle mass. Unfortunately, it is also highly dangerous and illegal. Dianobal meanwhile is a supplement from a company called ‘Crazy Mass’ that claims it can do all the same things while being completely legal, natural and safe. Hmmm. What Are Natural Steroid Alternatives? Crazy...

What Are Prohormones? And Are They Safe?

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If you have ever felt tempted by using anabolic steroids in order to build stronger muscle and burn more fat but didn’t like the idea of using an illegal and potentially dangerous substance, then you might have considered turning to prohormones instead. Prohormones offer an alternative to steroids that are legal in some cases and in some countries and that appear to carry fewer risks. But...

Is Hoodia Effective?

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Hoodia is a type of flowering plant of the Apocynaceae family and is known as a ‘cactiform’ due to its cactus-like appearance. While it may not look highly edible, it’s become a popular supplement in many diets where it is used in tablet form thanks to its alleged weight-loss properties. But is hoodia effective? Or is it another entry in a long list of marketing scams with no...

Nootropics and Their Use

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Thanks to professional sports most of us are now familiar with the idea of performance enhancing drugs. These are medications and compounds that when used can give athletes better running speed, more physical endurance, greater muscle mass and generally greater athletic performance that gives them an edge over the opposition. Seeing as such drugs exist to enhance the body then, it stands to...

Amino Acid Supplements – Benefits and Side Effects

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Amino acid supplements are something of a miracle supplement that can improve many aspects of our health in a number of ways. While lots of supplements claim to have far reaching effects and improve our mind and body, amino acids actually can and do so quite effectively. The reason for this is that amino acids are the ‘building blocks’ that make up all of our tissues and materials. This includes...

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki

Adam Sinicki is a full time writer who spends most of his time in the coffee shops of London. Adam has a BSc in psychology and is an amateur bodybuilder with a couple of competition wins to his name. His other interests are self improvement, general health, transhumanism and brain training. As well as writing for websites and magazines, he also runs his own sites and has published several books and apps on these topics.

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