CategorySupplements

Cordyceps for Running Performance and More Health Benefits

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At the 1993 Olympics, China’s team of female long-distance runners managed to smash international records. When asked what their ‘secret’ was, the coach admitted that they had help from a particular supplement called cordyceps sinensis. Prior to this explanation, accusations of PEDs had been thrown about… If that wasn’t enough to get your attention, then it might also interest you to know that...

The Top Supplements for Runners, Cyclists and Sports

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When you think of supplementation for the gym, your mind may well turn to things like protein shake and pre-workouts. Generally, supplements for training will focus on building muscle as this seems to be the market that is happiest to part with its cash. Just behind this are those supplements that are focussed on burning fat and toning up, such as fat burners and appetite suppressants. You see...

Can D-Aspartic Acid Help You to Build Muscle?

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There are so many different supplements on the market that claim to help you build muscle that it’s almost a joke. It makes it nearly impossible to know where to start and to know what you actually need to see the results you want. D-Aspartic Acid is just one more new supplement to add to the pile then. But some of the claims surrounding it are pretty impressive, so it might have caught your...

Can Raspberry Ketones Help You to Lose Weight?

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Ketones are super popular on the web right now as more and more people are trying a ‘ketogenic diet’. Ketones are essentially an alternative form of energy to glucose that the body can use to perform its various functions without needing to spike the blood sugar. Raspberry ketones meanwhile are a specific type of ketones that are benefiting from all this hype and a little marketing. Products like...

Saffron Extract for Weight Loss, Mood and More

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Saffron is the very red powder that you likely use when cooking. It’s great for making food tastier while also giving it an appealing red hue (which we tend to associated with curry). But did you know that saffron can also be used to help you lose weight? And to boost your mood? There’s actually a fair amount of promising research on this topic, so let’s take a look at whether it belongs in your...

C9-T11 Review

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C9-T11 is a muscle building, fat burning supplement that comes from a company called Applied Nutritional Research. There are many such products on the market however and all of them do tend to come from companies with similarly scientific sounding names. So does this really work? Is it safe? And is it a good way to spend your money? The Ingredients The key ingredient in C9-T11 is conjugated...

Forskolin Extract for Muscle and Brain Power?

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Forskolin is one of the newer supplements to find itself under the lens of the media and is quickly filling up the shelves at your local health store. This is the result of some research which is to say that a few studies have found it may have health benefits and this has led to lots of people jumping to conclusions and prematurely releasing products. That’s not forskolin’s fault though, so...

What Is a Fat Blocker?

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There are a plethora of different products available on the web that promise to help you lose weight. Unfortunately, the vast majority of them are either ineffective or dangerous. Particularly concerning are ‘thermogenic fat burners’. These are substances that aim to increase the metabolism via large doses of caffeine and even ingredients that act like mild stimulants such as bitter orange. Not...

Health Tip: Be Aware of Proprietary Blends

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These days, almost all of us will have taken some kind of health supplement at some point in our lives. Whether you used omega 3 fatty acid, a multivitamin or a protein shake; supplements are everywhere and they are very well marketed at that. And while some people will argue about the usefulness of certain products, supplements on the whole are certainly no bad thing in theory. Unfortunately...

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...

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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