BodyBuilding

Can HMB (β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate) help muscle growth? 

What is HMB? What does HMB mean? It stands for β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate and it is a chemical our body naturally produces when we begin to break down Leucine. Leucine is an amino-acid that supports muscle building. The breakdown of Leucine can have a catabolic effect (breaking down) of muscle mass.  So, can  HMB help muscle …

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The effects of a low-fat diet on testosterone

Testosterone is most commonly associated with sex drive in men but it can also affect mental health, bone health, muscle mass, fat storage and red blood cell production. The production of testosterone begins during puberty and after the age of 30, the production begins to slow down. Women’s ovaries also produce testosterone but in very low …

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High carb-low fat diets vs High Fat-low carb diets

Which diet is better- High carb-low fat diets vs High Fat-low carb diet? Obesity is a widely misunderstood subject with a lot of confusion and controversy. But the truth is, the solution is ‘calories-in vs calories-out’. Is it really that simple? In summary, yes, yes, it is. But can our body play tricks on us? …

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The power of creatine monohydrate

What is Creatine Monohydrate? Creatine Monohydrate is a supplement which improves strength training, endurance and overall gym performance. Creatine is one of the most researched supplement with proven reliable  benefits. Benefits of Creatine Monohydrate Creatine increases muscle concentrations of creatine phosphate. Creatine phosphate improves anaerobic exercise (high intensity), increases lean body mass during a caloric …

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Effects of alcohol on weight loss & muscle recovery

What is alcohol? Alcohol is a compound made of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen, produced from yeast ferment sugars. The amount of alcoholic content in a drink is determined by the amount of yeast and length of fermentation. Department of health advises that safe drinking levels for both men and women are 14 units per week. …

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BCAAs: What are they, function, and the best supplement (evidence Based)

Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)  Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) come from protein sources like meat, poultry, hemp and many other meat, vegetarian and vegan sources like Tofu. Overall there are 20 amino acids, you can find a full list of them in this post. However, this article will focus on three primary amino acids …

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Protein: structure, function and recommended intake

What are proteins? Proteins are organic compounds composed of 20 amino acids. Chemically, these are made-up of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. Proteins are used in countless bodily processes, not just muscle growth and recovery, but these play a vital role in our body for example; regulating hormones like insulin, growth hormone, IGF-1 are just a …

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What are fats, their function, bad and good fats

In this post you will learn what fats are, their function within our body and how these can affect our weight loss journey. With that being said, you will also learn how to calculate the amounts of fats too! Alternatively, you can use our macro-nutrient calculator! Definition of fats Fats are organic compounds made up …

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What are Carbohydrates, Simple carbs and Complex Carbs

What are Carbohydrates? Carbohydrates (Carbs) are one of the 3 main macronutrients whose primary purpose is to provide the body with energy, and consist of carbon, hydrogen and oxygen atoms. Carbs can be found in different forms; starchy carbs, fibres and simple sugars found in fruits, dairy products, grains and vegetables. However when digested these take the …

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