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Archive for the ‘Supplements’ Category

HMB reduces muscle breakdown in endurance athletes

The leucine metabolite HMB, which is available in almost every supplement store and web shop, protects endurance athletes’ muscles if they have to run distances of 20 km or more. Sports scientists from Iowa State University wrote about the phenomenon 12 years ago in the Journal of Applied Physiology.
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Older strength sports athletes need more whey after training

Just like young people do, people in their seventies increase their muscle mass if they lift weights. And they can build their muscles more quickly if they ingest a portion of whey protein immediately prior to or after their workout. The amount of whey needed to stimulate muscle growth is larger for people in their seventies than for younger athletes, according to sports scientists at McMaster University in Canada in a report soon to appear in the British Journal of Nutrition.
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Take probiotics to prevent cancer
by Sarka-Jonae Miller

(NaturalNews) Probiotic supplements or foods may lower the risk of cancer development. Many links have been found between diet and cancer; research suggests that probiotics may be useful as part of an anti-cancer diet. Probiotics are live microorganisms that may suppress the growth of bacteria that transform procarcinogens into carcinogens.
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Everything you need to know about protein
by Aurora Geib

(NaturalNews) For certain people, getting protein is serious business. Bodybuilders wanting that perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger build, vegetarians looking for that perfect source of protein or health buffs searching for the best kind of protein to ensure their health.
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Supplement with leucine, glutamine and arginine increases natural resistance

Giving extra leucine, glutamine, arginine and vitamins to elderly persons who are ill improves their immune system. According to researchers at the University of Tokyo, such a supplement increases the activity of the Natural Killer cells.
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Metastudy: selenium helps prevent prostate cancer

Men who have a relatively high amount of selenium in their blood are less subject to prostate cancer. This discovery was made by nutritionists at the University of East Anglia, who compared and reanalysed data from 12 epidemiological studies of more than 13,000 men.
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Lose weight with Adzuki

Japanese researchers believe that phenol-rich extracts from the adzuki bean – produced by the Vigna angularis plant – may well be effective slimming aids. They base their reasoning on animal and in-vitro studies. We would go a step further: adzuki phenols may have a body recompositioning effect.
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Splenda soon to unleash ‘Nectresse’ – Here’s what you need to know about this new ‘natural’ sweetener
by Jonathan Benson

(NaturalNews) McNeil Nutritionals, LLC, maker of the artificial sweetener Splenda, is gearing up to introduce a new “natural” sweetener known as Nectresse that will cater specifically to those looking for a healthy alternative to artificial sweeteners and sugar. But is Nectresse really as natural as McNeil claims it is, or is the product just another example of tricky marketing hype aimed at health-conscious consumers?
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BCAAs inhibit fat mass growth

If you’re putting on weight, a diet containing extra BCAAs may help you build up less fat mass. Japanese researchers discovered, when doing experiments with mice, that the liver and muscles play a key role in the fat-mass reducing effect of BCAAs.
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Myostatin blockers break down fat reserves too

Bodybuilders who are thinking of using myostatin blockers in the near future are not only likely to develop mega-muscles, they’re likely to become ripped too. According to researchers at the American Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence, blocking myostatin raises the body’s sensitivity to the satiety hormone leptin.
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Athletes choose real food and reject synthetic ‘high-tech’ sports drinks and supplements
by J. D. Heyes

(NaturalNews) Not all of today’s high-tech, ultra-talented athletes are hooked on today’s high-tech supplements. In fact, more than a few of them are beginning to do the right thing for their bodies by rejecting synthetic sports drinks and supplements, in favor of real food.
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Vitamin C makes exercise pleasanter for dieting fatties

Overweight people who are dieting and exercising more can increase their chances of success by making sure they consume enough vitamin C. A human study done at Arizona State University, soon to be published in Nutrition, suggests that vitamin C [structural formula shown here] makes physical exercise less tiring for fatties.
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Are you riding the sleeping pill death-train?
by Craig Stellpflug

(NaturalNews) Would you board a train that had a 36 percent higher chance of a fatal crash than another train? How about climbing onto an airplane where a random 1 out of 16 wouldn’t even make the destination alive? Yet people ride these deadly odds when they take even one sleep medication per month.
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Use these supplements to stop cravings, burn fat and energize your workouts
by PF Louis

(NaturalNews) Maybe you’ve noticed – people on low or no fat diets tend to remain fat or regain it quickly. Food fat issues are overrated. We need good fat to help build cell walls and brain cells. Calorie sources and how they’re metabolized are the real issues. A more recent, more accurate assessment points to high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It is in almost all processed and junk foods, even those that don’t taste sweet.
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You’ll get more out of your plyometrics with BCAAs

Branched Chain Amino Acids, aka BCAAs, protect well-trained athletes’ muscles against the effects of power training and speed up their recovery. Researchers at Northumbria University in England came to this conclusion after doing an experiment, the results of which they published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
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Chronic High Calcium Intake Increases Fat Oxidation

(HealthDay News) – Acute high calcium intake also increases fat oxidation; sensitivity analysis reveals weak effect. Chronic high calcium intake in adults increases fat oxidation and is particularly effective in those who habitually consume less than 700 mg/day of calcium, according to a study published online June 19 in Obesity Reviews.

Javier T. Gonzalez, of Northumbria University in Newcastle, U.K., and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of eight randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of high calcium intake on fat oxidation in adult humans and meeting the authors’ criteria for inclusion.

The researchers found that chronic high calcium intake correlated with a increase in fat oxidation. The standardized mean difference was 0.42, which corresponded to an 11 percent increase, with low heterogeneity noted. This effect was most prominent in individuals who had a habitual low calcium intake of less than 700 mg/day. Acute high calcium intake correlated with increased fat oxidation, with a standardized mean difference of 0.41. Heterogeneity was low and sensitivity analysis indicated that the effect was weak.

“In conclusion, chronic (>7 day) high calcium (~1,300 versus ~488 mg/d?1) intake increases fat oxidation, which may contribute to the fat loss benefits of a high-calcium, energy-restricted diet,” the authors write. “The effect is most profound in individuals with a low habitual calcium intake, and may be more effective under energy restriction. Acute calcium supplementation (in a single meal) also appears to increase fat oxidation; however, further work is required to substantiate this.”

Vitamin S prolongs your life

Vitamin S – in other words, the total amount of social contact in your life – extends your life expectancy. But as you age, you need more and more, according to a study published in the Journal of Aging and Health.
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