February 2008

It’s OK Ladies, Use Supplements!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 @ 11:02 AM
posted by Phil

Women don’t be confused on what supplements to use. There is a myriad of supplements out there to accommodate a woman’s needs. We all know that women and men bodies boiological different. You can build muscle on the same supplements that you can take from your man’s supplement closet. If your not taken a daily multi-vitamin you should start. Find a multi-vitamin that is Gender-specific to woman’s body requires to function at its most efficient levels.

The whole thing in deveopling muscle is figured out how to put the supplements together in a way that fuels your workouts without bloating and upset your stoamch. One of the staples of building muscle is protein I guarantee it is in his closet . I think women get confused on what protein is a must or will work well for them so here is a little direction a little advice on protein that will help in building lean muscle mass. You can use any multi whey protein with Casein and 100% Whey that will help, they even have whey for you low carb dieters.

Creatine, maybe in his supplement regimen if not get some it is great way to build muscle because creatine is produced by your body naturally, by the muscles, Creatine has been reported to help in muscle gain if you having trouble in get your muscle to pop or making muscles look more full creatine is the way to go. You can get creatine in pill or powder form any one is fine. I feel like the powder gets absorbed by your body faster were as a pill has to be digested.

Zinc Magnesium Aspartate (ZMA) This supplement is important because it helps you produce more muscle building hormone but you might be saying I you told you early to take a daily multi yes you will have some ZMA in there but not enough to boost hormone for muscle building.

These are great way to improve your musscle and a great way to start. Don’t think that you will get bulkly from these supplements. It will help you acheive what your training for. Try a few of these supplements today and have the muscle you want in no time.

Nutritional Supplementation

Monday, February 4, 2008 @ 10:02 AM
posted by Phil

The American diet is filled with saturated fat and does not provide the nutritional elements that we need.  In the past, when foods were more wholesome, it was possible to gain all of the nutrients that you needed from your diet alone.  This is no longer true.  Let’s take a look at the top three reasons why.

Mass food production techniques:

  • The farming techniques of today are harsher on our foods.  Produce is sprayed with toxic chemicals and livestock is fed steroids.
  • Foods are harvested prematurely to minimize expenditures and maximize profit.  This stops the nutrients from ever being developed in the first place.
  • Because of these factors, much of the nutritional value in your food is destroyed before it ever reaches your table.

Try a high quality meal replacement once or twice a day in addition to your normal meals to supplement your diet. You will look and feel better.

Atmospheric toxicity:

  • The atmosphere that surrounds us is filled with trace elements of heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and countless other poisons.  We absorb them into us.  We ingest them with our food.
  • These toxins that remain in our bodies build up in our intestinal walls.  They make us sick.  We need vitamins, minerals and amino acids to help stave off the diseases that this causes.

Try an antioxidant supplement or a detoxifying product to remove toxins from your body for a healthier you.

The American diet:

  • It is high in saturated fats.
  • Far fewer people cook at home today.
  • Fast foods are being consumed at record levels.
  • Obesity is at an all time high.  Obesity contributes to every leading cause of preventable death.

Use a weight loss product to supplement fat loss or an imperfect diet.

Even the AMA, which used to preach against nutritional supplementation, now advocates the need to supplement our diets.  They realize that America’s health is failing. They realize that without being healthy, the gross national product will suffer.  Hundreds of billions of dollars are lost every year in corporate revenue generation because of health care costs and time missed from work.  You need nutritional supplements as a regular part of your life. You cannot depend on your diet alone to keep you healthy any longer

Calcium Not the Only Key Bone Building Supplement

Sunday, February 3, 2008 @ 04:02 AM
posted by Phil

Bone continually breaks down and is renewed – when the activity of bone destroying osteoclastic cells outplaces that of bone forming osteoblasts, there is an increased risk of developing osteoporosis. This can result as a consequence of insufficient dietary intake, pollutants, toxins, menopause, lack of physical activity and heredity. The four main approaches in treating osteoporosis in traditional Western medicine are biophosphate therapy, calcitonin nasal spray, antioestrogens and hormone replacement therapy. Natural nutritional therapy often focuses on calcium, but a number of other vitamins, minerals and botanicals are also key players.

There are three primary reasons why a high dietary calcium intake from milk may not prevent osteoporitic fractures. Firstly, milk calcium is no better absorbed than synthetic forms of calcium found in dietary supplements. Secondly, following menopause, calcium cannot be absorbed on its own and requires other nutrients. Finally, bone is composed not only of calcium, but other minerals and proteins that contribute to remodelling.

The author presents a brief review of those substances with good scientific evidence for their impact on bone health. These are: phosphorous, magnesium, flouride, zinc, vitamin D, ipriflavone, along with food stuffs such as soy, PUFAs, vitamins B12, A and C and silicone. He also highlights that exercise plays a definitive role in the prevention of osteoporosis, in that bones build up in response to physical stress. Things to avoid include caffeine, as it changes our ability to absorb calcium from the intestine, and smoking, which inhibits the action of the cells involved in bone re-building.

By increasing our awareness of the issues surrounding optimal nutrition, it becomes clear that calcium is not the only key to healthier, stronger bones.

Listen Up Athletes!

Saturday, February 2, 2008 @ 02:02 AM
posted by Phil

Being an athlete is dangerous to one’s health. In fact, couch potatoes often live longer than athletes.

The scientific explanation is that because of higher activity levels, there have been extra, unmet nutritional demands on athletes.

Athletes use up more minerals than do people who are sedentary. An athlete sweats more in 5 years than couch potato’s do in 75 years. And when a person sweats they are not just losing water… their sweat contains 60 essential minerals. They are called essential minerals because if any of them are missing for any length of time, the result can be a degenerative disease, many of which are life threatening. So, if athletes don’t get additional nutrients in their diets, their very lives can be at risk.

Now the bottom line message here is this, you don’t need to be an athlete to sweat, you can be in the military. You could be a roofer, a carpenter, an electrician, a plumber, a carpet layer, you can be a farmer, you could be a dance instructor, you could work in a bakery. Or you could work in an air conditioned insurance agency or hang meat in a refrigerator room, never sweating at your work place, and then you go to a health club where you go sweat 3 nights a week. Unless you are replacing the minerals that you are sweating out, you are not going to make it to 100 and you are going to be sick and miserable the last 12 to 15 years of your life. Exercise without supplementation is a negative, not a positive. Just like running your car without oil.

If too much of an athlete’s food is empty calories then their vital organs and cells become depleted of minerals and other vital nutrients. This is the cause of heart attacks in athletes — depletion of minerals because nutrition didn’t keep up with bodily demands.

Athletes need more minerals, more amino acids, more enzymes and more phytonutrients and vitamins. They need more antioxidants to protect against the byproducts of exercise. They need more natural Cox-2 inhibitors to protect against inflammation. When these nutrient needs are unmet, cells are damaged. So, if you are active, you need more, not less nutrition.

L-Arginine Boosts Metabolic Health

Sunday, February 3, 2008 @ 04:02 AM
posted by Phil

L-Arginine is a essential amino acid that plays an important role in cell division, the healing of wounds, removing ammonia from the body, immune function, and the release of hormones. Therefore Nitric oxide (NO), produced by the cell lining the blood vessels, help regulate blood flowand maintain chemical balance in the body. No production decreases in people with Metabolic Syndrom-symptoms include insulin resistance, abdominal obesity, abnormal blood fats, high blood pressure, cellular inflammation and blood clottting abnormalities. No deficiencies decrease sexual performace, impair vitality and promote coronary artery disease. Improving exercise and dietary habits are the best ways to promote metabolic health and maximize Nitric Oxide production. Researchers found that Arginine supplement s improved blood sugar metabolism, insulin sensitivity, Nitric Oxide secretion and reduced oxidative stress in obese, insulin reistant type 2 diabetic patients. The supplement’s effect were independent of chages in exercise and diet. Arginine supplements may promote metabolic.