Archive for March, 2010
It seems as though tanning lotions are always changing, and each one has a new patented product that is added to make it better than the rest. But what are all these patents? Today I want to discuss two NEW products brought to you by Swedish Beauty. These two innovative products are called Dark Escape and Charisma. I know the names might be a little funny- but you’ve got to admit, it grabs your attention!
Charisma is an ultra advanced bronzer; it combines DermaDark with two advanced bio-engineered bronzers, which provides a streak free, deep dark tan. DermaDark one of the key ingredients in this product allows you to get a great dark tan without having any streak marks when cleaning it off. It also states that it will give color up to 8 DAYS!
The DHA Bronzing system, as many of you already know, works well for those looking to get an instant tan. With Dark Escape you get DHA combined with walnut extract, to help you get the immediate tan that you desire. Along with the deep tanning that this product offers, it will help get your skin nice in tight, back like it used to be. Swedish Beauty offers a unique proprietary blend that will help get your skin back to its youth. The final key ingredient is the Tissue Respiratory Factor also known as TRF. This product was shown, in one study, to help heal wounds. Basically meaning this will help your skin from the damage that it has already gone through and keeps it young looking- Just the way you like it!
Swedish Beauty is coming out with new and improved formulas to help you reach your tanning goals. Give your skin what it needs, remember the skin you have is all you get, treat it with the best products that you can find.
People who get enough fiber in their diets, particularly from whole grains, may have a lower risk of developing chronic lung disease than those who eat few high-fiber foods, a new study finds.
The study, of more than 100,000 U.S. adults followed between 1984 and 2000, found that those with the highest fiber intake at the outset had a lower risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a group of lung disorders that includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Out of the 111,580 study participants, 832 were diagnosed with COPD during the study period, for a rate of less than one percent. Of those cases, 234 were diagnosed among the one-fifth of study participants with the lowest fiber consumption; while 107 cases were seen among the one-fifth with the highest fiber intake.
When the researchers accounted for a number of other factors — including smoking, age, weight and exercise habits — the group with the highest fiber intake still had a one-third lower risk of COPD than the group that consumed the least fiber.
The findings do not prove that fiber-rich foods help prevent COPD, according to the researchers, led by Dr. Raphaelle Varraso of the French national health institute
Smoking is the primary risk factor for COPD, and the extent to which diet may contribute to or help prevent the disease is still being studied.
However, experts already recommend that people try to bulk up their diets with fiber: men are advised to get anywhere from 30 to 38 grams per day, while women should strive for 21 to 25 grams.
In this study, the group with the highest fiber intake typically got about 28 grams per day — suggesting that the recommended amount of fiber might be enough to have an effect on COPD risk.
“For COPD prevention, the most important public health message remains smoking cessation,” Varraso’s team writes in the American Journal of Epidemiology, “but our data suggest that diet, another modifiable risk factor, might also influence COPD risk.”
The findings are based on data from two large U.S. studies of physicians, nurses and other health professionals. Participants completed detailed dietary questionnaires in 1984 or 1986, and again every few years thereafter. They also periodically reported on other lifestyle habits and any newly diagnosed medical conditions.
Overall, high fiber intake was related to a lower COPD risk. When the researchers analyzed the association between COPD and specific fiber sources — grains, fruits and vegetables — only fiber from grains was independently linked to lower odds of the lung disease once smoking and other factors were taken into account.
It is makes sense that fiber could have some effect on COPD risk, according to the researchers. The nutrient, they note, has both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that could affect the development of chronic lung disease.
Natural Wellness and FDA notified consumers that MasXtreme, a product sold as a dietary supplement contains aildenafil close in structure to sildenafil and is expected to possess a similar pharmacological and adverse event profile as well as the drug phentolamine which is an alpha-adrenergic blocker. This may pose a threat to consumers because aildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels. Consumers with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease often take nitrates. Common side effects of phentolamine include arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) and tachycardia (rapid heart beat).
MasXtreme is sold in blister packs containing one (1) capsule. The product is distributed nationwide by Natural Wellness Inc. Consumers who have purchased MasXtreme capsules are urged to immediately discontinue their use.
Healthcare Reform Includes Alternative Medicine, Dietary Supplements
The landmark Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act forced on us by President Obama on March 23 includes several provisions that address complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and dietary supplements.
With the goal of educating Americans about preventive care, the bill stipulates the creation of wellness plans to be carried out through community health centers, typically in lower-income areas as if people in the middle class don’t need to be healthy. This seems to be just more item in the long line of racist provisions in the new law, much like the tax on tanning beds. In addition to providing wellness assessments and education, the programs will provide participants with a selection of dietary supplements that have FDA-approved health claims.
These supplements include folic acid, calcium, vitamin D, omega-3, and multivitamins. Supplements will be targeted at “at-risk” groups, such as folic acid for pregnant women.
Provisions have also been included to ensure that insurance plans do not discriminate against CAM practitioners. These practitioners include acupuncturists, chiropractors, and naturopath doctors who prescribe may prescribe dietary supplements.
Industry members were pleased with the provisions. Some say that it may open the door to CAM and dietary supplements in mainstream medicine in the future.
Daniel Fabricant, PhD, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs for the Natural Products Association (Washington, DC), said that he was glad that the government’s focus on prevention and long-term healthcare cost savings included dietary supplements and nutrition in its approach. “Prevention means a lot of different things to people. It could mean vaccination, but it also looks like it’s also going to mean nutrition, the way that the final bill is written,” he said.
“If managed properly, the greater inclusion of alternative practitioners in healthcare should open a pathway for increased acceptance of the dietary supplement products they provide,” said Michael McGuffin, president of the American Herbal Products Association (Silver Spring, MD).
It has only taken a few 100 years but is it possible that the government finally understands that health supplements are healthy?
With all the bad press about tanning, My Nutrition World wanted to bring you some of the benefits. Tanning indoors allows you to control the amount of exposure, lessening your chance of burning, while building a ‘base tan’ to help you from frying in the natural sun.
Having a glowing tan not only makes people feel good, but it helps them look healthier, and have a thinner, fit appearance. Which are reasons why people in photo shoots and fitness magazines always look so tan.
While over-exposure can be harmful, the body gets a very vital nutrient, vitamin D, from UV rays, rather natural or artificial. Vitamin D deficiencies are responsible for a variety of health problems including osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
In addition to strengthening bones, vitamin D is also a mainstay for preventing several types of cancer and assists in the relief of other troubling health problems including:
2. High Blood Pressure
3. Breast Cancer
4. Prostate Cancer
5. Colon Cancer
7. Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
8. Rheumatoid Arthritis (and other forms of arthritis)
10. Skin Conditions (i.e. Psoriasis, Eczema, and Acne)
Tanning indoors offers individuals the ability to control and maintain a golden tan. A little exposure can go a lot further with the use of tanning products designed to accelerate and maintain a beautiful tan.
Some products like Risque Ritual and Frankly Scarlet offer a tingle factor so you can feel the product at work along with bronzing elements to help you reach that perfect tan. Not all products with bronzers have tinglers, some offer cooling effects like Iced Creme. There is even No Worries, a product with StayFresh Technology, to let you tan and go back to work without your skin smelling like a tanning bed. Products like Sheer Elements cater to hydrating your skin while nurturing amazing color.
Utilizing some common sense and moderation will help you limit some of the risks and enjoy a beautiful golden tan.
The stock market lately has been lower than usual, as we all know. But what if you could guess the next stock, before anyone else? This is how I view supplementation. I like to find the next best thing before anyone else, so I can get a smoking deal on it before it hits big. Now the product that I am about to discuss with you already has some big players invested into it, but I feel that it is going to become a lot bigger in the upcoming years.
Beta-Alanine has been out on the market for awhile now, and has offered some promising results. It’s known to help produce Carnosine in the body, which allows a delay/ less build up of lactic acid. Which is what we should be looking for when we are trying to run the extra mile or push out that extra rep. There is nothing worse than having a leg cramp or not getting the reps that you want, do to soreness or the lack of Beta-Alanine. I know this product sounds amazing but wait until you here about the new form of Beta-Alanine.
CarnoSyn® Beta-Alanine is protected under patents 5,965,596, 6,172,098, and 6,426,361. If it doesn’t have this patented, it isn’t Carnosyn! So, why is Carnosyn better than regular Beta-Alanine? Well, Carnosyn scientifically combine Beta-Alanine with Creatine and/or Histidine, which allows a more rapid recovery and less lactic acid build up.
Some may be wondering, is taking Carnosyn really worth taking? If you are looking to push past your usual reps or run the extra mile, this is the product for you. Also, if you have considered or have taken BSN’s Volumaize, Nitrix, or No Xplode you have taken Carnosyn. By taking Carnosyn you allow for rapid recovery and a more intense workout. When you get a more intense workout you get the results that you want! Also, for those on low calorie diets this product is awesome to help fuel your muscles what they need to help keep you moving in the gym.
As many of us already know Glutamine is crucial to any athlete, but do we know why? Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body, but when we exercise it becomes depleted and so it is important for us to refuel ourselves by taking glutamine supplements. On top of it being the most abundant Amino Acid in the body it also, helps with protein synthesis, it is a cellular energy source-next to glycogen, and it’s produces nitrogen for many anabolic processes. Basically, meaning that when doing any form of exercise, glutamine plays a huge role in allowing your body to function correctly.
Outside of the athletic world Glutamine can help with those who are trying to prevent cancer and for those recouping from serious injuries. Because glutamine works with all your cells of your body it can be beneficial to just about anyone.
Even though Glutamine can seem a little overdone with all the hype around it, it can offer great benefits for everybody. Because it is a natural occurring amino acid there are no side effects when taking it. The amount in which you consume depends on the reasoning for taking it. If it is for medical reasons you should see a Naturopathic Medicine Doctor. Not all people will notice dramatic effects from it but in the long run your body will greatly appreciate it.
We all love the pump but most of us end up with either running to the bathroom in between sets or have a hard time swallowing the horrible flavors. Some don’t have either of these problems but know that it is important to cycle off of the drinks to maintain that pump with continual use. So, how do we accomplish both of these goals? ALRI is known to be ahead of the game in with all there supplements. That is why I have chosen them to replace the drinks. There are three products that will help build muscle, burn fat and allow your body to maintain the size you work so hard for.
N’GORGE: gives you Glutamine, Citrulline, and two forms of Arginine,. To the untrained eye this may seems like nothing but to those who want to get massive pumps, this makes you already want to bye it. Glutamine is the most abundant amino in the body, and Citrulline/Arginine combo means huge, long lasting pumps. What to expect:
Dramatically increases muscle size and volume
Increases lean mass and strength
Increases power output
Promotes greater contractile power and muscular endurance
Improves glucose and nutrient uptake
Enhances oxygen delivery
Primed ultra: This alone will give you a great workout. Two big things that play a huge role in this product are the Beta-Alanine and Caffeine. We all love the energy(caffeine) that the drinks give us, and you wont miss a beat with Ultra Primed. Now, Beta-Alanine helps produce Carnosine within the body. Carnosine is basically fuel for the body to keep going even on a low carb diet. Notice the energy first the first rep to the last! And get this it also has more Arginine in it so you wont have to take extra if you have a hard time getting a pump, and for those of you that get pumps- be ready for your skin to tear.
CR2: Unlike most Pre-Workout drinks you don’t get enough Creatine to help your body to produce the ATP that it needs to help with recuperation. Creatine Ethyl Ester is in a lot of your pre-workout drinks but that is weaker and you have to cycle that off and on. Instead try CR2 and notice effects, such as:
Intense Pumps and Vascularity
Increased muscle & strength
How should you stack these three products? Well this one is simple; take all three servings about 20 minuets before your workouts. Try to take it on an empty stomach for better pumps. To help the ingredients hit you system faster, hop on the tread or bike for about 5min to increase blood flow before workouts.
What has happened to Pro-hormones? Many people call in and are looking for something to replace what they once could get so easily. It seems that all that is left on the market are products that have estrogenic, androgenic effects, and let us not forget the horrible gonad pain.
So what’s next, do you turn to actual Steroids?
Besides the fact that it’s illegal, you have to inject it, and I doubt that many of you know how to inject anything. Luckily I did some research for you guys and came across a great and exciting test booster.
(25R) – 4-Spirosten-3b,6b-diol: The plant 4-Spirosten analogs appear to have the potential for mild aromatization thus aiding synergistically in mass gain oriented product designs. In the original testing (and according to the Russians) the structure overall was a good standalone compound for weight and strength gain support but in our opinion was best when we augmented Bad Ass Mass™ with synergists like any stack. Does it work? Well, we have a patent pending on it at the moment so we obviously think so.
(25R) -5- Alpha-Spirostan-6-one-3b-ol: Here is an interesting non-aromatizing compound that the Russians bragged a bit about as being superior for strength and hardness. Personally (and I do not blame other sharp researchers for continuing to doubt its value) I noted an increase in hardness, strength and libido after about the first week of use.
Now if you combine this with an estrogen inhibitors like 6-Bromidine, you will notice pro-hormone gains without all the side effects.
6-Bromodione: There are two types of estrogen aromatase inhibitors and application of only one leaves the other pathway open for feminizing potential.
6 alpha-Bromodione is a competitive inhibitor of aromatase enzymes. Basically this means it works by way of binding to the active binding site of the aromatase enzyme resulting in prevention of interaction with other steroids that aromatize like testosterone and the rest of our favorite male androgens. This is great for rapid binding and short term aromatase control, but unfortunately a competitive inhibitor will eventually let go of the enzyme and allow it to do feminizing things to manly hormones. So, only half of the job is done, but it has its important role as well.
6 beta-Bromodione is a mechanism-based irreversible inhibitor of the aromatase enzyme. An irreversible aromatase inhibitor is also referred to as a suicide inhibitor. It’s pretty cool in that it acts similar to a competitive inhibitor in the way it binds, but like a pissed-off ex-girlfriend, it is both highly selective and it will not let go until death do they part.
So, now you know what to mix together what should you expect?
- firmer and tighter skin
- a boost in strength
- an increase in libido
- NO side effects!
You may be asking, ‘Where can I find these amazing products?’. Well to get 25R you can find it in Bad Ass Mass by ALRI, Mass FX by Anabolic Xtreme, and E-Bol by Thermolife. The 6-Bromidine can be found in Restore by ALRI, Advanced PCT by Anabolic Xtreme.
To get top notch results, take 25R for two months with 6-bromidine, and thn take the 6-Bromidine one month after. Take up to two months off after this three month cycle.
Any gym rat knows that sleep is important and after a long hard day and hitting the gym, who doesn’t want to sleep well? But what if sleep isn’t enough to allow your body to heal and grow. I know I am paranoid about making sure I get the rite supps in me before I sleep, to make sure I am growing and healing as I sleep. The most popular one rite now on the market is ZMA. ZMA has been proven to help boost natural test level and allows a more deep and peaceful sleep, but as for some of us that isn’t enough.
Our days ask a lot of us and we should supply that demand. With all the hard work that is put in the day along with the sweat and hard work that is put into the gym, we need to have that guarantee that while were sleeping we will be successfully attending the needs of our body.
So, what should you take? You need a wide variety ingredients that will help with muscle development. Outside of ZMA, Essential Amino Acids are important. Amino Acids are what our bodies are made, not to mention the building blocks for our muscles, and the Essential ones are where you will see the most growth. Another important Amino Acid to have while sleeping is Arginine. I know, most people believe that Arginine is meant only for pre-workouts, but actually it can help your bodies natural Growth Hormones to create a more peaceful sleep along with muscle growth.
What product offers all this and more?
BULET PROOF™has been scientifically proven to:
• ENHANCE DEEP REST FOR MAXIMUM GROWTH AND RECOVERY
• STIMULATE GROWTH HORMONE AND TESTOSTERONE OUTPUT
• OPTIMIZE ANABOLIC/ ANTI-CATABOLIC ENVIRONMENT
• INCREASE LEAN MASS
• IMPROVE SLEEP CYCLES
• ENHANCE LIBIDO IN MEN AND WOMEN
No other supplement available today does what this unique formulation has been shown to do.
If you are someone who works hard in the gym, don’t allow yourself to loose what you work for while you sleep. Become Bullet Proof with Muscle Pharm.