Category: Supplements

Bicarbonate supplementation – Fake news?

This paper examined the acute ability of sodium bicarbonate supplementation to improve lower body training volume and attenuate fatigue and if any potential benefits enhanced long-term strength gains. 0.3 g per kg of sodium bicarbonate is effective at

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The Truth About Fat Burners

The idea of a pill that will burn your fat for you is an enticing one, but also a lie! What people often want from a fat burner is a pill to help them lose weight, and there

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Don’t Waste Your Money On This Supplement

Use of vitamin and mineral supplements does not improve measures of performance in people consuming adequate vitamin levels in their diets! Vitamins and minerals are necessary for a broad range of essential chemical reactions in the body, including

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Does Creatine Work?

Creatine is a very popular supplement. Using creatine significantly impacts force production regardless of sport, sex or age. For exercise lasting less than 3 minutes, effect size of creatine on lower body strength is small to moderate (0.235)

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Is Omega-3 A Waste of Your Money?

Not all fats are unhealthy. Omega-3 fatty acids are one of the “good” types of fat. Western diets are rich in Omega-6 fatty acids, but low in omega-3. Adding Omega-3 will help balance the ratio between Omega-6 and

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HMB Supplements: Should You Take Them?

HMB (β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate) is a breakdown product of the amino acid leucine (known for its effect on stimulation muscle protein synthesis). HMB has been used as a supplement for the last two decades. It got an upswing after a

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L-Arginine Supplementation: The Ugly Truth

L-arginine, an amino acid, is a supplement that’s famous in the fitness world for its conversion into nitric oxide. On paper, nitric oxide increases blood flow and dilates the blood vessels. Theoretically, this will cause the muscle to

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