Category Archives: Science + Research

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We all know that there are differences in carbohydrates - high glycemic, low glycemic, simple sugars, starches, etc. And we know that different carbohydrates are absorbed in the gut and appear in the blood at different rates depending on various factors. For example simple sugars are absorbed more quickly than more complex ones, the rate of absorption of the latter depending on how quickly the complex sugars especially in the form of starches, can be broken down and subsequently absorbed.

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There are a lot of factors that impact on athletic performance, some of which are changeable, and others that are not.

There’s a misconception that we’re not all that much different from each other. While that may be true of the big picture—we all have arms, legs, hearts, etc.—there are enough minor differences in each of us to make significant changes on what we can and can’t be as well as accomplish.

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Antioxidants form a front line defense against cell damage caused by free radicals, which are involved in muscle, joint and tendon damage and inflammation, degenerative arthritis, even the aging process. The use of antioxidants can reduce free radical damage that occurs when we exercise1 and can also attenuate the ongoing damage to injured tissues caused by free radicals, thus accelerating the healing process. As well, antioxidants have been shown to enhance aerobic performance.2

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The emphasis these days has shifted to specific amino acids over the use of others. For example the essential amino acids, especially leucine, are considered important and many feel that the other amino acids aren't necessary. Others feel that the a few of the conditionally essential amino acids, such as glutamine and arginine, are also extremely important for maximizing body composition and exercise performance.

But that's not the case. All of the amino acids are important, in one way or another. Ignoring them can be a big mistake.

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The United States Sports Academy, an independent, accredited university specializing in preparing students for careers in professional sports, today announced that its researchers have completed and presented clinical trial results on the safety and effectiveness of long-term use of nutritional supplement Assault™, a product developed and marketed by Denver, Colo.-based MusclePharm Corporation.

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Born: January 25, 1985
Age: 27
Height: 6'1''
Weight: 240
Accolades:2X All-American. Butkus Award Winner. Five-time Pro Bowl selection, 3-time AP All-Pro First Team selection.
Position: Linebacker
College: Mississippi
Team: San Francisco 49ers

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The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of the pre-workout supplement Assault™ (MusclePharm, Denver, CO, USA

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Born: June 26, 1980
Age: 32
Height: 6'0''
Weight: 215

Accolades: Four-time Pro Bowl selection. Only quarterback in NFL history to rush for over 1000 yards during the regular season.
Position: Quarterback
College: Virginia Tech
Team: Philadelphia Eagles

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Have you ever wondered why certain training protocol might be extremely difficult for one athlete and leaving him wrecked for over a week, but to another athlete, it may be easy? Of course, it’s dependent on a huge number of factors from work capacity, energy systems, fundamental capability, fatigue tolerance and so on. How do you find out which athlete you are and, more importantly, which way you should train? For that, you’ve got to be able to train according to your body’s needs.

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In the May 2011 edition of Muscular Development, a study was presented posing the following question: is muscle soreness indicative of muscle hypertrophy, or an increase in muscle size?

The study utilized a stationary bike, with the resistance set to extreme levels, to overly fatigue the lower body muscles. Participants included well-trained individuals as well as people that were mostly sedentary. After each group performed the workout, perceived muscle soreness was recorded—along with levels of growth factors such as Insulin-like Growth Factor-1, or IGF-1.

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Every year, as the days get shorter and the weather (particularly in the northern climates) are affected Affective Disorder. About a third have the actual rest can be lumped into the "winter blues" category, weather gets colder, millions of people affected by a condition known as SAD or Seasonal actual SAD, as it is clinically defined, while the category, which many of us can identify with.

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Genotype

  1. The genetic makeup, as distinguished from the physical appearance, of an organism or a group of organisms.
  2. The combination of alleles located on homologous chromosomes that determines a specific characteristic or trait.

Phenotype

  1. The observable physical or biochemical characteristics of an organism, as determined by both genetic makeup and environmental influences.

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8 Tips To Speed Up Your Metabolism & Lose Weight

1. Eat 5 to 6 small meals a day- Eating 5 to 6 small meals a day helps to speed up your metabolism and allows you to burn more calories throughout the day.  Eating like this allows your body to work harder more often which will help you to burn more calories throughout the day.

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I’ve heard a lot about carb-rotation diets and how beneficial they can be. Can you describe how they work? 

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Androstenedione: What is it?

Androstenedione is a naturally occurring, 19-carbon, steroid hormone produced in the adrenal glands, the gonads of mammals and the pollen of many plants. Androstenedione derives from either 17-a-hydroxyprogesterone or dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and its production along the biological pathway to naturally become testosterone.

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What is Glutamine?

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What is it?

L-Norvaline is an analog of the branched chain amino acid, valine. It can be found in foods such as dairy, meat, grains, soy and peanuts. Since valine is an essential amino acid, L-Norvaline has to be obtained through the diet, as the body cannot produce it.

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What is it?

Hoodia Gordonii is an herbal plant found in Southern Africa. It is being investigated for use as an appetite suppressant. The active ingredient identified is a steroidal glycoside labeled “p57”, which is found in Hoodia Gordonii.

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What is it?

Cissus quadrangularis, a medicinal plant indigenous to Asia and Africa, is used for many ailments such as burns, gastrointestinal complaints, backache, body and febrile pain, malaria, and especially treatment of hemorrhoids.

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What is it?

Methylsulfonylmethane is commonly referred to as MSM. The proper chemical name is dimethyl sulfone, DSMO2. This is a naturally existing compound found in a majority of common food products. Some examples include seafood products, meats, fruits, vegetables and cow’s milk.

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What is MicroLactin?

MicroLactin is essentially milk. It contains all the anti-inflammatory properties of milk, including enzymes, cytokines, EGF, antiproliferative agents, and antioxidants (Goldman et al. 1996). However, this milk is different than normal milk because it is taken from "hyper-immunized" cows (which are treated in New Zealand). These "hyper-immunized" cows have been injected with bacteria that trigger an immune response, leading to an increase in antibodies and anti-inflammatory agents.

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What it is:
Leucine is one of three branched chained amino acids (BCAA) that are part of the essential amino acid group. The chemical formula of leucine is C6H13NO2. The chemical names for leucine are 2-amino-4-methylvaleric acid, alpha-aminoisocaproic acid, and (S)-2-amino-4-methylpentanoic acid. Though these names may make leucine sound complicated, its role as a supplement seems to be fairly straightforward.

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In depth look at Cortisol

The hormone cortisol is produced in the adrenal cortex in response to adrenal cortical stimulating hormone (ACTH) produced in the pituitary gland. Cortisol plays an important role in regulating blood sugar, energy production, inflammation, the immune system and healing.

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As athletes, we are always trying to push ourselves to new limits. Whether that is to become STRONGER, FASTER, BIGGER, or to have more ENDURANCE! Well, I have some good news, Muscle Pharm's ASSAULT™ is revolutionizing the supplement world, offering the first pre-workout supplement ever to use the SUMA root in conjunction with other proven scientific ingredients such as Beta Alanine, Creatine Ethyl Ester, L-Arginine, and much more.

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For maximum muscle growth, it's not just what you eat, but when you eat it, that makes all the difference.

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Protein in Nutrition

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Dr. Eric Serrano, MD

Chief Medical Director & Formulator

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