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Quercetin protects athletes from colds and flu


Quercetin has an antiviral effect in vitro, we wrote yesterday. Quercetin may also reduce the risk of virus infections in real people, especially if they train intensively.

Quercetin sabotages influenza virus
Quercetin sabotages influenza virus


Well - it does so in test tubes. Is quercetin an antiviral agent?

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Strength training helps prevent thrombosis


Thrombosis, the formation of blood clots that can constrict crucial blood vessels, can be prevented by strength training. Human data.

Strength training improves cholesterol level (a little)

Strength training improves cholesterol level (a little)

Strength training improves cholesterol level (a little)


Endurance training is good for your cholesterol, say medical websites. But according to this American research, strength training can make a difference as well.

Dandelion + rooibos = more testosterone


Testes cells produce more testosterone after being exposed to an extract of the common dandelion. Would dandelion have the same effect in humans?

Vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of cancer death
Vitamin D supplements reduce the risk of cancer death


Meta-study, published in BMJ.

Dandelion-based testosterone therapy?


No, this is not an April Fool's Day prank...

AHCC increases the survival chances of cancer patients
AHCC increases the survival chances of cancer patients


If patients with advanced liver cancer take 3 grams of with the shiitake extract AHCC daily, their chances of survival may increase. Human study. Not sponsored.

How divorced parents can mess up their children's immune systems


You don't have complete control over how well your immune system functions, American psychologists at Carnegie Mellon University discovered.

Polyacetylenes, the lesser known cancer inhibitors in carrot, celery and parsnip


Carrots protect against prostate cancer, breast cancer and undoubtedly more types of cancer. That's because of the carotenoids in carrots, we thought - until a reader sent us a few studies we didn't know yet...

Celery, the vegetable of lust?


According to hundreds of websites, men become more attractive to women if they eat celery. It sounds extremely improbable, but according to this German study it is not completely nonsensical.

Combination of S-adenosyl-methione and betaine combats mild depression


If pharmacological antidepressants do not work well, mildly depressed patients may benefit from supplementation with S-adenosylmethionine and betaine. Human data.

Avoiding stress is preventing virus infection


If there is anyone who knows how to protect yourself from the coronavirus, it is Sheldon Cohen. As early as 1991, he published a human study that showed how avoiding stress reduces the chances of becoming infected with a coranavirus.

Fighting colds with garlic 26.03.20
Luteolin, a testosterone booster from parsley 25.03.20
Eating less often makes it easier to exercise more 24.03.20
Immune-enhancing effect AHCC still present one month after use, animal study 23.03.20
Is carbon monoxide doping? 22.03.20
Animal study: AHCC restrains the causative agent of pneumonia 21.03.20
This type of strength training is just as good for your cardiovascular health as running 20.03.20
Protein-rich slimming diet works even better with six meals a day 19.03.20
Does AHCC help against the coronavirus? 18.03.20
Whey is a hormonal appetite suppressant 17.03.20
Yeast beta-glucans ease symptoms of virus infection 16.03.20
When music reduces muscle strength 15.03.20
Weight loss tip: breakfast modestly 14.03.20
1941: PABA returns colour to grey hair 13.03.20
Music after your workout speeds recovery 12.03.20
Curcumin helps damaged muscle recover faster 11.03.20
Supplementation with fucoidan increases flu shot effectivity 10.03.20
Oyster mushroom glucans prevent virus infections 09.03.20
Music with more volume for more strength 08.03.20
The music you love improves your workout 07.03.20
Faster concentric movement = more progression with bench press 06.03.20
Low carbohydrate diet protects women with breast cancer during chemotherapy 05.03.20
Animal study: oatmeal fibre protects athletes against viruses 04.03.20
Less fatigue, a better immune system yet training hard - thanks to beta-glucans 03.03.20
Music with 190 bpm improves your workouts 02.03.20
Animal study: spirulina is a virus inhibitor 01.03.20
Glucans from mushrooms protect against virus infections 29.02.20
The health effects of 11 years of testosterone therapy 27.02.20
High glucose levels reduce testosterone production 26.02.20
The less soda you drink, the stronger your bones are 25.02.20
After only 6 interval training sessions, athletes are significantly faster 24.02.20
Hormonal impact DHEA modest in men, significant in women 23.02.20
Penta-acetylquercetin, a new testosterone booster? 22.02.20
HMB makes athletes fitter and faster 21.02.20
This combination of protein, free essential amino acids and creatine works better than whey 20.02.20
High blood pressure? Get fit and live longer 19.02.20
Combination of strength training with fish oil supplementation lowers blood pressure 18.02.20
This type of runner is more likely to collapse 17.02.20
Fenugreek extract raises testosterone levels in women 16.02.20
Will A-nor-anabolics replace SARMs? 15.02.20
Beta-alanine helps against anxiety 14.02.20
Powerlifting makes your muscles stronger - but not the muscles in your lower back13.02.20
Why energy drinks contain glucuronolactone 12.02.20
Eat more nuts, get slimmer 11.02.20
AHCC increases chances of survival after being infected with a deadly virus 10.02.20
When you should use whey hydrolyzate instead of whey concentrate 09.02.20
Melanotan-2 in web stores often contaminated and under-dosed 08.02.20
Double your endurance capacity with caffeine-carnitine mix 07.02.20
Ligustrazine in bodybuilding supplements 06.02.20
More biotin, more IGF-1 05.02.20
Sinensetin, yet another anabolic substance from citrus 04.02.20
A-nor-androgens: incomplete but effective versions of testosterone 03.02.20
Meta study: whey reduces bodybuilders' body fat, has no effect on muscle mass 02.02.20
Lactobacillus plantarum PS128, a probiotic that speeds up athletes' muscle recovery 01.02.20
After training your brain functions better 31.01.20
Diet rich in vitamin B3 protects against Alzheimer's 30.01.20
Edible mushrooms keep skin young 29.01.20
Bifidobacterium breve B-3 accelerates body fat breakdown in human study 28.01.20
Strawberries protect against Alzheimer's disease 27.01.20
Sleep speeds up post-viral healing 26.01.20
Cordycepin from Cordyceps militaris rejuvenates testes 25.01.20
Growth hormone is for sprinters 23.01.20
Bifidobacterium breve B3, a probiotic for your muscles 21.01.20
A year on a high-protein slimming diet benefits cardiovascular system 20.01.20
Combination of creatine nitrate and creatinine outperforms creatine nitrate or creatine monohydrate 19.01.20
2-oxa-methyldienolone, a forgotten super steroid 18.01.20
GABA: body fat inhibitor and insulin booster 17.01.20
Artichoke may protect testes against anabolic steroids 16.01.20
Beta-Alanine supplementation makes soldiers more deadly in combat 15.01.20
Do you want to live longer? Drink three cups of tea a week... 14.01.20
Animal study: cranberries are an anti-aging drug 13.01.20
Combination of creatine and HMB improves the performance of rowers, cyclists and runners 12.01.20
NEP28, a SARM for your brain (and your muscles, of course) 11.01.20
Weekends sabotage weight loss attempts 10.01.20
The underestimated ergogenic potential of Ecklonia cava 09.01.20
Few grams Astragalus daily improves endurance training performance by sixty percent 08.01.20
Do strength athletes have to stop training to failure? 07.01.20
Curcumin boosts positive effect of exercise on blood vessels 06.01.20
2,4-dioxa-3-thia-5-alpha-androstane, a forgotten eccentric anabolic from the seventies 05.01.20
Herring roe supplements, a new source of omega-3 fatty acids 04.01.20
Fish oil for lower back pain? 03.01.20
Just one capsule of Rhodiola is enough to improve your stamina 02.01.20
What is steroid 36644-Ba? 01.01.20
Preheated muscles respond better to light strength training 31.12.19
Creatine + endurance training = a lot more mitochondria in your muscle cells 30.12.19
Purple grape juice, a natural alternative to pre-workout formulas 29.12.19
Sports drinks of little use for recreational runners 28.12.19
Analyses: 'supplements' with piracetam 26.12.19
Do you eat a lot of salt? That's not good for your muscles... 24.12.19
How to effortlessly lose weight with spirulina 23.12.19
Modest dose of vitamin D increases lean body mass 22.12.19
Exercise is healthy, and therefore ballroom dancing too 20.12.19
Chlorella fortifies immune system 19.12.19
Influenza virus less harmful with goji supplement 18.12.19
Eating time restriction makes you healthier 17.12.19
Women over 60 respond just as well to 2 full body workouts as to 3 full body workouts per week 16.12.19
How avocatin-B, the FAO inhibitor in avocado, protects against type 2 diabetes 15.12.19
Too little potassium in your diet, less IGF-1 in your muscles 14.12.19
1.9 percent faster running after a cup of coffee 13.12.19
The disappearance of fruit and vegetables from our diet lowers men's testosterone levels (12.12.19
For athletes, potatoes are just as good a source of carbohydrates as gels 10.12.19
Vegetables, fruit and muscles 09.12.19
Supplementation with cumin and lime causes weight loss 08.12.19
Echinacea and Cat's Claw work better when combined 07.12.19
Walk at least two kilometres a day for protection against dementia 06.12.19
Echinacea protects air travellers 05.12.19
Study: supplementation with schisandra maintains your muscle mass as you age 03.12.19
Does it matter which muscle group you train first during strength training? 02.12.19
Cardio on an empty stomach just as pleasant as after breakfast 01.12.19
Looking for follistatin? Your chance of a bad buy is fifty percent... 30.11.19
Lose fat faster with 2 g choline per day 29.11.19
Royal Jelly, a natural stress hormone blocker 28.11.19
Pistachio nuts versus impotence 27.11.19
The single leg squat for the gluteal muscles, the split squat for the quads 26.11.19
Avocados improve your cardiovascular health even more than you think 25.11.19
How citrulline keeps muscles strong during physiological stress 24.11.19
The keto diet focuses the immune system on the flu virus 23.11.19
Red spinach extracts come in different shapes and sizes 22.11.19
Red spinach, a natural NO booster 21.11.19
Olive Leaf Extract helps damaged cartilage to heal more quickly 20.11.19