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05.12.2020


Multivitamins: not such a crazy idea

(05.12.20)

Thousands of athletes take multivitamin supplements daily. According to this Dutch study done in 1988 they have a point.

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Creatine boosts protective effect of resistance training on bone mass
Creatine boosts protective effect of resistance training on bone mass

(04.12.20)

Especially women, but men too, start to lose a little bone mass each year after the age of forty. The pace at which bone breaks down increases with age.

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How creatine, leucine or HMB may enhance the effect of anabolic steroids

(03.12.20)

If athletes do decide to use anabolic steroids, they might consider combining their gear with supplements such as creatine, leucine or HMB.

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Burning fat with circuit training goes better with extra vitamin D
Burning fat with circuit training goes better with extra vitamin D

(02.12.20)

This is probably because the combination of circuit training and vitamin D supplementation makes the muscles more sensitive to insulin.

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Make your carbohydrates healthier and live longer

(01.12.20)

Epidemiology from Spain.

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Strength training with free weights is more effective and motivating than strength training with machines

Strength training with free weights is more effective and motivating than strength training with machines
Strength training with free weights is more effective and motivating than strength training with machines

(30.11.20)

Study from Germany.

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Vitamin D supplement reduces cancer mortality

(29.11.20)

If you take a high-dose vitamin D supplement every day, it will not reduce your risk of cancer. But it will reduce the chance that your disease will kill you.

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Meditation prevents colds

(28.11.20)

Meditating a couple of times a week reduces the likelihood of succumbing to a cold or flu, researchers at the University of Wisconsin discovered.

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Ecdysterone kills breast cancer cells

(27.11.20)

Women who consume a relatively large amount of ecdysterone through supplements or foods like spinach and quinoa may protect themselves against breast cancer.

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Magnesium lowers cortisol levels

Magnesium lowers cortisol levels
Magnesium lowers cortisol levels

(26.11.20)

By increasing your magnesium intake through your regular diet or supplements, you can increase the concentration of anabolic hormones like IGF-1 and testosterone. But the hormonal positive effects of magnesium don't stop there.

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Afternoon nap helps you live longer

(25.11.20)

Looking for a habit that will help you reach a ripe old age with little effort?

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Eat more beans and live longer

(24.11.20)

For every 20 g beans that study participants subjects ate each day, their chance of dying decreased by 8 percent.

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Face mask has no adverse effect on sports performance

(23.11.20)

Fortunately, in many countries where the gyms are still open, despite all coronavirus woes, wearing a face mask is not mandatory. But if this changes in the near future, that shouldn't be a reason to stay at home.

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Resveratrol turns vitamin C into an even more effective skinceutical

(22.11.20)

According to animal studies, vitamin C supplementation keeps aging skin young and free from wrinkles.

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Cysteine sulfoxides in onions increase testosterone levels 20.11.20
Prunes boost IGF-1 levels in humans 19.11.20
Prostate cancer grows half as fast in walkers 18.11.20
This combination of astaxanthin and collagen keeps your skin young 17.11.20
Cyclists bike faster with paracetamol 16.11.20
Q10 improves survival odds in heart failure | Meta study 15.11.20
A multivitamin pill a day helps you maintain your weight 14.11.20
Pycnogenol keeps your bones strong 13.11.20
Less frequent migraines due to zinc supplements 12.11.20
Multivitamin protects against viruses (11.11.20
Co-enzyme Q10 versus heart failure 10.11.20
This deca is not going to make your muscles grow 09.11.20
A high intake of vitamin B6 protects against pancreatic cancer 08.11.20
Strength training in a hypoxia tent results in more muscle mass and more fat loss 07.11.20
On a diet? One capsule of Grape Seed Extract per day doubles the rate at which you lose fat 06.11.20
Rosehips contain slimming medicine 05.11.20
Drinking water during cardio raises your growth hormone level 04.11.20
Astaxanthin, an anti-wrinkle supplement 03.11.20
More carotenoids in your blood, longer telomeres 02.11.20
Anabolic steroids make heavy physical exercise more addictive 01.11.20
Zinc supplement accelerates weight loss during slimming diet 31.10.20
Magnesium supplement helps you perform to the max despite lack of sleep 30.10.20
Why you should not underestimate the muscular benefits of bean protein 29.10.20
Spirulina, an unlikely supplement for erectile dysfunction 28.10.20
Superior weight-loss diet: high protein plus capsaicin supplements 27.10.20
Capsaicin keeps metabolic rate high during weight loss diet 26.10.20
Snacking in the evening comes at the expense of muscle and strength 25.10.20
Proline supplementation stimulates immune system 24.10.20
The optimal incline bench press | An EMG study 23.10.20
Do NO boosters inhibit the coronavirus? 22.10.20
Sprint faster with betaine 21.10.20
Soda, the fizzy nail in your coffin 20.10.20
A longevity drug that protects against almost all causes of death 19.10.20
This is what collagen supplements do to your knee cartilage 18.10.20
DHEA supplements increase IGF-1 levels 17.10.20
This is perhaps the most effective version of the lateral raise 16.10.20
Longer steroid cycles, more side effects 15.10.20
An unsuspected muscle food: blueberries 14.10.20
Outdoor workouts motivate better than indoor workouts 13.10.20
Collagen supplement reduces pain in worn out knees 12.10.20
Suicidal ideation less prevalent in strong men 11.10.20
Dioscorea esculenta supplement boosts DHT in athletes 10.10.20
Dioscorea esculenta increases the concentration of DHT in muscles 09.10.20
Intensive weight training helps fight depression 08.10.20
Vitamin B reduces stress | Meta study 07.10.20
Eating too much but staying lean thanks to strength training 06.10.20
Which one is better? Bench press with a cambered bar or bench press with a standard bar? 05.10.20
How vitamin C might prevent blood vessel calcification 04.10.20)
Testosterone levels go off the scale with holy basil 03.10.20
Cranberries help immune system fight colds and flu 02.10.20
Magnesium and vitamin B6 combination mitigates ADHD 01.10.20
MSM speeds up post-weight training recovery 30.09.20
EPA is an antidepressant 29.09.20
Creatine-HMB combination increases athletes' testosterone level 28.09.20
Meta-study negative about HMB efficacy 27.09.20
Pilot study | Nandrolone alleviates joint pain 26.09.20
Curcumin just as effective antidepressant as Prozac, study concludes 25.09.20
Collagen supplement eases athletes' sore joints 24.09.20
Unstable weights | Bench press, only better 23.09.20
Lose weight faster by eating carbs in the evening only 22.09.20
Eat citrus fruit for strong bones 21.09.20
AKG, a problematic health span enhancer 20.09.20
Citrus limon extract reduces pain, but does not make you drowsy 19.09.20
Sweetener sucralose reduces insulin sensitivity | Human study 17.09.20
Broken hip? Strength training increases the chance that you will still be alive in a year 16.09.20
Androgens deteriorate immune system 15.09.20
Menthol protects runners and cyclists against hot weather 14.09.20
Building muscles with low loads? Train them to failure 13.09.20
EPA increases testosterone levels 12.09.20
A good night's rest protects against colds 11.09.20
Spermidine improves memory in over-60s | Pilot study 10.09.20
Get over colds faster thanks to a combination of zinc and vitamin C 09.09.20
Do spermidine supplements prevent dementia? 08.09.20
Fish oil supplements improve testicular health 07.09.20
Spermidine is a life extender 06.09.20
Spermidine supplementation stops cardiovascular aging 05.09.20
C60 supplements are contaminated 03.09.20
Weighing yourself every day keeps your weight stable 02.09.20
Feeling good? You're likely to live longer 01.09.20
Chewing gum will reduce your energy intake by 36 kcal 31.08.20
More vitamin C, more muscle 30.08.20
Supplementation with MCP slows prostate cancer 29.08.20
Omega-3 fatty acids protect the cognitive abilities of over 60s 27.08.20
Is LGD-4033 liver toxic? 26.08.20
Animal study: less fat with fenugreek 25.08.20
Lose weight with Pu-Erh tea 24.08.20
Distressing results | 20 SARM 'supplements' tested 23.08.20
Tea drinkers have stronger bones 22.08.20
Vitamin D deficiency reduces survival after coronavirus infection 21.08.20
Withaferin-A, an anti-estrogen (and maybe also an anabolic) in ashwagandha 20.08.20
C60 is orally available 18.08.20
One hour walking a day increases survival chances of colorectal cancer patients 17.08.20
C60 makes muscles tireless 16.08.20
Practicing Tai-Chi or Qigong gives you more immune cells 15.08.20
Acne? Your whey protein might be the problem 14.08.20
Piperine increases cannabidiol bioavailability 13.08.20
A capsule of L-ornithine may take the edge off your hangover 12.08.20
High blood sugar level makes you look older 11.08.20
C3, the 'successor' to C60 (note the quotes, dear readers) 10.08.20
Can C60 double your lifespan? 09.08.20
Vitamin C supplement lowers blood pressure 08.08.20
Whey enhances the effect of strength training on muscle mass, collagen does not 07.08.20
Animal study: spirulina prevents dementia 06.08.20
Cinnamon boosts IGF-1, rejuvenates skin 05.08.20
Cinnamon fights migraines 04.08.20
These Echinacea components kill cancer cells 03.08.20
The anti-diabetes effect of Green Coffee Bean 02.08.20
Growth hormone therapy does not increase the risk of cancer 01.08.20
Animal study: L-citrulline supplementation accelerates healing of broken bones 31.07.20
400-mg capsule of L-ornithine improves sleep 30.07.20
Protein intake key factor in growth hormone's anabolic effect 29.07.20)
A glass of tomato juice makes exercise even more healthy 28.07.20
Carotenoids in carrots, oranges and tomatoes protect against dementia 27.07.20
Selenium helps maintain the muscle strength of the over-eighties 26.07.20
Trees protect against cancer 25.07.20
Strong muscles, strong immune system 24.07.20
Less pain with fish oil 23.07.20
BAM15, the 'light' version of DNP 22.07.20
Tongkat Ali raises testosterone levels in over-fifties 21.07.20
Are supplements companies messing with kratom? 20.07.20
More betaine in your diet, more muscle mass 19.07.20
Human study | This is the analgesic effect of kratom 18.07.20
Every 10 g carrot reduces chance of prostate cancer by 5 percent 17.07.20
Why supplements are a better source of 10-DHA than fresh Royal Jelly 16.07.20
HMB works, meta-study says 15.07.20
Strength training cures mouse arm and tennis elbow 14.07.20
Betaine & choline | Body recompositioning nutrients that protect against cancer 13.07.20