November 10, 2012
If you want to be
lean then you need your protein to be clean! Monkey Primal 26 is the cleanest
whey protein powder on the market; with 26g of unrivalled biologically active
protein, zero fat, zero sugar, zero cholesterol and only 1g of carbs. Whether
it’s muscle growth and repair, fat loss, or general well-being that you’re
looking for; you won’t find a single protein powder on the market that can live
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September 25, 2012
With the addition of VAT
on protein, it is important that you understand how to use protein
powders effectively and how to get the most out of your money. First of all
it is important to understand that not all protein powders are equal and yes,
the old cliché ‘You only get what you pay for’ absolutely applies here!
be looking for a single source protein, rather than a blend; to ensure a higher
quality, faster acting, and more biologically active protein. High quali...
July 21, 2011
Green tea comes from the leaves of the flowering plant Camellia Sinensis, which is native to China, South and South-East Asia. References to green tea in Chinese literature date back some 5000 years and its world wide consumption is second only to water. The purpose of this article is to explore the magical health benefits of this drink, which has been dubbed 'The Elixir Of Life' and to compile the scientific evidence which elevates these benefits from myth to reality.
Legend has it tha...
July 13, 2011
There are countless weight loss products on the market, all of whom claim to be the best, the most effective and even to contain patent pending propietary blends! At first glance all this can sound really impressive, especially when you contemplate that those with patent pending blends must have developed something so unique and effective, that they are prepared to go through all the expenses and complexities of the extremely laborious patenting process. In reality most ar...
July 05, 2011
When purchasing a protein product it is important you understand what you are actually getting for your money. Most brands will blind you with science, putting emphasis on trade marked super protein complexes. This is all very well if they are going to give you a break down of these complexes, showing amounts for each ingredient, but they don't. The reason for this is because although the various protein combinations sound great, the relatively tiny amounts of each different prote...
May 16, 2011
EFA’s are fatty acids that the body must ingest as they are required for biological processes and general health. They are called essential because the body cannot synthesise them alone and unlike other fatty acids they are used only as fuel. EFA’s improve nutrient use as well as establishing and controlling cellular metabolism. They provide the raw materials that help in the control of blood pressure, blood clotting, inflammation, body temperature and other body functions. EFA’s support the ...
May 16, 2011
Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) is a compound derived from octanoic acid ( saturated fatty acid ) and is a sulphur containing antioxidant. It is found naturally in every cell in the human body and is essential for the production of energy that is required for the body to function normally. Lipoic acid is found in almost all foods, but more so in kidney, liver, heart, broccoli, spinach, peas and yeast extract. Having said this levels of lipoic acid found in food stuffs are very low – almost ...
May 16, 2011
Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas, which helps regulate carbohydrate and fat metabolism in the body. Insulin tells cells to absorb glucose from the blood, storing it as glycogen in the liver and muscle. It also enables the cells to absorb fatty acid and amino acids, while also preventing cells from breaking these down.
The primary function of Insulin is to lower blood sugar (glucose) levels. This function is important as high glucose levels can be dangerous and can cause lasting...
May 15, 2011
Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in human blood. It is not recognised as one of the essential amino acids , but certainly becomes essential in strenuous situations including intensive athletic training. Synthesised by the enzyme glutamine synthetase, from glutamate and ammonia, glutamine plays an important part in resolving catabolic states of injury and illness. 90% of all glutamine in human tissue is synthesised in muscle mass and helps in significantly reducing the use o...
April 09, 2011
Muscles turn energy into motion and without them it would be impossible to do anything your brain tells you. This energy comes in the form of ATP (see creatine article), which is created when A) the muscle breaks down creatine phosphate B) glucose is broken down to lactic acid and C) glucose, glycogen, fats and amino acids are broken down in the presence of oxygen.
In order to build muscle correctly you should understand what it is and how it works. For this article our mai...