Protein and Amino Acids
Casein Protein Powder Review: Is it the Best Protein?
Mar08

Casein Protein Powder Review: Is it the Best Protein?

What’s the deal with casein protein? Is it really the quality, anti-catabolic, timed-release protein source the retailers claim it is? How does it match up against whey? And more importantly, should YOU take it? Click to find out!

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Isatori Bio-Gro Review: Bio-Active Peptides!
Aug22

Isatori Bio-Gro Review: Bio-Active Peptides!

Bio Gro is an engineered colostrum supplement from Isatori. I have been using it for 6 months now and have to say it is a fantastic recovery supplement – it beats anything I have ever tried in this regard!

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Does Arginine Supplementation “Work” for Strength and Muscle Building?

Arginine is an amino acid and the core ingredient of most of the popular pre-workout supplements (No-Xplode, SuperPump, Super Charge, NaNo Vapor, etc). Why? Well, arginine is a substrate for nitric oxide (NO) synthesis. Nitric oxide is the gas that is responsible for the vasodilation that leads to the enhanced “pump” for which these types of products are so famous. Of course, while we all enjoy an awesome pump in the gym,...

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Weight Gainers: Do Extra Calories From Weight Gainers Build Muscle?

Weight gainers, if the supplement companies are to be believed, are the answer to all your body building struggles! After all, if you’re not making gains in the gym it’s because you’re not taking in enough calories, correct? Not necessarily. If you read my body building for beginners article, you’ll know that maintaining adequate caloric intake is only one of the many factors upon which successful muscle growth...

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Vegetarian Proteins: Rice Protein Review

Rice protein Vs. Caseine, Egg, Whey and Soy? When it comes to protein supplements, whey is the “leader of the pack,” followed by casein, egg and soy. Nonetheless, there’s always room for alternatives like rice protein, particularly when there are special dietary needs to consider. The most popular choices may be unsuitable for people who have food allergies/intolerances or adhere to vegetarian/vegan diets. For these,...

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Recommendations: Post-Workout Recovery Supplements

We all know that muscle growth starts in the gym with a great workout. But equally important is the rest, recuperation, post workout nutrition and even the “recovery” supplement that follows it. The most important of these recovery supplements are BCAAs, or branched-chain-amino acids. These branched chain aminos (specifically isoleucine, valine, and leucine) have multiple functions that make them useful for anyone engaged...

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