Glycine Propionyl-L-Carnitine and Athletic Performance?

Both exercise enthusiasts and competitive athletes are often looking for ways to improve their athletic performance and shed body fat.  In most cases, this involves optimizing their training methods and nutrition.  Some also look towards nutritional or dietary supplements to help. One common target for potentially improving athletic performance involves increasing blood flow to muscles… Read More

How to Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

Cardiovascular disease is the most common cause of death in the United States according to the Center for disease control and prevention. Common risk factors for cardiovascular disease include: hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, diabetes, obesity, family history, cigarette smoking, alcohol intake, metabolic syndrome, and physical inactivity. From that list, there are plenty of… Read More

CLA, Creatine, Whey Protein–Effects on Resistance Training?

Creatine (C) and whey protein (P) are already two very common dietary supplements used by athletes who engage in resistance training.  Studies suggest that both supplements are effective for increasing lean body mass during resistance training.  A recent Canadian study explored the combined effects of not only creatine and whey protein, but also in combination… Read More

Does Your Male Enhancement Supplement Contain Viagra?

Okay, by now most if not all of my readers have seen the Viva Viagra(R) commercials on TV.  Though Viagra(R) was initially studied for it’s potential interest in treating hypertension as well angina pectoris, during the initial trials on Viagra(R), it was discovered to have a marked effect on penile erections.  In fact, Viagra(R) became… Read More

Vitamin E and Selenium for Tuberculosis?

Effect of vitamin E and selenium supplementation on oxidative stress status in pulmonary tuberculosis patients… The results of a recent study published in the journal, Respirology (2008), suggest that supplementation with selenium and Vitamin E may enhance antioxidant status in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis who are receiving standard medication treatment. Study Background: ” Increased production… Read More

Red Grape Juice Consumption and Heart Disease

Red grape juice is good source of polyphenols.  Polyphenols which were once known as ‘vitamin P’ are chemicals found in plants which may have antioxidant activity.  Further, these chemical substances found in plants may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. A recent study demonstrated that consumption of red grape juice concentrate reduce cholesterol… Read More