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Supplements are here to stay, but not everyone is on board. If you or a loved one hasn't gotten on the wagon, test your skepticism with these four well-researched nutraceuticals!
You can rest easy and recover well with this handy list of our best-tasting amino acid supplements chosen by the Bodybuilding.com community!
We've made your search for the best-tasting vegan protein powders easier than ever. Check out our community's list of favorite flavorful plant proteins!
We've simplified your search for the world's best-tasting pre-workout supplements. Ready your taste buds, prepare for a pump, and check out these 10 tasty pre-workouts!
We've simplified your search for the best pre-workout supplement to take. Here are our top 10 recommendations!
You simply can't go wrong with vanilla, one of the world's most delicious and versatile flavors. Check out this list of the 10 best-tasting vanilla protein powders!
Need a fruit fix and a blast of muscle-building whey protein? Check out this list of the 10 best tasting strawberry protein shakes!
Calling all chocolate lovers, the Bodybuilding.com community has spoken! Read about the 10 most delicious chocolate protein powders right here.
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Bodybuilding.com is proud to present the 2012 Supplement Awards! As part of this annual awards contest, it is our goal to recognize & spotlight the best supplements in the fitness industry.
Bodybuilding.com is proud to present the 2012 Supplement Awards. It is our goal to recognize and shine a spotlight on the best supplements in the fitness industry!
Get the truth about thousands of supplements and accessories straight from people that have tried them!
You don't need a lot of high-tech gadgets to fight off hunger pangs. You just need the right supplements.
Social networks prompt intense desires to share info, from giggles, jokes to tweets and pokes. BB.com asked its Facebook friends what supplements they take pre- and post-workout.
Bodybuilding.com is proud to present the 2011 Supplement Awards! As part of this annual awards contest, it is our goal to recognize and shine a spotlight on the best supplements in the fitness and bodybuilding industry.
It's amazing - three different universities and four university studies all arrive at the same conclusion - Meltdown is one of the most dominant fat burners... Learn more.
This week, Ric's back to his supp stash to dig out one of his favorites: the often misunderstood and under-appreciated herb fenugreek and it's inexpensive muscle building properties.
If there's still any speculation as to the benefit of a post-workout shake with dextrose, this information will put any concern to the wayside!
Everyone these days seems to still be looking for that magical fountain of youth. One of the many ways to achieve this goal is by focusing on proper nutrition, exercise, and taking vitamins and supplements.
Serious Mass: the ultimate in weight-gain formulas. It supplies you with the tools you need to pack on the pounds and develop the physique... Learn more.
The nominees were chosen based on the best sellers in each award category. When people purchased a product, they were voting with their wallet for that product. Here are the nominees for the 2010 Supplement Awards.
Amplified Shooter makes a lot of claims, including being a mind and body magnifier and an energy shot. It includes 200 mg of caffeine and the blend contains synephrine. Here's a quick look at how it worked for me.
You have your own specific goals that you're working toward, and your pre-workout can help! Here are some of the biggest things to know about Jack3d so you can see if this pre-workout is for you!
If you're using a protein supplement as part of a meal replacement shake or before bed, casein protein may be more appropriate. Learn more about Optimum Nutrition's Casein Protein now.
I was looking for a high quality creatine product and was recommended by a friend to try BSN's CellMass. Here's my take on what appears to be a product worth trying! Learn more.
AllWhey has a high amount of protein per serving, a low amount of healthy fats and is relatively low in carbs. A solid addition to your diet... Find out more.
Bodybuilding.com is proud to present the 2010 Supplement Awards! As part of this annual awards contest, it is our goal to recognize and shine a spotlight on the best supplements in the fitness and bodybuilding industry.
Fyre is a premium, 100% natural fat burner that is designed to [support] a person's fat loss goals... Learn more.
I decided to sample ISS's Whey Matrix to see if the quality was what I expected it to be, and also decided to make myself a heaping shake at the time of writing this review... Here's my review and more on this quality product.
How do some people stay young looking despite advancing age? If you take good care of the largest organ in your body, your skin, you may end up looking years younger than you are...find out more below!
In part 2 of this series I am going to squash 4 more fallacies. I am going to start by letting you know the best ingredient to help you get the best pump... Learn more.
Ultra-hydrolyzed proteins have demonstrated a capacity for triggering strength increases... Why is rapid absorption so important? Take a look at the science.
I always try things out myself before recommending them to someone else. Athletic Edge Nutrition's IntraXCell appears to be one of the highest quality beta-alanine products on the market. Learn more.
If you find that when your food cravings strike and you're in the mood for something sweet, you're in luck. Find out how FitFreeze fights back with protein.
Ultramyosyn Whey suits my nutritional needs perfectly. This makes my life easy, as I don't always have the time to fry steak... Find out if this is for you.
For a premium protein blend, IntraPro delivers. It contains 21 grams of protein per serving and contains a variety of vitamins and amino acids. Find out more.
This is a good tasting protein which delivers in terms of nutrition. Here are some reviews from those who have tried Syntrax Nectar Sweets. Learn more.
AllMax Nutrition's IsoFlex is a great protein powder if you like the addition of other nutritional supplements combined... Find out what one user had to say.
This product is heavily touted in the pages of bodybuilding magazines as the fastest way to put on mass and induce mind blowing pumps and workouts. Here's the author's opinion of SIZEON. Learn more.
The SuperShot says that it charges you up with healthy energy. It says that it contains energy releasing B-vitamins as well as fruit-based antioxidants. I am impressed... Here's what I about this energy shot.
For my purposes I took Amino Complete while on a low-calorie diet to ensure that my body was getting all the essential amino acids and wasn't breaking down muscle tissue... Learn more.
The taste of this product was fantastic and the mixability was satisfactory, while the texture was impressive. The effectiveness, for a protein supplement, was good. Get the rest right here. Read on.
Champion Nutrition Heavyweight Gainer 900 is a very good weight gain powder and among the best I have ever tried. I quite thoroughly enjoy it... Here's my opinion on what I believe is be a great value!
The majority of protein powders are a relatively simple mixture of whey protein or isolate, with the addition of various artificial ingredients to make the product more palatable. Syntha-6 departs from this... Learn more.
I have failed to find an Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard Whey Protein that didn't taste good; I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every flavor. Find out more about this whey protein and if it is something for you. Learn more.
In the spirit of trying as many different brand names and flavors of protein powder that I can get my hands on, I decided to give Higher Power's 100% Whey Power a chance. Here's what several others had to say as well. Learn more.
So do you wanna look like a sexy, fit diva? Then listen to what I am going to tell you - training is only half the equation, to being a sexy fit glamerella, you must also take the right supplements too... Learn more.
No matter your personal goal, whether it be to lose a lot of weight or just a little bit, gain some quality mass or increase your strength there is something here. Here's a great supplement guide to make your search easier. Learn more.
As we were just about to leave another decade behind us, advanced scientific research once again uncovered a monumental discovery... Learn more about HSPs right here.
Before I start my review, one must understand that I don't particularly find weight gainers to be a worthy investment. However, for people who have a very hard time gaining weight they do seem to come in handy... See what you think.
When it comes to supplements, it's best to stick with supplements that are supported by science, both in terms of efficacy and safety. Keeping that in mind, below are the five supplements that are most suitable for beginners.
In this article I'm going to show you what you need to do to cut through the propaganda-filled minefield to pick quality supplements. The procedure is simple: it's about getting back to basics. Follow these basic steps to get the best value.
Athletes, bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts are want the best nutrition and supplements are a great place to get it. Find out about differences among 5 groups of products and why you need to look past the marketing! Learn more.
In my opinion, mass gainers are typically used by the wrong people. Many eager young lifters turn to mass gainers in an attempt to mutate from Gumby to Rambo... Here's my review of True Mass & Cyto Gainer. See who won!
Train hard and ensure that you consume adequate protein! Below are reviews for BSN Syntha-6 & STS Pro Muscle Glycotein. Get the latest opinions on these right here.
MuscleTech has always produced top of the line supplements for as long as I can remember... Here are a few reviews on Gakic caps and powder. See what they say about this popular product.
Team Scivation and Bodybuilding.com will lay out exactly what supplements you need to help build that Greek-God-like physique you have always dreamed of. Read on to learn more!
EAS 100% Whey Protein is one of many protein powder supplements which I have tried lately. Here is my review of a quality product which include thoughts on claims, taste, cost, and more. Check it out.
NOW Foods claims that '[their] Whey Protein Isolate is a high quality protein supplement that is both bioavailable and easily digested...' The following review sheds some light on what seems to be a very good product. Learn more and decide.
There are thousands of supplements on the market today and it can become overwhelming in choosing which ones to use and when to take them. Timing is important in stacking supplements.
Many of us have tried to lose weight for some reason or another. Sometimes, we do it in healthy ways, other times, not so much. Here is what I recommend as six great supplements for fat loss.
I present the six supplements I used (and you can too), to put on quality lean body mass. Remember to check out with your doctor if these supplements are appropriate for you or not.
The latest reviews are in and there is good news! See how MuscleTech NaNO Vapor & S.A.N. Fierce stack up in this reviewer's opinion. Learn more from the following two reviews.
My name is Jaime, and I'm a supplement junkie. Here are just a few of the supplements I would put in my toolbox to take daily.
Because of hectic schedules it is impossible to eat the six perfectly balanced daily meals required to get in shape. Protein supplements can be used as fast foods. They are easy to prepare and most of the formulas taste good.
I tried the 'Blue Raspberry Ice' SuperPump250 and I quite liked the taste. It did taste like a supplement, but was sweet and although it was not as good tasting as grape blast SIZEON, I still enjoyed it. Learn more.
Fast forward 15 years. Stuff is happening. No longer can you get away with that weekly poker-night pizza without seeing it the next day. See what you can do about it. Read on.
The first things that most trainees become interested in are supplements. Below, I will describe the three best supplements, why they work, how they work, and where they come from. Learn more!
What are the best supplements for increased energy? With so many options out there for your energy needs, it is hard to know what to take to get the most bang for your buck. Here's a great list to support your needs!
Supplements are an essential part of gaining muscle, strength, size and even definition. I get asked so many times; 'what should I take?' Well, there are so many supplements to choose from, and so many manufacturers.
Gaining a better understanding of exactly what beta-alanine is will enable you to make sure you're maximizing its performance... Here is more information on what beta-alanine is, how to take it, and advantages for training.
ZizZazZ Explosive Energy Powder can be consumed straight from the sticks they come in, much like sugar candy sticks that are popular amongst children. Here's a quick review of this popular energy powder.
I have been trying a number of beta-alanine based supplements lately, and I can broadly state that beta-alanine supplements are better than nitric oxide... Here's my opinion on this product.
Energy products are products intended to give a boost in the gym or anywhere else you may find yourself needing one. Here's my opinion on S.A.N. Tight!
The fundamentals of bulking up are to train hard and ensure that you consume adequate calories... Below are reviews for Universal UniSyn MRP2 & Labrada Lean Body RTDs Get the latest opinions on these right here.
Hyper Pump by Advanced Muscle Science is one of many beta-alanine/nitric oxide (NO) supplements that I have tried in recent times. Here's my opinion on this pre-workout supplement.
The latest reviews are in and there is good news! See how EAS Myoplex Lite, IsoFlex & Nitro-Tech Hardcore bars stack up in this reviewer's opinion. Learn more from the following three reviews.
Some find it difficult to consume an adequate amount of protein or calories in general, even while broken down into small meals for any number of reasons. Here's a review of Universal Gain Fast 3100 and my take on its value!
Celebrities must follow nutrition, training, and supplementation plans just like you and me. So in an effort to build muscle or lose fat they also stick with the basics: whey, aminos, vitamins, etc... Here are the top 5!
I felt that the best way for me to make new gains without changing my diet too drastically or in an unsustainable fashion, would be to simply add high quality weight gain supplements? Here?s my Serious Mass review.
Nutrition53 Neuro1 is an interesting supplement which supposedly takes brain energetics and performance to a new level. Learn more about it here.
4Ever Fit 4Ever Whey - Isolate Gainer is one of many weight gain formulas which I have tried in recent times. Learn more about this product here.
The latest reviews are in and there is good news! See how MLO BioProtein & NRG Triple Delicious Natural protein bars stack up in this reviewer's opinion. Learn more from the following two reviews.
This whey protein is one of many I have been reviewing. Here’s my opinion on what seems to be a good product that also carries some questionable claims. Learn more and see if this product would be good for you!
I have been sampling a number of NO products in recent history, and at this point I have sampled enough that I can tell which ones are working effectively... Find out more about Syntrax Nitrous in the following review.
I have tried a number of nitric oxide supplements before, which I will list here in the order which I would consider to be the best… Get the scoop on Pinnacle NoX2 and see how it stacks up against the competition!
The following is an independent product review of Dymatize Mega Gainer and SportPharma Gainer Whey Protein. Learn more from this descriptive review about these great mass-gain supplements!
The latest reviews are in and there is good news! See how GeniSoy, Premier 1 Twisted, South Beach and other protein bars stack up and whether or not they are worth the price. Learn more from the following independent reviews.
The following is an independent product review of AllMax Nutrition AllWhey and MHP Probolic-SR. Learn more from this descriptive review about these great protein powders!
Get invaluable information about the fat loss product MuscleTech Hydroxycut. Learn what this product is and how it has worked from the following description and reviews. Firm up fast now!
You've likely heard about the fat burner Lipo 6. Learn about this phenomenal fat burner and what it contains that has made it so successful as a fat loss supplement!
The following is an independent product review of Cold Fusion EX & Higher Power NO-XS. Learn more from this descriptive review about these great NO products!
For your entertainment, and hopefully more, here are the top 10 supplements in order of importance in relation to the goal: PACKING ON MUSCLE AND SIZE!
Take a back seat testosterone because post-exercise inflammation is the key to muscle growth! The following list chronologically depicts what occurs to arachidonic acid after a muscle is damaged from exercise. Learn about this and more.
Nutrition and training are the most important components of a bodybuilding program, with rest and recovery next to them. Once all of those aspects of your program are maximized, then you can start thinking of adding supplements to your program.
What is the best supplement stack for a successful transformation? Here I will outline the use and benefits of supplements that I believe are essential for 12 week transformation success.
The diet is sound and the training regime was challenging, so why the failure to achieve the goals? In this article we are going to take a look at what supplements should be used to aid you in your quest to get a sexier body in 12 short weeks.
What are the top 3 protein powders out right now? Our forum members have come together to give you their top 3 protein powders currently available, why they chose them; how effective they are, cost, benefits, and more right here!
The 2007 Bodybuilding & Sports Supplement User's Guide is the ultimate guide to promote a better understanding about effective ingredients, proven fat burners, and much, much more!
You've seen the commercials, heard legendary tales of acrobatic bedroom all-nighters, and watched as the popularity and acceptance of these drugs explodes... Learn about what is available naturally for your romantic evening right here!
The focus for this article is for women who are the average type of female who works out hard and regularly, but who is looking for some recommendations on products… Supplements included are fat loss, joint support, vitamins, pre workout and more!
In my quest to achieve optimal health, I have learned the distinct value of supplementing my diet. Here is a simple breakdown of what I am taking, how often, and what it does for me to support my fitness goals.
The following reviews cover meal replacement powders and meal replacement bars. Learn more from this descriptive review about great products such as Met-Rx Original Vanilla MRP, Oh Yeah! Protein Bars and more!
What are the best supplements for muscle building? The following is a review of supplements for building muscle and those you should avoid. Learn more - our forum members have put together a great piece of information & recommendations.
The following reviews cover Nitrous Oxide products and how they worked, tasted. Product reviewed here include the very popular BSN NO-Xplode, Dymatize Xpand and ISS Research Satur8. Learn more right here.
The following reviews cover protein, wrist straps and more. Learn more from this descriptive review about great products such as GABA, Nitro-Tech, Dymatize Elite Whey, and others right here.
The first series of reviews will cover protein. Learn more from this descriptive review about great products such as ON Whey, N-Large 2, Champion Nutrition Heavyweight Gainer and Universal Real Gains!
I am focusing specifically on supplements to help lifters over 30. While all of these will work for every age, many are crucial if you lift heavy and are past the days of fast recovery. Below are my suggestions which were personally tested.
First time I was attracted to herbs by some schoolwork about forbidden drugs in sport. Here is a brief list of herbs you can use for bulking and cutting phases of training. Learn about Nettle, Klamath weed, Yerba and several more.
The MAN Products Supplement Challenge has been a great success. Both Gregg and Jim have made some great weight loss improvements! View the results from these top selling thermogenics here...
As someone just like you that is looking for a safe, effective and legal edge to help improve body composition, health and quality of life, I take great pride in introducing what Agmatine is, where it comes from, what it can do and more.
The following are supplements we've tried for extended periods and found effective. This group is the real deal, and they work well together, especially for those bodybuilders who train with intensity. Use them and see if they work for you!
The MAN Products Supplement Challenge will put some well known products on the spot. Follow two fitness enthusiasts through a cutting phase nutrition program and see what they have to say about these top selling thermogenics. Learn more here...
Modern technology and the wonders of science have increasingly made our lives efficient and more productive than ever. Find beneficial supplement suggestions for maximizing results and achieving your New Year goals!
Watch as John Berry coaches his training partner, Barry Snell, on how to pack on 6-8 weeks worth of lean muscle mass using only AST supplements and plenty of hardcore training! THIS WEEK: the second AST training session. Check it out!
Watch as John Berry coaches his training partner, Barry Snell, on how to pack on 6-8 weeks worth of lean muscle mass using only AST supplements and plenty of hardcore training! THIS WEEK: John's Day Diary Video. Check it out!
Watch as John Berry coaches his training partner, Barry Snell, on how to pack on 6-8 weeks worth of lean muscle mass using only AST supplements and plenty of hardcore training! Season 2 of John & Baz's British Bodybuilding Show.
We do enjoy our protein bars and always enjoy getting some detailed reviews from a fitness enthusiast. Get my latest review of two popular brands right here. Try them and see if you agree.
Many members have sections in their posts that break up different areas such as their workout, caloric intake, and supplementation timeline for the day. The following will cover supplementation specifically. Check it out!
The new generation of MRP's contains a blend of high quality slow and fast digesting proteins plus healthy and essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, and more. Learn more about them and what they contain.
Anagen, one of the newest in a line of great products, is getting great reviews! I've put together this Review/Q&A for you to make better educated decisions on whether or not to try it. Read on to get the facts!
Welcome to the Awesome Muscles™ Podcast Series, where you learn about the best training and nutrition scientific breakthroughs, and approaches, directly from your favorite fitness expert, Daniel Gastelu.
So what are the top 10 supplements currently on the market? I will share that and include a brief history of food supplements and what constitutes a solid scientific study. Review the following and keep an open mind.
This Q&A is put together to help you answer some commonly asked questions about nutrition and supplementation. Today I answer some questions about creatine and how to tell which supplements are scams or not.
Here are a series of posts from forum members about glucosamine. Read on to learn more about this supplement.
Ever since Ephedra's unfortunate demise, I have searched for an equivalent. I do believe I have found an equivalent in this product. Learn more about it right here.
This article will dispell some myths about xylitol and provide some sound evidence about how important nutrition is. I will also share with you about Creatine, NO and how they are viewed.
Xtend by SciVation might be a great product but still raises a lot of questions about what it is and how it works. Get the facts right here!
It is safe to assume that you're reading this article because you're looking for an edge, on some level. This article will cover some of the supplements out there that will help give us that edge. Learn more right here.
What is Melatonin and does it have any adverse side effects like regular sleeping pills? Find out more about this little known, naturally occurring, supplement and how it can help you.
Gamma Oryzanol works on the hypothalamus which, through its control of the pituitary gland governs a number of the body's automatic functions, including testosterone and estrogen levels. Learn more about it right here!
How can you raise energy levels to their highest? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
Scientists have discovered this missing link in our food chain, and can see that the rapidly increasing degenerative diseases worldwide may be directly related to the absence of this substance in the human diet. Learn more...
The time has arrived! We now introduce to you the battle of the breakfast bars. Our contenders in this match are Labrada and MuscleTech! Read on to see who wins!
In the past I have said that you should only use AMP three times a week. Well I was playing it safe and would now like to share with you some of what I have learned when taking it once to twice daily.
Today we are living the lap of luxury when it comes to caloric convenience. The nutritional sciences have graduated to a level that not a single one of us could have predicted just 2 decades ago.
This week on The Fit Show: Take a look at one of the hot new supplements out on the market by Met-Rx called Amped. We'll walk you through the pros and cons of this supp, and if it's right for you.
Since its introduction we have been watching this anabolic discovery set the bodybuilding world on fire. X-Factor is not a joke. The main ingrediant, arachidonic acid, is even found in baby formula. Are you curious now? Then read on.
What is Nutrabolics AE2? Does it live up to the claims the company makes? Find out here...
What are the best supplements while on a budget? Find out what other people from the message boards think...
We must get back to the basics of supplementation. In order to avoid the misinformation out there I have decided to write an article that covers the essential basics of supplementation.
Although considered an important trace mineral since the 1950s, selenium's many functions are still being defined by researchers. Find out what it can do for you!
This article will provide and explain a top ten list of supplements meant to improve and maintain women's overall health. Read below to learn more about some of them from an athlete who know first hand how they work.
What is AllMax Nutrition Isoflex? Does it live up to the claims the company makes? Find out here...
Essential amino acids are very important in a bodybuilder's arsenal of nutritional supplements. The difference here is the ratio of amino acids that will make this product stand out from the rest. Read on to learn more.
Known for its calming and restorative properties, Kava Kava is a medically-proven stress-relieving root, which in recent times has been targeted and packaged for mass consumption. Read below and learn more.
We are all familiar with going out the door and not eating to only find ourselves hitting the local fast food chains or vending machines. Look at the details of this article to get some handy tips and facts when trying to pick a good snack bar.
What Is Hoodia? Hoodia Gordonii is a small perennial cactus-like plant native to various regions of Africa, and a member of the Asclepiadaceae botanical family. Its use dates back centuries, and can be attributed to the San tribes. Read to learn more.
There are a number of components in the energy equation. Learn what they are...
Green tea extract has recently seen a surge in popularity; it is hard not to find it on the ingredient list of fat loss supplements.
Conjugated linoleic acid is a supplement that has been proposed to increase metabolic rate, increase fat utilization, and thus, with these combined, result in weight loss.
The next part of my fat loss journey series will describe the use of supplements in my arsenal against bodyfat. As you are aware, there are countless supplements available...
This article is meant for the newer lifter that isn't sure what supplements to take, when to take them or how to take them. I will also talk about some stacks that people are using and having good luck with.
A panel of tasters gathered to help give you, the consumer, some input to help you make a decision as to which protein bars don't leave you with that chalk-like aftertaste!
A panel of tasters gathered to help give you, the consumer, some input to help you make a decision as to which protein bars don't leave you with that chalk-like aftertaste!
The topic: What are your top three supplements? Find out what people from our popular message boards think...
Here are the top 8 supplements that may be considered (everyone else does the top 10, so I thought 8 would be for a change of pace)...
This article will show you when to take some of the top supplements and how to get the most out of them.
The rate at which your body metabolizes fat cells determines how slowly or how quickly you can gain or lose weight. Over the years people have tried many things to accelerate this process. Here are some of the products I have tried and why...
What is Cortished? Does Cortished work for fat loss? Find out here...
A deficiency of CLA in the diet may be a major factor in causing Americans to gain so many fat pounds. CLA is a potent antioxidant...
Shane Giese reviews the Feldman Brother's training video, MAN Bodyoctane, Xtreme Formulations ICE, ISS Research Micellar Matrix, Next U-Turn Bars and much more...
In this issue of The Supplement Files, Clayton reviews a cell-oxidizing from Nutrabolics. Read more...
The problem, however, is that stress, exercise, pollution, aging, and a number of disease states can lead to an overwhelming of these natural antioxidant defenses. In such situations, additional antioxidants in the form of foods or supplements may...
In this issue of The Supplement Files, Clayton reviews a multi-vitamin and mineral supplement from Eclipse. Read more...
This article will take a research-based look at the specific benefits of the most popular individual supplements and how they can be taken to maximize gains.
A number of studies have demonstrated that CLA reduces fat mass,while increasing lean body mass. Learn why research has proven this and which ones you should use.
My favorite supplements that I think have made the most difference have been my fat burners such as CLA, L-carnitine and pyruvate as well as ephedra, creatine, glutamine and HMB...
Casein protein is a milk protein extract recognized for its excellent amino acid profile, slow digestion, and interesting peptides...
Post exercise Carbohydrate – Protein supplements contain “fast” protein and carbohydrates meaning quickly digested and absorbed proteins (such as whey protein) and simple sugars (including glucose and/or glucose polymers).
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Of the 20 amino acids that make up dietary protein, 9 are essential and 11 are non-essential.
Can green tea can help you lose weight, improve performance, lower cholesterol, treat diarrhea and more? Find out if it is right for you!
With so many products out there costing so much money, and so many bodybuilders eager to make the most gains on so small a budget. Hopefully, by reading my reviews, you can save some time and money by going straight to the supplements that I've tried and that I firmly believe are a bang for your buck!
Learn why all ALA is not the same, how it can benefit diabetics, all about r-ala and how it can be used for anti-aging and antioxidents and more...
Choline is a dietary component found in many protein and fat-containing foods. It acts as a cell-signalling molecule, as an acetylcholine precursor, and adds structural integrity to cell membranes.
Whey protein is a milk protein extract recognized for its excellent amino acid profile, high cysteine content, rapid digestion, and interesting peptides (lacto globulins, immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, etc).
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin (dissolves in water) and is therefore associated with both intracellular fluids (cytoplasm) and extracellular fluids (blood). Since vitamin C is water soluble, it is difficult to achieve toxic concentrations of this vitamin.
Tyrosine is one of the non-essential amino acids (can be manufactured by the body) and has powerful physiological effects when both administered alone and provided in high concentrations.
Some very effective supplements have been relegated to some sort of "B" list. They've fallen out of vogue. The secret is there's no reason to not include them. They are safe, effective, and an exceptional value for the money.
The following is an overview of my personal experience with various supplements, and the results (or lack there of) I received from them.
This article on supplements does not claim expert knowledge. This article provides recommendations for using particular ergogenic (muscle gain) or thermogenic (energy expenditure) aids to advance one's fitness and goals.
By: Dante E. Battista. Find out how to detect supplement scams with this in-depth look at the fitness industry. Learn the psychology of business, of the consumer and what a honest scam is...
There are thousands of supplements on the market today. It is very easy to get lost in all the hype seen in advertisements, pushy sales man and too many supplement choices. Find out what supplements I think are worth trying, recommended or highly recommended!
A talk about supplements with Machine, Vag, The Lad, Schak, and Freak... some hardcore mofos. What do they use?
In this article, I will try to keep most of the science of the products out of the article. I feel that supplement reviews should mostly contain how the person liked the product and how effective the product was.
I had the opportunity to try one of the newer protein powders on the market. I mean, with the exception of a few protein powders, you basically have a choice between chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Needless to say, I tried this new product, Muscle Milk. Find out what I thought about it!
During my latest bulking/cutting cycle, I tried the following products. For those of you that know me, you know that before I try anything, I RESEARCH IT. Here is my unbiased opinion on the following products...
We know that one of the keys to permanent and effective fat loss is to speed up our body's metabolism. Metabolism simply means the speed in which our body utilizes and burns through food. Find out how meal replacements can help you burn fat FAST!
Learn which nutritional supplements work! Here is a breakdown of nutrients to look for when you set specific goals, such as losing weight, gaining muscle, increasing energy, and reducing water retention!
Learn what Melatonin is, why you should take it, the benefits of taking it and everything else you need to know about it!
Pepti-Lean is the world's first genuine fat-burning protein. And why is that? Because it comprises a unique mixture of protein fragments (peptides) that synergizes the oxidation of existing body fat just as it helps you avoid putting on more. Learn why!
If you think the world of training has some fatty frankfurters, consider what has been written lately about protein. It seems baloney has become our engineered egg white!
Every fitness magazine you look through these days is full of supplement ads. Supplements can assist you in achieving your goals, but they are not magic, as the magazines would like you to believe. Nothing takes the place of proper training and nutrition. Find out what I think works best!
A new dietary supplement ingredient, ribose, claims to increase ATP and energy levels, based on scientific research. Learn how it can help you!
I am writing this article as a source of information for those who are interested in getting to know more about herbs and how to incorporate their wondrous properties into daily life, be it general health or athletic improvement.
As an author in the bodybuilding industry, I believe that my readers deserve more than a review that says simply 'I liked this product, so buy it.' It is not enough for a person to 'like' a product; liking does not make the product a worthwhile purchase. Test results determine the worth of a product.
I hope this article finally clears up the major confusion people have surrounding whey. Whey is great stuff for many reasons, but you won't add mounds of muscle in ultra short time from the simple addition of whey to your diet.
Learn all about NO2 (Nitric Oxide) and why it is becoming one of the most popular supplements on the shelf today!
Vitamins and minerals are generally considered to be the most important aspect of maintaining optimal health. Learn why!
Is it possible that the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for certain vitamins such as E and C could be too low? Well to be frank, yes! But the question that needs to be asked is whether higher doses confer additional benefits?
In this article I will be reviewing specific protein bars from each of the companies listed, and will be evaluating them based on the criterion presented above. So, without delay, get ready for the battle of the bars!
What are the essential fatty acids? What do essential fatty acids do? What happens if you do not get enough essential fatty acids?
In the world of power and strength, is there any nutrient more popular than protein? Of course not! Learn why!
For anyone wanting to add size, while not putting their wallet on a diet, get some 100% Whey by Optimum!
If you are looking for a product that prevents sickness, speeds recovery, prevents sore muscles, and stimulates growth hormone production look no further than glutamine.
Are you looking for a straight forward view on creatine. Learn anything and everything you need to know on creatine, how it works, how well, and what will it do for you!
There are many things you need to consider when trying to choose what protein product will best suit your needs. I will go over those things and hopefully by the end you will be more confident and prepared to find one that's right for you!
One of the worst parts of having a bodybuilders lifestyle is affording all those supplements that will give you that competitor's edge; and being a teen bodybuilder only increases this problem. Learn how to get the best bang for your buck!
One thing that bodybuilders must consider is how and where to spend their supplement dollars. Learn how to not waste your money!
Myostatin is described as a protein found in the blood that appears (research is still in the early stages) to set a limit on the muscle your body can build.
I have done extensive research on prohormones and can provide you with valuable information on them. There is my review of Acetabolan-II. I also want to complement Bodybuilding.com on a quality website and a prompt shipping service.
There are many supplements out there, and there are tons of questions being asked constantly about all them.
Are you broke buying supplements? And you still need them? Find the techniques that will help you utilize your money!
Supplements if taken correctly can do a great deal of good and bad if not taken correctly. Be it from the most basic vitamins up to your creatine monohydrate, each supplement has its individual role.
If you're an athlete then you probably already know that glutamine can benefit your training and muscle building efforts.
Food supplements are supplements and not nutritional replacements and should be used in addition to regular food not instead of it.
So, you're looking to gain some weight, but don't know what to buy. Well, search no further; you have come to the right place for the information of which you are seeking.
This is the one sport that that has never made it into mainstream media and probably never will. Simply put, bodybuilding is a sub-culture. That alone makes being a bodybuilder all than much harder.
Looking for a way to feel centered and calm? You guessed it, recent research is hinting at the ability of glutamine to alter mood.
Research shows that L-Glutamine helps facilitate the release of growth hormone.
Walk into any gym and ask how many bodybuilders believe creatine boosts muscle power leading to more iron lifted leading to greater gains. Virtually every hand will go up, with stories extolling the power of this nutrient.
For the past few years I have taken upon my self to learn as much as possible about the human body, both from a structural and a bio-chemical stand point.
These miracle drinks that "replenish electrolytes, hydrate the body, quench thirst, quench the body" flood the sports market with bogus claims and false advertising.
We tried many of the top protein bars on the market. Which ones were rated the best? Which ones would we not feed to our dog? Find out now!
Experianced writer Derek Charlebois reviews some of his favorite supplements and videos...
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Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) has been getting a lot of attention lately. Making more and more people try it. From what I read and what other people have told me, ALA sounds like a great supplement.
I don't usually like to write whole articles about supplements because I believe diet and training to be far more important than any combination of supplements. However there are a few supplements that work, creatine being the most notable of all of them.
Conjugated linoleic acid is an omega-6 polyunsaturated essential fatty acid (EFA) which is formed from linoleic acid in bacterium via a specific isomerase (a type of enzyme).
Creatine is, without doubt, the best supplement (apart from protein supplements) ever to hit the bodybuilding world.
MG Development is a concept created by a team of pharmacologists, professional athletes, and strength coaches.
Don't rely on some salesman who works primarily on commission for proper advice.
There is a formula for increased muscle capacity controlled by the Muscle Industrialists and locked away in their vaults.
Even the greatest of prohormones (or pro-steroids for those of you who love Biotest products) will not create the type of gains that a steroid cycle can result in. But none the less there are those that are worthy of mention.
Derek's Supplement Review on all best supplements out there.
It seems today everyone is writing a supplement review. Bill Philips' has his in which isn't half-bad, Prosource does theirs, and of course you got the magazines.
Supplements are the bodybuilding world's biggest success. Without them we wouldn't get the bodies people are training towards and maintaining now.
One study that used Rhesus monkeys found that soy proteins had no effects on the reproductive hormones of these animals.
Overtraining is a major factor that will determine the quantity and quality of your gains in the gym.
I've tried several common supplements out there that most any serious teen bodybuilder has seriously thought of taking to get an edge. Most have not tried perhaps because they did not want to waste their money in case the supplement didn't work, or are afraid of side effects.
Since I started lifting competitively almost 10 years ago, I have tried just about every legal product on the market designed to help increase muscle, strength and overall performance.
Supplements are used for a wide variety of purposes, varying from muscle building, to prevention of muscle destruction. Stacking various forms of supplements helps you get well-rounded development in your weights program.
There are several good ZMA's out there but there are a few that I like the best. If you want to sleep like a baby use the Higher Power ZMA Nightime Formula..It's great.
I use Creatine for 6 weeks at a time and then stay off for 2 weeks before reloading. I have never noticed any bad side effects and it gives my muscles a massive pump even the day after the gym and after working out I recover really quickly!
Tribulus terrestris is a perennial plant, grown predominately in India and Africa. Tribulus is mentioned in ancient Indian Ayurvedic medical texts dating back thousands of years.
Bodybuilding.com also has a lot of accessories. They have great Harbinger gloves, Lifting straps, and weight belts. They also have powder mixers, and bar pads for sale. You can't miss out on the figurines.
Ecdysterone works by increasing nitrogen retention and increasing protein synthesis (that is why you should increase your daily intake of protein while using this product.
I am often asked the following two questions: a) What do you take and how is it working? and b) But can't you build a better physique from whole food?
Four weeks ago I purchased what I felt to be a fairly safe stack for a teen to take off of the Bodybuilding.com store. It consisted of AST VyoPro, GABA, and NAC. I also had Prolab L-Glutamine that I decided to take with it.
If you've been following the Bodybuilding.com message boards lately, you may have noticed there's a lot of controversy about taking supplements, if they work, and how they or if they fit into a natural's diet. In this article I'm going to shine some light and give my opinions about this subject.
A couple weeks ago I wrote a supplement review discussing the many different supplements there are out there to help you gain weight. In this part, I'll review all the different supplements on the market that are angled toward losing weight, which ones are best for you, and which ones to avoid.
All young and beginning rookie bodybuilders look at the Muscle and Fitness, Flex and Men's Health magazines and see all those big, tough muscular guys advertising bodybuilding supplements to reduce fat, make you stronger and to make you BIGGER.
Getting big nowadays means dominance in the weight room. This has been a proven fact. When a guy looks at a mass monster lifting sub-superhuman weight, that guy wants to be that mass monster.
If you go to the message boards you will notice one type of question that is always asked, "Has anyone ever tried this or that and does this or that work?" It's hard to tell you exactly what works and what doesn't. The only thing that I can tell you is try all of them and try different brands. What works for me might have no affect to you.
The secret to reaping the rewards of the good supplements is simple: learn about them before you buy them.
What You Should Know as a Consumer About Dietary Supplements, and Where to Find Information and Help on Dietary Supplements .
One of the most talked about supplements recently is ZMA . But what exactly is this supplement, and what does it do? More importantly, does it work? Here is why I think this is one supplement everyone should try.
I have tried numerous supplements to help me gain lean muscle mass. I will now share with everyone what supplements I have tried and my thoughts on each of them. Well, without further ado.
I talked about the importance of the right nutrition and the right sleep in order to have more productive workouts every time you hit the gym. Today I will talk the importance of supplements.
I can understand that these stacks don't work as well as intended, I will never accept that they do not work. Such a thing is only possible when you are not taking care of odds and ends. But to make a long story short, here are the stacks.
Much to my dismay, new studies and reports on creatine are flowing in. Magazines publish updates every other month, science conventions overflow with documentation on the subject.
After a few weeks of going through long burnout period where my training, diet and supplements just plain sucked, I felt it was time for me to get back into it harder than ever. So I spent a few weeks reading other articles on supplements, the message boards and just did some good research.
The Latest fads are the latest fads but are they the latest duds? Too many times do I see hard-working bodybuilders reeled in by the effective and simple techniques of bodybuilding propaganda. Now by no means am I saying that supplements are duds.
This is the first issued of a new column called Science and Performance in which I will discuss clinical studies and trials as they relate to exercise performance and supplementation.
Here's a question. What makes a bodybuilder a bodybuilder? Is a bodybuilder a big guy? Is a bodybuilder a ripped guy? No. A bodybuilder is big and ripped. Anyone can get big (barring a severe thyroid problem), all you've gotta do is eat. But being big and ripped is something not many people achieve.
First off let me mention that the products I list, and talk about will not give you the size that creatine does, but these products, and ingredients are great to use for strength, energy, and all around better workouts.
Unforeseen circumstances are a fact. We can't plan out life, we all know that. But when some short term plans go down the drain because of such events it is often harder to accept. Well, I was recently stricken with illness. I missed a week and a half of training...
As you may know, I compete in different strength events (i.e. powerlifting, strongman) so body aesthetics aren't as important to me as they are to a bodybuilder.
Believing that you can be exceptional is the same as Gilligan believing he could fly. Like him taking the initiative to construct a set of wings and flapping them as hard as possible until he actually flew, you too can take the initiative to set a realistic and achievable goal and pursue it until you succeed.
Well, I have been really busy the last three months. I had to deal with a minor stomach problem, (that thank God is over now), I had to interview many great bodybuilders, and also I had to take care of many other things.
I specifically avoided calling this article supplements that don't work, as I initially intended to. That wouldn't be fair to these substances. The things listed here all made my blacklist for different reasons but this doesn't mean that they don't actually work to a certain capacity.
Why show you the top 50 products that we sell? This can help you make a smart buying decision! The most popular products are usually the ones that work the best! People are buying them over and over and telling friends about them everyday.
You're sitting in the dining hall at school or entering a gym filled with self labeled hardcore lifters and all you hear is talk about this new supplement which is hot on the market right now. "Oh man, have you heard about so and so." "Yeah man. That stuff is supposed to help you put on 10 lbs of solid rock hard muscle in 30 days or less."
Chondroitin sulfate is one of the major constituents of cartilage. Animal studies indicate that chondroitin sulfate promotes the healing of bone. It has also been shown to help restore joint function in people with osteoarthritis. In addition, chondroitin sulfate may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and heart attacks, as well as help prevent kidney stones. Wow - Learn what it is and what it can do for you!
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