Supplements

Weight training builds muscle, but the effect is even greater if you supplement whey protein, according to a study from the University of Connecticut, STORRS led by Jeff Volek. Whey protein is high in the amino acid leucine, which serves as a building block for muscle protein synthesis. More importantly, it stimulates the mTOR pathway, which regulates cell growth, protein synthesis and cell survival. Consuming a whey protein supplement stimulates muscle growth, even if you don’t lift weights. The study…
Creatine monohydrate is the most popular athletic supplement in the world. Creatine boosts muscle levels of creatine phosphate, a critical short-term energy source for high intensity exercise. It also has health benefits. It prevents strength loss in older adults, neuromuscular deterioration in muscular dystrophy, DNA damage, and protects cells against oxidative damage. A Brazilian study showed that creatine supplements (20 grams per day for seven days) reduced blood markers of inflammation in young men performing repeated sprints. Creatine had no…
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