Reasons why you should use BCAA

Currently, with BCAA amino acids, so many people criticize their action. However, when looking through professional literature, one can notice some facts that indicate that their influence on the human body undoubtedly exists and is necessary for many biochemical reactions beneficial to our musculature. BCAA amino acids are obtained from such food sources as: dairy products, legumes or meat. It does not matter much from…

GABA – action, effects and dosage of the supplement

GABA, or gamma-aminobutyric acid, is a supplement used by body builders to speed up anabolic and regenerative processes in the muscles. This compound has a number of properties that affect not only muscle building, but also the nervous system – including making it easier to fall asleep, relieves anxiety, relaxes and calms. For this reason, it should be used with caution and only during periods…

What to drink while losing weight?

Every adult person realizes that their body needs a daily dose of fluids. It’s often said that we should drink at least 1.5 litres of water each day. This does not mean, however, that the only good drink is water. There are other liquids that can be taken even by those who are on a reduction diet. Just before we start, it’s worth explaining that…

Is fiber good only for digestion?

Everyone on a diet with the aim of shaping the body in a satisfactory way knows that fiber is an essential dietary element. What is fiber? Where can we find it? What it its role in our organism? We will try to answer these and other questions in this article. Fiber is not digested and absorbed in our digestive system. Moreover, it is also not…

Do cheat meals help you lose weight?

Many people who start diets, especially reducing diets, wonder whether and how often to cheat. A cheat meal is an important aspect of a diet, which positively influences fat reduction, as long as it is wisely incorporated in a balanced diet. Such a meal has amazing influence especially on our hormonal balance, stimulating certain hormones: leptin, ghrelin, thyroid hormones, insulin. The level of leptin, especially…

Physical activity is more important than your weight!

Successive studies prove that everyday activity decreases the risk of cancer, heart attack and stroke (even in people with excess weight). Physical activity is every form of movement – walking, running, cycling, daily activities, such as cleaning, cooking, ironing etc. The board of scientists from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark analyzed data from studies related to health, carried out in 2007-2008, in which 10976…

Cooking mistakes that make your meals unhealthy

Home-made meals are often considered healthy. In most cases this is true, because by cooking you control the selection of ingredients and their quality. However, you can make mistakes during cooking that make the meal unhealthy. 1. Frying on products with low-temperature smoke point The smoke point is the lowest temperature at which the garter begins to decompose (for example, butter has a low temperature…

Vitamins and minerals for vegetarians

Properly balanced vegetarian diet should completely fulfill the needs of an average human being for all nutrients, however, there are certain situations, in which supplementation is recommended. Vegetarians most often decide to supplement iron. This is one of the mineral ingredients, the deficiency of which is very often diagnosed also among people who eat meat. However, vegetarians are more prone to iron deficiency, as this…

Apple Vinegar and its good impact on our body

Apple vinegar is gaining more and more popularity, thanks to certain health-promoting properties that affect not only the functioning of the digestive tract but also the maintenance of slim figure. Thanks to its natural fermentation, it’s a source of vitamin E, potassium and pectin. Let’s take a closer look at his actions and composition. Table of Contents: Impact on the body Apple Vinegar and weight…

Leucine – what, why, which?

Current nutritional trends mean that people implementing fashionable nutrition systems deprive themselves of significant nutritional value, thus providing much smaller amounts of amino acids. The use of light and low-fat products has the other side of the coin, which indicates that products of this type are loaded with GMOs, MSG and various types of artificial flavors and dyes. This makes that despite the desire to…

Effect of extreme weight loss

Slimming is a big business in America – worth over $ 60 billion a year. It’s no wonder if one in three Americans over the age of 20 is considered obese and over 70% of the population is classified as overweight. TV companies and food supplements are aware of this and every year there are new products and TV series devoted to “fast transformations” and…

A compendium of knowledge about vitamin C!

Greater immunity of the body, anti-cancer effect, improvement of the appearance and condition of the skin … This is only a substitute for the action of ascorbic acid – a popular vitamin C – in the body. What other properties does vitamin C have? In what products will we find it? What are the consequences of deficiency of this vitamin? Answers to these questions –…

Forskolin – properties, applications and dietary supplements with Indian nettle

The market of dietary supplements offers us newer and newer weight loss supplements. Although the vast majority are not worth investing in, there are those that can actually help you reduce body fat and improve your overall well-being. One of them is forskolin contained in the Indian nettle. What are the properties and application of this plant compound and what health benefits can be derived…

5 myths about carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are quite often identified with sugar, which entails negative connotations, when we talk about them. The fact that sugars belong to the group of carbohydrates does not mean that when hearing the word “carbohydrates”, we need to imagine only white sugar and the whole range of negative consequences resulting from its excessive consumption.   Additionally, it has become very popular to exclude carbohydrates from…

Advancing in the gym, how to control it?

Gym training, which is additionally supported by the appropriate diet, is intended to bring us the appropriate effect in the form of changes to our figure as well as changes in exercise parameters. It should also be remembered that when starting an activity, we are forced to wait for an adequate amount of time to allow the adaptive process of the nervous system or the…

Berberine – a new weapon in the fight with weight loss

Proper functioning of glucose balance in the organism is mainly dependent on effective activity of insulin, which is influenced by such aspects as obesity, diet or lifestyle that we lead. A new weapon has appeared in supplementation in the fight with insulin-resistance, the development of which leads to developing diabetes type II. Berberine, as this is the substance in question, belongs to compounds, which are…

Cancer prevention – AHCC

AHCC (Active Hexose Correlated Compound) is widely used in immunotherapy in hospitals throughout Japan. It is neither a drug nor a cure. It is a food rich in polysaccharides and fiber optics from selected fungi (basidiocymetres). AHCC produced from mycelia of shiitake (Lentinula endodes) from the family of fungi was originally designed to lower high blood pressure. However, researchers from the University of Tokyo found…

Vitamin C and stress hormone

Vitamin C is a compound with many interesting and still unrecognized properties. Apart from its antioxidant effect, this substance may also influence the secretion of certain hormones, such as… cortisol. This effect is incredibly interesting and may be used in sports supplementation provided that vitamin C is applied in proper doses. A few words about cortisol Cortisol, also called stress hormone is quite well known…

REISHI MUSHROOMS – properties and effects. Where to buy reishi mushrooms?

Reishi Mushrooms, also known as lingzhi, are mushrooms, which properties and effects are known in Asia for more than 2 thousand years. In far eastern medicine, reishi mushrooms are considered medication for practically anything, even cancer. Some of these properties are confirmed by scientific studies. They show, that reishi mushrooms improve, among other things, immunity and can support a fight with cancer. Check what properties…

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are microorganisms that, after getting into the body, colonize in the gastrointestinal tract, especially in the large intestine, exerting a positive influence on the health of the host. In case of intestinal dysbiosis, caused by e.g. hypertrophy of spoilage bacteria or Candidiasis a large amount of toxins that is produced by these microorganisms weaken the intestinal barrier resulting in, among other things, worse peristalsis,…

The 5 most important rules for a beginner,

A person who has just started their training is exposed to the fact that he will finish it soon enough due to lack of proper preparation. The following rules are honey for the hearts of those who are just starting their gym workouts. . 1. Knowledge is the foundation . Training without basic knowledge about exercises, their selection, healthy nutrition and supplementation in advance is…

An important change that can help you in biceps training !,

Bodybuilding is a sport in which it is important to attack your muscles at various angles. The new stimulus resulting from training is a new reason for the development of our musculature. Here is one of the ways to replace the straight bar with a curved bar. 1. What are the benefits of such a change? . First of all, you will give your muscles…

Fast running prevents prostate hyperplasia,

  Epidemiological studies conducted by Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California indicate that runners who run larger distances, as they run faster, have less chance of prostate cancer. Study In the years 1992-1993, researchers analyzed the results of more than 30,000 runners who had no prostate problems, then the researchers looked at the years 1999-2002 to study runners who had prostate problems, around…

Sorrow and frustration inhibit training progress,

As you know, building a sports form should take place in the best conditions for the predisposition of each player and his mental health is as important as his physical condition, without a clean head, calm thoughts, no sadness or frustration, the results can be different, and sometimes even impossible to overcome. As you know building a sports forms should take place in conditions best…