We all experience joint pain from time to time. Sometimes it may be the way we slept, the career path we have or pain from a twist or injury. This can be very frustrating and restrict your day to day tasks. Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disease which is the loss of cartilage and inflammation of synovial membrane.
The common treatment is with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), while another route is the treatment with a joint support like glucosamine sulfate, chondroitin sulfate and Omega-3 fatty acids which is a very promising approach. Some formula’s may work faster than others based upon dosage and quality, I find Species’ Nutrition’s product arthrolyze the fastest acting with best results. Some clinical studies have shown this treatment to be more effective at reducing the OA symptoms. This is made possible by 2 means: 1) As components of synovial fluid and cartilage, this stimulates the anabolic process of the cartilage metabolism. 2) the anti-inflammatory effect of this treatment can delay the catabolic process or breakdown in the cartilage. This means a delay in the destruction of the connective tissue and this may help regenerate the joint’s structure.This treatment will also trigger an anti-inflammatory response due to the MSM and Boron ingredients.
So take care of your joints, be careful and if they start to ache…try some high doses of joint support with all the above mentioned ingredients on the label and you will be back soon!
If you are a Dr. Oz fan you probably already know he recommends protein with each meal. This is for a variety of reasons/benefits. Protein plays a large role in your diet and metabolism to help you reach your fitness goals, here’s how…
Proteins are an essential part of every organism and are involved in every process with your body’s cells. Most organisms and plants can synthesize all 20 amino’s. Every animal (including us as humans) must obtain some of these proteins (as amino acids) through your diet. This is because we cannot synthesize every amino acid needed so certain ones we call your essential amino acids must come from food. Once eaten these amino acids through digestion can now be broken down to be utilized by your metabolism.
Some of these Amino Acids ingested are used towards protein biosynthesis and others are changed over to glucose for energy. On a low-carb diet this is where more of your protein will be used and eventually to support life, especially the amino acids found in muscle tissue. Amino’s are also a strong source of nitrogen.
This means that when your glycogen stores (carbohydrates stored for energy) are used up your body will start to use amino acids. When the protein (which breaks down into amino acids in your blood stream) is no longer available from your last meal your body will start to digest it’s own muscle (made of proteins/amino acids). This is known as becoming catabolic which is the breaking down of muscle. Here is why bodybuilders consume protein meals every 2-3 hours to keep a positive nitrogen balance and a steady flow of amino acids to supply your muscles. This is called staying anabolic, a state of growth and repair. Keeping this balance allows preservation of muscle and a promotion of fat-loss. The frequent digestion is burning calories keeping your metabolism ramped up! Meals containing protein with carbohydrates will also lower the glycemic index of these carbohydrates. These proteins in a meal act as a natural appetite suppressant too.
After reading this do you need to change your protein intake to reach your fitness goal?
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is also known as DMAA, Geranamine, geranium stem, methylhexaneamine and is a stimulant similar to caffeine. Healthy individuals should not have a problem using once or twice daily. A recommended daily dose is 50mg.
DMAA can be found in most Pre-workout formula\’s such as Jack3d, 1 M.R. (original formula), LeCheek Nutrition’s Speed Xtreme, Betancourt Nutrition’s NEW D-Stunner & Muscle Warfare’s Napalm.
DMAA can also be found in most Fat Burners such as (BPI’s) Roxylean, (Muscle Warfare) Thermofuse, (Betancourt) Juice, (LeCheek Nutrition) Melt-Xtreme, (Gaspari Nutrition) Spirodex, (USP Labs) OxyElite Pro
Side effects most important to watch out for are dizziness, headaches and other blood pressure related side-effects are possible. Can also cause vaso-constriction in some users, tightening of blood vessels which can lead to headaches. Headaches may be avoided by lowering dosage. As with many other stimulants a crash afterwards may be possible.
Benefits are from the energy given from such a product as well as the mental focus that can be generated. Increased burning of bodyfat is also to be expected. Excellent effects when used in a cutting cycle. It has a very low toxicity level and is naturally derived from a plant.
Banned? due to the athletic performance benefits DMAA has caught the eye of competitive organizations such as World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)in 2009 and added to their banned list. Check with your testing agency if you may be susceptible to a drug test.