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Sponsored athlete Dan \’K-9\’ Cion drove up to Harrah’s Casino in Chester, PA over the weekend to battle Casey Milliken for the XFE Featherweight Title.
After being on his back fending off multiple submission attempts for most of the first round, Cion came out like a lion in the second. As soon as the bell rang starting the second, Dan immediately struck Milliken with a left hook then followed with a right hand that forced Casey to hit the mat. Cion finished Milliken with multiple punches until the ref called a stoppage. Cion won by KO bringing his professional MMA record to 4-1.
We at VitaminsandProtein.com are immensely proud of Danny and his recent accomplishment. We hope to see him emerge as a superstar in the sport during the upcoming years.
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!
Not all proteins are the same. Some will digest much faster than others and there is a time and place for all. Your Whey protein isolates are the fastest digesting. The highest quality of isolates are hydrolyzed meaning that the protein will not cause any gas bloating due to quality. Your whey protein concentrates are a little slower digesting before the whey caseinates which are the slowest digesting.
This is one of those cases where we are looking for slower digestion and find it here with a Casein type. During or after exercise you are looking for a rapid digesting protein to get your amino acids right into the muscle however during the day or nighttime a time-released protein may prove more beneficial.
Casein powders are pH sensitive and can sit in the digestive track sometimes twice as long as shorter acting proteins. This means a delayed absorption to your muscles proving very beneficial, anti-catabolic and muscle-protecting. This is the perfect scenario when sleeping, trying to recover.
Some examples are Optimum Nutrition’s CASEIN, Cytosport’s CASEIN and dymatize makes an elite CASEIN.
Platinum HydroWhey is a very high-quality, fast digesting protein powder designed to fuel your muscles. Liquid Whey contains fat, cholesterol and lactose. The Hydrowhey has been designed by top scientists by a purification process for isolating the most beneficial parts of whey so everything else is filtered out. This leaves the purest form available of whey known as whey isolate. This makes it expensive as a process but the ideal formula for your muscles!
It is very important to have a good quality protein and amino acids like your BCAA’s into your system immediately before and after your training. Out of the powdered proteins, nothing’s faster than Hydrolyzed whey protein isolates. Ultra-pure whey protein isolates are broken down or hydrolyzed, into smaller pieces to make this isolate. This process makes the hydrowhey the easiest to digest and assimilate. This is an expensive process but is the fastest way to get your whey working.
Platinum Hydrowhey enhances your performance as well. This is accomplished by micronizing the BCAA’s and boosting them to almost 9 total grams per serving. Digestive enzymes were added in addition to increase protein utilization.
Hydrowhey also removed all lactose, sugars and cholesterol. Each 140 calorie serving contains only 2 grams of carbs and less half a gram of fat. Now you can understand why Hydrowhey is one of the best protein powders and tasting the most delicious with every serving and flavor!
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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 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.
BPI has just launched their new product named SOLID, the name says it all. Solid is designed to show Androgenic and anabolic activity. This is the first product of it’s kind.
Solid is designed to get you contest ready, to be ultra-concentrated, in a single dose capsule, promotes definition, hardening, strength and vascular effects without water retention.
Solid’s ability to have both anabolic and androgenic effects is because of the mix of naturally occurring compounds. These compounds bind to androgen receptors and help to decrease protein breakdown. The anabolic effect of androgen’s happen through the body in a few ways such as plasma urea levels and plasma amino acid level .