The Importance Of Creatine In Building Lean MuscleWritten by Hamoon Arbabi
Creatine monohydrate can rightly lay claim to being most popular and arguably most effective bodybuilding supplement currently available. The beauty of creatine is that it is 100% natural and occurs in many foods so it's unlikely to be banned from any sports or competitions. Let's first establish what creatine actually is. In brief, creatine is produced naturally in our bodies to help supply energy to muscles. It is produced in liver, pancreas and kidneys before being transported in blood to our muscles. It is then converted into phosphocreatine which is a powerful metabolite used to regenerate muscles' ATP source of energy. From a bodybuilder's perspective, creatine can significantly increase lean muscle mass quickly, improve performance in high intensity exercise, raise energy levels and speed up recovery rates. Creatine's ability to raise energy in muscles is due to its muscle protein synthesizing action whilst reducing breakdown of protein. This happens because creatine has effect of super-hydrating muscle cells with water. It also improves muscle growth adding size and strength to muscle fibers.
Recommended Supplements for Weight LossWritten by Hamoon Arbabi
There is a lot of confusion about weight loss supplementation, how to use, what to use and how much to use. In this article you will find pick of today’s latest supplements on market and armed with right information you will have knowledge to burn more body fat and have more energy for things you want to do. Remember that supplements do not replace proper diet and exercise but when used with right training and weight loss program may help you make faster progress towards your weight loss goals. Please remember that before taking on a training and supplementation program and if you are on medication always consult with your physician first. Now lets have a look at supplements: Chitosan Chitosan is a fibre whose fat-binding ability is so strong that it can be used effectively to promote weight loss. The most important health property of dietary fibre is its ability to bind to fat molecules in digestive system, which in turn are excreted. Since Chitosan can't be digested, fat absorbed is passed out of body. Together with a low fat eating plan and regular exercise, Chitosan is a great choice for keeping off those unwanted pounds. Try taking 15 minutes before a meal to inhibit fat absorption. Dosage: as per bottle Ma Huang A popular Asian herb that has been used for over 5,000 years is Ma Huang; it was first used by ancient Chinese people as a decongestant. The active ingredient is ephedrine, which has been shown to contain powerful fat burning characteristics which can enhance thermogenesis, body's burning of fat for energy. It also increases basal metabolic rate, which allows your body to burn calories faster and more efficiently. By mobilizing stored fat and carbohydrate reserves, Ma Huang works to reduce your appetite and aids in helping you lose excess weight. Try combining with White willow bark and Guarana as fat burning and muscle sparring effects of this stack are fantastic. Dosage 300mgs twice a day. Zhi Shi Citrus aurantium is commonly referred to as bitter orange. Zhi shi is immature dried fruit of citrus aurantium. Zhi Shi may be more thermogenic than ephedrine and has fewer side effects. It can also be very effective stimulating metabolism (this stimulation causes an increase in metabolic rate which burns calories) without any undesirable effects on nervous system. Citrus aurantium may also act as an appetite suppressant. Try combining with caffeine, white willow bark, cayenne and green tea for greater thermogenic action. Dosage 300mg three times a day. Pyruvate Pyruvate is naturally occurring substance found in weight loss and herbal 'fat-burners'. Studies have show that using diet pills containing pyruvate while restricting caloric intake slightly and participating in strength training will boost your metabolism resulting in weight loss. Pyruvate produces ATP, which makes it a great supplement to take with creatine and ALC (Alpha Lipioc Acid) comes in Sodium and Calcium, try Calcium.