L-citrulline gets it name from the Latin word for watermelon, the fruit from which it was first isolated in 1914. This important amino acid is synthesized in the body by two other amino acids, arginine and ornithine. It is known to improve cardiovascular health by relaxing the arteries and blood vessels, allowing them to work better and thus improving blood flow throughout the body.
One benefit of ZMA is that it can provide deeper levels of REM sleep, and deeper sleep provides for enhanced muscle repair and growth. Not to mention the rest and relaxation needed to provide a fresh start for the next day’s workout.
Horny goat weed is primarily used to treat sexually related conditions. Legend says that this application was discovered hundreds of years ago by a goatherd in China, who couldn’t help but notice the rather randy behavior of his herd after they had been grazing in a field full of the plant. In 2008, a study found that the plant counters restricted blood flow to the penis, and is thus effective against erectile dysfunction.
L-carnosine acts to prevent diabetes by fighting the glycation process and increasing the number of insulin producing cells in the pancreas. It can also be an effective agent in the prevention of cancer due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can hinder the production of cancer cells, and help prevent metastatic growth. And yet another added benefit is its action against the helicobacter pylori bacterium, known to cause stomach and peptic ulcers.
Eggs can easily be judged a superfood by the sheer amount of nutritional elements they provide. Each egg contains six grams of protein, vitamins A, B12, B2, B5, and others. They contain all nine essential amino acids, and minerals such as iron, selenium, and phosphorus. As mentioned before, they also contain a significant amount of choline, a nutrient important to the health of the brain.
Carb/starch blockers are a form of dietary supplement that contain white kidney bean extracts. These extracts help block the amount of carbohydrates that your body absorbs. By reducing the amount of carbs absorbed they reduce your body’s whole day caloric intake. Many people feel that these supplements are great for people who can no resist the urge of consuming carbs/starches. Some advocates even suggest that these pills are good for diabetics, since they lower the glycemic index of the food consumed by the user.
Aging can be as good, or as bad, as you make it. Just don’t allow yourself to be weighed down by the years already passed, but be encourage by those yet to come.
Amino Acids are essentially the building blocks of protein. Separated into two categories – essential and non-essential amino acids, these protein making structures can be found within the body, and absorbed via a healthy diet.
Watching your fat intake, your sugar intake, and your overall calories. As well as making sure that you are putting the right kinds of fat in your body, is going to be very important when it comes to your end results. Take time to read up on these types of diets, and decide if this is something that you can dedicate your time and hard work towards doing correctly. The results will then speak for themselves.
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