Creatine!? I’m pretty sure that’s a steroid.

Creatine!? I’m pretty sure that’s a steroid.

Creatine is a steroid!  It will make you jacked like Mr. Olympia, and it’s sold at your local convenience store!  That’s their secret.  Those massive titans, weighing around 300 pounds of solid mass take Creatine to make themselves hulking man-beasts. No… No no… No no no no!  Creatine is not a steroid.  This is not to make fun of those who may have thought it was a steroid, but steroids are entirely different.  Steroids have an extreme androgenic-anabolic (Anabolic refers…

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Garcinia Cambogia! A Suppledo Or Suppledon’t?

Garcinia Cambogia! A Suppledo Or Suppledon’t?

Garcinia Cambogia.  Supple-stay the hell away. Garcinia Cambogia is marketed as a weight loss supplement and has been around for a while now.  The supplement is derived from a pumpkin shaped fruit under the same name.  It was made popular by the supplement Hydroxycut, which is a play on the active ingredient hydroxycitric acid and cut which means to reduce body fat.  It is said to be an appetite suppressant as well as help your body “bust that fat.” It’s a…

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Of Minerals and Men

Of Minerals and Men

Okay, so, we went into detail about vitamins and why they are necessary.  Now, we will discuss minerals! Minerals are necessary for hundreds of metabolic processes (processes that are essential for life) from muscle contraction, to proper brain function, to many more. Sodium! Sodium is a mineral, right?  We get a lot of it.  Basically, we drown ourselves in a river of salty goodness on a near-daily basis.  The more salt the better, right?  I mean, it’s a mineral.  Minerals…

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Supplehuh?: The Dietary Supplement Act

Supplehuh?: The Dietary Supplement Act

Yesterday we talked about the pros of supplements. Today we’ll cover one problem in the supplement industry. As I mentioned yesterday, there are positive things about the dietary supplement act that have had great outcomes.  Innovation within the industry,  the freedom to go to most stores and purchase supplements you’re interested in, and the freedom to find alternatives to aid in a multitude of ailments, among other positives.  So, let’s get down to some nitty-gritty of what to watch out for….

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