Definition: "An ergogenic aid is any substance or phenomenon that enhances performance "
According to a study that American cardiologists published in JAMA Network Open in 2018, low fitness levels are just as bad for your health as smoking.
Japanese researchers gave supplements containing glucosamine to 21 students who did two hours of soccer training five days a week, and found that this protected the students' cartilage.
Do you suffer from painful and worn-out joints? You probably can alleviate your problem by drastically reducing the amount of carbohydrates in your diet.
The protein in the Asian food product nori has an anabolic and anti-catabolic effect. A daily intake of a few grams eliminates the muscle-degrading effect of the corticosteroid dexamethasone. Animal study.
According to a Chinese experimental study, done with obese women, supplementation with L-histidine induces fat loss and improves insulin sensitivity.
Prohormones are back. They are reappearing, the 'supplements' with steroids that probably don't do much, but should convert into steroids that may have an anabolic effect. Such as dehydroandrostenol and dehydroandrosterone.
Older men have higher concentrations of IGF-1 and testosterone in their blood, the higher their magnesium levels are. Epidemiology, published in the International Journal of Andrology.
This American study is interesting for women with an estradiol-sensitive form of breast cancer - and for anyone who, for whatever reason, wants to reduce the effect of estradiol in his or her body.
The combination of garlic supplementation and cardio training reduces blood pressure and boosts the concentration of 'good cholesterol' (HDL) in the blood.
As you get older, your body loses more and more muscle mass. Supplementation with curcumin can block this unholy process. Animal study.
American scientists tested 13 supplements. The results were an unpleasant surprise.
Human study. Modest dose. Sponsor alert.
Researchers from Novartis are conducting animal studies, which suggest that 5-hydroxybenzothiazolone has the same anabolic effect as formoterol, but with less cardiovascular side effects.
Obese people who are not prepared to do more exercise or eat more healthily should maybe start taking Ginkgo biloba. It might help keep their overweight from getting completely out of hand and reduce their chances of developing diabetes or other diseases.
The Natural Killer Cells are the body's first line of defense against infectious diseases and cancer. How well that defense line functions depends, among other things, on your lifestyle.
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