Antioxidants: what they are and what they do
last updated: September 26, 2017
The function of antioxidants is to prevent or control oxidation processes; hence the prefix anti, that is, 'against' the term. Oxidation is the process of combustion of oxygen in cells for the production of energy and the consequent release of substances known as free radicals.
Natural food supplements
last updated: September 20, 2017
Food supplements can be useful for anyone wishing to increase the nutritional value of their meals. Supplements can be in the form of tablets; different forms may have different nutritional characteristics.
Low glycemic index food
last updated: September 15, 2017
The glycemic index is a tool used to measure the rate at which the carbohydrate sugar enters the bloodstream. Carbohydrate foods are sweet (candy and sweet) but also all fruits, vegetables, cereals, pulses and dairy products.
The major carbohydrate-based dietary supplements
last updated: July 18, 2017
There are five main carbohydrate supplements commonly found on the market: cyclic cyclodextrins, maltodextrin, vitargo, ribose and glucosamine. Let's clarify their characteristics, recommended dosages and any adverse effects.
last updated: July 11, 2017
By isometric contraction, we mean the kind of contraction that develops muscular tension at a constant length, thus statically (without movement).
Hydrolysed caseins and their distinctive features
last updated: July 10, 2017
Hydrolysed caseins are the latest discovery in the protein field. They are obtained by a process called hydrolisation, which is nothing more than an artificial process of enzyme digestion. Through hydrolisation, the protein bonds are split, transforming the proteins into smaller and more easily digestible molecules: peptides.
Adenosylmethionine: what we need to know
last updated: June 13, 2017
Adenosylmethionine is a compound that is already present in the body which favours the methylation process and hence a multitude of positive enzyme processes for the body.
Training in the Summer: Expert Advice
last updated: June 07, 2017
Summer for many is the most beautiful season of the year because, with the arrival of the warm weather and increased hours of daylight, our mood is lifted, because after spending months locked indoors, we can finally spend more time out in the open air. For athletes, this is all an excuse for an enjoyable workout, but, as we all know, the summer brings with it heat and excessive humidity, which can catapult anyone who undertakes physical activities into an inferno of sweating and fatigue. Gently, with expert advice and a correctly supplemented diet, the progress you've made during the colder months will not be lost.