Citrulline: functions, doses, and effects
last updated: August 07, 2019
Citrulline is an amino acid with a funny name that refers back to 'Citrullus', watermelon. But don't be fooled, there are lots of beneficial properties hidden inside that can help fight fatigue and protect blood vessels in both athletes and the average person.
What is the role of salt in our diet?
last updated: August 05, 2019
We often hear that eating too much salty food is unhealthy. However, sodium is an essential mineral for maintaining our body's equilibrium. So let's gain some clarity and explore the reasons why we need salt, where it is found and how much we need to consume to feel our best.
The 7 reasons why drinking water is so important
last updated: July 29, 2019
Drinking enough water to stay healthy every day is not an easy and immediately obvious thing for everyone to do. It is therefore important to know exactly how much we should drink in order to keep properly hydrated, why this is so important for our well-being, and what happens if we don't consume enough fluids.
Your Complete Guide to Creatine Monohydrate
last updated: February 27, 2019
Creatine monohydrate is one of the most popular supplements used by people looking to build lean muscle mass, maximize performance and increase strength. What are the real benefits of creatine monohydrate? How is it taken and what are the dosages? Does creatine monohydrate has any side effects?
Menopause: symptoms, risks and prevention
last updated: February 15, 2019
Menopause is a complex period in a woman's life. Although difficult, this physiological period needs to be faced not only from a physical perspective, but also from a psychological and social point of view. In this article, Francesca Marino outlines the symptoms, risks and means of forestalling this 'new phase' in a woman's life.
How to recognise the quality and purity of a protein supplement
last updated: May 10, 2018
Nowadays it is increasingly difficult to make informed choices regarding protein supplements. We often end up confused due to the technical language used on labels. In other cases we are attracted by attractive packaging which, however, often conceals a mediocre product, which does not keep its promises. In this article we will discuss the main characteristics to be found in a high-quality protein supplement and give some tips for avoiding products of dubious value.
What are the differences between BCAA 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1?
last updated: March 01, 2018
Essential branched chain amino acids (bcaa) are of particular importance for athletes as they act as an energy and anti-catabolic substrate. On the market there are several BCAA supplements with different ratios of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. Especially 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1.
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.