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.
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.
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.
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.