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***OFFICIAL THREAD OF LINKS TO STUDIES, OR OTHER LINKS USEFUL FOR THIS SECTION*** BCAA studies All about GABA Myostatin? Glutamine Post workout nutrition Pre and/or post-workout antioxidants Preventing hepatoxicity from methylated orals

TheDukeUSMC‎, 11-20-2012 06:20 PM
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BCAA abrosbtion

Hi, so I'm pretty new on here and have just got in to taking supplements (vitamins, bcaa and whey), and because I'm a bit of a bio nerd I've been wondering: 1. You need enzymes to break down the protein molecules prior to absorption in the digestive tract. Following basic enzyme law, they can...

cpecorari‎, 07-21-2015 11:39 AM
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Taking BioPerine w/ ZMA Pro

I've read that you shouldn't take any calcium-containing foods or supplements when you take ZMA (it says it on the bottle as well) But the BioPerine from Source Naturals has 28mg of calcium in it. Would it be safe to take with ZMA Pro? This was on the article "The Benefits of ZMA" from Jim...

manthony13‎, 07-27-2015 05:44 PM
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Problem with creatine

Hello, Ive been taking normal creatine monohydrate for past two weeks and i cant see it making any diffrence. Im not getting bloated from water, my weight is still the same and my strenght is not increasing either. I work out 3 times a week. On workout days im taking 5g mixed with 250ml of warm...

TheRevoo‎, 07-12-2015 10:15 AM
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Poll Poll: Should I use pre-workout?

Hello! I am posting this question in "Supplement Science" because I am a chemist and like explanations given to me at a technical and molecular level :P I am a 21 year old female and have been lifting pretty regularly since early high school. I've gotten more serious with the sport the past few...

scrummy1Dots‎, 05-23-2015 11:59 AM
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Energy supplementation with asthma question

What is a safe energy boosting supplementation that can be taken along with asthma bronchodilators? I have controlled asthma and rarely have to use my inhaler but when I do it is to prevent an emergency. Back when energy pills contained ephedrine I took one, got to the gym & had a very relaxing...

bendyprissy‎, 07-22-2015 05:01 AM
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I was recently given a container of muscle tech hydroxystim which I was interested in taking. I decided to look it up and found a lot of sketchey articles about how it causes liver failure etc, so I'm really just wondering if anyone here has any good / bad experiences or insights. If taking it...

ChngeMyLfe‎, 07-06-2015 01:17 PM
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***Effects of Protein in Combination with Carbohydrate Supplements***

I simply wanted to start bringing true science to this section of the forums by posting relevant supplemental studies for anyone's reading pleasure (as I know I personally love reading this type of data.) Effects of Protein in Combination with Carbohydrate Supplements on Acute or Repeat...

NaturalPursuit‎, 07-20-2015 03:22 PM
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The Effect of Citicoline Supplementation on Motor Speed and Attention

The Effect of Citicoline Supplementation on Motor Speed and Attention in Adolescent Males. J Atten Disord. 2015 Jul 15. pii: 1087054715593633. The Effect of Citicoline Supplementation on Motor Speed and Attention in Adolescent Males. McGlade E1, Agoston AM2, DiMuzio J2, Kizaki M3, Nakazaki...

eatyourspinach‎, 07-17-2015 11:27 AM
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BCAA & depression/mood

anyone else notice BCAA causes issues with mood? I notice almost immediately that BCAA supplemenation, even if only during exercise, causes pretty nasty irritability... and if continued, depression. i know BCAA supplementation decreases serotonin and dopamine levels... ive read that people who...

ajnast4r‎, 08-22-2008 06:41 AM
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Protein losing taste after opened?

Hello friends I love experimenting with protein powder and try different flavors all the time so I won't get tired of consuming the same taste all the time. Recently I recieved 5 1kg tubs with different flavors, and I really want to try them all out. I'll probably finish the 5 tubs in about the...

Cojh‎, 07-16-2015 11:30 PM
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Question DAA Pills vs Powders

I've recently started taking D-aspartic acid (DAA) along with my PreCre pre workout. I'm taking the powder form currently, but I'm wondering if the pill form would allow for better absorption. I'm wondering if there is any interaction between the hydrochloric acid in the stomach with the DAA. ...

transamfan99‎, 07-17-2015 08:02 AM
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Question about how multivitamins work

On the bottles for chewy gummy vitamins for adults, it says to only take 2 of those tiny gummy things per day, but on the multivitamin products for athletes like on this website, the instructions are to take like half a dozen or more of these huge pills which obviously constitute much more daily...

jaytiger‎, 06-19-2015 11:47 AM
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Educate me please...

Hello all, My boyfriend and I have recently been making a big effort to get healthy. Recently he has decided he would really like to compete. He is doing great and don't get me wrong I am incredibly proud of him. However, he seems to think the only way his goals are attainable is with copious...

lmudgefitness‎, 07-10-2015 09:37 AM
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Crev and Mega

Has anyone heard of these supplements? I heard about them this morning on ESPN radio, but I can't seem to find a website for these products. If anyone has heard of them can you explain what are they and what do they do? Thanks.

cjcarver45‎, 07-14-2015 07:08 AM
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Does Beta Sitosterol increase or decrease estrogen levels?

I've searched the internet but there isn't a clear answer to this. I know Saw Palmetto increases it and that SP contains BS. But I watched a video in which someone said BS decreases estrogen levels.

IronicPenguin‎, 07-14-2015 07:31 AM
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Creatine Cycle

I did a search and found no results that answer my pretty simple question: "HOW OFTEN SHOULD I CYCLE CREATINE" I have been taking it for 3 weeks, i usually take it for a month, and then a month off, but i was wondering whats the optimal amount of time to be on creatine, and how long of a rest...

murdock_‎, 03-21-2005 05:30 PM
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Custom PreWorkout

So after going through pages and pages of nootropic and supplement research, I've come up with the following blend. 200mg caffeine 6-8g Citrulline Malate (2:1) 3-6g Beta Alanine 3g Creatine 1-2g ALCAR 500-1000mg Phenylethylamine (PEA) 200-500mg Hordenine 1-2g Betaine (Trimethylglycine)

RyGuy14‎, 07-10-2015 03:28 PM
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is a whey and pea protein shake good

I have a protein powder with 80g per 100g and 32g per serving. But its whey protein and pea protein blend is this a good supplement powder.

morganhill‎, 07-12-2015 07:31 AM
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Anyone heard of this before? C3G is a purple pigment in the anthocyanin family of flavonoid molecules. It is found in highest concentrations in dark fruits like blackberries and black currants.6,7 Like most flavonoids, it is a powerful antioxidant8- Courtesy of Suppose to be great...

Achilles_1986‎, 11-20-2010 05:29 PM
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Beginner supplement taker

Hi, I just came off a knee surgery a year ago and I am now at a point where I feel comfortable getting back into a workout routine. Currently I take Cellucor super hd and amino acids as a stack. What I want to know is this sufficient enough or would it make sense to add in a whey protein as a post...

dgoins08‎, 06-10-2015 03:36 AM
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Smile Which protein is the best to gain muscle mass?

Hi guys. Im would like to know which protein is the best for me (sorry if my English is not good enough, my native language is Spanish). Im seaking for a protein that help me to get more musle...I don't know if I should chose a whey or mega mass...actually im taking Animal pump and bcaa on...

Radhamesc88‎, 06-05-2015 10:44 AM
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Is forskolin bad for the liver?

"Induction of fatty liver by Coleus forskohlii extract through enhancement of de novo triglyceride synthesis in mice" Abstract: Coleus forskohlii extract (CFE), an herbal ingredient, is used for weight-loss products. CFE's...

eatyourspinach‎, 07-10-2015 12:52 PM
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Can You Live On Protein Shakes

hey can i consume the protein i need from shakes like if i need 200 grams of protein can i have 150 grams of protein from shakes and the other 50 from solid food or is that not rite!?!??!

Persian‎, 04-12-2005 03:10 AM
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Amino Acids vs. Whole Proteins (Specifically Whey)

I understand that proteins are made up of chains of amino acids that are bonded together. I also understand that the body digests, or breaks the bonds between peptides, a protein in order to obtain the individual amino acids or smaller chains of amino acids, which is why consuming a supplement made...

udieipwn‎, 07-08-2015 07:51 AM
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Legion Phoenix vs ErgoCut

Guys I have lost quite a bit of weight following calorie deficit diet and cardio. I am exploring fat burners to enhance weight loss as well as give me the energy while cutting. Which one do folks here prefer for energy and fat loss, while working out and following a calorie deficit diet? If...

RaymondBrenner‎, 07-07-2015 08:15 PM
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