Category Archives: Nutrition

BCAA – DOSAGE AND USAGE

BCAAs – who (if at all) should take them?  In recent times, dozens of conflicting opinions could be heard about BCAA supplementation. These concern mainly the time of the day when the supplements should be taken as an optimum, the training macrocycle and the sports disciplines where BCAA supplementation produces the best results. What makes […]

HMB. BET IT WORKS! PART II

In scientific terms, HMB, or β-hydroxy β-methylbutyrate, is a metabolite of L-leucine, which helps maintain balance between the pace of muscle protein regeneration and degeneration. Many bodybuilders and weightlifters use it is a perfect way to increase their dry body mass. Although opinions on the product are divided, it is good to know what the […]

BCAA – BRANCHED-CHAIN AMINO-ACIDS. RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTATION FOR VEGANS AND VEGETARIANS

Branched-chain amino acids, or BCAAs for short, are a group of three essential amino acids, that is, leucine, isoleucine and valine. As exogenous amino-acids, i.e. ones that cannot be produced by the body, they need to be supplemented with diet.   Branched-chain amino-acids for vegetarians or vegans? Who should pay particular attention to these substances? […]

FAT BURNERS. NATURAL AID IN THE WEIGHT LOSING PROCESS.

A wise diet and well thought-out training plan are the simplest way towards a dream body. The simplest, but not the easiest. Sometimes it is good to support the body in its fight with excess kilograms by using natural products. If you choose the right methods, you will soon see the difference. How to support […]

CORTISOL, THE STRESS HORMONE. LESS CORTISOL MEANS LESS FAT.

As a catabolic hormone, cortisol gives bodybuilders sleepless nights. Not only does it inhibit muscle and strength growth, but also counteracts testosterone, causing accumulation of the unwanted fat tissue. How to lower cortisol? There is cortisol and cortisol Cortisol reducing medications have been known for years, wherefore it seems that it is easy to suppress the […]

WHAT ARE BCAAS AND WHEN TO USE THEM. WHO SHOULD TAKE BCAAS?

Branched-chain amino-acids (BCAAs) are aminoacids built of leucine, isoleucine and valine. What are BCAAs and who should take them. Branched-chain amino-acids (BCAAs) are amino-acids built of leucine, isoleucine and valine. They are known to reduce body fat, stimulate growth of muscle tissue and help maintain the figure developed through muscle- defining workouts. Therefore, when asked […]

PROTEINS. TYPES AND ABSORBABILITY.

Proteins are commonly known to be the core building blocks of all tissues in the human body. They are found in enzymes, hormones or antibodies.  Proteins participate in metabolic processes and are responsible for correct functioning of the whole body. They make the body grow and develop and enhance recovery. As proteins are composed of […]

WHAT YOU STILL DON’T KNOW ABOUT CREATINE

Most of you probably know that there is no better product to increase muscle mass and improve its shape than creatine, which has a very good reputation and is the most popular and recognised substance used to enhance training. It is not widely known, however, that creatine has many other applications, outside of sports. For […]

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT GLUTAMINE. CONTROVERSIAL, BUT DEVILISHLY EFFICIENT

There are many myths surrounding glutamine in sport, including, in particular, its ability to improve the efficiency of strength training. Glutamine has been for long known as a very effective product to support muscle mass development. The good reputation of the substance was, however, undermined by results of a certain test, which were interpreted with […]