The Side Effects of Taking Creatine

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Often thought of just a bodybuilding supplement, years of research show that Creatine is more than just a sports supplement. There's benefits not just to workouts, but brain function, heart health and more recently, potential benefits to arthritis. But what is Creatine exactly? Creatine is a nutrient naturally found in all our bodies. It is a combination of 3 amino acids; arginine, glycine and methionine. Creatine helps provide the energy our muscles need to move, particularly quick and explosive movements. Muscle contraction is initially fueled by ATP (adenosine-triphosphate ). Nevertheless, like every other non-FDA sanctioned...
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Protein H2O

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Protein H2O comes from Cytosport, the makers of Muscle Milk.  This beverage is set to compete with other flavored protein waters currently on the market.  Shown here are just 2 of the 5 flavors.  Grape and Grapefuits.  This is 60 calories and 10g of whey protein isolate. The #1 ingredient? purified water Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 16 fl oz Servings per Container: 1 Calories per serving: 60 Total Fat: 0g Sodium: 25mg Potassium: 50mg Total Carbohydrates: 6g Dietary Fiber: 5g Sugars: 0g Protein: 10g Calcium: 6% Ingredients: Purified water, whey protein isolate (derived from milk), digestive resistant maltodextrin, (soluble dietary fiber), natural flavors, fruit and vegetable juice extract (color), phosphoric acid, citric acid, sucralose, potassium citrate,...
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Creatine Facts

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Today I received somewhere around the 100th question (comment) regarding Creatine.  It went something like this ... "Never mix Creatine with protein and or Glutamine it is actually bad for you and if you don't believe me look it up" As a matter of fact, I did look it up in the resource I purchased about a year ago called Creatine: The Practical Guide. This guide, written by Alfredo Franco-Obregón, PhD is by far, the best single resource on Creatine and research behind it and how to properly use this bodybuilding supplement. While there is even more promising research beyond just muscular aspect of...
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For the Bodybuilder Who Moonlights as a Vampire

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Being in the fitness industry for several years now, I've seen all kinds of crazy supplements.  From Acai Berry, Goji juice, NO2 products, Super-Whey and anything else you can name.  But I honestly don't recall drinking a blood like substance in a bag to hit the radar in some time. Maybe it's hoax?  I don't know but somehow I think it's real.  I'm not about to review this one but I thought.. there must be a bodybuilding vampire that reads my blog.  And if so, they probably need to know about the Blood Energy Potion. From the website... Urban Collector "Blood Energy Potion...
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Monster Milk RTD

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Cytosport’s latest edition to the Monster line… Monster Milk RTD is finally live! As of June 11th, 2009, Cytosport ran their first batches of this high quality, high content protein aimed at the bodybuilder who wants it all, in a single RTD container. IMPORTANT: Each bottle is 2.5 servings!  This is ideal for 50% 1hr before a workout and 1hr after. But keep in mind.. this is TWO and a HALF servings. Monster Milk RTD Flavors: Vanilla Chocolate ... more? Monster Milk RTD Supplement Facts: (Photo of Supplement Label) At 310-350 calories and 50g of protein per bottle, this  a pre-workout and post-workout nutritional supplement that covers all the...
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Introducing the Monster Family

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In 2009, Cytosport released a new line of products called "Monster."  Their intent was to cater to the high end bodybuilder who wanted the best quality stuff.  The first born was Monster Mass. Mid-2009, Cytosport has done it again with 3 new family members! Welcome... Monster Amino: 5000mg BCAA Goodness! [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Monster Amino by Cytosport"][/caption] Let's not get too technical as I've not done a full taste test yet but here's what the label claims: L-Lsoleucine 1.25g L-Leucine 2.5g L-Valine 1.25g Sure there's some calories upwards of 120 but less than 1g of sugar. Monster Pump: 17g + Cellular Volumizing Complex [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="375" caption="Monster Pump by...
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