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Benefits of the Keto Diet

It’s no secret that the keto diet helps you lose weight, and quickly. That’s one of the main reasons why people are clamoring to try the high-fat, low-carb regime. But the keto diet benefits more than just your waistline. Passing on the bread is also good for your brain and your heart, plus it’ll keep you alive for longer. Read on to discover more about the benefits of the keto diet and how it can upgrade your performance, starting today. Health benefits of the keto diet Keto changes the way your body fuels itself. When you limit carbs, your body starts to burn fat, rather than glucose, for energy. You go into ketosis — when your liver converts fatty acids...

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Branched-Chain Amino Acids: What are BCAAs and Do They Grow and Repair Muscle?

Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) have been a staple supplement of bodybuilders and athletes since the 1980s. BCAAs contain the three musketeers of muscle-building amino acids: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, and these three help your muscles repair faster and encourage recovery after a tough workout. Plenty of people swear by BCAAs — but are they really necessary? In some cases, no. Odds are a lot of folks aren’t getting much benefit from BCAAs. But if you use them properly, BCAAs can be your best friend when it comes to gaining muscle and recovering like a pro. They’re especially good in conjunction with fasting — either intermittent fasting or protein fasting — and can...

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Does 16/8 Intermittent Fasting Increase Fat Reduction? (Here’s The Research)

16/8 intermittent fasting is just one of many variations of IF.  The question becomes, does it actually work and how do you do it.  In this article, we’ll discuss. Traditional dieting is loaded with over-reaching absolutes. Eat this don’t eat that. Train like this, not like that.   These are what we call absolutes.  I used to really get all hung up in these things.  Not so much anymore. There is simply too much real-world evidence available at this point. Truth be told, you can get extremely good results doing a variety of different things.  Not all people are going to respond the same.  There is no one-size-fits-all approach to getting in shape. Intermittent fasting (IF) is preached as an...

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SARMs vs Testosterone

SARMs are commonly prescribed by doctors to men with hypogonadism (low testosterone). They are basically a way of treating low testosterone without prescribing testosterone. The main point of this is due to the fact that testosterone therapy is typically associated with all kinds of negative side effects (similar to anabolic steroids) that result from extended use. One of the benefits of SARMs is that they are orally bioavailable.  In other words, they can be ingested in pill form and find their way to cell receptors just fine in low doses.  While there are new advancements that have led to orally available testosterone (actual testosterone pills), the common (and more effective) way it is administered is via injection. The issue with...

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SARMs: A Potential Way To Build More Muscle

Performance-enhancing drugs are a touchy subject (just ask Lance Armstrong). Many people consider them cheating, and the most infamous varieties can be seriously dangerous – steroids come to mind. The last ten years have given rise to an exciting new class of performance-enhancing drug. It’s a collection of compounds called selective androgen receptor modulators (SARMs). The limited research on SARMs looks promising so far. They appear to build muscle and burn fat at a level comparable to steroids, but without the ball-shrinking, liver-destroying, unsightly body hair-growing effects. They act on your hormones, but in a very targeted way, and they show potential if you want to rapidly build muscle and shed fat.  That said, many SARMs studies are in rats, and there...

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