July 8, 2009
Max Muscle XTR Extreme
XTR is the best tasting BCAA post workout formula made. XTR Extreme contains L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Glutamine, L-Glycine and many other muscle growth amino acids. Branch Chain Amino Acids are important for muscle recovery and XTR Extreme has an easy to drink mix to improve muscle recovery. XTR Extreme contains Arginine Alpha-Ketoglutarate to help with the production of vasodialating Nitric Oxide. XTR Extreme contains Growth Hormone enhancing L-Glycine. XTR Extreme helps improve muscle recovery and performance.
Servings = 30 servings / 2 scoops per serving
Directions = As a dietary supplement mix two (2)level scoops (approximately 14.3 gm) with 8-12 ounces of pure cold water or juice of choice. Stir briskly or shake in a closed container until mixed. Best if consumed immediately before or after a workout or within 30 minutes of preparation. Adds sweetener,increase water or juice content for taste preference.
Ingredients = L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine, L-Glutamine, L-Glycine
available @ Max Muscle Sports Nutrition
Please read all label information and warnings. Check with your sports association before consuming these products. Use only as directed on the label. Do not exceed recommended dosage. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.
June 17, 2009
Cortisol is a stress hormone put out by our adrenal glands. Many people who are hooked on stimulants may also have high Cortisol levels. Stimulants like coffee produce 2 other stress hormones called epinephrine and norepinephrine. Epinephrine works hand and hand to trigger for more production of Cortisol.
Cortisol is a key marker of over-training. Do you wonder why you see so many people in the gym who workout out hard and get no growth? Cortisol may be the culprit. Too much Cortisol is caused by bad stress.
Cortisol can increase fat while breaking down muscle. Cortisol increases Insulin’s ability to produce more of a fat accumulating hormone called Leptin. Overweight people have high amounts of Leptin. There are many studies showing that stress increases fat around the belly area. Cortisol in smaller doses can work in concert with epinephrine and norepinephrine to speed up the amount of glycogen forced out of the liver to be burnt as energy. These 2 results show that there is a chemical difference between good and bad stress.
Too much Cortisol breaks down muscle for energy and inhibits collagen production and decreases amino acid uptake into muscles. Cortisol can break down collagen in skin ten times faster than any other type of protein. Collagen protein also makes up our connective tissue.
Cortisol acts as a pro-inflammatory hormone to balance potassium and sodium to bring pH back to normal. Supplementation of Magnesium to further balance electrolytes lowers Cortisol. When the body is too acidic many immune system enzymes do not activate. Cortisol can shut down parts of our immune system but can be protective against toxins from bad bacteria.
Cortisol counter acts Nitric Oxide by helping constrict blood vessels in our arms and legs. Cortisol is part of our fight or flight protection system.
Cortisol is produced to counter allergy symptom causing histamine. Cortisol helps control rheumatoid arthritis by regulating potassium.
Cortisol is not a bad hormone but only acts bad when it gets out of balance because of too much bad stress in our lives. Too much stress leads to being a flabby pencil-neck.
March 13, 2009
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August 20, 2008
Dark Chocolate high in flavanols similar to the bioflavaniods in fruits and expecially grapes can increase blood flow in the brain by increasing more Nitric Oxide.
Source: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment.
Volume 4, Pages 433-440
“Cerebral blood flow response to flavanol-rich cocoa in healthy elderly humans”
Authors: F.A. Sorond, L.A. Lipsitz, N.K. Hollenberg, N.D.L. Fisher
“We show that two weeks of regular Flavanol Rich Chocolate intake, providing 900 mg of cocoa flavanols daily, resulted in a significant increase in peak cerebral blood flow response in the middle cerebral artery.”
July 2, 2008
The World Anti-Doping Committee has approved Viagra to be used in the Olympic Games. Viagra increases Nitric Oxide and therefore increases oxygen uptake, blood flow and decreases blood pressure.
“If you have more oxygen going to your muscles, that’s more energy and that makes you a better athlete,” said Dr. Andrew McCullough, a sexual health expert at the New York University School of Medicine. “Even if it only gives you a 10 percent increase, in peak athletes that is enough to win.”
July 2, 2008
Watermelon contains an amino acid that increases blood flow by producing Nitric Oxide. This amino acid called citrulline is being used as a supplement for increasing blood flow and lowering blood pressure. Bodybuilders feel “the pump” when they take citrulline.
ScienceDaily (July 1, 2008) — A cold slice of watermelon has long been a Fourth of July holiday staple. But according to recent studies, the juicy fruit may be better suited for Valentine’s Day. That’s because scientists say watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels and may even increase libido.