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Vitamins and Minerals: Important or Just Marketing Hype?
Vitamins and minerals are the most popular supplements in the market place today, but do we really need them?
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Omega 3 Supplementation & High Intensity Exercise
Joint inflammation & tendonitis can be major issues for athletes performing frequent high intensity exercise. Learn why Omega-3's are a better choice than NSAIDs.
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Adaptogens: Supplements to Help Rid You of Adrenal Fatigue
Feeling beat down and tired before your workout is even finished? Not recovering afterwards either? These 4 adaptogens are supplements that might help!
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Muscle & Strength athlete in grey M&S tank drinking out of blue M&S shaker.
Amino acids play a vital role in muscle building, fat loss, and overall fitness. In this article, we break down what they are, their effect on the body, and their benefits.
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Ultimate Workout Nutrition Guide: Part 2
Workout nutrition can be confusing. Learn about the role of protein quality and quantity, catbohydrates, fats and nutrient timing in this complete expert guide.
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The Big Business Of Energy Drinks
Energy drinks are big business. You shouldn't always believe what you read on labels and some energy drinks might even do you harm.
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Is Creatine Monohydrate Still the King?
Which creatine supplement is currently the best option? This article explores the various forms of creatine and tells you if creatine monohydrate is still the way to go.
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How Protein Quality Impacts Body Composition
Your protein food choices do matter. Learn how to choose better quality protein foods so that you can maximize the fat burning and muscle building processes.
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A Brief & Thorough Guide to Amino Acid Supplementation
If you're considering supplementing with amino acids, it's important you read this brief overview on how they can help with performance & what to look for.
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Supplement Like The Pros, Part 1: Top Supplements
Want to look like a pro bodybuilder? This article looks at the top supplements used by professional natural bodybuilders, and fitness and figure athletes.
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Should You Take a Whey Protein Isolate Post-Workout?
Maximize your post-workout nutrition by ensuring you get your protein from a quality protein source. Learn what makes Whey Isolate one of the best sources.
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Workout Supplements For High Intensity Exercise
High intensity exercise allows you to perform more work in a shorter amount of time. Learn how to maximize these workouts by choosing the right supplement ingredients.
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What The Heck Are You Taking?
Brad Borland presents a simple guide to what's in our supplements. Confused by odd sounding compounds? This article will clear things up.
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Seasonal Variations In Cow’s Milk & Whey Protein
Learn why differences in whey, including color caused by changes in a cow's seasonal diet and beta-carotene intake, are not indicative of overall protein quality.
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Fatigue Fighters -  6 Nutrients That Amplify Your Efforts
Tired of being tired? Try these six energy releasing supplements and amplify your workouts. Improved energy leads to better performance and gains.
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Betancourt Nutrition’s PUMP’D
Elliot Reimers provides the inside scoop on the science behind Betancourt Nutrition's hot new pre-workout Pump'D, which provides massive pumps through nitric oxide support.
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Power Muscle Burn Bulking Diet & Supplement Plan
Ready to grow? It's time to get your bulk on! Maximize the Power Muscle Burn training system by following this diet and supplementation plan.
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Why You Need A Quality Multivitamin
Not all multivitamin products are the same. Dosages are often formulated for non-athletes, and the bioavailability of contained micronutrients is typically extremely low.
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Glutamine And Creatine: Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks
Dustin Elliott provides the inside scoop on creatine and glutamine, and talks about Betancourt Nutrition's Glutamine and Creatine Chewies.
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Support Anti-Aging & Fat Loss
Niagen allows you to improve cell function and energy performance by bolstering mitochondrial capacity. The result...Niagen functions as a potent anti-aging & fat burning super supplement.
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How To Shop For Creatine Supplements
Learn about the different types of creatine powders, pills, liquids and blends. Determine how much creatine is required to get the maximum energy benefits!
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How BPI's Whey Protein Is Made - Behind The Scenes
BPI Sports co-founder James Grage gives a behind-the-scenes look at how their Whey Protein is made, and the steps taken to ensure the quality of their products.
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Introducing Solar Synergy Energy Drink!
Introducing Solar Synergy energy drink! Find out what separates Solar Synergy from every other sports recovery drink and makes it unique.
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Muscle Building Supplements For Hardgainers!
Maximize your hard work at the gym and time at the dinner table by adding these 5 hardgainer muscle building supplements.
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Kurt "The Animal" Weidner talks about the magic pills that gave him huge muscles! Who should take supplements, and why should they take them?
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Cliff Wilson holding BCAA drink
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff talks about Branched Chain Amino Acids; what they are good for, when you should take them and how much you should take.
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Bodybuilder with supplements
Kurt Weidner talks about the supplements he uses for his general health, and discusses who should take them. See what "the Animal" has in his arsenal.
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Three Critical Benefits of Protein Supplementation
Pumping Iron and not getting the gains you want? It could be lack of protein. Check out the three ways protein affects body function.
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Fit man standing with shaker cup
Cliff talks about Branched Chain Amino Acids; what they are good for, when you should take them and how much you should take.
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Essential Supplementation - Intraworkout Carbohydrates: Hype or Help?
Have you seen gym rats with their carbohydrate concoctions and wondered if they'd work for you? Learn for yourself if they are worth the investment.
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Two bodybuilders standing talking
Tip # 17 - Derek advises supplementing essential fatty acids into your diet. EPA, DHA and GLA should be supplemented to benefit from sufficient amounts.
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Intraworkout Nutrition: The Missing Link to Massive Gains
Even though it is an important component of nutrition, intraworkout nutrition is often neglected. Learn how intraworkout nutrition can improve your gains!
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Expert Guide: Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs)
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs) play an important role in muscle building and fat loss. This guide teaches you what EFAs are, how to get them through diet and supplements, and recommended dosages for optimal results.
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Nootropics: The Best Performance Boosting Supplements You've Never Heard Of
Have you heard about Nootropics? These brain-hacking supplements can increase mental alertness and focus, but they're also proven to boost performance.
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When protein in a shaker bottle sitting in the gym
In this episode of One Minute Tips, Cliff talks about the benefits of using whey protein. He also gives advice on the best time to use whey and what to take it with.
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3 Beneficial Ingredients to Look for in Preworkouts
A lot of lifters love doubling up on their preworkout scoops before their workouts, but which ingredients are proven to be the best to add muscle mass?
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Is Caffeine Good Or Bad? Risks & Benefits
A complete guide to caffeine: what is is, how it works, its impact on the CNS, risks, benefits, and advice on caffeine dosage and timing recommendations.
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5 Protein Powder Types You Should Consider Trying
Looking to increase the amount of protein you consume each day? Maybe you should add one of these five protein powder types into your supplement regimen.
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5 Best Non Stimulant Fat Burning Supplements
A number of fat loss supplements have stimulants, but are there any stim-free ones worth taking? Check out the science behind these 5 stim-free fat burners!
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Creatine and alcohol
Although there has been no official study into the effects of creatine and alcohol if we look at how creatine works and the effects of alcohol...
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Football Nutrition: Get Bigger & Stronger
Amplifying your football gym and workout efforts. Brad Borland presents 6 supplements that can aid recovery, build size and improve performance.
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Creatine: The Common Questions Answered
Common creatine questions are answered. This article also addresses rumors and myths. A must read if you're taking (or planning to take) creatine.
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Bio-Active Peptides And Protein Synthesis
Learn about the limitations of muscle protein synthesis, bio-active peptides and how they impact the synthesis process, and why food and protein choices are important.
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10 Supplements That Can Boost Athletic Performance
Been ruling out nutritional supplements? Learn how BCAAs, fish oil, whey protein, glutamine and a B-complex can help boost your immune system & gym performance.
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Night Gains: Should You Consume Protein Before Bed?
Should you be consuming protein before you go to bed? And if so, what types of protein will optimize muscle growth? Read on to learn about pre-bed protein.
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Steroid Usage Amongst Teens
Steroid usage facts and data for eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders over the past few years. Some of these figures are shocking!
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10 Common Creatine Myths Dispelled
Creatine is one of the most popular and reasonably-priced sport supplements in the industry. This article separates fact from fiction by looking at 10 common myths.
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Natty Lifter's Guide to Supplementation: Build Quality Gainz w/out Steroids
In this four part series, we break down everything natural lifters should know about building muscle without steroids. Part 4 covers supplementation!
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5 Best Post Workout Nutrients You Should Consume
The post-workout window is an important time to consume the nutrients needed to refuel your body and maximize performance. Learn which nutrients to consume!
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Mass Confusion: Which Supplements Are Worth Their Weight
Bodybuilder Brad Borland tells you which nutritional supplements should be a part of your daily plan and which top products you should give an honest chance.
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