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Amino acid supplements


BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids) A BCAA-k esszenciális, tehát a szervezet számára életfontosságú aminosavak, túlnyomó részük fehérjék illetve szövetek felépítéséhez használódik fel. BCAA amino acids Leucine Isoleucine Valine While other amino acids are necessary for building up biologically active molecules (such as hormones and enzymes), BCAAs are essential for building up tissues in the human body. These tissues are mainly muscle tissues and internal organs. 35% of the muscular system is made up of BCAAs. They are not only building blocks of the body, but also important in terms of building (muscle) cells. Consequently, they enhance the insulinogenic effect which does not depend on the carbohydrate content of the body. From BCAAs, our body is capable of synthesizing glutamine whose importance is well-known. The proportion of amino acids in BCAA products is the following: (Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine) 2:1:1 or 8:1:1.   EAAs (Essential Amino Acids) EAA products contain all essential amino acids in free form state. They are basically BCAAs to which further amino acids are added. Essential Amino Acids Isoleucine Leucine Lysine Histidine Methionine Phenylalanine Threonine Tryptophan Valine Single amino acid supplements Arginine Arginine is an α-amino acid. It was first The L-form is one of the 20 most ...

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Post cycle therapy (PCT) basics

bodybuilding pct

The propagation in the usage of the prohormones in bodybuilding group has intended that the trainees are capable in acquiring the levels of the muscularity and the strength, which was earlier out of reach for many people. Supplements like Epistane, Havoc, Halodrol and Tren, have made even those people who relatively have less training and the dietary routines to make quick gains. But, there has not been an attendant awareness of this requirement to bring back the homeostatic environment in our body, such that while there is any quick progress during the usage of the prohormones, many people experience a crash that is generally familiar to the steroid users who use very powerful ergogenics without any ancillary products required to protect the gains. While the individual is on the prohormones cycle then he will not be alarmed in most of the cases by the decrease in his natural levels of testosterone since he is having a product that is working through related mechanisms, in order to provide several of the anabolic functions of the testosterone like strength and the increased muscle mass. Androgenic functions The androgenic functions of the testosterone, which is related to the characteristics that we consider associated ...

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Non-methylated prohormones


According to their structure, prohormones can be divided into two groups, they either contain a methyl group or not. The methyl group blocks the liver in degrading the active agent before its conversion. For this reason, the methyl group is poisonous for the liver. If one takes this type of prohormone, it is highly recommended to take liver protection products (e.g. milk thistle extract), as well. Prohormones that do not contain a methyl group do not make use of the liver in such a great extent, but because of the weaker conversion their dose is higher and thus their prices are higher too. 11-OXO (Adrenosterone) 11-OXO ((Androst-4-ene-3,11,17trione) also known as (Adrenosterone) is a popular non-methylated designer steroid/pro-hormone originally brought to market by Ergopharm and has since been cloned by several other companies such as Black China Labs 11-test and Competitive Edge Labs 11-Sterone. 11-OXO remains a popular choice for users venturing into the world of pro-hormones for the first time, this is due to it’s low risk of side effects and in the event of present side effects, they’re typically mild. Results will vary based upon the dosage, however at ANY dosage 11-oxo will provide strong cortisol control, decrease visceral ...

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Other protein products

protein powders

Beside protein concentrates there are protein products which are loaded with other nutrients such as carbohydrate, vitamin, and fibre. These products usually support a certain aim such as mass gain or meal replacement. Protein blens: These products are either mixtures of plant protein (mainly soy) and animal protein or mixtures of different types of animal proteins. The absorption of these proteins is relatively slow because of their plant protein content.

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Vegetable protein – The facts


Every living cell and thus every organism (including humans, animals, and plants) are made up of protein molecules. Every plant contains some protein, but its quantity and quality varies. In general, the majority of plant-based proteins do not contain all the essential amino acids and they are difficult to digest compared to animal proteins, such as whey and egg white.

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Whey protein basics


Whey is a by-product of cheese production. During curdling, casein is separated from the water-soluble component of milk which is the whey. After the processing of whey, it is launched onto market in the form of powder which has high biological value and is easily digestible. The biggest advantage of whey products is that they provide the body with good quality protein, and in addition to this, they do not contain such components as fat or carbohydrate in large quantity.

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All about carbohydrates

Carbohydrates (saccharides) are compounds containing carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen, and they are produced by photosynthesis. Carbohydrates have key importance in supplying the body with energy: they provide between 50% and 70% of energy intake. The word saccharide comes from Greek, and it means “sugar”. Grape sugar (glucose), fruit sugar (fructose), beet sugar (saccharose), starch, and cellulose are all examples of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates for workout Complex carbohydrates are glucose polymers, which has an essential role in glycogen synthesis (glycogen is a complex carbohydrate which is stored as energy reserve by the liver and muscles). At first, the blood sugar which is derived from foods is utilized. During a long and intensive workout, the body quickly uses up blood sugar, thus it needs to substitute it with sugar stored in the form of glycogen in the liver and muscles. Filling up the liver and muscles with glycogen is not only possible by full meals, but also by simple carbohydrates. Dextrose Glucose – also known as grape sugar– is a monosaccharide, more precisely an aldohexose. It has key importance in biological processes; cells use it as a source of energy and metabolite. In living organisms, only the D enantiomer of glucose can be ...

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