Citrulline: A Breakthrough Amino for an Explosive Performance


Maybe you’ve got the basics down – protein, creatine, glutamine, BCAAs… Now you’re looking for something new. If you are performing high-intensity exercise on a regular basis, Citrulline is a great pre-workout supplement for you.

Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid that supports Arginine content in the body. And Arginine is a pre-cursor to Nitric Oxide leading to vasodilation – in other words, muscle PUMPS. Vasodilation means your blood vessels expand, helping you with more oxygen, more nutrient flow and more waste product removal during your workouts. Now, who wouldn’t want that!

Citrulline plays a major role in

  • Recycling of ATP – the primary fuel for explosive activity
  • Supporting increased energy levels
  • Supporting increased Nitric oxide production
  • Delaying and / or reducing fatigue during high intensity training
  • Quick muscle repair and recovery
  • Increasing synthesis of muscle protein

Citrulline is a power-house workout performance ingredient ready to hit center stage in your supplement plan. Citrulline makes a great combo with branched chain amino acids, BCAAs, or other pre-workout ingredients like Creatine, Caffeine, Carbs and more. You can find Citrulline as a standalone product or in combinations with other ingredients.

Get your daily supply of citrulline in tried, tested and trusted pre-workout boosters like NO-EXPLODE VER.2.0, Animal Pump or in amino acid products like AMINO ENERGY and AMINO X and you’ll be ready to  break all your training barriers.

OMEGA-3S MIGHT IMPROVE WORKING MEMORY


In yesterday’s ON Breaking News post, a study of college students revealed a positive correlation between regular strength training and a higher grade point average. Now research from the University of Pittsburgh suggests omega-3 fatty acid supplementation can improve the working memory of young college aged adults. The findings were published in the journal PLOS One.

Researchers had healthy young men and women between the ages of 18 and 25 supplement with Omega-3s for 6 months. Before and after this half-year period, blood samples were taken and a cognitive test was administered to assess working memory. Better performance on the test was positively associated with higher blood levels of omega-3s. So get your fair share of essential fatty acids, work out with weights and have confidence in your test taking abilities.

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*500 Anabolic IU of Vitamin D per Serving

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*Support Protein Synthesis / Anabolism
*Anti-Catabolism / Muscle Sparing
*Promote recovery from Training Sessions
*Support Muscular Endurance
*Support Against Muscular Fatigu

HOW TO AVOID CRAVINGS ON A DIET


You know the routine. You’re ready to start dieting and get cut down to the size you’ve been envisioning for a long time. No more fooling around, this time you’re serious. You have your diet all planned out and it’s time to start making progress. Now, how do you avoid all these cravings you get each time you start a diet? Here are three tips you can follow to help sidestep those dreaded cravings.

Don’t Buy Anything That’s Not Part Of Your Diet – The easiest way to avoid temptation is not to have it in front of you. If you have foods in your house that aren’t part of your eating strategy, throw them away. Even healthy snacks, like rice cakes, can wreck your diet if you eat too many of them. Maybe you’ll get hungry some night and, before you realize it, every rice cake in the package is gone. Stick with your pre-programmed meals.

Stay On An Eating Schedule – Most diet plans will have you eating every three hours like clockwork. To avoid cravings for other foods, stick to the plan and eat each meal on time. When your metabolism starts to increase, you’ll start to get hungry every few hours. If you go too long between meals, it’ll be tempting to eat anything that’s convenient. Stick to the plan by eating on schedule.

Increase Your Water Intake – If you’ve ever seen a fitness athlete on a diet, they’re often lugging around a gallon of water. The reason for this is that staying hydrated helps to keep you felling full. By drinking plenty of water throughout the day, especially between meals, you’ll avoid the temptation to cheat or eat something sweet. The extra water also helps with digestion and absorption of food as well as a feeling of satiety.

THE VALUE OF BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS


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If you lift weights on a regular basis, you’ve probably heard of BCAAs which is an acronym for Branched Chain Amino Acids. BCAAs are essential amino acids because the body can’t make them. They can only be taking in through diet. There are three amino acids in this group: Leucine, isoleucine and valine.

What’s so special about Branched Chain Amino Acids? They are considered anti-catabolic, meaning they help prevent the breakdown of muscle tissue. This benefit can be used to your advantage when performing morning cardio on an empty stomach. BCAAs can help ‘spare’ muscle tissue from being broken down to fuel exercise in the absence of the body’s preferred fuel source carbohydrates.

You can also use BCAA supplements after training because leucine is one of the primary triggers of the process known as protein synthesis, which plays a major role in rebuilding muscle tissue from the breakdown of training.

You don’t have to look very far past your gym’s cooler for find an excellent source of Branched Chain Amino Acids. Whey protein is a favorite with all kinds of athletes not just because it’s a rapidly digested protein source, but also because whey is an excellent source of BCAAs.