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Nutrition

Is coffee killing your progress?

Calum Gore is an expert in medical biochemistry and health and the founder of biochemical diagnostic testing services company GC Bioscience. He is based in Leicester, Leicestershire. Coffee is one of the most popular and widely consumed beverages in the world with more than 400 billion cups drunk annually. Because of its caffeine content, the stimulant is the most commonly consumed psychoactive drug among adults[1]. For years research has been published extolling the health benefits of regular coffee consumption, ranging from improved cardiovascular health to a decreased risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes[2,3]. But there…

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Do fat-burning supplements really work?

Dr. Spencer Nadolsky is a practicing medical physician. He is based in Suffolk, Virginia. First things first. The most effective way to burn excess body fat is through a structured resistance training and nutrition plan. No one has ever got lean through just taking a few fat-burning pills each day, no matter what those late-night infomercials claim. Think about it: if they did, we would all be walking around looking like an Abercrombie & Fitch model all year round. The phrase ‘fat-burning supplement’ is really an umbrella term that covers various specific compounds that either increase the metabolic rate or…

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Pre-workout supps for size and strength

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. Pre-workout supplementation should be key component of your nutritional plan, whether you are training for strength or body composition, because what you take pre-workout may have a large impact on performance, recovery and ultimately how quickly you can get to where you want to be. Here’s what the latest research suggests you take before your workout to maximise performance and recovery to build bigger muscles faster. Carbohydrates: 35g Resistance training elevates AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) levels within the body, which switches on…

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4 supps for laser focus

Kamal Patel is a director of Examine.com, the research-based resource on supplementation and nutrition, and a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He is based in San Francisco, California. As a subscriber to IronLife, you are most likely to already have good levels of focus and motivation. That’s why you make sure you get to the gym when you need to and work out effectively whilst you’re there. And how you are able to prep your meals in advance so that you’re never tempted to go for convenience food when on the move. But almost…

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Will green tea get you lean?

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. Green tea is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant that has undergone minimal oxidation during the process of conversion into dried for brewing. It has always been popular in China since ancient times and plays an important role in Chinese herbology. While black tea still dominates consumption in the western world, green tea popularity is on the rise, not least because it contains a variety of enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids, sterols, phytochemicals and dietary minerals, which has seen…

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Workout supps for better performance

Kamal Patel is a director of Examine.com, the research-based resource on supplementation and nutrition, and a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He is based in San Francisco, California. We all want to have the most effective session every time we work out. It’s the only way to keep pushing your body forwards so that you get either stronger, leaner or fitter, depending on your training goal. While a varied and nutritious diet and high-quality sleep are essential in allowing you to attach every single workout as hard as possible, there are some supplements that…

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