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Supps

How do you know what’s in your supps?

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. The dietary supplement industry is big business. In 2013 it was worth an estimated $104bn, according to the Nutrition Business Journal Report, with expected annual growth of 6%. There are approximately 29,000 dietary supplements currently on the market, which were made up of more than 600 supplement ingredients. So it may come as a surprise that for such a huge and growing industry, dietary supplements remains a largely unregulated business. When compared to highly-regulated markets, such as clinical drugs, the quality control of…

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Nutrition Supps

Is omega-3 from animals healthier than from plants?

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. It has long been established that omega-3 fats have powerful anti-inflammatory properties, which revolve around these fats being the building blocks of eicosanoids, which are signalling molecules that play a key role in the regulation of inflammation. Eikosi is the Greek word for 20, and it is these 20-carbon long eicosanoids, which are derived from n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), better known as omega-6, that have pro-inflammatory and immunoactive functions, and n-3 PUFAs – such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid…

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Fat Loss Hypertrophy

How I built a brand new body

As the editor of IronLife, I bet I know more about the right ways to train, eat and recover than the average commercial gym personal trainer. But that’s only because I have been lucky enough to regularly speak to some of the smartest and brightest minds in the fields of training and nutrition who contribute to IronLife. I have no formal fitness or nutrition qualifications and I am a journalist first and foremost. My biggest strength is listening, not lifting. My natural habitat is a bar, not under one. And that’s the main reason how I found myself in the…

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Recovery Supps

The pill that speeds up recovery

Inflammation is the cause of nearly every single serious illness and disease, but taking excess omega-3 fatty acids isn’t the best solution and will help prevent join pain, says Mike Mahler Mike Mahler is a hormone optimisation researcher. He is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Iron Insights Why inflammation matters If inflammation is too high you’ll have joint pain, poor brain health, poor hormone function and a host of other problems. But reducing inflammation too much can also be dangerous if unhealthy tissues – such as cancer cells – are no longer broken down. Striking a balance Omega-3 fatty acids…

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Supps

5 supps that can boost your mood

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. If you train hard and eat well you are doing all you can to look as good as possible. But it’s just as important to feel good too. And there are some supplements that can help put you in a more positive frame of mind so you can get the most out of every single day. 1 St. John’s Wort   Hypericum perforatum, also known as…

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Recovery Supps

6 supps for a healthy heart

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. Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of mortality globally and is caused by obesity, high blood presses and high cholesterol. A lack of exercise, a poor diet and overall physical and emotional well-being are also accepted factors in determining how long you live, and how good your quality of lift is as you age. If you’re reading this then you are already working out…

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