Monday, June 14, 2021

My May 2021 Monthly Workout Plan (The Finished Product)

Monday, May 3, 2021

My April 2021 Monthly Workout Plan (The Finished Product)


Tuesday, April 13, 2021

My February 2021 Monthly Workout Plan (The Finished Product)


My January 2021 Monthly Workout Plan (The Finished Product)




Saturday, February 13, 2021

Silk Amino Strength - Silk Amino Acids (SAAs) for Hair Growth, Skin, Nails, and Muscle Recovery


Silk amino acids have been a part of Chinese medicine for thousands of years and now the western world muscledom has jumped on board.

Silk amino acids or SAA are comprised of primarly of 5 short chain proteins in the below proportions.

Predominant composition of silk amino acids (by weight*)
•L-Alanine (34.36%)
•Glycine (27.23%)
•L-Serine (9.58%)
•L-Valine (3.49%)
•L-Threonine (2.00%)
•[*SAAs contains other amino acids but only those representing >2.00% are listed due to their greater relevance]

^ Shin S, Park D, Yeon S et al. Stamina-enhancing effects of silk preparations in mice. Lab Anim Res 2009;25:127–34.

BPI Blox gives SAA SEQUENCED PROTEINS™ in a 3,960mg serving containing Alanine, Glycine, Serine, Valine, and Threonine.

The reported benefits are as follows.

A recent animal study, found that when exercising mice were given three different doses of silk amino acids for 44 days, the mice experienced:

•Improved exercise performance
•SAA fed mice exercised more than twice as long as mice not fed SAAs (28 minutes vs 13 minutes)
•In terms of absolute improvement in exercise performance, SAAs produced improvements that were six times greater than that seen with just exercise (18 minute increase compared to 3 minute increase)
•Eliminated the increase in blood lactate levels (which were significantly increased with just exercise)
•Eliminated the increase in muscle oxidation (which was also significantly increased with just exercise)
•Maintained blood glucose levels (vs being significantly lowered in exercising mice)
•Increased muscle glycogen and liver glycogen (compared to exercise alone)
Increased testosterone levels (64% increase vs 36% reduction in exercise group; in absolute terms, blood testosterone levels that were 2.6 times higher in SAAs group compared to exercise group)
Reduced cortisol (140% increase in cortisol in exercising group while no significant increase was seen when SAAs were given)
Increased anabolic ratio (4-fold higher anabolic ratio; ie, the testosterone to cortisol ratio compared to mice not receiving any)
Increased muscle size (16% increase with high-dose)

Other effects of silk amino acids (SAAs) or silk protein hydrolysates include regulating the immune system, lowering muscle and liver damage, as well as having anti-tumor, and anti-viral effects.

1.Shin S, Yeon S, Park D et al. Silk amino acids improve physical stamina and male reproductive function in mice. Biol Pharm Bull 2010;33:273–8.
2.^ Ryu JM, Kim TM, Seo IK et al. Effect of repeated administration of silk peptide on the immune system of rats. Lab Anim Res 2008;24:361–9.
3.^ Kim TM, Ryu JM, Seo IK et al. Four-week repeated-dose toxicity of silk amino acids in rats. Lab Anim Res 2008;24:565–73.
4.^ Zhaorigetu S, Yanaka N, Sasaki M et al. Silk protein, sericin, suppresses DMBA-TPA-induced mouse skin tumorigenesis by reducing oxidative stress, inflammatory responses and endogenous tumor promoter TNF-alpha. Oncol Rep 2003;10:537–4.
5.^ Gotoh K, Izumi H, Kanamoto T et al. Sulfate fibroin, a novel sulfated peptide derived from silk, inhibits immunodeficiency virus replication in vitro. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem 2000;64:1664–70.

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Mushroom Extract Powder - Powerful 10 Blend, Organic Lions Mane, Cordyceps, Reishi, Shiitake, Turkey Tail Mushrooms Nootropic Brain Supplement for Energy, Calm, Focus & Immune System Booster

From the manufacturer:
Cordyceps (Cordyceps Sinensis)
Found at the highest elevations. Leveraged for 1000’s of years to bolster athletic 
performance, respiratory stimulation, oxygen optimization, and of course…more 
steam between the sheets.

Lion's Mane (Hericium Erinaceus)
Delicious medicinal edible revered for its triterpenes hericenone and erinacines 
neurostimulating and neuroregenerative effects, it contains a number of polysaccharides, 
such as β-glucan, heteroglucans, and heteroxylans. This is one of the most popular 
mushroom extracts for concentration and cognitive health.

Tail Turkey Tail (Trametes Versicolor)
Turkey Tail is used as a tonic for strength and stamina. Also known as Coriolus versicolor 
and Polyporus versicolor – it is a common polypore mushroom found throughout the world.

Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum)
AKA the “Relaxation & Rejuvenation” Mushroom. A true Eastern staple, recognized for 
more than 2000 years for its beta glucans and triterpenes qualities. It has been widely used 
for the general promotion of health and longevity.

Chaga (Inonotus Obliquus)
Used for centuries in Siberia and other parts of Asia to boost immunity and improve overall 
health. Generally found growing on birch trees, it has also been found on alder, beech and 
poplar. It often appears as buried stem canker, instead of the charcoal-like mass found on 
birch trees.

Agaricus blazei
Commonly known as almond mushroom, mushroom of the sun, God's mushroom, mushroom 
of life, royal sun agaricus, jisongrong, or himematsutake and by a number of other names. 
Used in traditional medicine and as health food it supports immunity health. Rich in the 
immunomodulating polysaccharides, β-glucans.

Maitake (Grifola Frondosa)
Used in Japan and China for thousands of years, it has only gained popularity in the 
United States over the last twenty years. People are praising this mushroom for its 
promotion of health.

Enoki (flammulina velutipes)
The ideal superfood for supporting optimal cholesterol and blood pressure. Powerful, 
it helps in the regulation of the immune system.

Polyporus Umbellatus
This is a rare, edible species of mushroom, found growing on roots of old beeches or 
oak. It is also called lumpy bracket and umbrella polypore.

Shiitake (Lentinula Edodes)
Best known as a delicious culinary mushroom, rich in Lentinan polysaccharides.

Mushrooms Studies

AHCC increases the survival chances of cancer patients 01.04.2020
Immune-enhancing effect AHCC still present one month after use, animal study 23.03.2020
Animal study: AHCC restrains the causative agent of pneumonia 21.03.2020
Does AHCC help against the coronavirus? 18.03.2020
Oyster mushroom glucans prevent virus infections 09.03.2020
Less fatigue, a better immune system yet training hard - thanks to beta-glucans 03.03.2020
Glucans from mushrooms protect against virus infections 29.02.2020
AHCC increases chances of survival after being infected with a deadly virus 10.02.2020
Edible mushrooms keep skin young 29.01.2020
Hunting for the bioactive substances in Antrodia camphorata 12.11.2019
Edible mushrooms halve the risk of early-stage dementia 27.10.2019
During a caloric overload, shiitake reduces the increase in body fat 18.08.2019
Lion's Mane as a life extender 02.08.2019
Reishi raises testosterone levels 26.05.2019
Ergothioneine makes mushrooms healthy for your brain 31.12.2018
If you eat a lot of calories, shiitake prevents you from getting fat 27.11.2018
Turkey tail extract keeps skin young 13.09.2018
Supplementation with these two mushrooms decimates the human papillomavirus 06.09.2018
On a diet? White button mushrooms speed up weight loss 12.03.2018
Human study: Yambushitake is a brain booster 01.03.2018
Mushroom extract PeakO2 makes athletes fitter 06.02.2018
Daily portion of oyster mushrooms lowers glucose levels and improves cholesterol 25.01.2018
How hispolon helps the immune system to kill cancer cells 16.12.2017
Couple of grams Phellinus linteus daily makes Natural Killer Cells 15 percent more deadly 10.12.2017
Why you'll be sick less often if you eat 100g white button mushrooms every day 04.12.2017
Mushroom compound hispolon deactivates estradiol receptors 02.12.2017
Each gram of mushroom reduces chance of breast cancer by several percent, says meta-study 26.11.2017
White button mushrooms: an immunological weapon with a safety catch 25.10.2017
Yet again: eating lots of mushrooms protects against cancer 16.10.2017
Eating lots of button mushrooms helps Natural Killer Cells to clear up more cancer cells 03.10.2017
Mushrooms may protect against cancer 10.08.2017
Algae and mushrooms not a full alternative for vitamin B12 supplements 01.08.2016
Hericium erinaceus: the memory mushroom that makes athletes fitter 05.12.2015
Fit athletes derive more benefit from testosterone boosters Cordyceps sinensis and Ganoderma lucidum 03.09.2019
150 g white button mushrooms a day help immune system recognise pathogens 06.02.2014
Oyster mushrooms keep athletes disease free 12.12.2013
Flu shot works better with AHCC 23.02.2013
Mushrooms, green tea reduce chance of breast cancer by factor of 10 13.10.2012
Anti-tumour mushroom Antrodia camphorata has ergogenic effect 07.10.2012
Pleurotus eryngii: more growth hormone, IGF-1 and testosterone 19.09.2012
Cordyceps sinensis is not much use to young bodybuilders 17.11.2011
Got it! Active ingredient in cordyceps is cordycepin 24.07.2011
Cordyceps sinensis works like hCG 04.02.2011
Mushrooms make immune defences more alert 11.02.2009