Thursday, August 31, 2017

Lutein: The Eye Antioxidant that Benefits Body Composition

Lutein is a xanthophyll and one of 600 known naturally occurring carotenoids. Lutein is synthesized only by plants and like other xanthophylls is found in high quantities in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and yellow carrots. Wikipedia

Formula: C40H56O2
Molar mass: 568.871 g/mol
IUPAC ID: β,ε-carotene-3,3'-diol
Solubility in fats: Soluble
Solubility in water: Insoluble

Drug class: Alternative Therapy - Antioxidant


Newly Discovered Benefits of Lutein - Life Extension

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Ultra Botanicals - Pregnenolone 50 mg. with 25 mg. DHEA - Female Hormone Support

Ultra Botanicals - Pregnenolone 50 mg. with 25 mg. DHEA - Female Hormone Support - 60 Capsules
About the product

  • Pregnenolone plus DHEA. Pregnenolone is often called the master hormone because it can be converted to many other steroidal hormones. DHEA supplementation has been shown to return the DHEA levels to those experienced during youth.
  • 60 Capsules
  • Gluten Free. Additive-Free. No Magnesium Stearate. No Fillers. No Chemicals. Guaranteed Micronized.
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Ultra Botanicals - DHEA 50 mg with 25 mg Pregnenolone - Male Hormone Support

Ultra Botanicals - DHEA 50 mg with 25 mg Pregnenolone - Male Hormone Support - 60 Capsules
About the product

  • Male hormone support
  • 60 Capsules
  • Gluten Free. Additive-Free. No Magnesium Stearate. No Fillers. No Chemicals. Non-Irradiated Ingredients.
  • Dietary supplement guaranteed to be FREE of corn, milk, soy, salt, sugar, wheat, yeast, artificial flavors or preservatives.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

My September 2017 Workout Plan - Tendonitis Break

September will be a give my shoulders and elbows a break month. Cardio will be a priority. 

Weighted Cardio and walking will be a priority. With full body strength work on the weekends.

ABB Speed Stack Extreme 
+ Evlution Nutrition Pump Mode


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Are you suffering from hip pain? Tennis elbow? Recovering after a torn meniscus? Try WODFitters Floss Bands

When you purchase the WODFitters Floss Bands today, you can decrease the chances of injury, enhance your movement efficiency and increase your performance with compression tack and flossing. The WODFitters Floss bands improve movement range, restore joint mechanics, and release previously injured tissue while performing the actual athletic movement you are trying to improve.

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The Tendonitis Cure | T Nation

Tip: The T-Boosting, Tendon-Healing Vitamin | T Nation

Lifter's Elbow: The Cause & The Cure | T Nation

Monday, August 28, 2017

Glucose Disposal Agent Performax Slin Max Moves Nutrients into Muscle

SlinMax is definitely not your average muscle builder and is unique in its ability to work with the most anabolic hormone in your body, Insulin. SlinMax works as an insulin mimetic while also boosting insulin production and increasing insulin sensitivity. Insulin is high synergistic with Androgens, Growth Hormone, IGF and other hormones that effect muscle growth and through this synergism SlinMax can have extremely impressive effects on muscle growth, size, vascularity and even weight loss!


is a salt form or R-ALA that drastically increases both stability and absorption and is known for its effects as a nutrient partitioner. Na-R-ALA is not only a very potent anti-oxidant it also is great at lowering blood glucose and increasing muscle glycogen storage through its ability to recruit glucose transporter GLUT-4!

Agmatine Sulfate

is incredibly well known for its ability to increase Nitric Oxide and enhance the ‘pump’ but what most don’t know is that Agmatine can also improve insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in skeletal muscle tissue. It is believe Agmatine can promote the release of b-endorphin that can remove glucose from the blood and increase its storage in muscle tissue producing muscular fullness and nutrient uptake!

Berberine HCL

is a very exciting compound as there is solid human evidence proving its efficiency and ability to increase glucose disposal. Berberine has the unique effect of increasing AMPK, short for AMP Activated Protein Kinase which regulates insulin and glucose transport. When AMPK is activated glucose can be taken up into muscle cells through GLUT-4 transporter.

Banaba(2% Corosolic Acid)

is synergistic with Berberine with its ability to also increase GLUT-4 translocation and glucose uptake. However Corsolic Acid also may have the unique ability to act as an agonist of the insulin receptor, directly activating the insulin receptor itself. Banaba extract is also included in this product as it seems to contain compounds that may reduce fat cell proliferation thereby allowing SlinMax to have a more direct effect on muscle tissue and reduce the risk of fat gain.


is a natural constituent of Trigeonella Seed, also known as Fenugreek. Fenugreek is well known for its effects on Testosterone production however it’s also been shown 4-hydroxyisoluecine, almost soley found in Fenugreek, can increase insulin secretion and help reduce blood glucose levels. As well it can help regulate healthy glucose metabolism and increase insulin sensitivity as well as post-meal glucose tolerance!

Black Pepper Extract

is known for its ability to inhibit enzymes that could degrade or breakdown certain compounds. Black Pepper Extract was included to increase bioavailability of co-ingested ingredients and specifically help the proper absorption of ingredients like Berberine, leading to a greater effect and less side effects associated with poor intestinal uptake.

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Sunday, August 27, 2017

Bang Master Blaster - LEMON DROP (522 Grams Powder / 1.15 LB) by VPX

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Walking for Weight Loss: 2 Clever Ways to Walk Off 25 lbs in 30 Days

Old School Relief for Muscle Aches and Pains: Absorbine Jr Plus Pain Relieving Liquid

Pain Relieving Liquid
Absorbine Jr. Pain Relieving Liquid is a fast absorbing, deep penetrating topical pain reliever for sore muscles, arthritis pain and stiffness. Its non-greasy, clear formula is easy to apply and is quickly absorbed into your skin for fast acting pain relief. It comes in a 4 fl oz bottle, with a no mess applicator, to keep your hands clean.

Uses Absorbine Jr. Pain Relieving Liquid is a fast absorbing, deep penetrating topical pain reliever. It provides fast relief from:

Sore muscles & Cramps
Aching Joints & Stiffness
Arthritis Pain
Foot Pain & Discomfort

For best results, gently apply Absorbine Jr. Pain Relieving Liquid to the affected area, no more than 3 to 4 times daily.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Kegenix PRIME - Patented Keto Drink - Energetic Weight Loss - 41g BHB-MCT/serving

We all try and do our best with diet and exercise. Sometimes your best intentions get diluted by work, kids, school, you name it. Real Ketones recognizes that sometimes all you need is a jump start. Imagine pressing the reset button on your body and giving it everything it deserves this time around. That is exactly what Kegenix Prime was made to do. By getting your body into Ketosis in 60 minutes or less we are giving you a chance to start fresh again. Ketones are the most powerful fuel your body has ever known, they were there on the day you were born and your brain looks for them as you age. If you want to fit into that swimsuit again or are simply looking to enjoy the pure feeling of natural energy and focus that comes with Kegenix PRIME, then try it today. With millions of servings under our belt, customers have been enjoying the benefits of our patented BHB and MCT ketone technology for years now. Try it yourself. The only thing you have to lose is weight…

What is PRIME?

Kegenix Prime:
  • Kegenix Prime is a patented proprietary keto supplement. The result of years of scientific research by Dr. Dominic D’Agostino, PhD. at the University of South Florida.
  • Kegenix's  proprietary blend of BHB Quad Salts and pure MCT is what separates PRIME from all other products in elevating and sustaining ketone levels.  This performance can’t be created by simply combining BHB salts and MCT.  This is PRIME’s “secret sauce.”  
  • PRIME has more exogenous ketones and ketone precursors than any other exogenous ketone supplement in the market and in some cases twice as many, making the cost of ketones in PRIME half as much per gram.
  • PRIME mimics the body’s natural ketogenic process. BHB salts along can’t do it and MCT can’t jump start Ketosis.  Only PRIME delivers the special blend of ketones to both elevate and then SUSTAIN your ketone levels so you can get all the benefits from utilizing superior ketone energy.
  • PRIME is the ONLY product that uses a patent pending blend of BHB QUAD Salts (sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium) to deliver a perfect electrolyte balance in converting from a high carb to low carb diet.  PRIME’s BHB Quad Salt formulation allows for the delivery of the greatest amount of ketones.
  • PRIME is also the only ketone supplement to add a Proprietary Bio-Enzymatic Blend to help the body more effectively use ketones and support the entire ketogenic process.
  • PRIME is superior in (1) achieving a ketogenic state and then  (2) sustaining ketone levels.
  • 13.7 grams of BHB 
  • Prime burns fat instead of sugar.
  • Prime helps you achieve nutritional ketosis within 60 minutes.
  • Prime stimulates an enhanced metabolic rate for increased fat burn and boosts energy levels by up to 225% while maintaining muscle mass.
  • Prime reduces hunger, making it easier to avoid carbs and maintain a keto lifestyle.
  • Enjoy long-lasting energy without jitters, crashes or “keto-flu” symptoms.

How KEGENIX works to keep you in ketosis.

Kegenix has been engineered to effectively supply and create ketones for mitochondrial energy production. Simply add water, drink and enjoy ketosis when you want it.
This unique phased delivery process of the ketogenic components in Kegenix allows the body to:
  1. Rapidly absorb exogenous ketones, along with our balanced suite of electrolytes, into the blood.
  2. Support the ketogenic process and conversion into ketone precursors in the liver to provide ketones by use of our ketogenic amino acids and metabolites.
  3. Supply hepatic ketones through our specialized MCT powder with both the MCT and RS4 Fiber components, where the MCT component helps stimulate the production of endogenous ketones directly through the hepatic system and our specialized fiber produces butyrate that is shuttled to the hepatocytes for further production of ketones.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Suppversity Excerpt: Berberine Supplements (Names Included) on the US Market Contain More/Less Berberine Than the Label Says

SuppVersity - Nutrition and Exercise Science for Everyone: 9/15 Berberine Supps (Names Included) on the US Ma...: Berberine is a yellow-colored alkaloid compound found in several different plants, including European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Or...

Health threat? Isn't that an exaggeration? Well, it depends. For the average consumer, it probably ain't a problem. With the ever-increasing number of studies that show that berberine could be used instead of metformin and/or on top of medical treatments for high blood glucose and/or lipids, some consumers may end with lower/higher levels of glucose or lipids in the blood when they (a) switch from one 500mg product to the other or (b) simply start a new bottle that was produced by the same manufacturer, but contains more/less of the active ingredient (note: I personally was afraid that the deviations from the label may be much larger and am relatively happy with the results, but I guess that's my personal disillusionment).

The last-mentioned possibility that the potency varies not just between products, but also from batch to batch, is also why I wouldn't rely too much on the data from the study at hand.  The next batch of supplement #9, the "best" supplement in this study, of which the authors rightly point out that it was limited "[p]rimarily" by the fact that they "analyzed the berberine content of one individual bottle from each manufacturer" (Funk 2017), may well contain significantly lower amounts of berberine than the one that was tested by Funk et al. for the study at hand. As previously hinted at, this is a general problem with dietary supplements. It's a problem you should know about, and one that disqualifies them as 1:1 replacement for medications, but not one that should make you shy away from supplements altogether, in my humble opinion.


  • Funk, R.S. et al. "Variability in Potency Among Commercial Preparations of Berberine." J Diet Suppl. 2017 Aug 9:1-9. doi: 10.1080/19390211.2017.1347227. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Brown, Paula N., and Mark C. Roman. "Determination of hydrastine and berberine in goldenseal raw materials, extracts, and dietary supplements by high-performance liquid chromatography with UV: Collaborative study." Journal of AOAC International 91.4 (2008): 694-701.
  • Dong, Hui, et al. "Berberine in the treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systemic review and meta-analysis." Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 (2012).
  • Dong, Hui, et al. "The effects of berberine on blood lipids: a systemic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials." Planta medica 79.06 (2013): 437-446.
  • Edwards, David J., and Emily J. Draper. "Variations in alkaloid content of herbal products containing goldenseal." Journal of the American Pharmacists Association 43.3 (2003): 419-423.
  • Gershwin, M. Eric, et al. "Public safety and dietary supplementation." Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1190.1 (2010): 104-117.
  • Sarma, Nandakumara, Gabriel Giancaspro, and Jaap Venema. "Dietary supplements quality analysis tools from the United States Pharmacopeia." Drug testing and analysis 8.3-4 (2016): 418-423.
  • Sun, Yiyi, et al. "A systematic review of the anticancer properties of berberine, a natural product from Chinese herbs." Anti-cancer drugs 20.9 (2009): 757-769.
  • Ye, Minzhong, et al. "Neuropharmacological and pharmacokinetic properties of berberine: a review of recent research." Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology 61.7 (2009): 831-837.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Green Pasture Blue Ice Royal Butter Oil / Fermented Cod Liver Oil Blend

Dr. Weston A. Price discovered High Vitamin Butter Oil in the 1930's. The pinnacle of his X-Factor discovery was the extreme synergistic effect between High Vitamin Butter Oil and traditional cod liver oil. "One without the other did not do his patients justice, but the two together worked like magic". X-Factor Gold™ High Vitamin Butter Oil is made from dairy oil extracted without heat from cows that eat 100% rapidly growing grass. The speed of the grass growth, timing of the grazing of this grass, species of grass, climate and extraction method are all important to make real X-Factor Gold™ High Vitamin Butter Oil. The Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil brings us back in time, when cod liver oil was truly a sacred food. The Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil is lacto-fermented and extracted without heat. The fish are wild caught in the Arctic region. The combination of these attributes provides our community with a pure, clean and nutrient rich sacred food. Blue Ice™ Royal offers our community a nutrient dense sacred food blend of 1/3 X-Factor Gold™ High Vitamin Butter Oil and 2/3 Blue Ice™ Fermented Cod Liver Oil.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Using clove oil for tooth aches

Severe pain

1 tsp coconut oil mixed with 4 drops clove oil. Mix and apply using a Q-Tip.


1 drop clove oil on a Q-Tip and apply.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Charles Poliquin 4 second Eccentric Training

4-second eccentric phase and a 1-second concentric phase.

Lower the weight in 4-seconds and press back up in 1-second. Simple but effective.

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