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As you probably already know, most nitric oxide (NO) boosters use some form of the amino acid citrulline. Citrulline is converted to arginine in the body, which is then converted to NO. Citrulline is not only a powerful NO booster but it also delays fatigue and drives up energy levels. Citrulline also aids in the removal of ammonia from the body. In fact, clinical studies confirm that subjects taking citrulline malate experience less fatigue and have higher energy levels. What many bodybuilders may not realize is that citrulline supplementation may also have an anabolic effect via increasing the rate of...

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Foods and supplements that increase nitric oxide production, such as beetroot extract, increases blood flow to the muscles. Nitric oxide is a gas released by the inner lining of blood vessels (endothelial cells) that is critical for regulating blood flow and blood pressure. This could increase the delivery of nutrients during and after exercise, which could improve performance and promote recovery. Several small, but well controlled studies found that beetroot extract improved aerobic capacity, endurance, and overall exercise capacity. (ACSM’s health and Fitness Journal, 17 (1): 29-30, 2013)

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It’s that time of year where everyone is gearing up to get beach body ready. While most people want to take a weight loss supplement or start the latest fad diet, the best way to get fit is through aerobic exercise combined with weight loss supplements. Aerobic exercise is any of various sustained exercises, such as jogging, rowing, swimming, or cycling, that stimulate and strengthen the heart and lungs, thereby improving the body's utilization of oxygen. This also includes steppers, elliptical and treadmills. Abdominal or visceral fat increases the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, elevated blood fats,...

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Purchasing A PROTEIN isn't Brain Surgery, but don’t underestimate the procedure either. Pick the wrong type and you’ll buy a lot more than you'll need. Even worse, spend under you need to and you'll not get acceptable results - or any improvements whatsoever. The kind (or types) of protein you choose, the quantity of protein per serving, and also the absence or presence of carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, proteins, are also areas where one can wander down the wrong path. Avoid these along with other issues by using these simple rules. Work Out How MUCH You'll Need For many people,...

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Vitamin D is important for normal calcium metabolism and plays a vital role in maintaining bone and muscle health. Many athletes are vitamin D deficient because they shun vitamin D-fortified dairy products and don’t get much outdoor activity. Vitamin D is produced naturally in the skin as part of a reaction involving sunlight, but it is also consumed in the diet. A review of literature by Enette Larson-Meyer and Kentz Willis concluded that adequate vitamin D levels are important for promoting muscle and strength, and that it plays a critical role in muscle protein synthesis. Vitamin D deficient athletes should...

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