HMB: The Newest Muscle Builder?

Click Here to Jump to the Summary What is HMB? Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) is a metabolite of the amino acid Leucine. Your body produces HMB from dietary leucine and some studies have shown that HMB production is correlated with leucine intake (1). ¬†While you can get increased HMB through leucine supplementation, this is an inefficient process[…]

Pre-workout Supplements: Are They Effective?

  The supplement industry is saturated with pre-workout supplements: C4, No-Xplode, PreJYM. I would venture to guess its a 9 figure market. Interestingly, very few of these pre-workout supplements have been thoroughly investigated in the scientific literature. However, there have been investigations into some of the individual ingredients in these supplements. In this article we[…]

BCAAs: Hype Or Muscle Builder?

BCAAs:What are they? Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are essential amino acids (meaning our body does not create them) that contain an aliphatic (branched) side-chain. These amino acids are key players in the regulation of muscle mass and must be consumed through your diet. There are three BCAAs: valine, isoleucine, and leucine. One really interesting[…]