GHB is a simple carbohydrate fond naturally
in every cell of the human body. GHB is both a metabolite of and
a precursor to an amino acid called GABA (Gamma Aminobutyric Acid).
The FDA has labeled GHB has a 'date-rape' drug, and wants to ban
it from the market. GHB itself does not cause a person to remain
conscious, engage in sex and then forget what they did. The problems
occur when you take GHB with high levels of alcohol, since both
alcohol and GHB are metabolized by the same enzyme in the body.
Fruit from India that contains Hydroxicitric
Acid (HCA), an organic acid influencing carbohydrate and fat metabolism
A compound thought to protect you against cancer.
It is found in soy based food products. It surpresses the production
of stress proteins in cells, proteins that otherwise help cancer
cells survive destruction by the immune system.
A herb shown to enhance mental acuity. Some
research has shown that Ginkgo Biloba increases cerebral blood
flow to the brain. Also, boost brain levels of adenosine triphosphate
and scavenge free radicals. Combined with ginger, gingko has also
been shown too reduce stress induced anxiety.
A family of herbs with adaptogenic properties
affecting energy. There are different ginsengs (Asian, American,
Siberian). Some ginsengs have shown to have mental enhancing effects.
Studies show that an individual ginseng component called ginsenoside
Rb acts favorably in reversing memory deficits by increasing he
secretion of acetychilone. Studies also suggest that ginseng extract
improved learning and retention processes.
A fiber derived from the Amorphophallus Konjac
root, a perennial plant of the Araceae family. The root is low
in protein, lipids (fats), calories and vitamins, but, because
of its glucomannan content, it can provide many tangible bodybuilding
and health advantages. Glucomannan can help mitigate insulin response
to high glycemic corbohydrates, which might allow bodybuilders
to add variety to low carb diets and still accrue the benefits
of the regimens. Glucomannan may also help remove fat from the
Organic compound found in cartilage and joint
fluid; relieves joint pain and may help in healing some joint
injuries. Glucosamine is a provider of the building blocks of
Type of sugar that circulates in the bloodstream,
thus the term 'blood glucose levels' or 'blood sugar'. All carbohydrates,
whether simple or complex, are eventually converted to glucose
in the body. Glycogen is many units of glucose together.
Glucose Tolerance Factor (GTF)
GTF is thought to be a complex of chromium,
nicotinic acid, and the amino acids glycine, cystein and glutamic
acid (these aminos are components of gluthathione). GTF is thought
to be synthesize by the liver. In many people, chromium is likely
the deficient substrate for GTF formation. GTF is found in foods
such as organ meats, whole gains, cheese, mushrooms and brewer's
An amino acid. Glutamine is the most abundant
amino acid in muscle tissue. Studies are beginning to show that
having extra glutamine in your body may be important to maximize
muscle growth, by increasing growth hormone levels. Glutamine
also is important to maintain proper health, and is shown to have
anabolic and anticatabolic properties.
During intense training, the signal for muscle
breakdown (which is a bad thing) may be the release of skeletal
muscle glutamine. That means that each time you train, your muscles
release glutamine which in part triggers a catabolic state (a
catabolic state is synonymous with muscle breakdown). By proving
Glutamine, documented clinical studies have shown that Glutamine
will have a significant impact on maintaining a positive nitrogen
balance which is essential to muscular development and recovery.
The glycemic Index (GI) measures only the rise
in blood sugar elicited by various foods and drinks. It is not
like an index of factors like nutrient density or vitamin or fiber
content. The GI can help you if you want to avoid a spike in blood
sugar, and insulin.
Glycerin is a trihydric alcohol that is derived
from animal fats and plants emollients. It is used in many protein
bars to give the bar a soft texture and to make it easy to chew.
Glycerin yields 4.32 calories per gram. Glycerin is a crystalline,
viscous liquid formed when fat molecules split. It is half as
sweet as sugar and is used to keep bars moist and to plasticize
other foods such as fudge, gum, geltin, etc. The big question
is if glycerin is a carb or is it a new 'category'. The reason
that glycerin is not listed as a carbohydrate by some manufacturers
is that glycerin does not effect blood glucose or insulin levels.
However, the FDA states that glycerin is to be listed as a carbohydrate;
thus the controversy.
It is a term for many units of glucose strung
together. The body stores glycogen in two areas, the liver and
the muscles. Only about 5 grams, or 20 calories worth of glucose
flows in the blood. Liver stores about 75 to 100 grams, or 300
to 400 calories; an hour of aerobics can burn up half the liver
glycogen content. The muscles store around 360 grams, or 1,440
calories. Carbohydrate loading is one technique used to increase
muscle glycogen content.
By not consuming enough carbohydrates, you deplete
both liver and muscle glycogen reserves. While complex carbs are
considered to be more desirable than simple carbs, simple carbs
are more efficient after a workout for replacing muscle glycogen.
Simple carbs are absorbed faster, and promote a greater insulin
output. A carbohydrate drink with at least 50 grams of carb will
do the trick.
Muscle glycogen is extremely important for
bodybuilding, since it's the primary fuel that powers anaerobic
training, such as lifting weights. Glycogen that's stored in a
muscle is available only to that muscle because muscles lack a
certain enzyme, glucose-6-phosphatase, that's needed to release
glucose into the blood. Muscles can absorb glucose without insulin,
which why exercise helps prevent diabetes.
Liver glycogen is a fuel reserve that helps
maintain blood glucose levels. This is important because the brain
relies on a constant supply of glucose to function properly.
Grape Seed Extract
Source of proanthocyanadins, an important antioxidant.
Perhaps more notable, recent research has shown
that green tea reduces the risk of developing stomach cancer by
50% and esophageal cancer by 6-%. No one knows for sure, but scientists
think that polyphenols in green tea protect health by combating
The main constituents of green tea are polyphenols,
caffeien, vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nitrogenous
compounds, it also contains small amounts of carbohydrates and
lipids. Also, green tea contains polyphenols, theanine, and catechins.
The greater the theanine content in green tea, the higher the
Growth hormone (hGH), or somatotropin, is a
hormone responsible for normal body growth and development by
stimulating protein production in muscle cells and energy release
from the breakdown of fats. Known in the medical community as
somatotropin. It is a powerful anabolic hormone that affects all
systems of the body and plays an important role in muscle growth.
It is a peptide hormone, which is composed of 191 amino acids
linked together. It is rapidly metabolized by the liver and has
a half-life in the blood of approxiamately 17 to 45 minutes.
Source of caffeine. Comes from the seed of
a herb found in the Amazon, long popular among Brazilians for
its stimulatory effects.
Guggulsterone is a ketosteroid specifically
called Z-Guggulsterone. Its effect on the thyroid is that it increases
the metabolic rate via stimulation of the thyroid gland. Studies
indicate that Guggulsterone can result in higher levels of T4
(Thyroxine), one of the two main thyroid hormones.
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cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it."
- Chinese Proverb
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