Internal blood clots can be life-threatening, but there are several anti-clotting medications on the market to deal with them. Unfortunately, they have unpleasant side-effects.
Friday, 30 June 2017
Thursday, 29 June 2017
Melatonin is not just for sleep any more. By altering the microbes in your gut to provide a more pleasant digestive biome, melatonin can actually stave off obesity and promote fat loss.
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Citrulline is a popular amino acid which is frequently supplemented because it helps to increase nitric oxide levels. Take this important amino with exercise to maximize its benefits.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Since the 1970s, approximately 6 percent of high school students try steroids. Many continue to use them in adulthood. Either way, it causes heart troubles, but more research is needed.
The post Lifelong Heart Trouble Triggered by Youth Steroid Usage? appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 26 June 2017
Older men receiving testosterone therapy supplements have shown increases in non-calcified plaque volume in their coronary arteries. There have been no increases in heart attacks.
The post More Arterial Plaque Seen in Testosterone Therapy Patients appeared first on XP Labs.
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Anabolic steroid usage can lead to blood pressure problems, which in turn can lead to stiffening of the blood vessels in the abdomen. Increased strength also puts a burden on the heart.
The post Anabolic Steroids Cause Hypertension and Blood Vessel Stiffness appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 24 June 2017
Low testosterone causes many problems for some men, from depression to obesity, cardiovascular issues, and insulin resistance. It has now also been linked to prostate inflammation.
Friday, 23 June 2017
Worldwide, blood pressure rates are rising. Nearly 1 billion people have hypertension, or high blood pressure. Hypertension is an entirely preventable and treatable silent killer.
Thursday, 22 June 2017
The process of learning/re-learning new skills is called neuroplasticity. Researchers theorize that music may help bolster the brain’s ability to build new connections for learning.
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Those with male pattern baldness and untreated high blood pressure have a higher risk for heart attack. Untreated high blood pressure kills approximately 120,000 people every year.
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
If you watch TV, you’ve seen ads targeting men worried about “low T” and aging. But do you need supplements to fix or prevent low testosterone problems, even as you get older? Find out here.
Monday, 19 June 2017
Time spent in organized, planned training sessions is excellent and very important for your health, but don’t let yourself become sedentary in-between. Keep yourself moving all day.
Sunday, 18 June 2017
While increasing your dairy intake doesn’t have an impact on weight loss, those who eat dairy tend to be leaner than those who don’t. Dairy keeps you satisfied and provides many nutrients.
Saturday, 17 June 2017
Cruciferous vegetables are sometimes avoided because they can cay se gas, but it may be time to start eating them. They may promote fat loss, prevent heart disease and fight off cancer.
Friday, 16 June 2017
IGF-1, a highly anabolic hormone, is important for maximizing your training goals. Consuming high amounts of protein stimulates your body to produce and release more IGF-1 for gains.
The post IGF-1 Production Increases with High Protein Intake appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Oral phosphatidic acid, with or without whey, has been shown to increase the activity of a metabolic pathway necessary for muscle protein synthesis. It may be an effective supplement.
The post Muscle Protein Synthesis Aided by Oral Phosphatidic Acid appeared first on XP Labs.
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
First, people were surprised to hear that Subway uses turkey-based meats for many of their cold cuts. Now, there is controversy over soy-based chicken meat, which has been DNA tested.
The post Turkey Ham and Soy Chicken: Do You Know Your Subway? appeared first on XP Labs.
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Adding 12 to 15 percent protein to a low-calorie weight-loss diet, even with the majority inclusion of animal protein, provides equal fat loss benefits while promoting heart health.
The post Low-Calorie, High-Protein Weight Loss Strategy Better for Your Heart appeared first on XP Labs.
Monday, 12 June 2017
Cold exposure might just be a natural, effective way to boost thermogenesis and reduce body fat. Researchers studied cold exposure on male adults for a month and monitored weight loss.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Saturday, 10 June 2017
The ketogenic diet is popular for weight loss, but studies have shown that athletes may not want to use it for weight loss. The keto diet lowered fitness levels and decreased lean body mass.
Friday, 9 June 2017
Alpha-lipoic acid has been shown to trigger small decreases in bodyweight. It’s believed that it works by aiding cell mitochondria, promoting your longevity and metabolic health.
The post Anti-Aging Alpha-Lipoic Acid Supplements May Bolster Energy appeared first on XP Labs.
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Chronic stress has been linked to elevated cortisol and insulin levels, increased blood pressure, and high amounts of abdominal fat. Some people gain more abdominal fat during stress.
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Alcohol is fat’s best friend: It has been shown to prevent fat cells from releasing fat for fuel. It also has a high calorie count and, despite this, it has a tendency to increase hunger.
Monday, 5 June 2017
Everyone knows a night without sleep makes for a rough day, but when you’re an athlete, it can spell seriously bad news for your body. Even a single night of poor sleep impairs recovery.
Sunday, 4 June 2017
Training one side of your body at a time is less popular, but it might be better for your cardiovascular system. Training on both sides at once is slightly more challenging for your heart.
The post Unilateral Training Puts Less Stress on Your Heart appeared first on XP Labs.
Saturday, 3 June 2017
Friday, 2 June 2017
Poor squatting technique can put abnormal stress on your back, ankles, knees, and hips. Not only can this cause injury, but it will slow your progress. Learn about the differences here.
Thursday, 1 June 2017
Caffeine is a great motivator which raises energy levels and keeps athletes in good spirits. Researchers have discovered it can also help reduce soreness and decrease recovery time.