Best ways to reduce exercise-induced serotonin and optimize Carbon Dioxide Production

Most of us have that drive to push ourselves hard each workout. We try to go “all out” each workout.We have to demolish the PRs of the previous workouts, right?  And so we do everything possible to squeeze every bit out of our training. But is this the right thing to do?It sure feels like […]

The Best Breakfast for satiety, thermogenesis and fat loss

Centuries ago, a medieval philosopher, Maimonides (1135–1204), coined the saying “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper”. To be honest, I never really liked that saying, but it does have some truth to it. There’s evidence that eating breakfast promotes physical activity, resting energy expenditure, good behavior, mood […]

Collagen: the one thing you need more of for muscle growth and fat loss

Collagen, the supplement for joint and skin health turns out to be anabolic too? Sweet, but how potent? Pretty potent alright…read on! So it all started in 2015 when Zdzieblik conducted a study, where they gave men with sarcopenia 15g of collagen daily for 3 months. The results were apparently so good that Phillips wrote […]

Bile acid digests not only dietary fat but also body fat

Bile acid for fat loss? Bile acid, that green or yellowish brown fluid secreted by your gall bladder can actually improve your health and speed up fat loss. Bile is produced by the liver from cholesterol. Humans make around 500mg of bile daily, which consists of about 97% water, 0.7% bile salts, 0.2% bilirubin, 0.51% fats (cholesterol, fatty acids, and lecithin), amino […]

Nitric oxide: more than just a vasodilator

Nitric oxide (NO) is a chemical messenger that possesses an ability to freely diffuse across the cell membranes, and unlike other classical neurotransmitters, this molecule is neither stored in the synaptic vesicles nor released by the process of exocytosis (R). It’s synthesized from the amino acid L-arginine by the enzyme NO synthase (NOS) in the body. […]

PUFA dangers part 5: Androgens, estrogen, prolactin & cortisol

PUFAs, when incorporated into cell membranes, cause the cells to become more fluid, are chaotropic, disorderly and reduce their function (1). Steroids are made in the mitochondria and require lots of ATP (energy molecule of the cells) to synthesize steroid optimally. Low ATP = low steroidogenesis. Steroidogenesis requires cholesterol, vitamin A, thyroid hormones, NAD+, magnesium […]

The High Serotonin Personality

Serotonin is a complicated neurotransmitter that, contrary to other neurotransmitters, has an influence on everything in the body. It’s currently believed to aid in anxiety, depression, impatience, impulsiveness, anger, etc. One of the main reasons for this is that the metabolite of serotonin, 5-HIAA, is low in people with these symptoms. The research is thus […]

PUFA dangers Part 4: Influence on Cellular & Thyroid Function and Diabetes

Polyunsaturated fat (PUFAs), when incorporated into cell membranes, make cells more fluid, which makes them chaotropic, disorderly and reduces their function (1). The increase in fluidity will allow more water, sodium, chloride, and calcium into the cell (edema), and lower intracellular potassium and magnesium which will also destabilize the cell, and reduce cellular function (2). Metabolic […]

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