Health Benefits of Indoor Plants

by on June 24, 2017
in Uncategorized

Health benefits of inddor plantsWe all know that indoor plants can make any room look well-appointed; however, did you know that indoor plants can also be beneficial to your mental and physical health? Studies have shown that indoor plants can help reduce stress, improve air quality, and even lower background noise.

Indoor plants the ultimate stress reducer

Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia)

by on February 14, 2014
in Testosterone

This post on Tongkat Ali (TA) is presented in the furtherance of man’s never ending quest of finding a natural, legal, safe and efficacious supplement that boosts testosterone levels. Research into this small evergreen from Southeast Asia took this blogger on a wild journey of Malaysian government supported promotion and co-patents with MIT, pyramid schemes, a potpourri of potential testosterone (T) influencing compounds including “eurypeptides” and the invention of an electronic tongue, to name a few. So buckle up, and if you decide to take this supplement, suggestions are given towards sources, dosing and cautions. As an added bonus, a quick and dirty method of testing extracts for authenticity is revealed.

Astaxanthin and Testosterone

by on February 26, 2013
in Bodybuilding Supplements

A prior post on the product Alphastat generated quite a bit of traffic and comments. It has also generated a considerable bit of internal rumination on my part as to the role of one of its ingredients, astaxanthin, in influencing testosterone levels. Is astaxanthin’s role in Alphastat as an aromatase inhibitor, an agent that prevents conversion of testosterone to estrogen, or mere filler to justify charging premium prices? What is the research behind this and is it valid? Finally are there other natural compounds that are more effective and substantiated aromatase inhibitors on the market?

Beer Antioxidants: Xanthohumol

by on January 16, 2013
in Antioxidants

This post is something near and dear to my heart, beer. We’ve all heard about the fantastic antioxidants in red wine; namely resveratrol. However, beer has the potential to equal or exceed red wine in antioxidant potential. We’re not talking about your mass produced “Lite” beers. No, we’re talking extremely hoppy and dark beers with robust and bitter tastes. I would tell you to stop reading now if, unlike me, you make a sour face at seeing, smelling and tasting such things as stouts, porters, strong IPA’s, cloudy unfiltered brews and their ilk. However, like red wine there may be an alternative in supplement form.

Raspberry Ketone

by on September 21, 2012
in Weight Loss

I was in my favorite supplement retail store awhile back and was witness to an appalling scene. Apparently, a certain celebrity TV doctor was making outrageous fat burning and weight loss claims for raspberry ketone on his show. I found myself caught in the middle of a near panic run at the shelves by a hoard of wild-eyed desperate consumers looking for a quick weight loss fix in a pill. The shelves had long ago been denuded of the fantastical ketone and the store clerks had gone into defense mode. This post will try to provide a more sober evaluation of raspberry ketone and weight loss.

Astaxanthin Supplementation

by on July 10, 2012
in Antioxidants

Astaxanthin has become an immensely popular supplement in recent years with a variety of products appearing on the market. I’ve previously addressed the general potential health benefits of astaxanthin and some generalities about doses.

Recently, “Hi-Potency” astaxanthin products have appeared on the market. The consumer may be confused as to whether the higher potency products are right for them.

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