Natural Remedies for Menstrual Cramps

Rich JacobsArticles, PMS, SupplementsLeave a Comment

Picture this: an entire month without suffering through debilitating cramps, popping over-the-counter and prescription pain pills, and stumbling through those first few days of your period. Sound too good to be true? If you’re one of half the menstruating population who experiences painful cramps each month, it may seem like it. The best solution for any uncomfortable condition is to … Read More

Does ZMA really work?

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  ZMA (Zinc Monomethionine Aspartate) is a hot topic for debate. Many love to discuss whether it has a positive effect on both muscle growth and testosterone production.  There have been studies with results proving both sides of the debate, so who is right? Let’s break it down and you can be the judge.  We will start with Zinc. Zinc … Read More

Is Fish Oil a Cure for ADHD?

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Could fish oil cure ADHD? A recent study indicates that omega-3 fish oil might alleviate the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This study also appears in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. Fish Oil Studies Researchers at the University of South Australia performed the study with 132 children suffering from ADHD. It lasted for 30 weeks. All … Read More

What is a Good Supplement Program?

Rich JacobsArticles, Health, Nutrition, Supplements

What is a Good Supplement Program? Finding a good supplement program isn’t as easy as taking a one-a-day multivitamin and calling it a day.  Every person is different and so are their nutritional needs. The first thing one should do when wanting to add more nutrients and vitamins to their nutrition is to stop eating processed foods.  Anything that comes in a … Read More

Creatine

Rich JacobsArticles, Nutrition, Supplements

There is plenty of research out there on creatine. Much of it both proves and disproves its use. It is most famous for its performance-enhancing claims and also it’s purported ability to add fat-free mass. However, from what I’ve seen in the real world, it works for some and not others. I can give you some guidelines based on the … Read More

Use Leucine to Boost Recovery

Rich JacobsArticles, Supplements, Tips

Want the best way to recover post-workout?  Midway through and post-workout, use both leucine and carbohydrates with branched-chain amino acids. During exercise, the body both breaks down and releases leucine. It also goes into a negative balance of protein synthesis to protein breakdown. If you want to see results faster, supplementation is one of the best ways to help support … Read More

Do we need supplements?

Rich JacobsArticles, Health, Nutrition, Supplements

The supplement industry is a multibillion dollar a year business.  Involved companies produce anything and everything in a powder or pill form.  We get supplements pushed on us from personal trainers, dietitians, nutritionists and doctors almost as much as pharmaceuticals.  Many ask “Do I need to take supplements, such as vitamins, if I eat a healthy diet?” I am not going … Read More