7 New Supplements
Supplements are effective for bringing desired results. Here is a description of 7 new supplements.
What It Is: Betaine is technically named trimethylglycine. It is a molecule of the amino acid glycine. It has 3 methyl groups in it.
Why You Should Take It: Betaine is a very popular health promoter. It looks after the heart, liver and joints. Current studies conducted on athletes showed that it improves muscle strength and power. Another study conducted at the University of Connecticut proved that it brings a 25% increase in muscle strength.
How You Should Take It: It should be taken 1,000-3,000 milligrams as trimethylglycine, betaine anhydrous, or betaine monohydrate before and after workout.
Silk Amino Acids
What It Is: As the name implies, these are amino acids which are derived from silk protein. Protein is hydrolyzed to make polypeptides also called short protein chains. Polypeptides include amino acids alanine, glycine, serine, valine, and threonine. All these polypeptides benefit a lot individually. Studies showed that they have plenty of benefits if used together.
Why You Should Take It: Studies conducted on animals have reported that silk amino acids double the exercise endurance. They also increase muscle mass and decrease body fats at the same time. Another study assures of its antioxidant property. The research on the human subjects is not conducted yet. However, anecdotally, the effects can be similar.
How You Should Take It: It should be taken (4-5 grams) half an hour before a workout.
What It Is: It is known as palatinose. It is a simple sugar which is found in honey. It is derived from sucrose. It is digested at a slow pace.
Why You Should Take It: Studies report that intake of isomaltulose before a workout burns more fat. This results in more fat loss as well as an increase in endurance. This imparts ease and comfort in continuing in the gym.
How You Should Take It: It can be taken (20 grams) within 30 minutes before a workout.
Brown Rice Protein
What It Is: It is a protein powder which is created by a specialized manufacturing process. This process separates carbohydrates and protein in
brown rice. This results in the creation of a more concentrated form of protein.
Why You Should Take It: It helps to build muscle and strength. It also helps to lose fat. It activates specific proteins known as PPARs (peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors) and LXRs (liver X receptors). These specific proteins stimulate genes which decrease fat production and enhance fat burning. Compared to whey, brown rice protein contains 4 times more arginine. Arganine improves nitric oxide and growth hormone levels.
How You Should Take It: It should be taken (20 grams) before and after workouts and as snacks between meals. It can be added (10 grams) to a protein shake.
What It Is: It is also known as dipeptide of glutamine. It is a combination of 2 amino acids. It is technically called L-alanyl-L-glutamine.
Why You Should Take It: It improves immune system function, better recovery, and increased metabolic rate. Recent research reports that L-alanyl-L-glutamine is taken up by the body 200% better than standard L-glutamine. It gives better results in less consumption. Another study showed that people using sustamine were better hydrated than those on placebo.
How You Should Take It: You can use 3-5 grams of L-alanyl-L-glutamine 30 minutes before workouts and within 30 minutes after workouts.
What It Is: This is a metabolite of the branched-chain amino acid leucine. It is known as alpha-hydroxyisocaproic acid, or HICA.
Why You Should Take It: It saves you from muscle breakdown during intensive training.
How You Should Take It: You can use 500 milligrams of HICA with meals three times per day. On workout days, intake of two of those doses with pre-workout and post-workout shakes is appropriate.
What It Is: It is a healthy bacterium.
Why You Should Take It: It maintains the normal growth of bacteria in the body.
How You Should Take It: You can use sufficient probiotic to get one billion colony-forming units (CFU) with protein-rich meals.