It has been studied for many years that the consumption of red grape juice or wine, in moderation, could very well help manage overweight issues and improve overall health. This has been studied closely by Oregen State researchers that have been suggesting that consuming dark-colored grapes may assist people with obesity or any additional metabolic disorders.
While they state “consumption”, it could be through eating dark colored grapes or drinking juice or wine. The Cabernet Franc along with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are created with a blend of violets, blueberry, black olive and coffee. Produced in the United States, the Napa Valley style grapes are dense, purple-black, and jammy. You can get more information on different types of red wines from your local liquor store or winery.
In conclusion, drinking dark-grape based wines will help with overall health and as studies are continuing, the theory stands that consuming dark-grapes may assist in overcoming obesity. Again, the key word here is “moderation”. Are you a wine drinker?
Phosphatidic acid (PA) has been reported to activate the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling pathway and is thought to enhance the anabolic effects of resistance training. The purpose of this pilot study was to examine if oral phosphatidic acid administration can enhance strength and muscle thickness during an 8-week resistance training program. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 2012, 9:47 doi:10.1186/1550-2783-9-47
During this study the subjects noticed a significant improvement of strength and lean body mass compared to the placebo. Since this is a fairly new study, there haven’t been too many supplement companies to add PA into their arsenal of strength enhancers. Since Phosphatidic Acid looks promising we are sure to see this emerge especially now since most pro-hormones have been pulled from the market.
We have found two products that contain PA so far –Cutler Nutrition King and Gaspari Nutrition Adrenocharge. Both contain almost the full recommended dose used in the study. Not only did individuals see an increase in lean body mass, but they also experienced a delay in muscle fatigue. This could be potentially huge for endurance athletes looking to get that extra edge.
The new candy flavor amino craze sets MAN Sports ahead of the game. These guys releasing some of the most tasteful products on the market to date. The first 2 “candy” flavored ISO-AMINOs had been StarBlaze and the SC best selling flavor, “Sour Batch“. These guys are coming at you with the latest “DORKS™” flavor of aminos, said to be a replica of a candy flavor. It has also been rumored that a 4th flavor is in production. Can you guess what it might be? Until then, we are anticipating a some awesome feedback on the new DORKS™ flavor MAN Sports ISO-AMINOs™.
Many of you may not have the chance to actually see what goes into creating that tasty protein powder you use throughout the day. Early part of this year, many companies have been tagged to have spiked their protein powders with “filler” amino acids, leaving the label to read out a higher number grams of protein than what is truly in the tub.
To separate themselves from the others, BPI Sports has became one of the first companies to bring in a 3rd party verification company to assist them with testing and tagging their Whey-HD as accurate as the label.
Bringing third party verification to sports nutrition! – No Amino Spiking Here!
BPI Sports is changing the sports nutrition game when it comes to delivering quality products. Going forward, the ChromaDex® Quality Verification Seal will be added to the entire line of BPI protein powders, indicating that each product has been 3rd Party Tested and verified for quality and consistency.
ChromaDex® is a leading independent 3rd party laboratory and one of the most respected names in Sports Nutrition. Now a publicly traded company, ChromaDex® was established in 1999, in response to the growing demand for natural product reference standards, services, and quality assurance methods.
The ChromaDex® Quality Verified seal on BPI’s products absolutely ensures that what is in the bottle matches exactly what is on the label.
What does ChromaDex® test?
The Chromadex® seal serves as objective proof that:
ChromaDex® has audited our facilities and verified that we are compliant with cGMP, or Good Manufacturing Practices, which are regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). cGMP’s provide for systems that assure proper design, monitoring, and control of manufacturing processes and facilities.
With an array of the latest technologies and techniques, testing is performed on individual ingredients before blending. This ensures no protein “spiking” and that BPI’s products meet specifications for
Final products are tested for microbials, heavy metals, and other contaminants that would alter the quality, taste, or uniformity in texture.
Most importantly, this is all monitored ongoing as part of a strict protocol designed and managed by ChromaDex®. In other words, anyone can randomly test their products to say they meet specification, but it only means something if it is 3rd Party and an ongoing protocol.
We bring you a video from BPI Sports that shows you the exact process in which their Whey-HD is created. Check it out!
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