Dr. Dwayne Jackson

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Beta-Alanine has been inducted into the “supplement hall of fame”

We all have our favorite supplements, which tend to be the ones that work best for us. However, generally speaking, the ultimate test for supplement efficacy is years of substantiated published and undisputed evidence proving its benefits. Beta-alanine is one such supplement!  Recently, the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutriton published a sports …

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Taurine, Synephrine, and Nitrate

Taurine Taurine is an amino acid derivative of the sulfur containing amino acid cysteine and is chemically known as 2-aminoethanesulfonic acid. Taurine is conditionally essential, which simply means that it may become depleted under conditions of heavy physical stress (e.g., working out) and activity (e.g., during sports performances).  Although taurine exists in most of our …

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It’s well known that weight training stimulates the immune system to release factors (i.e., cytokines) that regulate inflammation and muscle breakdown. As such, several studies suggest that cytokines play fundamental roles in muscle damage and repair associated with weight training. After several weeks of training the body adapts by altering the cytokine response, creating a …

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Boost workout performance with l-alanyl-l-glutamine

For decades, supplement scientists have reported many performance-enhancing benefits to taking amino acids before, during, and after training. Most recently, scientists from University of Central Florida illustrated that ingesting a sport drink mixed with a di-peptide blend of alanine and glutamine (l-alanyl-l-glutamine) extends high intensity exercise performance.     In this new study published in the …

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Maximize fat burning during cardio with synephrine

p-Synephrine is a compound derived from citrus aurantium (aka bitter orange, Zhi Shi or sour orange), which are small citrus plants. Synephrine gained popularity as a fat-burning agent following the ephedra ban as both share a similar chemical structure. Though they share chemical similarities, synephrine has many differing biological properties, the most intriguing of which …

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How to promote 22% more muscle building while you sleep

Resistance training builds muscularity and strength by promoting anabolism, especially in trained muscle. As such, for a few hours after heavy exercise, your body enters a window of heightened protein synthesis (muscle building) counterbalanced by slight increases in catabolism (muscle breakdown). Science tells us that boosting blood amino acids within this window blunts catabolism and …

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