Tiratricol side effects: regular tiratricol ingestion may be associated...

in Drugs, Hydration, Nutrition, Supplements

A fat-loss supplement popular with athletes is linked with hypothyroidism [adsense:336×280:1772170819] Tiratricol (3, 5, 3-triodothyroacetic acid) is a popular ‘nutritional supplement’ among bodybuilders and weightlifters, many of whom believe that the compound increases metabolism, spurs fat burning, upgrades body composition, and helps produce a ‘cut’ look. Such beliefs are not completely illogical, since tiratricol is... MORE

Immunosuppression: can carbohydrates and zinc boost your immune system?

in Cycling injuries, Hydration, Nutrition, Supplements

Can within-workout carbs and supplemental zinc keep you from getting ill? [adsense:336×280:1772170819] A heavy training schedule can improve an athlete’s sport-specific fitness dramatically, but it can also have an unwanted effect: hard training can actually suppress your immune system, putting you at greater risk of developing an opportunistic infection which could decrease your quality and... MORE

Nutritional sports injury therapies – what you eat can...

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When athletes are injured, they usually turn to the traditional injury therapies – rest, icing, compression, elevation, as well as anti-inflammatory medications. Few athletes realize that in some cases unique nutritional strategies may also help them get well. [adsense:336×280:1772170819] The fact that nutritional aspects of recovery are overlooked is a mystery to many sports nutritionists.... MORE

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