Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Importance of Vitamins in Our Body

Vitamins are a group of substances that are needed for normal cell function, growth, and development.

There are 13 essential vitamins. This means that these vitamins are required for the body to work properly. They are:


Vitamin A,C, D , E, K,B1 (thiamine), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), Pantothenic acid (B5), Biotin (B7),Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), Foliate (folic acid and B9).

Each of the vitamins listed below has an important job in the body. A vitamin deficiency occurs when you do not get enough of a certain vitamin. Vitamin deficiency can cause health problems.

Not eating enough fruits, vegetables, beans, lentils, whole grains and fortified dairy foods may increase your risk for health problems, including heart disease, cancer, and poor bone health (osteoporosis).
·         Vitamin A helps form and maintains healthy teeth, bones, soft tissue, mucus membranes, and skin.
·         Vitamin B6 is also called pyridoxine. Vitamin B6 helps form red blood cells and maintain brain function. This vitamin also plays an important role in the proteins that are part of many chemical reactions in the body. The more protein you eat the more pyridoxine your body requires.
·         Vitamin B12, like the other B vitamins, is important for metabolism. It also helps form red blood cells and maintain the central nervous system.
·         Vitamin C, also called ascorbic acid, is an antioxidant that promotes healthy teeth and gums. It helps the body absorb iron and maintain healthy tissue. It also promotes wound healing.
·         Vitamin D is also known as the "sunshine vitamin," since it is made by the body after being in the sun. Ten to 15 minutes of sunshine 3 times a week is enough to produce the body's requirement of vitamin D for most people at most latitudes. People who do not live in sunny places may not make enough vitamin D. It is very hard to get enough vitamin D from food sources alone. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium. You need calcium for the normal development and maintenance of healthy teeth and bones. It also helps maintain proper blood levels of calcium and phosphorus.
·         Vitamin E is an antioxidant also known as tocopherol. It helps the body form red blood cells and use vitamin K.
·         Vitamin K is needed because without it, blood would not stick together (coagulate). Some studies suggest that it is important for bone health.
·         Biotin is essential for the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates, and in the production of hormones and cholesterol.
·         Niacin is a B vitamin that helps maintain healthy skin and nerves. It also has cholesterol-lowering effects at higher doses.
·         Folate works with vitamin B12 to help form red blood cells. It is needed for the production of DNA, which controls tissue growth and cell function. Any woman who is pregnant should be sure to get enough folate. Low levels of folate are linked to birth defects such as spina bifida. Many foods are now fortified with folic acid.
·         Pantothenic acid is essential for the metabolism of food. It also plays a role in the production of hormones and cholesterol.
·         Riboflavin (vitamin B2) works with the other B vitamins. It is important for body growth and the production of red blood cells.
·         Thiamine (vitamin B1) helps the body cells change carbohydrates into energy. Getting enough carbohydrates is very important during pregnancy and breastfeeding. It is also essential for heart function and healthy nerve cells.





                                               Food Sources
 FAT-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
Vitamin A:-   Dark-colored fruits, Dark leafy vegetables, Egg yolk, Fortified milk and dairy products (cheese, yogurt, butter, and cream), Liver, beef, and fish.
Vitamin D:-  Fish (fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, herring, and orange roughy), Fish liver oils (cod liver oil), Fortified cereals, Fortified milk and dairy products (cheese, yogurt, butter, and cream).
Vitamin E:- Avocado, Dark green vegetables (spinach, broccoli, asparagus, and turnip greens), Margarine (made from safflower, corn, and sunflower oil), Oils (safflower, corn, and sunflower), Papaya and mango, Seeds and nuts, Wheat germ and wheat germ oil.
Vitamin K:- Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cereals, Dark green vegetables (broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and asparagus), Dark leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, collards, and turnip greens), Fish, liver, beef, and eggs.
  WATER-SOLUBLE VITAMINS
Biotin:-  Chocolate, Cereal, Egg yolk, Legumes, Milk, Nuts, Organ meats (liver, kidney), Pork, Yeast.
Folate:- Asparagus and broccoli, Beets, Brewer's yeast, Dried beans (cooked pinto, navy, kidney, and lima), Fortified cereals, Green, leafy vegetables (spinach and romaine lettuce), Lentils, Oranges and orange juice, Peanut butter, Wheat germ.
Niacin (vitamin B3):- Avocado, Eggs, Enriched breads and fortified cereals, Fish (tuna and salt-water fish), Lean meats, Legumes, Nuts, Potato, Poultry.
Pantothenic acid:- Avocado, Broccoli, kale, and other vegetables in the cabbage family, Eggs, Legumes and lentils, Milk, Mushroom, Organ meats, Poultry, White and sweet potatoes, Whole-grain cereal.
Thiamine (vitamin B1):- Dried milk, Egg, Enriched bread and flour, Lean meats, Legumes (dried beans), Nuts and seeds, Organ meats, Peas,Whole grains.
Pyroxidine (vitamin B6):- Avocado, Banana, Legumes (dried beans), Meat, Nuts, Poultry, Whole grains (milling and processing removes a lot of this vitamin).
Vitamin B12:- Meat, Eggs, Fortified foods such as soymilk, Milk and milk products, Organ meats (liver and kidney), Poultry, Shellfish.                                                                                  
NOTE: Animal sources of vitamin B12 are absorbed much better by the body than plant sources
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid):- Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Citrus fruits, Potatoes, Spinach, Strawberries, Tomatoes and tomato juice.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Citrulline Malate


What Is Citrulline Malate?
Citrulline is an amino acid that is produced when the amino acid ornithine combines with carbamoyl phosphate. This happens during the urea cycle, a way that the body disposes of nitrogen waste. The excess citrulline from supplementation is thought to put the urea cycle into overdrive, sucking up the ammonia (made of three nitrogen molecules) produced by working muscles before it can produce fatigue.

Citrulline is also a by-product of the body's conversion of the amino acid arginine into nitric oxide (NO). Excess citrulline, a number of studies have shown, increases the amount of arginine in the blood, leading to increased NO production. More NO, you may have heard, means increased blood flow to muscles during exercise, which allows them to last longer under duress—and produce bigger muscle pumps to weightlifters.

L-citrulline is a naturally occurring amino acid found in food, such as watermelons, and     also made in the body. Our bodies change L-citrulline into another amino acid called L-arginine and also to nitric oxide. L-citrulline might help increase the supply of ingredients the body needs to making certain proteins.

SOURCES- watermelons,legumes,meat,fish,nuts, or can be purchased as a supplement


 Benefits of L-Citrulline
The benefit of greater amounts of NO would then mean improved blood flow which could increase nutrient delivery and waste product clearance from working muscles (e.g. plasma lactate and ammonium).
This would therefore improve muscle function and capacity to sustain activity; and subsequently reduce fatigue.

 Malate | How does it work?
So that explains how citrulline assists our ability to beat fatigue; but what about the other bit which is attached?
Malate facilitates a process called anaplerosis which is the act of replenishing component parts of the tricarboxyic acid cycle- also known as the Kreb cycle. This is a key component of aerobic respiration and how we gain energy from the use of oxygen.
Malate will influence certain anaplerotic reactions and reduce the block of the oxidative energy pathway caused by excess ammonia. It then uses lactic acid formed as a byproduct of exercise to form more pyruvate. With more efficiency of aerobic metabolism, we are then able to create more adenosine triphosphate (ATP- energy!)- Hence reducing fatigue!
In fact, upon testing, significantly more aerobically produced ATP is generated when CM is provided, showing an enhancement of oxidative processes. This study also showed significantly faster phosphocreatine level recovery following exercise and levels of both muscle PH and power were both sustained at a higher level- indicating a decreased rate of ATP formed through anaerobic metabolism.

Other plasma and muscle changes following exercise with CM supplementation include higher levels of insulin; more efficient use of branch chain amino acids during exercise; and facilitation of greater increases of growth hormone.






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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Muscle Builders VS Mass Gainers

All you need to know about Gainers!!
            
 What Is A Mass Gainer?
A mass gainer is a supplement that provides protein, carbohydrates and possibly fats
With the intention of helping to add muscle mass. It is a high-calorie protein powder.
The more calorie intake more will be the gain. These mass gainers generally comes with proteins
and carbs in the  ratio of 1:4 or 1:5.These products has much more calories that helps in increasing
Muscle mass, muscle girth and restore extra carbs in the forms of glycogen. Although  prolong
Use of mass gainer might give person a bulky appearance, hence proper supplementation & expert guidance is needed in order to build proper aesthetics physique. To put on mass you need to be in a calorie surplus. This means you are consuming 300-500 calories more per day than you’re burning through exercise and just going through your daily routine.
If you have been trying to add mass and you’ve seen no increase in weight then you’re not in a calorie surplus. Without being in a surplus you’re not going to gain mass. It really is that simple. When trying to reach a calorie surplus it is important to consume the right quality of macronutrients. You may well have heard the phrase ‘dirty bulk’, which refers to eating whatever you want to achieve a calorie surplus. Consuming fried chicken may increase your calorie intake but it also comes with increased fat.

Let me put more light on; what is muscle builder?
These are one of the category of supplements that has proteins to carbs ratio of 1:2 or
1:3.generally delivers 350 calories per serving. Gym enthusiasts looking to build muscle
 and gain mass might choose muscle builder supplements. The combination of proteins may help
 give you a slight muscle-building edge and the extra calories can encourage anabolism & muscle
 growth.  Supplement manufacturers may also claim that their products help you recover faster and
burn fat. Unless you are undergoing a strict strength-training regimen, muscle builder supplements
 are probably unnecessary.

About the Author – Ravi A Yadav is a registered* pharmacist and a gym enthusiast. He is an expert in weight management and fat loss guidance. He has conducted various fitness workshops in well known institutions & gyms. * Registration Number :210683


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PRE-WORKOUT NUTRITION

When it comes to workout nutrition , it becomes quite confusing what should be taken pre-workout such that before workout so as to maintain the optimum energy level throughout the workout process .the choice of protein and carbohydrates and their quantity required in the pre and post- workout meals are targeted to serve two purposes.
1)  It should provide enough fuel that can enhance muscle performance during workout process.
2)  The one that helps in faster recovery
 Energy   system of a human body
Why there is need of pre-workout nutrition?
Muscle contraction during weight training or cardiovascular training requires energy. Muscle contracts due to actin and myosin protein filaments comes closer by sliding over each .This sliding of the actin and myosin protein filaments in the muscle needs energy .If a optimum level of energy deriving sources such as  carbs  and  protein is not up to the mark there is process called catabolism takes place that leads to breakdown of muscle hence pre-workout nutrition has an important role in muscle building process.
BMR stands for basal metabolic rate is an important phenomena that contributes in fat loss process and this is directly proportional to the fat loss such that as a basal metabolic rate increases the fat loss will be more hence exercise training with higher calorie- burn involves only 1-2 hours of the day , where as our body burns calorie for our BMR continuously 24 hours of the day.
Main characteristics of pre-weight training nutrition
1)    Carbohydrates sources 
 The main purpose of carbohydrate intake is to  increase glucose storage as muscle glycogen .In order to achieve this goal the carbohydrate should be slowly absorbed such that there is slow release of glucose into the bloodstream and the insulin diverts all the glucose into muscle glycogen. Whole cereals – Wheat chapati, dalia , oates , cereals serve as better pre-workout  carbohydrates than fruits before intense weight training ,it supply higher quantity of carbohydrates and energy with lesser amount of fibre .
Slow –absorbed fruits includes Apple, Orange, pear, guava, papaya
Apple takes too long to digest as it contains fructose and high fibre. Pre –weight training carbohydrate should never be fast absorbed and high fibre- food.
2)   Protein  sources
 The main purpose of pre workout protein source is to prevent muscle breakdown for amino acids .During an intense workout, amino acids such as the Branched chain amino acids BCAA are rapidly used for energy .supplying a best quality protein of high biological value and rich in BCAA will reduce breakdown of muscle protein for obtaining the same amino acids.
Slow absorbed first-class protein rich in BCAA is the ideal pre-workout protein
Few example skimmed milk paneer or casein, combination of egg white and yolk may be included. The protein source should never be heavy to digest and second class protein such as pulses, soya , nuts and other plant protein. Recommended quantity may be 20-30 grams of first class protein.

About the Author – Ravi A Yadav is a registered* pharmacist and a gym enthusiast. He is an expert in weight management and fat loss guidance. He has conducted various fitness workshops in well known institutions & gyms. * Registration Number awaited.

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid

1)  What is alpha lipoic acid and how it is derived?
  Lipoic acid also known as α-lipoic acid and alpha lipoic acid (ALA) and thioctic acid is an organosulfur compound derived from octanoic acid. ALA is made in animals normally, and is essential for aerobic metabolism.Lipoic acid is present in almost all foods, but slightly more so in kidney, heart, liver, spinach, broccoli, and yeast extract. Naturally occurring lipoic acid is always covalently bound and not readily available from dietary sources. In addition, the amount of lipoic acid present in dietary sources is very low. For instance, the purification of lipoic acid to determine its structure used an estimated 10 tons of liver residue, which yielded 30 mg of lipoic acid. As a result, all lipoic acid available as a supplement is chemically synthesized.
 
2)   Mechanisms of action and its function
                   
 Lipoic acid neutralizes free radicals and associated oxidative cellular damage.Lipoic acid scavenges several reactive oxygen species .Lipoic acid also helps regenerate antioxidant vitamins C and E.In addition, lipoic acid promotes the activity of other antioxidants such as glutathione and coenzyme Q10, which are two essential anti-aging health-promoting compounds .Lipoic acid increases tissue GSH levels, which otherwise decline with age, by restoring glutathione peroxidase activity.Even without dieting, lipoic acid can greatly improve glucose and fat metabolism. As a result, more of the sugars and fats in foods will be broken down and used for energy instead of being stored as fat. This will also cause the consumer to feel the need to eat less. lipoic acid supplementation can protect DNA and cells against exercise-induced oxidative stress , and increase muscle regeneration .Lipoic acid supplementation decreases oxidative damage in the muscles in men who perform muscle-damaging exercises, regardless of whether they are trained or untrained.Abnormal inflammatory responses contribute to diseases such as diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. Lipoic acid was shown to have an anti-inflammatory effect in subjects with multiple sclerosis, metabolic syndrome , and diabetes.Lipoic acid can reduce inflammatory markers in subjects with organ transplants.Lipoic acid alleviates acute inflammatory responses in animal models .In overweight/obese women, lipoic acid caused a greater reduction the marker of chronic inflammation CRP.In patients with type-2 diabetes, lipoic acid decreases blood glucose and improves insulin sensitivity.People with diabetes are more prone to oxidative stress, which means there is an imbalance of free radicals to antioxidants. Oxidative damage plays a key role in the development of diabetes-associated disorders and diseases.lipoic acid improved systolic blood pressure, dizziness, instability upon standing, leg edema and erectile dysfunction.it improves blood vessels in teem of their elasticity thereby decreases the systolic blood pressure, and indirectly decreases the load on heart.In obese subjects with impaired glucose tolerance, It decreased free fatty acids, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and LDL cholesterol. Lipoic acid also decreased proinflammatory markers and increased adiponectin.It shows antithrombotic affect which inhibit formation of plaque in the artery which blocks the passage for blood flow this condtion is know as atherosclerosis.so highly effective for cardiac health.Generally, you should supplement your diet with 200-400 mg per day.

3)Who can add this as a supplement in their diet?

 Those who are doing weight practises, fitness enthusiastic, marathon runner,geriatric population,and it is not less than so         called boon for diabetic person which helps to sensitise the insulin and help in maintaning the blood glucose level . In short in  it improves the all over helth of an individual.it speed up the return to normal pregnancy conditions and improve the    conditions of both the mother and the fetus.The dietary source provides inadequate amount of ALA,which is not proved to  be sufficient to elicit the pharmacological responses hence shoud be taken in already synthesized form, the product that are    available in HAP STORE are listed below

4) Product available with hap store
   1)   GNC Alpha Lipoic Acid
    2)  San ALA
    3)  Scitech Ala

About the Author – Ravi A Yadav is a registered* pharmacist and a gym enthusiast. He is an expert in weight management and fat loss guidance. He has conducted various fitness workshops in well known institutions & gyms. * Registration Number awaited.

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Benefits of Antioxidants

Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals that protect our bodies from damage done by free radicals, these molecules attacks our body tissue ,muscle and result into retardation of muscle growth .An antioxidant is a molecule that inhibits the oxidation of other molecules. Oxidation is a chemical reaction that can produce free radicals, leading to chain reactions that may damage cells. Hardcore workout generally tends to develop these highly reactive species in our body which ultimately affects the development, growth and recovery.
              Antioxidants are also used in anti-aging  formulation, most of cosmetics preparation that are claimed to be having  anti-aging formula are generally composed of various herbal antioxidants .As already discussed generation  of these free radical affects the tissue, By inhibiting them we can restore the skin cells ,tissue.
Common antioxidants include: vitamin A vitamin C vitamin E beta-carotene lycopene lutein selenium. You can get most of these antioxidants by eating a healthy diet. This includes a mix of colorful fruits and vegetables. Whole grains, seeds, and nuts also provide good nutrients. Vitamin A is in milk, butter, eggs, and liver. Vitamin C is in most fruits and vegetables. Eat fruits such as berries, oranges, kiwis, cantaloupes, and papayas. Eat vegetables such as broccoli, bell peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and kale. Vitamin E is in some nuts and seeds. For example, almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, and peanuts. You can find it in green leafy vegetables such as spinach and kale. You also can find it in soybean, sunflower, corn, and canola oils. Beta-carotene is in brightly colored fruits and vegetables. Eat fruits such as peaches, apricots, papayas, mangoes, and cantaloupes. Eat vegetables such as carrots, peas, broccoli, squash, and sweet potatoes. It also is in some leafy green vegetables such as beet greens, spinach, and kale. Lycopene is in pink and red fruits and vegetables. This includes pink grapefruits, watermelon, apricots, and tomatoes. Lutein is in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, collards, and kale. You also can find it in broccoli, corn, peas, papayas, and oranges. Selenium is in pasta, bread, and grains, including corn, wheat, and rice. You can find it in animal products, like beef, fish, turkey, and chicken. You also can find it in nuts, legumes, eggs, and cheese.
             Various products are rich in antioxidants .they are listed as below. For trade inquiries please feel free to contact us.


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L-arginine

Nitric oxide is a big deal . and what you are particularly interested in: vasodilation.
This vasodilation coincides with skin-tearing pumps, incredible nutrient delivery, reduced pressure and stress on your heart, and even plays a positive role in growth hormone production. All thanks to a little oxygen atom double bonded to a nitrogen atom forming a molecule short of one election.
Athletes and Bodybuilders benefit from Boosted Nitric Oxide Levels
For the average person who does not workout, basal nitric oxide levels are fine. However, as an athlete if your nitric oxide levels are low then your workout
experience, results, and recovery is lagging. This does not mean that by default that you need to take a nitric oxide booster. There are many ways to influence nitric
oxide production in the body, especially for bodybuilders and athletes. Let’s take a look at how that works.
NO also helps against ED and plays an important role in preventing it.
What Nitric Oxide Does for Bodybuilders and Athletes
Nitric Oxide for BodybuildingNitric oxide and likewise Nitric Oxide Supplements increase vasodilation during exercise by relaxing the tissues that compose your veins.
This increases the total output of nutritious oxygen rich blood flowing through your veins as well as reduces pressure on your heart.
Long term nitric oxide production stimulated by exercise contributes to the remodeling of your veins. This results in larger veins for an increased blood flow effect;
hence why you see such large veins on professional bodybuilders. Its not a case of them having absolutely insane nitric oxide pump at that moment, but rather long term
vein expansion.
Nitric Oxide Boosting Habits
Just like how the way you live influences testosterone production and metabolism, the way you live also influences your basal nitric oxide production. Aside from what
you eat, there are activities that promote nitric oxide production (nitric oxide synthase activity).
Exercise leads to increased nitric oxide production in athletes and bodybuilders. The exact mechanism behind this is too complicated to explain, but physical activity
effectively increases both nitric oxide synthase expression as well as nitric oxide synthase activation (Green et al, 2004). This is a two-fold increase or cascade
effect increase in nitric oxide.
Diets high in the amino acids L-Arginine and L-Citrulline naturally increase overall nitric oxide output. This up regulation is strictly a concentration dependent
increase in enzyme activity. Meaning, more Arginine is available to be used in the production of nitric oxide.
Nitric Oxide Supplements for Bodybuilding
L arginine
No xplode
Bull nox


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