Which ones you should be taking and why you should be taking them.
Everybody should be taking whey protein but not for the reasons most people think.
A lot of people take whey protein in the hope that it will help them build muscle. This is not their fault because they have been brainwashed by so many advertisements and magazines into believing this.
The real reason that we should all be taking whey protein is for the health benefits, in particular whey proteins ability to boost the body’s glutathione count.
What is glutathione? Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant produced by your own body and works to enhance all other antioxidants such as vitamin C and E. Antioxidants protect our bodies from free-radical damage and thus enhances our immune systems and overall health.
BCAAs or Branch Chain Amino Acids are broken-down proteins and you should be taking them if you are intermittent fasting in order to maintain muscle mass.
They also have an anabolic effect in that they help build muscle by increasing mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin). If you stack this with bulletproof coffee which also increases your mTOR you should see your muscle mass significantly increase. Which bring us to our next supplement creatine.
Creatine is probably one of the safest, most studied supplements out there and you should be taking it, particularly if you are over the age of thirty for it may help to boost your IQ as well as your muscle gains.
It has also been found to limit Astatine, which is a main regulator of muscle growth. If you produce too much Astatine your muscles will not grow, so by taking creatine you are able to block some of these effects and boost your muscle growth.
L-glutamine should be taken for its ability to heal the gut. Your gut acts like a net that allows specific substances through but when this net is damaged things that should not normally pass through are now able to pass through into your blood stream causing inflammation and all sort of auto immune disorders. So, by taking L-glutamine you are able to grow and repair your intestinal lining and it is also a powerful anti-inflammatory.
Where to buy your supplements
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