ALA and Muscle Recovery

Alpha Lipoic Acid Cuts Muscle Damage, Boosts Recovery

A new study has found supplementing with Alpha Lipoic Acid aids in maintaining muscle strength after hard training. 17 participants who were familiar with strength training were recruited for this placebo controlled, double blinded crossover study.  The protocol for this study required a hard set of strength training exercise followed by the supplementation of 150…

CoQ10 and Muscle Damage

High CoQ10 Levels May Prevent Muscle Damage in Pro Football Players

A new study shows higher levels of CoQ10 (Co Enzyme Q10), an antioxidant, in the blood may aid in reducing the severity of muscle damage seen in professional football players over 2 separate seasons. Professional football players from the Spanish First League participated in this study.  CQ1I0 levels in the blood in addition to stress…

Vitamin C and Muscle Retention

Vitamin C Helps 50+ Men and Women Retain Muscle Mass

New research from the University of East Anglia, found Vitamin C might be the answer to improved muscles later on in life. The study, recently published in the Journal of Nutrition found older people with high Vitamin C intake through diet or supplementation had the best skeletal muscle mass and reduced risk of sarcopenia (the…

Choline

Choline,-An Underused, Essential Nutrient

Choline is an essential vitamin-like nutrient that is useful for helping the body to maintain optimal health.  Only recently has this vital nutrient gained attention for its role in supporting healthy liver function, prenatal development, brain and heart health and athletic performance and recovery.  As a matter of fact Choline is the most recent nutrient…