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Growth Hormone Hacking Through Scientific Workouts

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Science has unlocked major discoveries in the way we can improve our overall health and longevity. But for many, understanding how to use these scientific breakthroughs to sustain a healthy mind and body is a daunting task.

This year’s anti-aging toolkit comprises of 3 different aspects:

Holistic nutrition- Go the extra mile by including foods in your diet that help combat free radicals by targeting DNA repair and cell renewal.

Targeted training- Integrate workouts to improve fitness levels, maintain cardiovascular health, and boost metabolism. 

Smart Supplementation- Take the appropriate supplements that will maximize your body’s capacity for tissue regeneration and proper organ function.

Youth-preserving diet

You could live more than a decade longer by eating more plant-based foods. That’s according to a new study from the University of Bergen in Norway that was published today in PLOS Medicine.

A 2020 analysis found that eating whole grains, vegetables, fruits, nuts, and coffee is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause mortality. A high intake of red or processed meats was associated with higher all-cause mortality.

The benefits of consuming unsaturated fats and oils include improved blood cholesterol levels and reduced heart disease risk. The American Heart Association recommends  that instead of saturated or trans fats, use olive oil in salads and cooking, canola oil when baking, or sunflower oil for frying.

http://journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/article?id=10.1371/journal.pmed.1003889 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31631676/
https://www.heart.org/en/health-topics/cholesterol/prevention-and-treatment-of-high-cholesterol-hyperlipidemia/the-skinny-on-fats

Age-reversing workouts

You can help protect your cells from aging with regular exercise. A new study published in the European Heart Journal found that High intensity interval training (HIIT) and Endurance training increase telomerase activity, which is beneficial for cell growth and replication. Telomeres are nucleotide sequences found at the end of chromosomes that protect our genetic information. They allow cells to divide, replenish, and reproduce. When they shorten, cellular aging occurs. HIIT and endurance training were found to increase telomere length, inhibiting cell death, and ultimately producing an anti-aging effect.

A great way to find the right intensity of your workouts is through the HIIT method. Research has shown that many people are able to stay engaged with HIIT workouts because they get to choose their own intervals and work-to-recovery ratio. Below is a sample progression of work-to-recovery HIIT ratio that you can make up to 4 rounds. 

Week 1-4: Ratio of 1:3. Example, 30 seconds work: 90 seconds recovery

Week 5-8: Ratio of 1:2. Example, 30 seconds work: 60 seconds recovery

Week 9-12: Ratio of 1:1. Example, 45 seconds work: 45 seconds recovery

Week 13-16: Ratio of 2:1. Example, 90 seconds work: 45 seconds recovery

HIIT Workouts: Sit-ups. Crunches. Push-ups. Cable chops. High knees. Jumping jacks. Lunges. Squats. Chest press. Sprints.

Endurance Sports: Cycling. Triathlons. Swimming. Rowing. Tennis. Boxing. Field Hockey. Long distance running. Cross-country skiing. Martial Arts.

https://academic.oup.com/eurheartj/article/40/1/34/5193508
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18391173/
https://www.topendsports.com/fitness/top-sport-endurance.htm

The Best Anti-Aging Supplements

GH Pep (MK-677) enhances your own body’s secretion of Growth hormone, essentially disrupting the undesirable effects of aging. It’s like turning back the clock by years!  Also discovered to release more IGF-1, a.k.a. the key to anabolic lean tissue growth and mediator of metabolic homeostasis, (MK-677) maximizes the biochemical pathways of your body to achieve optimum energy, vitality, and extend your mental and physical peak.

The Biotropin HGH Pen is the perfect low dose solution for those who want to enjoy the benefits of Human Growth Hormone: Increase lean body mass and accelerate fat loss; Improve muscle strength and reduce muscle fatigue; Promote collagen production and wound repair; Reduce wrinkles, repair skin elasticity & improve skin texture

ELITE SARMS GH Pep (MK-677) is one of the most potent Growth Hormone (GH) secretagogues in the market, which effectively boosts the pituitary gland’s GH secretion. Together with its partner, the Elite Bioscience Biotropin HGH Pen, your body’s Growth Hormone level is accelerated to new heights!

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6240568/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/labs/pmc/articles/PMC5488279/
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0363546520920591?journalCode=ajsb
https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/gh-pep-mk677
https://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0365-05962011000600015&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en#nota
https://elitebioscience.co/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10984252/
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/10352397/
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Hormones and How they Affect Body Fat Loss

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Hormones are biochemical messengers secreted by endocrine glands to control the different processes in your body, especially your metabolic pathways. If you are having difficulty losing weight or simply looking to shed fat, understanding your hormones and working with them can help you take your fat loss to the next level.

In this article, we will review the major hormones that affect the accumulation of adipose tissue and the metabolism of fat, which are vital to your body transformation journey. By improving the efficacy of your hormone profile, homeostasis is reached, leading to better fat loss. Read on for understanding of how this works.

Leptin and Leptin Resistance 

Synthesized by fat cells, the hormone leptin is secreted into the bloodstream to reduce a person’s appetite and control how the body stores adipose tissues. This means that if you have a higher body fat percentage, your leptin levels are higher. You get to think, okay, if I have a higher amount of leptin, that means lesser cravings because it is an appetite suppressant. 

The problem is with higher amounts of this hormone, its sensitivity is also greatly reduced. As a result, you don’t feel full during and after a meal… Which eventually leads to over-eating and weight gain. 

Solution: Regular physical exercise, sufficient sleep, a decrease in sugar consumption are helpful steps you can adopt to improve leptin sensitivity.

Insulin Regulates Fat metabolism

Insulin holds a major role in regulating carbohydrates and fat metabolism. Where lipid metabolism is concerned, insulin decreases the rate of lipolysis in adipose tissue while stimulating fatty acid synthesis and uptake of triglycerides from the blood, leading to fat accumulation.

Insulin resistance is very rampant today due to hereditary predisposition, stressful lifestyles, diet, and environmental factors. This leads to hyperinsulinemia because your body doesn’t respond to the effects of insulin. This eventually results in the abnormal accumulation of fat tissues in the body and the development of metabolic disorders.

Solution: GW0742, a selective peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor (PPAR)-δ agonist, has been shown to improve metabolic abnormalities including Insulin Resistance in skeletal muscle of lab mice. 1ml a day of Elite Sarms Cardio Shred® Cardarine (GW0742) maximizes your body’s fat burning capacity as it increases glucose uptake to fuel up your muscles and stimulate lean mass gains.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21864752/ 

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/type-2-diabetes/expert-answers/hyperinsulinemia/faq-20058488 

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/cardarine-gw0742 

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/26508837/


Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Speeds up Lipolysis

Human Growth Hormone (HGH) also called Somatotropin, is anabolic, particularly for your bones and muscles. What’s unique about HGH is that it has an opposite effect on fats, by stimulating the breakdown and oxidation of adipocytes. 

The most immediate effect of growth hormone (GH) administration in humans is a significant increase in free fatty acids after 1-2 hours, reflecting the stimulation of lipolysis and ketogenesis. The insulin-antagonistic effects of GH help in shredding fat stores in the body while simultaneously building lean muscle and bone density.

Solution: Optimize your HGH levels to easily burn excess fat, including those stubborn lumps that cling to your body despite your regular workouts. Biotropin® HGH stimulates lipolysis, a process for burning adipose tissues, thus promoting weight loss. Biotropin® HGH also stimulates hormone-sensitive lipase (HSL) enzyme to facilitate fat cell breakdown by releasing it from adipose tissues, resulting in a significant reduction of body fat.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/12914720/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/1861630/


Androgens Decreases Fat Buildup

Androgens have a negative effect on adipogenesis and lipid synthesis by up-regulating the Androgen Receptors for catecholamine, thus increasing lipolysis. In addition, androgens reduce lipoprotein lipase (LPL) activity that is necessary for fat accumulation. By inhibiting the LPL enzyme, it also stops adipose tissue from building up on skeletal muscles and organs.

Solution: LGD4033 (Physique 400®) is one of the best SARMs for muscle-building and fat loss. Thanks to its potency that equals androgenic hormones like Testosterone and DH, Physique 400® increases fat loss while growing lean muscles, affecting no other organs because of the high selectivity of its effects mainly confined to your bones, skeletal muscles and connective tissues.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3770848/

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/physique-400-lgd4033 

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Anti-Aging Biohacks for Athletes of Any Age

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By: M.G. Thibault. Edited by Ryan McTeigue

Whether you are in your 20’s or whether you are in your 50’s it doesn’t matter. The following hacks below won’t just make you feel younger, they will help your body regenerate, recover and for the ladies there is even some beauty biohacking thrown in here. These trends in Age-reversal and body amplificationcome and go especially with new scientific discoveries and advancements in medicine.

However, the best way to find out which modality is right for you is through careful research and professional consultation so you can discuss your goals and customize a hormone and cellular enhancing program tailored to your lifestyle, genetics, needs, and budget.

Here are the most promising non-invasive anti-aging treatments and devices predicted to go big according to our Intel’s forecast.

Infrared Sauna

Infrared Sauna. Scientists at Stanford-Burnham Prebys Institute confirms that sauna use have beneficial effects on health and longevity. What happens is when you expose the body to high temperatures of about 120°-180° F, it creates heat shock proteins and stimulates the lymph system, which detoxifies the system and increases microcirculation. Far Infrared saunas (FIR) are waves of energy, entirely invisible to the naked eye, which infiltrate the surface of the skin where they slightly elevate the body’s surface temperature. FIR are shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative damage, and has the potential to alleviate health conditions that arise with aging.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170215084050.htm

https://www.hightechhealth.com/longevity-benefits/

Stem Cell Facelift. This revolutionary treatment provides the regenerative benefits of stem cell therapy for anti-aging purposes, but entails no surgery and no downtime. A new study finds that after just a few weeks, stem cell treatment eliminates the skin’s sun-damaged elastin network, and replaced with normal, undamaged tissues.

Basically, stem cells migrate to sites of inflammation to dramatically calm down the inflammatory cascade and then lay down a new cellular framework. This treatment yields dramatic skin renewal and a natural lift that can last 3 years.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200528160510.htm

https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Abstract/2020/06000/Photoaged_Skin_Therapy_with_Adipose_Derived_Stem.12.aspx

Endermologie

Endermologie. Endermologie is a noninvasive mechanical body-contouring used in the treatment of cellulites. Here the cellulite-affected skin is sucked between the rollers and kneaded for approximately 34-45 min. Endermologie was initially developed in the late 1970s in France to soften scars and standardize physical therapy; however, other benefits were seen in patients treated with the LPG machinesuch as improvement in body contour and skin texture, reducing the appearance of cellulite and retaining the youthful suppleness of the body.

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14764170510037761

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9502849/

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a popular modality when it comes to effectively treating hot flashes, mood swings, low libido, and a decline in energy- all of which are symptoms that accompany aging.

Our production of certain hormones begins to decrease as early as our mid 30’s. As one gets older, this decrease in certain hormones changes the way cells and tissues function leading to a myriad of uncomfortable symptoms. BHRT is also a reliable treatment for osteoporosis, thinning hair, poor memory, and other forms of chronic inflammation, that may be observed in both men and women.

BHRT helps correct hormonal deficiencies by providing the body with hormones that have the exact same chemical and molecular structure as those endogenously produced by the body. BHRT is a perfect example of how rejuvenation treatments can help clients age more gracefully and painlessly. BHRT has gotten a lot of attention in recent years as they promise a “natural” solution to hormone issues. One example is Biotropin® HGH synthesized via recombinant technology, which has the exact protein structure of your natural growth hormone, and is made up of 191-amino acids.

A Biotropin® HGH replenishment course boosts Somatropin levels and effectively stimulates tissue repair, cell renewal, and sustain brain and other organ functions thus alleviating the typical symptoms that come with ageing.

https://www.healthline.com/health/bioidentical-hormone-replacement-therapy

https://www.onlinebiologynotes.com/production-human-growth-hormone-hgh-recombinant-dna-technology/

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Circadian Rhythm and Rejuvenation. How Re-Setting The Rhythm Can Potentiate Your Entire Body

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By: M.G. Thibault. Edited Ryan McTeigue

Your Circadian rhythm controls many aspects of your health from sleep to heart rate, hormone secretion, blood pressure, neurological function, and metabolic routes. As you can see many things which can either improve of decrease an athletes performance.

Today, researchers are learning that the circadian rhythm can also be a new target to help rejuvenate the whole body and extend lifespan. This area of research holds so much potential that lab studies from MIT discovered a link between a healthy circadian rhythm and the constant rejuvenation of an organism. Scientists are positive that by enhancing the body’s circadian cycle, one can prevent and treat diseases not only due to aging but disorders that arise from very active (fitness lovers) or strenuous lifestyles (most humans on earth).

You can’t really exaggerate the importance of this research since many health conditions arise from the disruption of our circadian rhythms especially in these modern times. These increasing disturbances in one’s “body clock” is strongly linked with inflammatory states including neurodegenerative diseases.

Whether disorders in the body arise from stressful daily routines, environmental toxins, excessive physical demand, or simply from aging, at the molecular level, thanks to our scientific community, a person can now restore the body’s circadian rhythm to a more youthful state and effect complete rejuvenation in the body.

https://news.mit.edu/2013/the-link-between-circadian-rhythms-and-aging-0620

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27885006/

Based on the ongoing stream of confirmatory data, there are particular compounds that can help synchronize and restore the proper operation of the body’s circadian rhythm. This article will prove to be of great value if you feel out-of-sync with your current sleeping habits. This article is for the following person who is:

– Consistently working out

– Regularly engaging in sports or outdoor activities

– Involved in mentally demanding tasks as part of the job

– Constantly multi-tasks in a daily basis

– Looking to increase their productivity levels

– Gearing up for a more challenging workload ahead

– Experiencing problems due to inflammatory conditions

– Already feeling age-related effects in performance

If one of more factors on this list describe YOU, your priority right now is to regain control over the proper function of your circadian rhythm in order to re-claim your essential health and rejuvenate your body to its highest level. Below we outline a few hacks which can greatly help with this task::


1. Melatonin

Scientists have found that we can keep our circadian clock in sync through melatonin supplementation. This unique nutritional approach targets both central and peripheral clocks to regulate circadian rhythm. When the brain’s pineal gland secretes melatonin, this helps normalize hormone production, neurotransmitter functions and healthy sleep patterns.

A 2017 study shows that daily supplementation of 10 mg of Melatonin in subjects with obesity decreased oxidative stress and facilitated body weight reduction while improving the body’s antioxidant defence. This factor translates to healthy, normal individuals as well.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/25287733/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5632922/

2. SIRT 1 activators

Researchers have shown that SIRT1 (Sirtuin) helps regulate circadian rhythm and protect against the diseases of aging. The SIRT1 gene is also shown to protect against diseases of aging and plays a key role in controlling the body’s circadian rhythms. Conversely, loss of SIRT1 function impairs circadian control in young mice, mimicking what happens in normal aging. Activating the SIRT1 pathway to sustain adequate circadian control and thus reverse aging is a probable therapeutic target that Regenerative Medicine is currently looking into.

By activating the SIRT1 pathway, damage in our DNA created by environmental factors, stress, energy deprivation, and toxins that the body accumulates are constantly being replenished and cell division continues to ensue.

Sirtuin-activating compounds include ginseng, resveratrol, quercetin, polyphenols found in bitter vegetables, cacao, curcumin, ginger, and DHA sourced from fatty fish, eggs, and algae. So ensure you add greens to your daily meals and consider into adding the aforementioned herbal and food supplements into your weekly routine – test it out and see if you feel better after at least 14 days of consistent usage.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32084459/

3.Rev-erb-α Agonists

Rev-erb-α is critical for the proper timing of the core clock machinery, regulating many metabolic functions, which include lipid and bile acid metabolism, gluconeogenesis, and the body’s inflammatory response. Rev-erb-α ligands, specifically agonists or activators, modify the transcriptional activity (telling the body what to do) and suggest that Rev-erb-α may serve as a promising target for the treatment of circadian alterations of metabolic pathways.

Rev-erb-α modulation was proven to be efficient in phase-advance sleep disorders commonly seen in the aging population, while it helps correct delayed circadian rhythms, frequently seen in individuals with super-active or very stressful lifestyles. In short compounds such as SR9009 can help to balance the circadian rhythms in both sleep deprived and overly-active individuals – assisting in rejuvenation and regeneration of the entire body. Leading to more energy to train, work and do more of the things you love doing!

Rev-Erbα agonists such as Hyper Lean SR9009 has been proposed to coordinate circadian metabolic responses while maintaining the timely schedule of wakefulness, sleep, body temperature, and hormone regulation which in turn facilitates a myriad of biochemical pathways. Therefore, Rev-erb-α ligands may be useful in resetting the Circadian clock into its youthful resonance and efficiency.

You can find Elite Sarms Rev-erb-α Agonist Hyper Lean® (SR9009) here.

Sweet dreams,

-ES


https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/hyper-lean-sr9009

https://journals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.1152/japplphysiol.00570.2009

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Elite Sarms Rejuvenation Biohacking Tech

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By: M.G. Thibault Edited by Ryan McTeigue

Aging leads to a series of changes in an organism as deep as the cellular level. Although, the mechanisms that underlie aging are poorly understood, innovations in science continue to identify factors that explain the decline in fitness and the rise of different health problems that go with advancing age.

While slowing the aging process remains to be a popular topic, what’s even more compelling is the subject of Age-reversal; this is referred to as Rejuvenation.

Rejuvenation is a process that not only defers aging, but literally reverts it- resulting in a younger cell, tissue, or body. Rejuvenation includes diminishing all the damages your body has accumulated throughout its lifespan, and erasing the hallmarks of a matured age. Come to think of it, successful rejuvenation not only leads to the extension of life but ultimately to eternal youth! Does it look like something you’d be interested in? Read on…

https://febs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/1873-3468.13483

Cell-regenerating Nutrition

Our body is an extraordinary machine and its primary fuel are the nutrients we get from the food we eat on a daily basis. By purposefully consuming foods that have ‘supercharging compounds’, a person can promote the rapid regeneration and restoration of some of the body’s most important tissues and organs.

Nerve-regenerative substances:
A 2010 study published in the journal Rejuvenation Research, for instance, found a combination of blueberry, green tea and carnosine have neuritogenic (i.e. promoting neuronal regeneration) and stem-cell regenerative effects in an animal model of neurodegenerative disease. Other researched neuritogenic substances include: curcumin, Lion’s Mane Mushroom, and apigenin, a plant flavonoid usually found in celery.

On the other hand, you can stimulate liver mass regeneration and function by ingesting via supplements that focus on liver renewal such as Korean Ginseng, Rooibos, Vitamin E, and Carvacrol, a compound found in oregano.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20586644/

http://www.thehealersjournal.com/2014/09/25/how-to-regenerate-your-bodys-cells-with-food-and-herbs/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24266378/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30949912/

Age-defying Exercises

According to a medical article, exercise improves muscle health by renewing the powerhouse of the cells: the mitochondria. Mitochondria are vital to the proper functioning of our bodies, and the improvement of our overall health and longevity.

Aerobic exercise, in particular, positively affects the mitochondria through a process called “mitophagy.” Mitophagy is a mechanism by which damaged or defective mitochondria are selected and removed, usually after a period of stress. This keeps skeletal muscle healthy and strong by improving the mitochondrial quality of the muscle fibers.

If you are a gym person- the treadmill, elliptical or rowing machine may be your go to equipment to achieve your fill of cardio exercises. Likewise, if you prefer the outdoors, you may try swimming, soccer, triathlons and cross country skiing as enjoyable alternatives to improve your aerobic capacity.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319532#Exercise-promotes-mitophagy-in-mice

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3630798/

Supplements for Age-Reversal

In the ever-evolving world of Cellular rejuvenation, supplements are constantly being discovered and re-formulated. So far, the following are considered to be on top of the food chain when it comes to reverting the aging process:

There are secretagogues, which stimulates the endocrine glands’ ability to secrete more Growth Hormone, which in turn affects the major metabolic pathways in the body, such as fat oxidation, glucose utilization, muscle synthesis, and collagen production just to name a few.

Rejuvenation procedures in private clinics almost always integrate bio-identical Somatropin injections as part of their hormone optimization courses, while others employ drips and infusions of high doses of Vitamin C to regenerate hormones that have degraded. A powerful electron donor, vitamin C has the capacity to provide electrons in order to resurrect the form and function of estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone.

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/anti-aging/products/gh-pep-mk677

https://www.healthline.com/health/vitamin-c-injection

Current Modalities on Rejuvenation

Ablative laser resurfacing is generally considered to be the gold standard for the rejuvenation of facial photo-damage and scarring. The procedure is a wounding laser that gets rid of the thin outer layer of skin (epidermis) and heats the underlying skin (dermis), which then triggers the growth of new collagen fibers. As the epidermis heals and regrows, the treated area appears smoother and tighter.

Neck rejuvenation mainly targets skin laxity, that often increase with age due to progressive loss of bone mass, increased subcutaneous fat, and loosening of the connective tissue framework. Using unipolar and bipolar radiofrequency or Infra-red light, sagging skin in the neck area is targeted yielding a tighter, firmer, and younger looking skin just after a few sessions.

A new paradigm for human cell rejuvenation, cellular reprogramming proves to be a promising route when it comes to retracting the procession of aging, which is the basis of rejuvenation.

This is the most recent breakthrough in the anti-aging field, which involves a genetic or chemical method to reverse the epigenetic age of cells. This genetic code instructs mature, specialized cells to read the right genes at the right time, as though they were young again. The factors scientists are currently using to reprogram these mature cells are called Yamanaka factors, which can turn back an adult cell into a young, pluripotent stem cell. Literally!


https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/laser-resurfacing/about/pac-20385114

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/225927112_Treatment_of_Neck_Laxity_with_Radiofrequency_and_Infrared_Light

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5960911/

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BioHacking Your Way To Your Best Physique 
- An Elite Sarms Future Supps Adventure –

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By: M.G. Thibault Edited by Ryan McTeigue

It is true that you can’t increase the time and effort required to create your greatest physique ever, however you can maximize your efforts and go above and beyond traditional training programs to achieve a lean, strong and greatly developed physique, in comparison to the average person. In this article, we will discuss advanced supplement protocols and advanced training techniques that work in synergy so you can improve your overall workout productivity and move toward your best body achievement.

The following are the latest biohacking techniques that will allow you to achieve fitness, fat loss, and clean gains in minimum time using new discoveries about human biology, physiology and access to modern technology.

Glucagon-Like Peptide 1

Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 (GLP-1) agonists. GLP1 agonists have been demonstrated to recruit muscle microvasculature, increase muscle delivery of insulin, and enhance the muscles use of glucose. What this means for the fitness individual is that it increases both Insulin production and sensitivity which results in stronger anabolic action of the compound and better use of glucose for muscle tissue growth. If you are looking to increase insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate utilization by muscle, a GLP-1 agonist is a peptide which has to be administered subcutaneously (under the skin). Its ability to slow down gastric emptying makes you actually want to eat less, which will be ideal for a cutting cycle or a weight and fat loss program.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4113068/

Blood Flow Restriction Training

Blood Flow Restriction Training. Also known as occlusion training, is the action of simply applying an elastic band or rubber tubing around the muscle you want to target which acts like a tourniquet. Then proceed with your training. Theoretically, when you cut a small amount of blood flow to the tissue, more lactic acid accumulates faster because it doesn’t drain due to the restriction. This triggers your Growth Hormone secretion effecting more muscle building action.

A meta-analysis confirms that exercise and walking with vascular occlusion played a key role in improving strength muscle hypertrophy which is in the ball park equivalent to training high-intensity resistance training. This is compatible with those having joint pain, older fitness people and/or athletes who are recuperating from injury and just getting back into the gym.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6349784/

Oxygen Restricted Training

Oxygen Restricted Training. Advance your training by biohacking your breathing. This is done by restricting your access to oxygen thereby compelling your inspiratory and expiratory muscles to work harder to take oxygen in and push carbon dioxide out.

This creates a stronger diaphragm, tougher respiratory muscles, and a higher tolerance for carbon dioxide. The “intermittent hypoxic training mask” gives you the benefits of both resisted breathing and hypoxic training—yep, like working out in an environment with reduced oxygen, like a location at high-altitude. It’s like running a marathon at Mt. Kilimanjaro. When you exercise wearing oxygen restricting mask, this can push you to a whopping 95% of lactate threshold workload. And this is a sure-fire way to improve your aerobic capacity and endurance performance once you return to normal oxygen-level environments.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7243200/

YK-11 Alpha Helix. It is one of the most innovative and exciting Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators in the market right now. This unique compound stimulates Follistatin and Myogenin production- molecules that are significantly responsible for skeletal muscle development and repair.

It also inhibits Myostatin, which is a negative regulator of muscle growth and is significantly implicated in muscle-wasting disorders. What this means is that Myostatin mainly inhibits and limits muscle growth. Thanks to YK11 Alpha Helix, it blocks the action of Myostatin stopping its catabolic effects while up-regulating follistatin and myogenin activities to allow muscle tissues to grow beyond their limitations.

Like any other SARMs, YK-11 Alpha Helix can be as powerful as testosterone in terms of muscle tissue strengthening and volumisation, but without any heavy side effects as with testosterone.


https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/alpha-helix-yk11

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0006291X21000668

Remember:

The above tools will help you achieve faster physique targets as you enhance your training protocol for superior benefits. Don’t ever think these tactics are just for professional bodybuilders and athletes, these methods are simple enough and can be adopted by anyone to working to achieve their best physique yet.

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Muscle Building Program to Maximize your Muscle Mass with the Elite Sarms Builders

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Written by: M.G. Thibault
Edited by: Ryan McTeigue

There are many advantages to building muscle that go beyond having the perfect body or an increase in physical strength. Whether your desire to consistently train and maintain a particular diet comes from health or aesthetic motivations, for either reason there are 3 main criteria that must be fulfilled to ensure maximum muscle gains occur:

1. Proper nutrition that will support muscle growth

2. An exercise routine that will challenge your muscles and cause stress and adaptation

3. Smart supplementation that will allow faster and full recovery to continue progressing forward

These are just some of the basic foundations for building more muscle than you have right now or at a minimum maintaining what muscle you have right now. To find out more key factors for increasing muscle mass and the factors behind that coveted goal for every male and a growing number of fitness females. For more info and details read on…..


Nutrition

While the topic of Nutrition can spur endless discussions that can go on for days, this article focuses on the importance of protein and some of the major issues that surround this macromolecule. Studies have clearly shown that protein requirements are considerably greater in those who train regularly or play sports.

According to researches published in recent year, in order for muscle protein synthesis (MPS) to take place, a maximum amount between 20 to 40 grams of protein should be ingested per meal. Now, this is a ballpark amount and your requirement may be in the lower or higher limit depending on the frequency and intensity of your physical training.

Another point I’d like to emphasize is Anabolic Resistance. This refers to the body’s decreased ability to absorb amino acids into muscle and is commonly observed in:

  • older adults
  • systemic inflammation
  • insulin resistance
  • disease states

If you belong to one of these groups, what this is implying is that if you are involved in weight-training exercise, you need to ingest a greater amount of protein, particularly essential amino acids, to overcome the Anabolic Resistance effect.

The most important essential amino acid where increased MPS is concerned is the branched-chain amino acid, leucine. Leucine is the trigger amino acid for elevated MPS because it activates the Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR), kick-starting the entire protein synthesis process. Ideally, to overcome Anabolic Resistance, you need:

2.5 grams of leucine per meal if under 40 years of age, and

4 grams of leucine per meal if 40 years and above

https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-018-0215-1

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29389741/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8131552/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4848650/

Training

For efficient muscle building effects, you can combine compound exercises to recruit multiple muscle groups at once, with isolation exercises for better form and technique. Train with progressive overload, which means gradually challenge your muscles by increasing the weight or reps performed. This will guarantee bigger gains.

Examples of Compound Exercises (1-5 rep range)

Deadlift

Back Squat

Front Squat

Bench press

Barbell Shoulder press

Clean

Push Press


Examples of Isolation Exercises (10-20 rep range)

Dumbbell Flyes- decline and incline

Cable Crossovers

Bodyweight Flyes

Butterfly Machine

Cable Iron Cross

Cable Flyes- flat bench, incline & decline

Single-Arm Cable Crossover

Low Cable Crossover

Single-Arm Dumbbell Bench Press

Cable Chest Press- incline, decline

Superset 2-4 movements together per set with minimal rest and perform each exercise set twice a week. If you’re reaching the level of muscle fatigue, don’t let your ego get the better of you. If you need to scale back the weight, better listen to your body and avoid injury.


Supplementation:

Whether you are a professional competitor or someone who’s very motivated to refine your physique, you are the kind of in the zone of active muscle building that powerlifters or bodybuilders are working towards. If you are in the fitness scene long enough, you are also aware how supplementation can ramp up your lean muscle gains big time.

Creatine. Creatine is an amino acid found in the body’s muscles and brain. It donates phosphate groups that form Adenosine triphosphate, or ATP. ATP the molecule powering your muscle’s contractions during a workout. Aside from being a phosphate donor, Creatine also serves as a weak buffer preventing the pH within your muscle fibers to drop too low, hence suspending fatigue. In short, Creatine pushes your muscles to work harder and longer.

Recommended dose: To load, take 20 grams of Creatine per day for 5–7 days. For maintenance, take 3–5 grams per day. You can stick with this dosage for a long time.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2048496/

Physique 400® (LGD-4033) . Well-known as Ligandrol, it is one of the most researched SARMs because of its potent effects on augmenting muscle mass and volume. When it comes to bulking, Physique 400 is a big leaguer with clinical studies under its belt. It demonstrates powerful hypertrophic effects comparable to anabolic hormones. One major benefit of LGD 4033 is its ability to increase fat-free muscle tissue when bulking.

Recommended dose: 10mg or 1ml of LGD 4033 per day. Suggested cycle length is 6 – 8 weeks.

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/physique-400-lgd4033

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4111291/

Elite Sarms Tight® (RAD 140). More and more studies are comparing RAD 140 as being identical to the anabolic power of Testosterone. In addition to its propensity for muscle building, it amplifies the power and strength of muscle fibers. Seasoned gym goers even stack RAD 140 with Test or prohormones to amplify the effects of testosterone minus the side effects. Almost too good to be true, RAD 140 also shows neuroprotective and regenerative effects on brain neurons!

Recommended dose: 10mg or 1ml of RAD 140 per day. Suggested cycle length is 6 – 8 weeks.

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/tight-rad-140

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3959610/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4018048/

Elite Sarms Stanazine® (S4). What makes Stanazine (S4) unique on top of its lean muscle building effects, is its efficacy for increased fat loss and muscle protection during a cutting phase. Because S4 allows you to gain lean mass during intensive training with a limited calorie intake, it is also an ideal supplement for body re-composition.

Other studies compare S4 to the muscle-generating effects of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT), which is 3x more anabolic than testosterone. Stanazine is also proven to boost muscle strength and increase bone mass.

Recommended dose: 25 mg or 1ml of S4 per day. Suggested cycle length is 6 – 8 weeks.

https://www.elitesarms.com/collections/individual-sarms/products/stanazine-s4

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2039881/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4083371/

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Hacking Your Bioage With NAD+

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By M.G. Thibault
Edited by Ryan McTeigue

Aging is a natural and organic process that everyone undergoes. Both our bodies and mind go through cycles of changes throughout our life. As we age, our cells have a lesser capacity to divide and multiply, some lose their function, and eventually deteriorate. This is the scientific meaning of ageing

The dilemmas that come with aging

As our age advances, wrinkles become more prominent in our skin, our hair thins and loses pigmentation, and our memory is not as retentive. More importantly, we feel a decrease in energy and strength; we become more susceptible to diseases, while abnormalities and dysfunction begin to show within our body.

So, when this article mentions about “hacking” your biological age, this means we are providing you with science-based information that leads to some adjustments in your lifestyle and diet, which can intervene with these signs and symptoms of aging.

The Role of “Nutrigenomics”

When we talk about Biohacking, we have to mention its close associate, “Nutrigenomics.” This term supports the idea that our body’s total genetic expression can be optimized by taking the right nutrients that influence our overall health over time.

The thing is, genes may be critical for determining inherent abilities, but Nutrition can modify the extent to which different genes are expressed and thus modifies whether an individual reaches the potential established by their genetic pre-disposition.

This emerging knowledge can transform nutrition and dietary practices to optimise health, promote longevity, and prevent or even treat certain diseases.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3121546/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2137135/

First off, we’ll identify the “poor-quality” foods that induce inflammation. Some studies consider aging as a chronic inflammatory state, so one of the best anti-aging hacks would be to stop eating junk food (such as fried foods) and start incorporating more anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory foods in your diet.

Avoid trans fats, that easily produce cancer-causing free radicals and literally slow the body down. It will also benefit you to refrain from eating too much sugar and processed carbohydrates (like pasta, bread, and pastries) as this may lead to chronically high insulin levels that positively correlate with age-related diseases including diabetes and heart diseases.

Treated meats like hot dogs, bacon, and pepperoni are usually high in nitrates, which also lead to inflammation. Moderate drinking (a 5-ounce glass of red wine per day, 5x a week) may be good for your heart, but heavy drinking will only speed up the aging process.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6457053/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4326908/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12070110


Boosting NAD+ levels

Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide otherwise known as NAD+ is a chemical compound, which is found in essentially every cell of the body, and produced in abundance during adolescence all the way up to early adulthood. Its main function is to facilitate healthy brain function, regulate metabolism, repair damaged DNA, and strengthen our cell’s defences. Like most compounds secreted by the body, NAD+ levels start to decrease as we age.

Recent lab tests on animals have shown that raising NAD+ levels may help reverse signs of aging and reduce the incidence of many chronic diseases. You can boost your NAD+ levels by:

1. Exercise. Daily workouts require more NAD+ for energy, and your body responds to increased demand by producing it.

2. Raw foods that contain vitamin B, like avocados, steamed fish, whole grains, and nuts can boost NAD+ levels. Consider adding fermented foods and drinks to your diet like sauerkraut and kombucha. These are rich in NAD+ and also effective in easing persistent bloating and chronic joint pain.

3.Oral NAD+ supplements. One article shows that supplementation of Nicotinamide Riboside (NR, 500 mg, 2×/day), a NAD+ precursor, effectively stimulates NAD+ metabolism in healthy middle-aged and older adults.

4. NAD+ infusions. The Intravenous route promotes higher bioavailability, compared to oral supplements meaning a fuller dosage enters the body to help restore the mitochondria, and renew power at the cellular level. Specialised health and anti-aging clinics may have this available, shop around the internet to find one near you if you are interested.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-03421-7

5. Growth Hormone Mimetics. GH Pep® (MK-677) is a growth hormone secretagogue, which amplifies the body’s natural release of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like-growth-factor 1 (IGF-1). Among their many benefits such as lean muscle gains, accelerated fat loss, and tissue repair, the increase in GH and IGF-1 levels regulate mitochondrial mass and function and contribute significantly to mitochondrial biogenesis, respiration and ATP production.


How does this relate to boosting NAD+ levels?

A Study from the University of California demonstrates that the mitochondria in cells create NAD from the nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), one of its precursors. This explains why NAD+ levels decline with mitochondrial dysfunction aka slow metabolism and reduced NAD+/NADH ratio is implicated in mitochondrial disorders, as well as during aging.

As far as anti-aging goes, Elite Sarms product: GH Pep® (MK-677) is a remarkable anti-aging supplement since it not only boosts your growth hormone and IGF-1, sustaining your hormone profile in a state of perpetual youth, it also increases the production of your NAD+ which you now know is another Key Level Player in the quest for the fountain of youth.

https://www.elitesarms.com/products/gh-pep-mk677?_pos=1&_sid=0fa73c6c8&_ss=r

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2757071/

https://www.mdpi.com/2073-4409/9/6/1384/htm

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6013257/

https://clintransmed.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40169-016-0104-7

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Is S4 The 2021 Version of Winstrol for Athletic Performance?

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Written by: Michelle G. Thibault
Edited by: Ryan McTeigue

In general, performance enhancing substances, otherwise known as ergogenic aids are utilized by sports people and professional athletes to boost their game. Athletes often seek out alternative nutrition to further improve their performance, and sports supplements are one way. As far as the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is concerned, these supplements fall into 2 categories: the legal substances, and those that are banned. If you are a professional athlete who gets tested before competitions, check with your sports governing body to be sure what compounds are on their Prohibited list.

Let’s talk about one particular substance that has gained fame, or shall we say infamy since athletes were stripped off of their medals when proven to have used this compound.

Winstrol’s popularity hit the roof when Olympic Sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive for it. If you look at Johnson, he was lean, and ripped. But what’s more prominent was his strength and speed. He had the athletic agility that earned him the title, “world’s fastest human being”.

Worlwide interest magnified when Russian race walker Olimpiada Ivanova and Australian National Rugby League footballer Rodney Howe also tested positive. And that’s what Stanozolol, the generic name of the anabolic steroid Winstrol, does for you. It will give you a massive surge in strength without putting in a lot of bulk to your frame. It also allows your body for a fast recovery, not only from gruelling training sessions but also from injuries.

Most people from the bodybuilding community call it ‘Winny’ and has become a big favourite among ‘physique’ oriented groups. Say for example, if someone is seeking to gain a decent amount of muscle without gaining a lot of water and fat, bodybuilding mavens effectively stack Test and Winny to achieve their target.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Johnson_(Canadian_sprinter)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olimpiada_Ivanova

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rodney_Howe

The problem with Winstrol

Because Stanozolol (Winstrol) is an anabolic hormone, side effects are expected. The following adverse results were reported:

– severe liver toxicity

– insomnia

– electrolyte imbalance

– acne

– ankle swelling

– testosterone suppression

– electrolyte imbalance

– gynecomastia for men

https://www.rxlist.com/winstrol-drug.htm


A Bettter and Safer Alternative

The advent of Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators or SARMs marks a turning point in the world of fitness and sports because it undoubtedly raised the bar as far as physique and sports enhancing supplements are concerned. Imagine Winstrol but without the side effects. Remarkable… right?

It’s called S4. Alternatively known as Stanazine or Andarine, this substance has a high affinity for androgen receptors, and therefore mimics the effects of testosterone. Even better is the fact that its effects are much stronger in muscles and bones without involving the reproductive organs. This property of high selectivity is why S4 and other SARMs are believed to cause fewer side effects when compared to anabolic steroids. Bodybuilders, athletes, and fitness enthusiasts won’t have to deal with severe testosterone suppression and increased estrogens if they take SARMs instead of steroids.


Potential Uses of
Stanazine (S4)

This section focuses on the clinical and scientific research that have been done on S4.

Based on current data, the following are its effects:


1. Increase in Muscle Mass

This drug was developed to prevent muscle wasting, and animal studies do indeed show that S4 improves muscle growth and strength in animals. When given to castrated rats for 4 weeks, S4 increased muscle weight as markedly as Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) but without prostate enlargement, which is a big concern when taking steroids.

2. Increase in Bone Strength and Combat Osteoporosis

Andarine increased bone mineral density and strength in both in castrated male rats and in female rats whose ovaries had been removed.In addition to improving bone density, it also improves muscle strength, reducing the risk of falls and fractures.

3. Fat Loss

In female rats whose ovaries have been removed, apart from improving bone strength, S4 also decreased body fat.

The above factors play a big role in athletic performance because bone and muscle strength determine stability, power, speed and endurance. Remember:

a) Slow-twitch muscles– move more slowly but help to keep you moving. Associated with stamina, and endurance, sustained for a longer amount of time.

b) Fast- twitch muscles– help you move faster, but for shorter periods. Related to speed, strength and sudden bursts of energy in a shorter period.

Research studies demonstrate that Stanazine S4 also promotes bone healing and accelerated recovery, which means faster repair of fractures and muscular micro-tears athletes oftentimes suffer during training sessions.


https://www.elitesarms.com/products/stanazine-s4?_pos=1&_sid=ecda2c313&_ss=r

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2039881/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17063395/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17063395

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4083371/

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Bliss CBD Oil for Athletes

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Written by: Michelle G. Thibault
Edited by: Ryan McTeigue

Bliss CBD Oils for Athletes

With the advent of the novel CBD oil in the world of cannabis and hemp related products, more and more research is emerging to provide scientific proof and establish the medical benefits of cannabis especially in particular extracts like Cannabidiol. CBD is a non-psychoactive property that is found in industrial hemp and is the vital ingredient for the medicinal properties of cannabis.

As an athlete or a fitness lover, your body is subjected to exhaustion, physical injuries, and the consequences of wear and tear. At the end of a long session of extensive training or a rigorous workout, you will feel these effects and it will definitely affect your performance. This article will explore the medical benefits associated with Bliss Formula CBD Oil and how it will facilitate your best game ever and support you to a speedy recovery!

Bliss Formula CBD oil tinctures do not contain any THC so they will not give you the psychoactive buzz and are completely legal. Our formulas are based from scientific research illustrated through the following:


Bliss CBD Oil on Inflammation

Athletic and physically active individuals face inflammation on a daily basis. Bliss CBD oil acts as an anti-inflammatory thus saving you from joint and muscle injury during workouts, as well as reducing the usual aches and pains. This is made possible through the Endocannabinoid System that we have in our body mediated by CB1 and CB2 receptors.

Bliss CBD Oil on Game-day Nerves and Anxiety

It is typical to feel anxious for a big game or event despite all that hard work and rigorous training. Bliss CBD Oil targets performance anxiety and nips it right in the bud. Renowned for its anti-depressant/anxiolytic properties, bodybuilders and athletes alike have switched to CBD from pharmaceuticals like Xanax and Zoloft. In addition to its mood-lifting and calming properties, Bliss CBD oil is completely safe, non-habit forming and all natural.

Bliss CBD Oil on Recovery

Sustaining an injury during a workout, a practice session or a game event is sometimes inescapable. A good alternative away from strong painkillers that give you liver and kidney damage, Bliss CBD Oil effectively combats pain while speeding up your recovery time. Lab Analysis reveals a direct interaction between CBD and S296 which consequently mediate glycinergic cannabinoid-induced suppression of pain.

Scientific research has multiple evidences of CBD’s healing effects on degenerative diseases like Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer, even traumatic brain injuries. Bliss CBD oil can absolutely bring your body to a state of homeostasis and well-being to help you get back into the game in no time.

CBD is taking the Sports and Fitness industry by storm with all its proven benefits and exceptional range of medicinal applications. If you are looking for a supplement that is all-natural, therapeutically safe and effective without the side-effects, try Bliss CBD Oil for peak athletic performance and fast recovery. It is an absolute gem to help you keep winning in this big game we call life!

References:

1.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22585736

2.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Cannabidiol+improves+lung+function+and+inflammation+in+mice+submitted+to+LPS-induced+acute+lung+injury

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20002102