What is curcumin.. and how is it different from turmeric? To start things off I feel like it’s important to clear up some common confusion. Curcumin and turmeric are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are not the same thing. Turmeric is a plant from the ginger family. Curcumin is a plant chemical found primarily in … Read moreCan Curcumin Help You Recover And Relax?
I Thought I’d Heard It All About Creatine… Until I started doing research for this post. That’s when I began stumbling onto article after article reporting that serial killer Elliot Rodger had become “hooked on creatine” and it’s rage inducing side effects. Digging deeper, I learned that the Daily Mail, the Mirror and others had … Read moreAbout Creatine: 7 Myths That Just Won’t Die and 4 Unappreciated Truths
On Last Week Tonight, John Oliver had a go at medical shills and the supplement industry. And I couldn’t be happier. I’ve always hated over-the-top, miracle cure marketing, so I’m very happy to see John Oliver help expose this sham to a larger audience. I’m even happy about his rant on the supplement industry, because … Read moreWhy Did John Oliver Put Dr. Oz On Blast?
The past weekend, I spent some time with the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Hosted at Rutgers, the ISSN-Rutgers Human Performance Conference was a collaboration of the best minds in sports performance and nutrition. Below are the presentations I was able to catch (missed the first one because we got lost) and my take-aways from … Read moreISSN Human Performance: My Crib Notes
I want to thank the guys at My Competitive Life, especially my good friend Chris Algieri, for putting on the Performance Nutrition Seminar at Competitive Edge Athletics. Presented by one of the top nutrition teams in the world, the Performance Nutrition Seminar covered a broad range of topics, including: Do Diets Work? Macronutrient Distribution Maximizing … Read morePerformance Nutrition Seminar
Search “supplements for fighters” on Google and you’ll find the typical results – creatine, protein, maybe caffeine or vitamin D. In the spirit of underappreciated traits of combat athletes, I’d like to present 3 supplements for mma, bjj, and muay thai fighters, wrestler, boxers and other combat athletes that fly under the radar, but have … Read more3 Unexpected Supplements for Fighters
Unless you live in the tropics, and spend your day outside, your vitamin D production is likely too low. And that’s a shame, because Vitamin D is a key supplement for combat athletes like MMA, BJJ and Muay Thai fighters, wrestlers and boxers. What makes Vitamin D important to fighters? Well, the indicated benefits of … Read moreVitamin D – fight for this essential nutrient
And it’s hurting your performance. 56% of the US population is deficient in Magnesium. This is a shame, because magnesium is such an important dietary mineral and any deficiency can easily be fixed with a change in diet. Appropriate levels of Magnesium are associated with improved: brain health metabolism and cardiovascular health (Source: Examine.com – … Read moreYou're Probably Deficient in Magnesium