Ellagic acid may not be a household word, but it's a potent polyphenol that's been linked to a slew of health advantages.

Ellagic acid, in instance, has been shown in tests to reduce cancer cell proliferation, reduce inflammation, and protect brain function.

It's also found in a variety of foods and is frequently used in supplements and skin care items.


An obesity drug that 'kills' fat cells

Most weight-loss drugs help burn fat by speeding up metabolism, suppressing appetite, or both. But a new drug currently being tested on obese rhesus monkeys goes a step further: It reportedly "kills" fat cells. Researchers at the University of Texas think the drug could one day help fight obesity in humans. Here's what you should know:

During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and rates remain high. In 2010, no state in the United States had a prevalence of obesity less than 20%. Approximately one in three adults and one in six children are obese. Obesity is epidemic in the United States today and a major cause of death, attributable to heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

Metformin (Glucophage) for Weight Loss and Bodybuilding

Metformin, sold under the trade name Glucophage, is used to treat diabetes, but several studies show that it also helps non-diabetics to lose weight by reducing hunger (1).

You may be overweight because your body makes too much insulin, especially if your store your fat primarily in your belly. When you eat, your blood sugar level rises. The higher it rises, the more insulin your pancreas releases. Insulin makes you fat by acting on your brain to make you hungry, your liver to manufacture fat, and the fat cells in your belly to fill with fat. So the treatment for this type of obesity is to avoid foods that cause the highest rise in blood sugar and to take medications that prevent your blood sugar levels from rising too high. Avoid bakery products, pastas and all foods made from flour, fruit juices and everything with added sugar. Eat fruits and root vegetables such as potatoes only with meals.

The idea of steroids having direct fat burning properties is a commonly held belief among steroid users. This is why bodybuilders use steroids also during dieting, so they can maintain more muscle and lose more fat. How does anabolic steroids help burn fat, is it direct or indirect and what type of fat. I’ll help try to answer these questions.

Steroid fat loss studies

Unfortunately, most of the studies on fat loss and steroids is done on cattle. It’s a pretty scientific way of looking at it since it’s a controlled environment and they don’t do anything unique that might alter results.

In a study published in J Anim Sci. 2007 Feb;85(2):430-40 they measured carcasses of steers and cattle after they had been implanted with Synovex-Plus (SP), which is testosterone. This study shows that anabolic implants do not appear to have direct effects on intra-muscular lipid deposition. In other words implanting did not change the bodyfat percentage of visceral fat, the fat inside or around the muscles.

Another study J Anim Sci. 1999 May;77(5):1100-4 used implanted steroids trenbolone acetate plus estradiol benzoate ot progesterone at various times and dosages over 2 months. They found no significant differences on intramuscular lipid content.

Notice in those studies that they are talking about intramuscular fat. Its been theorized by many that steroids do a bad job of stopping intramuscular or “visceral fat”. However, they do seem to help promote fat loss overall. This is done by losing fat subcutaneously, which is the fat under the skin, which you can visually see.

A study published in J Anim Sci. 1996 Aug;74(8):1770-6. compared control cattle to three other groups; those implanted with trenbalone acetate, implanted with testosterone propionate +20 mg of estradiol benzoate, or both implants. This study found that groups all gained weight and lost fat(were leaner cows). Interesting enough they found the cows that had been implanted with 200 mg trenbolone acetate only, were the leanest.

Clenbuterol.. Hard Core Bodybuilding done safe

Clenbuterol is a very potent compound it works in micrograms (1/1000th of a gram). Therefore it’s very hard to dose it correctly. Many Underground Labs have inconsistent dosing. The label claims 20 mcg per tablet, but some tablets contain almost nothing while others are too high dosed. Some Chinese compounders ‘ solved” that problem by overdosing their tabs resulting in unwanted visits at the emergency room in the hospital. Production of tablets and API (raw powder) of Clenbuterol is no longer allowed in China since  September 2012.

In the last few years Clenbuterol (clenbuterol hydrochloride) has replaced Ephedrine HCL (hydrochloride)  as the drug of choice when it comes to fat loss and contest preparation in general. Clenbuterol is used throughout the world as a bronchodilator for asthma patients. In terms of fat loss, ‘Clen' (as it's frequently called) is what's known as a "repartitioning agent" - an agent that increases your ratio of lean muscle mass to fat mass.

Hollywood’s Secret Skinny Pill –

This is one of the most informative and controversial articles you’ll ever read about Clenbuterol and its  ability to induce rapid weight loss.

Hence the warning: Clenbuterol is illegal and potentially very dangerous for humans. We, here at Juicedmuscle, in no way, shape, or form, endorse its use.

The information presented here is strictly for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice or attention of healthcare professionals.

Every generation of print media, television and motion pictures holds several examples of celebrities who were or are overly susceptible to the pressures to be thin.

Add to that the number of female athletes forced to strip away all body fat, the innumerable multitudes of common people subjected to abuse or scorn based on society’s fickle standards, and individuals suffering from eating disorders and unhealthy compulsions and it’s easy to understand why there’s such a huge demand for powerful weight-loss drugs.

This first article on Clenbuterol is on use by women, the next one will be on Clenbuterol use for Bodybuilders.

Posting about women gives me the oppurtunity to post a picture of this incredible hot chick!!

What is ephedrine?
Ephedrine is one of the most effective and controversial substances used for weight loss. It is a potent fat loss agent and CNS stimulant (especially when combined with caffeine) and also effective in the treatment of asthma. However, there are also many reports of adverse events that are possibly associated with ephedrine use that have prompted many people to call for further regulation of the compound.

Chemically, ephedrine is a phenylpropanolamine, a class of stimulant compounds that include ephedrine, psuedoephedrine, norephedrine, and cathine. Ephedra (also known as Ma Huang), a traditional Chinese herb, contains varying concentrations of phenylpropanolamines and other alkaloids and is the primary source of ephedrine sold in most over the counter preparations. Ephedra has been in use for over 5000 years for its stimulant and antiasthmatic properties.

 “Abs are made in the kitchen, not in the gym!

No amount of weird exercises or machines will magically reveal your abs. The ONLY way to reveal your abs is to lose that layer of fat covering them. Now, the only way to lose the abdominal fat is by consistent dieting and cardiovascular exercise. Period. All those odd hanging, leg twisting, body contorting exercises are no better than simple crunches.

The big problem is that intellectually, many people totally agree. However, emotionally it does not click. I know this because day after day I see people doing marathon abdominal work. They do four or five different exercises. They think the more they do, the more defined their abs will become. They try to target the upper, lower, inner and outer, left, right, etc. Give me a break. They do tons of weighted side bends trying to get rid of the love handles.


T-3 for fat loss

Listen closely because this article is going to reveal some little-known, almost secret facts about thyroid hormone, a piece of the fat-burning puzzle so overlooked that even many pro bodybuilders have trouble putting it in place at showtime. In fact, coming in “soft” is the number-one fear of every bodybuilder who’s ever carried armor-plated muscle onstage. Being called smooth is like someone talkin’ trash about your mom—you just don’t want to hear it. Thanks to ground-breaking research on a new thyroid-hormone-stimulating compound called T-3, however, the fear of being smooth will vanish. That’s because T-3 takes the fat-burning process to a level well beyond standard thermogenics.

 Before we go into detail on how T-3 was scientifically formulated, though, you need to know more about the thyroid gland so you can understand how thyroid hormones work. It is one of several endocrine glands in the body that function primarily to secrete metabolism-regulating hormones. The word hormone in Greek means “to arouse.” For example, the hormones testosterone and growth hormone arouse muscle growth by rapidly increasing the protein-turnover rate, or protein synthesis. And as every hard-training bodybuilder knows, the more abundant those hormones are (within reasonable limits), the more abundant the increases in muscle size.

The science of topical fat loss 2

Lets face it almost everyone has some spots of fat he or she wants to get rid off. This is called spot-reduction. I wrote about it here //juicedmuscle.com/jmblog/content/helios-injectable-liposuction

This particular item was and is very popular and thats why the lab asked me to develop a lotion or cream. Because it became also very popular by females. A beauty clinic that also bougt phosphocholine (meso) products, wanted it for its female clients, that didn't want to inject on a daily basis and wanted to continue at home with a non-injectable alternative.I made a few different ones with a different formula. First of course the topical version of the injectable. Later a version with Glycyrrhetinic acid, becuase scientific research showed some stunning succes in fat loss with this active ingredient.. The lab later stopped production of creams and lotions due to the high price of the active ingredients and the big amount of work. They conciddered production in China, but decided to stick to their core business. I would really loved it to create new  topical products and tried them on female friends to messure the results as i used to, but...sad

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