Issues With Hoodia Supplements

Issues With Hoodia Supplements

The weight loss and exercise supplement industry is a multi-billion one and this is due to the sheer range as well as the prices of the items on offer. As a result then, this means that the consumer is faced with very costly  majority of which it should be noted provide a level of results and benefits that can only be generously called “overly optimistic.” A less polite manner of referring to this would be outright quackery and so this means that the consumer will need to be very careful and cautious about what exactly they choose to use.

As briefly alluded to earlier, many of the weight loss items on offer are actually not as good or potent as may have been initially thought or reported. One of the most controversial of these has been the Hoodia Gordonii weight loss supplements.

The Hoodia Gordonii supplement draws the bulk of its items from the deepest, most desolate wastelands of the African desert lands and as a result then, given the extremity of the location of the plant, along with the rarity of it, this means that the plant itself is very costly indeed. With that in mind then, this necessitates that any products that use the plant will also be expensive, by virtue of the large and substantial overheads associated with the plant.

However, there has been a whole range of weight loss products that purport to contain the Hoodia Gordonii plant extract. To many consumers, who already have to contend with the grim reality of limited financial resources at their disposal, the idea of being able to acquire a seemingly very effective weight loss product at a reduced price is a major bonus.

However, the reality is very different. The reason that the Hoodia Gordonii products are so cheap …

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4 Effective Ways to Increase Energy and Lose Weight

4 Effective Ways to Increase Energy and Lose Weight

If you’re looking to gain a little pep in your step, there are a few supplements that you should take a look at.

Cordyceps – One of the keys to increasing strength, building lean muscle and just feeling energetic is having adequate amounts of testosterone. One way to maintain this balance is by seeking out products containing cordyceps.

What is it? Cordyceps is an extract from a fungus that grows on insects like catepillars and ants… I know what you’re thinking, why in the heck do I want to take anything that comes from a fungus on an insect? Just hear me out.

What does it do? It helps maintain levels of hormones, such as testosterone; increases the body’s resistance to stress; improves cholesterol levels; regulates insulin release; increases energy and mental focus. If those aren’t enough to change your mind about fungus, I don’t know what is.

How much to take? Take 500-1500 milligrams two to three times a day with meals.

Maltodextrin – considered a complex carb because of its molecular makeup is a chain of multiple glucose molecules. Despite it being a complex carb, it digests very quickly and has been shown to boost blood sugar (therefore insulin, as well) levels higher than sugar. So, why would you want to spike insulin levels, you may be asking. When you spike insulin levels, it releases quick energy. This makes maltodextrin a great carb to have during intense workouts, when you need quick energy to keep going, and after the workout is over to assist recovery and boost lean muscle growth. Just try to avoid maltodextrin and products that contain it at other times during the day, as large blood sugar spikes (insulin spikes) won’t be beneficial to your physique.

Pyruvate – This is a molecule that’s left over …

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How To Get A Personal Trainer For Life For One Low Fee

How To Get A Personal Trainer For Life For One Low Fee

Have you been to the gym lately?  It’s the same old thing.  In one corner you have the meat-heads flexing in the mirror.  Then you have the beauty queens on the elliptical machine with their spandex and make-up on(they are usually easy on the eyes).  And then you have the gossipers.  They do more talking than exercising(and wonder why they’re fat).

But don’t get me wrong, there are some people that come there and get it done.  I don’t ‘hate’ going to the gym, but I do hate it when I have a routine going and when I come back to a machine, bench or some other piece of equipment…someone has ‘taken it over.’  I hate that.

Sometimes I lack motivation too, and that’s where it’d be nice to have a personal trainer.  For most people, when they shell out their money they’re committed.  But trainers aren’t cheap by any means.   pay a one time fee and have them come to your house for the rest of your life.

Let me tell you what I’m talking about.  I have discovered five(there is probably more), fitness guru’s and their routines that will help you get into kick ass shape in 90 days or less.  I mean, these people literally train actors, elite athletes, and the armed forces.  And if they’re good enough for them, they’re good enough for me. 

P90X–I don’t know how many times I saw Tony Horton in this infomercial before I ‘pulled the trigger’ and bought it.  But let me tell you something, after training for 20 plus years, I’ve never done a routine that delivered so  fast.  Through muscle confusion workouts, your body has no choice but to get leaner, stronger and sexier.  Those people in the infomercials are not professional fitness models.  They did P90X …

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The Best Home Gym Exercise Equipment

The Best Home Gym Exercise Equipment

If you’re interested in working out in the comfort of your basement, getting some home gyms exercise equipment is a very wise move. Many people really love the convenience that this offers them as then they can get their workout in at any point during the day and don’t have to worry about the extra time spent running back and for the between the gym. Let’s have a quick look at the reasons to consider investing in home gym exercise equipment and the best types to purchase.

Enjoyable Cardio Training

The first big benefit is that you’ll find your cardio workouts tend to be a lot more enjoyable when doing them at home. When you’re in a crowded gym, you’re going to have to fight not only for the particular piece of exercise equipment that you want, but you’ll also be fighting for a fan or the TV station that you want to watch if you enjoy doing that at the same time. When you have the cardio equipment right in your own home however, this problem is eliminated. There are a number of different home cardio equipment options to choose from including rowing machines, ellipticals, treadmills, or even just a basic skipping rope which can deliver a fantastic workout without you having to spend a lot of money.

If you are going to invest in one of the pricier pieces of cardio equipment then you want to be sure that you get the warranty with it. These machines can be very expensive to replace and repair so you don’t want to experience the burden of that cost down the road.

Time Efficient

Next, another great thing about home gym exercise equipment is that it’s time efficient. If you can purchase an adjustable dumbbell set you can easily work the …

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How to Get a Perfect Body - Three Simple Exercises

How to Get a Perfect Body – Three Simple Exercises

TV and magazines continually suggest to us that women with a perfect body are thin and toned with curves in all of the right places. We think that they are lucky women; Mother Nature has been very kind to them or alternatively the same TV and magazines try to convince us that they make countless sacrifices in terms of diet and sport; that all that is needed is time and extremely complex sacrifices.

I haven’t a clue how it actually is. I don’t know their life in any detail, but I can explain and show you three simple exercises to do at home that can help you get a first-class physical form with less than one hour per day for six days a week.

Of course you have to accompany the exercise programme with a suitable diet. It does not mean sacrifices and deprivations, but we all know that balancing exercise with diet will result in positive results. (Here I want to include also the mental balance).

Below are three exercises. Try to do them every day for six days and you will soon notice the difference. The repetitions are the maximum number to do in order to have visible results. If you can’t reach or achieve the given number from the first day, do what you can and gradually increase them as you can.

Another important thing: to make the exercise effective you need total concentration on the involved muscle. The purpose is to develop strength and autonomy to the muscle. In the early stages you may not be able to detect the strength developing.

While you are doing the exercises, you will also be training other muscle groups, although in a lesser, but important way! To have more clarity about what you will achieve and methods of these …

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