Supplements


*article originally published on LeanItUp.com Dietary supplements are safe, right? I mean they’re just supplements…after all if they were really serious they’d be “drugs,” right? Wrong. According to a recent study published in JAMA, numerous banned pharmaceutical ingredients (drugs) were found in dietary supplements following FDA recalls — including anabolic steroids, anorexiants, and Viagra. Dr. Pieter Cohen of Harvard Medical School and his colleagues investigated supplements that were recalled by the FDA due to “adulteration with pharmaceutical ingredients,” yet were still available for […]

Supplements Contaminated with Banned Drugs


*originally published on LeanItUp.com If you’re like most people, you’ve probably never heard of HMB before. HMB, also known as beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate, is a metabolite of the amino acid leucine, which is believed to enhance the repair of damaged muscle tissue as a result of exercise.1 Despite the fact that HMB is not very well known, its use has been studied since 1996 with numerous studies demonstrating positive effects on lean mass and strength gains, particularly in untrained individuals. More recently, results from a new study on HMB […]

HMB-FA Study: Improve Strength, Power & Lean Mass?