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Cenergy Amino Plex

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles

Looking for a great tasting, potent recovery formula. Sounds like you are looking for Amino-Plex

Looking for a great tasting, potent recovery formula. Sounds like you are looking for Amino-Plex

Amino Acids are very popular for muscle development. The issue that many people have faced when trying  amino acid formula’s is that they all taste a little different and mix diversly and sometimes it is difficult to really notice the distinction. There is a new formula that is going to change the game of recovery formulas and amino acids. Recovery is vital when it comes to any athlete. If you lift weights you need to repair muscle as you lift, maybe you are a sprinter and you need something that can help hydrate and recover muscle rapidly. No matter what kind of sport that you are in you will need a recovery matrix that will help improve muscle development.

Cenergy Amino Plex is the revolutionary muscle recovery amino acid drink that will help just about any athlete.

Vitamin C and B Vitamins

Amino Plex by Cenergy has both vitamin C and B vitamins. Vitamin C is a great antioxidant that can help with recovery and improve endurance. The combination of that and B vitamins can help with absorption of nutrients and to increase energy. If you take Amino Plex in combination with a preworkout you will quickly notice how it will enhance your preworkout by improving energy, and pump.

Amino Acids and BCAA’s

Branched Chain Amino Acids or BCAA’s are known to be one of the most functional workout supplements people should be taking while initiating in intense exercise. BCAA’s have been shown to help with actual muscle growth, other amino acids can help with preserving muscle, but if you are looking to build muscle it is important to use a product that has BCAA’s. Amino Plex also uses Glutamine and Lysine, which have been correlated to growth hormone production and recovery.


Some of you may have heard of HMB and most of have heard of the amino acid Leucine. HICA is a Leucine metabolite, very similar to HMB but has been shown to be more effective. HICA is a non hormonal anabolic Leucine metabolite that helps with increasing protein synthesis and muscle growth. You will begin to see many products have more and more of this product  due to its effectiveness.

Cenergy Amino Plex

If you are looking for a superior blend of amino acids, then look no further than Cenergy Amino Plex. There are a lot of options to choose from when it comes to recovery and workout drinks but Amino Plex covers all the bases with hydration, absorption, pump and recovery.

Optimum Nutrition Platinum Pre Supplement Review

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles, Pre-Workouts, Supplements, Videos

There are few companies that make a name for themselves like Optimum Nutrition has. Most companies look up to Optimum Nutrition for what they have accomplished over the years. Established in 1986, Optimum Nutrition has had one goal in mind – Quality Supplements at the right price. Optimum Nutrition does not skimp on the right ingredients. They understand that giving the consumer what works makes the customer happy and they achieve the results they desire. Optimum Nutrition is probably most known for their protein blends. Their Gold Standard 100% Whey Protein truly set the standard of protein by combining all the right ingredients to make the best protein around.

One of the newest additions is Optimum Nutrition  Platinum Pre. Today we will be looking deeper into what is in this product and what you can expect when you take it.


Optimum Nutrition Platinum Pre is based on science-backed ingredients. Optimum was tired of overwhelming formulations with unsatisfying results. They decided to give people what worked, and cut the fluffy stuff out of their preworkout formula.

Micronized Citrulline & PepForm Citrulline Peptides

For those of you who do not already know, L-citrulline is more effective at increasing nitric oxide than L-arginine. Citrulline is a precursor to nitric oxide, and has been shown to gradually release NO into the blood stream allowing the body to stay pumped longer. One scoop of platinum Pre has 2g of L-citrulline and Citrulline Peptides. The peptides help increase absorption and the effectiveness of L-citrulline. If you have taken L-citrulline in the past, but haven’t used it with Citrulline Peptides you may have been missing out on the full potential of L-citrulline. The Citrulline Peptide has a patent-pending on it, which guarantees its quality.

CarnoSyn Beta-Alanine

There are few supplements have been shown to be more effective than Beta-alanine. Beta-alanine helps with nitric oxide production, endurance, and fighting soreness. If you notice that your recovery time in-between sets and or between workouts is getting worse you may benefit from using beta-alanine. Beta-alanine is the main precursor for carnosine. Carnosine helps to regulate acidic byproducts that are released during strenuous exercise. You may not want to leave the gym after a week of using this!


Caffeine may have received a bad rap over the years because of energy drinks, but it is still thought of an essential supplement for serious athletes. Research proves that caffeine helps to increase energy output when lifting and while performing endurance exercise. Using 200mg if you are less than 200lbs is the right dosage, use 300mg if you are 200-220lbs and 400mg if you are 220lbs+. Along with focus and endurance Caffeine can also help increase nutrition uptake.

Capsicum Fruit Extract

Who doesn’t like breaking a good sweat while workingout? The Capsicum fruit extract is a chili pepper extract that helps support healthy blood flow increasing thermogenics. This doesn’t mean it will make you lose weight, but it will help with increase sweating. If you have a proper diet with Platinum Pre it can help aid in water loss, but this is not the main function behind it. Increasing blood flow can also help aid in the PUMP feeling.

PhytoBlend + 200 mg Vitamin C

The PhytoBlend is a combination of four ingredients. 1) Beet juice extract has nitrogen’s in it to help increase nitrogen retention giving a long lasting pump. 2) Grape seed extract is used as a potent antioxidant that fights free radicals and can help with reducing soreness. 3) Red Wine Extract may contain resveratrol, which is thought of a super anti-oxidant. 4) Citrus Bioflavonoids are a great absorption product that helps to increase absorption of all ingredients. In addition Platinum Pre also has a efficacious amount of vitamin C to helps with proper oxygen uptake and recovery..

Here is what Optimum Nutrition has to say about Platinum Pre

Pre-workout supplementation isn’t new. What’s exciting about new PLATINUM PRE- is ON’s commitment to using safe, effective ingredients in amounts that are clearly listed on the Facts Panel for all to see. There’s no marketing hype in this product. This pre-workout formula is 100% business, just like you’ve come to expect from ON.” – Optimum Nutrition

Optimum Nutrition Platinum Pre

Optimum Nutrition Platinum Pre

One way that Optimum assures quality in their products is by using the right facilities. They use 3 registered manufacturing plants under NSF. Quality looks like many things; it means that the product works, mixes well, says what it truly is, and taste great. Optimum Nutrition understands that you work hard and so they put in the extra effort to make sure you achieve the results you are looking for.

One thing Optimum Nutrition is good at is getting back to the basics and using what works. If you are tired of the fancy labeling and words and want to get something that will work, it is time to get your hands on Platinum Pre.

Fight the Cold and Flu season

Written by Jules Riley. Posted in Articles, Men's Health, Reviews, Supplements, Women's Health

Are you ready for flu season?

Every year the flu takes a lot of us out of action. Act first and get the proper supplementation to help prevent the flu before it’s too late.

Each year between 5% and 20% of us come down with the flu. Over 200,000 of us are hit so hard that we have to be hospitalized.

Are you prepared for cold and flu season?

Cold and flu season is officially here and this year has the potential to be one of the worst in recent history. It is time to load up on the right supplements to help fight these awful symptoms. Don’t let headaches, body soreness, and a stuffy nose bring you down this season. Load up with the right supplements to fight these symptoms. Today we will be reviewing four of the main supplements that are used during the cold and flu season.


Zinc is a vital mineral that will help combat the symptoms of the cold and flu. Loading up with zinc has been shown to help boost immune system, which can help fight off an existing cold and increase your chances of not getting sick. Using zinc all year round can also help with overall heath and increasing absorption of other nutrients. Zinc is a vital mineral to each individual. It is important to be taking zinc year round. The more active you are the more important it is to be using the mineral zinc.


Echinacea has been shown to help increase white blood cells, which may be correlated to fighting of flu like symptoms. The use of Echinacea can be correlated to boosting the immune system. Though this may not have a direct impact of the cold and flu symptoms it may be able to prevent or fight off these symptoms. It is best to use Echinacea in combination with other wholistic ingredients. Try and use Echinacea before you feel like you are getting sick and this will increase your chances of not getting the cold and flu.


Goldenseal was originally used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes. Though the Native Americans did not know at the time, Goldenseal has many active ingredients that are labeled as alkaloids which have been shown to help boost immune system and make consumers feel better. These alkaloids include hydrastine, canadine and berberine. Goldenseal has been thought to help protect and clean the liver. Proper usage and dosage can help improve overall liver function which in turn has shown to help improve absorption of other ingredients that help the body stay healthy.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is probably one of the most popular of the cold and flu season ingredients. Vitamin C has been studied for years and has many positive side effects, which fighting the cold and flu is one of them. In a July 2007 study, researchers wanted to discover whether taking 200 milligrams or more of vitamin C daily could reduce the frequency, duration, or severity of a cold. Vitamin C has also been shown to help increase the body’s recovery time from sickness and exercise.

Wellness Formula

Wellness Formula To Fight The Flu

It’s that time of year. Do not get sick without putting up a fight. Try wellness formula today.

Source Naturals Wellness Formula has all these ingredients plus more! If you are tired of other products like Airborne not cutting it because of the lack of ingredients you may need to change it up and use, Wellness Formula. Source Naturals Wellness Formula does not come in gross lozenge flavors, but each serving is 3 easy to swallow capsules. Whether you are sick or don’t want to be sick, using the Wellness Formula can help accomplish those goals.

Healthy Thanksgiving Alternative: Rutabaga

Written by bigredhulk. Posted in Articles, Recipes

This holiday season don’t allow yourself to fall into trouble with in healthy dishes. Many people use the holiday season to use lots of butter and not eat healthy, but there are healthy alternatives. Rutabaga is a very nutritious and healthy vegetable that can be used to replace Mashed potatoes.

Rutabaga is often thought as a turnip, but it is different. The Rutabaga plant can help support the thyroid. As some of you know the thyroid is very helpful in weight loss. Rutabaga is also very high in vitamin C, which is great during the winter month and holiday season. It’s a cross between a turnip and cabbage and it taste great.  It’s also known as a yellow turnip. If you don’t want to use fresh rutabagas, they are sold frozen in the supermarket, as yellow turnips.


Mashed Rutabaga Directions

Try this delicious Rutabaga Dish instead of Mash Potatoes.

Peel rutabaga.  Cut into pieces.  Drop into salted boiling water, and cook until tender.  About 15-20 minutes.

Put into a bowl, with salt, pepper, butter.  Mash or whip.  Butter can be replaced with olive oil.

Can be made ahead and refrigerated.

Put in a baking pan and bake for 30-40 minutes at 350.  Serve.

This healthy holiday treat will not make you feel bloated or unconscious. Try this dish for a healthy alternative, and enjoy your holidays without having regret of eating too much. This dish is a good dish to bring to parties that you know will have a lot of junk food. Also try to stay active this holiday season, making sure to use your time wisely and not sit around too much.

Fight the Common Cold with Andrographis

Written by Jules Riley. Posted in Reviews

Every year you tell yourself that you are not going to get sick and what happens as the cold and flu season dies down – you get sick! DANG IT! This year prepare yoruself, instead of taking an effervescent tab that has everything mixed from a herbal medicine cabinet try supplementing with Andrographis.

Andrographis works in two ways to help fight colds.

First it works as a anti-inflammatory. When you get really sick it is usually because of a sinus infection and there is swelling in the nasal passages. A sinus infection is the worst because it leaves you not being able to breath, and gives you a massive headache and can cause you to not get sleep. Having a proper anti-inflammatory can help loosen the nasal passage before it ever gets clogged so you can stop the sinus infection before it ever starts.

Another way that Andrographis can help improves your immune system. It has been noted that supplementing with andrographis help stimulate the immune system so that the defense walls against the common cold never shut down. This may be because of the antibiotic property that it has. Though it is not fully stated that it is an antibiotic it is often used before taking a serious antibiotic to help the body prepare for antibiotics.

If you are planning to get a head start on the cold and flu season you can try andrographis. Andrographis can be taken with Siberian ginseng, vitamin C and Curcumin.


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