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  1. mantq

    [Carbs and Muscle Glycogen]

    Hey everyone! I have a rather different question (series of questions) at hand, to put simply - what would be the best carbs in terms of staying within the 'PEATY REALM' and optimizing physical performance? First thing that comes to mind is starch, but isn't starch bad per se? Carbs make my...
  2. haidut

    Obesity is estrogen-driven; Chronic fasting burns mostly muscle, not fat

    I wanted to do a quick post on this, as this topic is one of the most discussed in both medicine and society in general. Namely, whether fasting is a good and healthy approach to weight loss, which is largely determined by whether the weight we lose during fasting is mostly fat or muscle. Even...
  3. Juri

    THE GREAT PUFA DETOX/DEPLETION MEGA THREAD - SIMPLIFIED

    Sorry for the all caps title, I want to attract attention with it, simply because i'm counting on your guys' and girls' experiences to be shared here also. For anyone not that familiar with why one would want to lose PUFA, here is a quick summary by haidut. That being said, I made this thread...
  4. haidut

    Vitamin E reduces exercise-induced muscle damage

    Nothing much to add here and the article title is essentially identical to my post. I am mostly posting this as a possible "remedy" for the many people who engage in endurance exercise, usually with the (misguided) goal to lose weight. As the study says, the effects of vitamin E are most...
  5. haidut

    Muscular dystrophy may be driven by estrogen

    Aside from implicating estrogen in yet another "mysterious" chronic, incurable condition the study below is also worth considering due to the fact that the cases it looked at were all "hereditary" muscular dystrophy. Why put hereditary in quotes? Well, because as the study makes it quite clear...
  6. JamesGatz

    If you have a healthy metabolism you should be FAT - you SHOULD NOT BE SKINNY

    Hey man, go ahead and look at ANY ANIMAL IN THE WILD - Hippos, Gorillas, ANY ANIMAL REALLY View: https://youtu.be/Qn_AP9liBKw View: https://youtu.be/4ySKO7bWnMU THESE animals are PUSHING 500+ POUNDS MAN - you do not see them skinny unless they are SICK OR DYING if you have a healthy...
  7. MetabolicTrash

    Muscle & Growth Overall = (mostly) Unsaturated; Estrogenic? Is this why some people have bigger muscles or bigger bones; others smaller/less mass?

    Obviously it's more complicated than that to a degree, but I got to reading this old thread by @haidut on saturatedness or unsaturedness: https://raypeatforum.com/community/threads/unsaturation-estrogenic-saturation-androgenic.13162/#post-180467 Here is the study he referenced: Oestrogenic...
  8. mantq

    Carb Water Retention, Sub 10% Body Fat

    Hey everyone, I'm attaching a recent picture of my body to showcase the current state of my body and in order to provide an estimate for my 'low body fat', which I believe is below 10%. Anyway, I'm very lean, very fit at the moment, however, I struggle with water retention on my face. Whenever I...
  9. mantq

    Too much protein?

    Hey guys! I'm currently consuming a high protein diet (35%, sometimes a little bit more) of protein from my 4000kcal diet. I'm very lean, however, I'm wondering, if perhaps I'm doing more harm than good to my body and as per Ellington Darden, all that 'unnecessary' protein is basically being...
  10. haidut

    Muscles starve/waste in the absence of vitamin D

    As turns out, yet again, vitamin D is far from being the simple "bone vitamin" as most TV/online commercials would have us believe. It is actually a (seco)steroid and has already been implicated in a host of metabolic and immune process affecting virtually every disease. Recently, I posted a few...
  11. Cameron

    Topical or oral androsterone??

    What was more effective for individuals topical or oral androsterone? I’m curious if the effect of 5ar activation in the skin with topical Andro is noticeably superior than oral convenience and bioavailability. Will oral convert more likely to an inactive weaker back door androgen via liver...
  12. RenaissanceMan

    Is it really possible to be skinny and hypothyroid?

    Asking for a family member. He's a young athletic guy on the skinnier side and I'm helping him out with exercise/health. Some thinning hair on the front and top but nothing noticeable unless you look closely. He said some days he feels tired during the day but has trouble sleeping at night. Do...
  13. haidut

    Vitamin D3 anabolic, calcitriol catabolic for muscle/thymus

    Several great studies, which will probably do little to calm down the controversy that seems to be brewing lately in the blogosphere over whether supplementing with vitamin D3 is beneficial or not. Namely, the last study below demonstrated direct muscle-anabolic effects from supplementation with...
  14. haidut

    Niacinamide increases aerobic capacity, muscle endurance in humans

    There has been a steady increase in human studies with vitamin B3 analogs over the last 3-5 years. Most of that human research is sponsored by the company ChromaDex, which sells a proprietary formulation of nicotinamide riboside (NR), despite its own studies demonstrating that niacinamide /...
  15. Hans

    How much does muscle matter for energy expenditure and fat loss

    How frequently have you heard: "Build muscle to lose fat." Implying that muscle mass has a very high metabolic rate and will burn up all your adipose tissue the more muscle you have. In this article, I set the record straight and also show you what's really important for increasing energy...
  16. haidut

    Vitamin D deficiency impairs muscles by lowering energy production

    Perhaps this study below will put some of the arguments against vitamin D supplementation to rest. It demonstrated up to 40% reduction of energy production in the muscles of animals deficient in vitamin D, in spite of unchanged number/size/density of mitochondria inside the cells. In addition...
  17. Mr Joe

    Asked RP about Muscles. Answer : swimming, bicycling, and tennis ?

    I've had the the opportunity to ask Ray about more details concerning building muscle and getting lean on a Ray Peat diet. The first part of the answer was like "i never go to gym" style. But i was surprised by the second part. I've asked him what his thoughts on exercice such as Dips...
  18. Mr Joe

    Homemade Peat-Friendly Whey Protein

    Many of us are struggling getting enough protein for muscle building on a Peat diet. 150 g daily (average) is hard to find if you don't drink 2L milk every day, if you don't have enough money or just no time. Androsterone and other "pro-metabolic" substances are useful but still need enough...
  19. T

    What could be done about extreme muscle rigidity/tension/tightness due to past klonopin (benzo) use?

    Hey all, I'm asking for a friend. First I posted a similar thread but with the cause being being floxed but now we think it's her past klonopin use. She cold turkeyed it and then reinstated and tapered off. This was more than a year ago. Klonopin is a benzodiazepine. What could be done about...
  20. Hans

    The Truth On DHT: What The Research Shows

    Hi all, There is a common misconception that DHT causes prostate cancer, hair loss and what else not. I've been sifting through the research on what the effects of high DHT actually is and what happens if men take large doses of DHT for long periods of time. Here are my findings: The truth on...
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