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  1. 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 /...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. ScurveDream

    Muscles & Health: Overview, Theories, Development, Etc

    So it seems some here have attacked Peat's general ideologies in respect to "muscle gainz" in a way -- i.e. some here discredit him because "his diet" doesn't necessarily encourage significant muscle growth in all (although I'd say here that almost no "diet" per se does this magically for...
  9. J

    How Nutritious Is Animal FAT Really?

    In the paleo, keto and especially carnivore communities, people usually praise animal fat, also for it's "high nutrient-density". But all sources I've looked at show that there aren't a lot of nutrients at all. I usually use Nährwertrechner, an incredibly detailed german food database. Here's...
  10. superGrover

    Muscle Twitching After Applying Magnesium Serum

    Hi guys! As far as I understand, muscle twitching is a way of the body telling it needs more magnesium. Does anyone know why muscles start to twitch after? Normally the muscle twitching happens sporadically, but after applying magnesium serum it happens multiple times on thesame day.
  11. R

    My Brother Has Been Diagnosed With Muscular Dystrophy

    Hello, Recently my brother has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, specifically myotonic dystrophy type 1. He first noticed weakness in his extremities and an inability to release his grip at normal speed. He is a 32 year old male. Through communications with some members here it seems...
  12. haidut

    Cholesterol And SFA Are Anabolic; PUFA/MUFA Akin To Chemical Castration

    A pair of interesting study and a commentary in the highly respected Journals of Gerontology. Namely, higher cholesterol intake is associated with much higher lean muscle mass accrual as a result of weight lifting. Interestingly, higher protein intake was not. Even more interestingly, and much...
  13. haidut

    Blocking Estrogen In Brain Strikingly Anabolic For Female Muscles / Bones

    In yet another great example of "synchronicity" (Synchronicity - Wikipedia), just a few days after posting the study on lack of estrogen and muscle growth, another fascinating study popped into my mailbox. Estrogen Is NOT Needed For Either Muscle Or Bone Growth / Anabolism Now, the study below...
  14. haidut

    Estrogen Is NOT Needed For Muscle / Bone Growth And Anabolism

    I have had my eye on posting this study for at least 3 years now but something more important always came up, so I kept putting it off. However, the recent thread posted on the forum about how estrogen is "essential" for health convinced me it is way overdue that I post something on this topic...
  15. haidut

    Heat Therapy Restores Mitochondrial Function In Human Muscles

    A really cool study, and I think the reported effects would have been even more impressive if instead of diathermy the scientists used a simple incandescent red bulb to both heat the muscle and expose it to red light. Maybe somebody can email them and suggest this as a follow up study... Heat...
  16. haidut

    6-keto P4 - Liquid 6-ketoprogesterone For Lab/R&D

    As many forum users know, preventing tissue destruction as a result of hypothyroidism and stress is one of the main topics the pro-metabolic approach focuses on. While tissue catabolism can be drive by a number of mediators working in tandem, the main catabolic steriod in the human organism is...
  17. haidut

    Cells Have Memory, And Memories Of Past Conditions Affect Future Response

    This study looks at a concept that Peat has written a lot about and which has been largely ignored by mainstream medicine (in favor of genetic explanations) - epigenetic cell memory. The study only looked at muscle cells but there is no reason to believe the same mechanism is not present in...
  18. haidut

    Dietary Stearic Acid Reduces Visceral Fat By 70% And Increases Lean Mass

    This is a study that @Travis will probably like a lot. Stearic acid is one of the SFA that are considered anti-inflammatory even by mainstream science. It has pronounced anti-tumor effects in various cancer models, and one of the proposed mechanisms was its ability to reduce fat deposits. The...
  19. haidut

    Biomarkers Of Muscle And Liver Insulin Resistance

    I am posting this study mostly as a heads-up for @Dan Wich and his website for lab test comparison. I know quite a few people here struggle with insulin resistance but the doctors do not know how to test for it beyond the simple fasting blood glucose (which is unreliable and easily skewed by...
  20. haidut

    Glycine Is Directly Anabolic AND Anticatabolic For The Muscle

    I posted a few interesting studies about glycine in the past. Among the interesting properties are lowering cortisol, increasing DHT synthesis, improving insulin sensitivity, and serving as a biomarker of stress. Glycine Powerfully Lowers Cortisol Glycine Strongly Upregulates 5-alpha Reductase...
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