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  1. 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...
  2. ScurveDream

    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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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 /...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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.
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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