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Tony Quinn

LIFE FORCE – The Ultimate Health Secret

If the past few months have shown us anything, it’s that good health shouldn’t be taken for granted and a strong immune system is our best defence. In fact, a vibrantly healthy body is one of our greatest assets. All the money in the world is of no value to a person who doesn’t have their health.

 We believe that all the current talk about vaccines and medical solutions (which are absolutely necessary) should also be accompanied by information about how eating a healthy diet and taking food supplements can make a difference. Stopping the problem before it starts is a better approach than trying to deal with it when it hits.

 Dr Tony Quinn is a world-leading expert in the area of health and wellness and all of us at Educohealth share his passion. He believes that the greatest health secret of all is LIFE FORCE. The more LIFE FORCE a person has, the happier, healthier and more successful they are. Tony is a man who is all about ultimates and Educohealth supplement are formulated to bring about ultimate results. Our supplements increase a person’s LIFE FORCE in their body, are bespoke, contain the highest grade premium quality ingredients and deliver verified results. We have testimonials from very happy customers spanning 45 years and take extreme pride in the fact that our supplements are among the greatest in the world.

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What Supplements Do I Need For Muscle Growth?

Taking certain nutritional supplements for muscle building is not absolutely necessary; you can do without them, however, some of them really do have their advantages. They can give you an added physical and mental edge.

They help to enhance performance and can help in the muscle-building process. Although some are a waste of your time money and effort, there are a few that do actually perform.

Supplements help to fulfil the missing link that may occur during an intense muscle-building phase.

You do need some supplements for greater muscle growth.

Here are the supplements I’d recommend for Muscle-building.

Creatine:

A great supplement that always produces positive health and muscle-building benefits. Helps to fill the muscles with fluid making you stronger and able to lift heavier and recover faster.

Good bodyweight gains achieved with this, which allows you to lift more for better muscle growth stimulation.

Protein Powders:

Casein Protein is a slow-digesting protein best taken just before bed to supply the body with a continuous flow of amino acids for repair and growth through the night while you sleep.

Weight Gainers:

A high-calorie supplement is a good idea if you consider yourself as being underweight. High calories are needed for muscle endurance and optimum performance and effective muscle repair.

You’ll want to stay healthy while you’re on a muscle-building quest so I’d also recommend:

A good multi-vitamin/mineral supplement:

To offset any nutrient deficits that may occur during an intense training program. Vitamins and minerals are essential for good health and wellbeing.

Vitamin C:

A great immunity booster and free radical destroyer.

Vitamin E:

Great for Cell integrity and vitality.

EFAs: Don’t forget your Omega 3

Essential Fatty Acids:

Great for overall health and helps promote the body’s production of Testosterone – the muscle builder.

Note: You should always check with your GP or other health professional before taking any nutritional supplements.

Along with the supplements, there are other elements that you need for muscle-growth:

A sound workout routine that induces muscle growth and does not over-train the muscles.

A good healthy high-calorie diet. Eat six smaller meals instead of 3 large meals.

Sufficient rest and recovery time. Your muscles have to be fully recovered.

Discipline Commitment and Consistency.

A few supplements like the above.

The bodybuilding supplement industry is big business. You really don’t need all those “miracle” muscle-building supplements that come onto the market, but once in a while they do actually bring about a supplement that actually does what it’s reported to do.

Carbohydrates: Why Size Matters

If I collected a euro for each time I’ve seen or heard the word carbohydrate – or picked up a book on the subject, for that matter – I’ d be a wealthy woman. And of course, we’ve all heard the buzzwords: simple carb; complex carb; high carb; low carb; no carb. But do we know what a carbohydrate is? And are carbs as bad and fattening as we’re told they are?

In this article, I’ll make my best attempt to unveil the mystery of the carbohydrate – and why its gotten such a bad rap. After all, it’s the molecule both scientists and nutritionists know is the main source of the body’s energy.

Basic Chemistry:

First the boring stuff. The basic chemistry of a carbohydrate. I’ll keep it brief: Carbohydrates contain a carbon atom attached to water molecules. This is important because its the structure and size of a carbohydrate which influences the speed by which it converted into glucose (sugar) and then into energy.

Why Are Carbs Useful?

Before we take a look at the different sizes of carbohydrates, let’s look at why they are useful to us. Aside from supplying the body’s energy, carbs are also useful for the proper functioning of internal organs, as well as the proper function of the muscles and nervous system. The most exciting feature of carbohydrate, in this writers opinion, however, is its ability to aid in protein and fat metabolism. So as it turns out when used wisely, carbohydrates are useful in burning fat.

The Three Principal Carbs Found In Foods:

Next, let’s take a look at the three basic carbohydrates found in foods (Still boring but stay with me). They are simple sugars, starches and fibre.

Simple Sugars come in two varieties. The monosaccharide (meaning one sugar) are quickly digested and almost immediately utilized by the body due to their simple structure (think fruits, fruit juices and honey).

The second, disaccharides, act in almost the same way and are one molecule larger. The disaccharides, however, tend to be more of the refined sugars are very sweet to taste (think white sugar, candy etc.)

The second basic type of carbs is the starches or what we would consider complex carbs (the polysaccharides): foods such as potatoes, wheat, rice, corn. These carbs are slow to break down and take some time to be converted into energy.

Finally, there are the fibres (think bran). Fibres don’t have a lot of energetic value, however, they do lend some support to the body. Because they don’t add much sugar to the system, they make it further through the pipeline to help with intestinal function and elimination. Moreover, they reduce cholesterol and slow fat absorption.

Why Size Matters

The theory behind low carbohydrate diets is when the body consumes too many carbohydrates the excess will become stored by the body as fat. This is true.

When the body ingests a carbohydrate, it aims to convert it to glucose as soon as it can, so that it can be utilized by the body. If there is some excess, no problem, it will get stored as glycogen in the limited space of the muscles. The trouble arises, when the stores exceeded capacity: the remaining molecules are stored as fat in fat cells that can infinitely expand (horrors!).

Yet, what if there was a way to outsmart this system by using the different sizes of carbohydrate molecules to your advantage? What if you could keep the body burning carbs at a steady rate according to the speed of your metabolism and your activity level?

Enter the glycemic index. The glycemic index is a scale which tells you (on a food-by-food basis) the rate at which a carbohydrate is converted into glucose. The scale is calibrated by glucose itself (which is rated at 100). The higher the number the faster the conversion.

First used by diabetics to prevent flux in blood sugar, the glycemic index (GI) has become a popular way to get all the benefits of carbohydrates without the threat of fat storage.

Here’s what the scale looks like:

Low GI = 55 or less

Medium GI = 56 – 69

High GI = 70 or more

To see a chart with samples of some favourite foods visit: http://thecompounder.com/GlycemicIndex.html

How Is The GI Helpful?

If weight loss or weight maintenance is your goal (isn’t it everyone’s?), creating a diet around lower GI foods will decrease peaks in glucose levels. It’s as simple as that. You can implement this eating pattern by scanning the low glycemic foods and aiming to consume a serving at each meal, this will also help you avoid both the highs and lows of the refined sugar rush.

Higher glycemic foods can be useful, too, and are considered the recovery foods. Medium and high GI foods should be consumed for up to two hours after exercise to recover lost carbohydrates and maintain steady blood sugar levels.

Because metabolism varies from person to person, it would be well worth your time and effort to continue a personal study of the glycemic index. Enjoy your carbs by checking in on your favourite foods and decide when its best to consume them.

Where To Get This Information?

You can get the skinny on the glycemic indexes of all your favourite carbohydrate foods. Check out the searchable database at www.glycemicindex.com

In closing, here’s a few guidelines to help you put your carbs to good use:

  • Aim to eat several small meals during the day. Choose one serving of carbs for each, preferably low GI.
  • When in doubt choose carbohydrates that are naturally occurring such as vegetables and fruits.
  • Minimize refined sugars whenever possible.
  • When consuming bread aim for wheat instead of white.
  • Try to substitute white potatoes with sweet and substitute brown rice for white.
  • Don’t forget to add any of our weight loss supplements into your plan to speed up your results