New Dietary Supplements To Look Out For
July 23, 2006
Following are some interesting new supplements (or some that I have not heard of before) that I came across the other night while researching and reading through numerous scientific documents. None of these supplements I personally prescribe, and as I have said on numerous occasions, I would never utilize any supplement that has not been extensively studied, or used by me personally. Highly trained competitive goalkeepers can benefit from supplements such as creatine, whey protein and only natural supplements such as fish oil or glucosamine for example (there is an exhaustive list that can be utilized). Following are some new (to me at least) supplements, that you should be aware of in the supplement market place:
- Geranamine: Produced from geranium oil that stimulates the body in a way that is similar to norepinephrine (neurotransmitter that speeds up metabolic rate and increases fat metabolism and alertness). Gernamine supposedly suppresses appetite and increases ones metabolic rate.
- Ecdysterone: Plant sterol (an adaptogen derived from plants or animals, with powerful properties that increase the metabolism and immune system) that triggers muscle growth.
- Green Tomato Extract: Increases the amount of blood vessels that supply muscles which increases oxygen, nutrient sand anabolic hormones and remove waste products from the blood. This means increased energy to go longer in the gym as there is more oxygen in the blood.
- GAKIC: Glycine-l-arginine-alpha-ketoisocaproic (…I had to catch my breath). Glycine increases growth hormone production, which enhances the firing of nerves to stimulate muscles. Arginine (amino acid) boost growth hormone production and nitric oxide levels. Alpha-ketoisocaproic acid (KIC) is a form of the BCAA leucine is anti-catabolic and increases energy that also helps reduce fatigue in the muscle during exercise.
(Adpated from Muscle & Fitness Magazine, May 2006)
The above are relatively new to me? I personally would not take any of them if there are no detailed studies as to their benefits. I feel it is always handy to know what supplements are entering the market place…for your own knowledge.