Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis Benefits and Side Effects

Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: Benefits and Side Effects

Last modified: December 2nd, 2018 12:25 pmThe ketogenic (keto) diet is rapidly growing in popularity within the medical community and among fitness enthusiasts, largely due to the compelling body of clinical evidence backing its health benefits. Thus far, research suggests that the keto diet may help:Enhance cognitive processes (focus, memory, etc.) Reduce inflammation Improve cardiovascular function Support healthy blood sugar balance Assist weight loss Promote longevityYou’re likely aware that the keto diet is a very-low-carbohydrate nutritional regimen, but there is quite a bit more to it than that. For example, you may keep hearing the term “ketosis” when people talk about their newfound love for the keto diet.This begs the question: What the heck is ketosis? What about ketoacidosis? Are there benefits of ketosis? If so, how do you get into ketosis?This article will help you get a clearer sense...

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Guide to Alcohol on the Keto Diet

Last modified: December 2nd, 2018 12:26 pmA major plight for many newcomers to the keto diet is reducing/eliminating alcohol consumption. After all, alcoholic beverages are the social drinks of choice nowadays and have been for centuries. Naturally, people ask if they can drink any alcohol on the keto diet?The short answer: Yes, but there are some finer points to consider before you go out for a night of drinking with the boys or girls at the bar (regardless if you’re on the keto diet or not).This guide will give you an essential lesson in what alcohol really does in the body and then detail how to implement alcoholic beverages on keto without ruining your dieting efforts.  Metabolism of Alcohol Drinking ethyl alcohol - the form of alcohol we typically associate with “hard” beverages - leads to the body - primarily the liver -...

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What to Take When You Wake Up

Last modified: November 20th, 2018 07:44 pmThe supplements you take when you first wake up in the morning can often be the most important of the day.  They can help dictate how your day is going to go, how much energy you’re going to have, the intensity of your workouts, your ability to focus at school or work, and whether or not you’re sore or even irritable.Almost all of the people who visit our site fall in to one of three categories.  We’ve decided to break this article in to three different categories accordingly.  Each will give you a couple of tips on what you should take when you wake up in the morning.  What to Take When You Wake Up to Bulk (Axxis!) You’re somebody who wants to bulk up.  Gaining muscle is your thing and you aren’t worried about cardio too...

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Post Workout Supplements You Cannot Leave Out!

Last modified: November 20th, 2018 07:44 pmSo now you’re making it a point to get a workout in on the regular. Maybe you've made pre-workout supplements part of your routine. Or maybe you’re a distance runner and can consistently run for miles and miles.  Perhaps you’re a swimmer or a biker or a pole-vaulter.  Maybe you’re just the run-of-the-mill average Joe that’s trying to impress the fairer sex by bulking up or getting shredded.  Whatever your flavor of exercise, whatever your reason, there are 6 separate post workout supplements that you cannot leave out of your regimen.Some of the supplements are for post workout recovery while others are to help ensure you’re not leaving anything on the table when it comes to results.  We’ve taken the liberty to break the six supplements in two categories so that you can focus on what...

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Rules of On Cycle Support

Last modified: November 20th, 2018 07:44 pmSometimes simply taking supplements to help you down the long and winding road toward self-image perfection just isn’t enough.  For many people, simply taking the correct supplements and hitting the gym a couple of times a week is enough to get where you want to be.  For those of us that are serious gym rats, there is a whole other realm of supplementation that needs to be considered.When you’re working so damn hard to get the body that you want, you’re willing to spend the time, money, and effort on anything that is going to help you give the extra effort and give you an edge.  When you’re loading your body full of supplements that are no-doubt effective, you’re also putting yourself at risk of irregulated hormone levels, side effects that you’ve never had to...

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What Is Blood Flow Restriction Occlusion Training?

Last modified: November 8th, 2018 07:00 amIn the past, I’ve heard clients continually say that they wish there was an easier way to add quality muscle mass to their frame without the need to put wear and tear on their body by using heavier and heavier weights to overload the muscles.  Well, with blood flow restriction occlusion training, we all might finally have the answer to our prayers.It’s common for bodybuilders and powerlifters to have beat up joints from years and years of lifting heavy.  When their joints are holding them back from lifting heavy, they think that their mass building days are over and they might as well join a Zumba class instead.  However, with blood flow restriction occlusion training, you can actually use lighter weights and still have the potential to add the quality size you want.  Say it...

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Sugar Withdrawal – What You Need to Know

Last modified: November 8th, 2018 06:59 amWe all want to live a healthier lifestyle, right?  I mean, after all, you’re reading this article, no?  Many times, one of the first things that people to improve their health is to remove sugar from their nutrition – and that’s great!  However, it can cause some temporary concerns due to what is known as “sugar withdrawal.”When you hear the term “sugar withdrawal” many people commonly associate it with something like nicotine withdrawal or alcohol/drug withdrawal.  Like with those things, removing sugar from your diet can, in fact, cause withdrawal symptoms.  How severe those symptoms are really comes down to the individual on a case by case basis.The following is what you need to know about sugar withdrawal if you are thinking about cutting sugar from your nutrition.  Yes, Sugar Withdrawal Is A Real Thing It’s true. ...

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theobromine side effects

Theobromine Side Effects

Last modified: November 6th, 2018 05:01 pmSo you already know that you probably get small doses of theobromine fairly regularly because it’s found in chocolate.  You also know that the levels of theobromine in chocolate aren’t exactly high enough to qualify as actual supplementation so you need to make sure you’re taking something lab-formulated that has healthy levels of theobromine in order to see real benefits.Unfortunately, as is the case with many foreign supplements we try to put in to our body, an increase in theobromine levels often results in some adverse side effects, at least in the short term.  None of the theobromine side effects are too serious and all of them can be treated or prevented.  Most people only suffer from theobromine side effects early on in supplementation and after a couple of weeks, their body adjusts and...

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where to buy red yeast rice

Where Can You Buy Red Yeast Rice?

Last modified: November 6th, 2018 05:01 pmAll. Over. The. Place.  Seriously – We’re going to explore the different places where you can buy your red yeast rice because there are so many different options to choose from.  That’s a stark difference from the usual reason we write these where to buy articles.  Having so many choices to choose from can cause confusion, frustration, and ultimately… lack of action!  We’re hoping to prevent that from being the case.Reviewing this article we wrote about what red yeast rice is will help you narrow down your choices of where you can buy red yeast rice.  Not every form of red yeast rice will be available from all of the possible sellers.  So Where Can You Buy Red Yeast Rice? We’ve decided to break the post down to four categories based on the forms you can buy,...

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where to buy olive leaf extract

Where to Buy Olive Leaf Extract

Last modified: November 6th, 2018 05:01 pmKetogenic dieting isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, it would seem.  What was thought to be a fad at the start is becoming more than just a trend.  People are making it their new life style.  As our readers become more and more interested, we are making it a point to provide solutions for them to help support their keto diet.  Olives and olive leaf extract is one of the key supplements that can help you along your ketogenic path of success.  But where do you buy your olive leaf extract?Sometimes we can lose focus on the fact you might not want to rely on just Vaxxen for your keto-friendly supplementation needs.  Such would particularly be the case if you’re making a particular diet or practice a lifestyle rather than just a temporary situation.  In an...

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