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    New Book: The Sports Supplement Bible!

    For those interested, my new book "The Sports Supplement Bible" is now available. Comes in hard copy/print version or on major e-reader formats (Kindle, etc) and covers the majority of sports supplements sold in concise objective manner that uses science and "real world" feedback.

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    Some people considered that their muscle mass increases with the help of
    protein supplements that contain certain blends of amino acids, such as creatine and glutamine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arnold View Post
    Some people considered that their muscle mass increases with the help of
    protein supplements that contain certain blends of amino acids, such as creatine and glutamine...
    Creatine is comprised of the amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine.

    Glutamine is an amino acid.

    WillBrink is the foremost fitness guy here, and he has extensive knowledge regarding supplements, and he's a very good writer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty Ealerman View Post
    Creatine is comprised of the amino acids arginine, glycine, and methionine.

    Glutamine is an amino acid.

    WillBrink is the foremost fitness guy here, and he has extensive knowledge regarding supplements, and he's a very good writer.
    Well thanx Monty. You didn't find "Arnold" info educational as I did?!
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    Does that fitness goddess you showed us on another thread intake "certain blends of amino acids"?
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    I always liked the saying "food is the most anabolic substance on earth"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by duqjeep2010 View Post
    I always liked the saying "food is the most anabolic substance on earth"....
    It's not very accurate. Anabolic substances cause larger things to be built from smaller things. That requires energy derived catabolically from food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty Ealerman View Post
    Does that fitness goddess you showed us on another thread intake "certain blends of amino acids"?
    No comment there my friend....
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    No comment there my friend....
    OK, a gentleman doesn't kiss and tell, OK.

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    General FYI, this book is now available in the Ibooks store of ITunes, so it can be read on your Iphone, Ipad, Comp, etc. via Itunes.
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    Here's a review I received:

    Review: Will Brink’s The Sports Supplement Bible
    By Dr. Peter Chiang

    Author Will Brink’s The Sports Supplement Bible dives into what matters in the vast supplement business and clarifies what really works and what does not, and presents it in an easy to read format. With all the “new” and “improved” supplements available, it’s often overwhelming for anyone who walks into a store or browses online looking for an effective product to enhance performance, or strength, or recoup from tough workouts. Without any knowledge of the products and the ingredients used in these products, it’s easy to buy into the hype, or the bodybuilder posing on the packaging. But will it work? What do the studies reveal? Will Brink breaks down the facts and recommend what works, and what is just a waste of money.

    Back in the day, I too was guilty of following some friends’ advice without taking the time needed to research if it was even worth using, or if there were better alternatives that would save time and or money. When a person is training competitively or just working out, we have this competitive drive to be the best; one more rep, few more pounds; I too made the mistake of looking to the top guy as to what I should be taking. It wasn’t until I did my own research and realized that majority of the supplements I had used were just a waste of money. Doing my own research involved too much time and effort going through large databases and stacks of studies, and all the more frustrating was the fact that I either could not find anything, or one study showed promise, and another showed it was irrelevant!

    Will took the time and did the research and presented it in his book. The Sports Supplement Bible and set it up in an easy to follow format. Each supplement covered is set up like so:

    •What is it?
    •What is it suppose to do?
    •What does the research have to say?
    •What about real world athletic performance?
    •Recommendation

    The Sports Supplement Bible is an excellent reference work for both users of sports/performance related supplements, or for clinicians and medical professionals who want a well referenced book on the topic that’s up to date and “real world” oriented. Once you have read it through, it becomes a great book to refer to over and over again. Will’s breakdown of the scientific studies are insightful, his expertise in nutrition really shows through in this book. The Supplement Pyramid is a great tool to get an understanding why foundation supplements are so important to a person’s health and performance. Even-thought not all the supplements are covered; all the common ones you see on the shelves are covered well, and truth be known, most products on the shelves are simply a mixture of what gets covered in this book.

    It does not matter if a person is a professional, recreational athlete, or just wants to know what works, The Sports Supplement Bible will benefit anyone and everyone who has thought about taking a supplement to enhance their performance. The result? Less time and money wasted on worthless supplements, which was clearly the goal of this book. Highly recommended.

    - Peter Chiang, DC, CCSP®

    Dr. Chiang is a Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician (CCSP®), who focuses on working with athletes and sports rehabilitation. He runs Northeastern Chiropractic located in Framingham MA.
    Northeastern Chiropractic | Serving Framingham and Surrounding Communities
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    New review I just received:


    Book Review: The Sports Supplement Bible for Health and Fitness, by Will Brink

    Review by Evan Peck M.D.


    The sale of dietary supplements produces over $28 billion annually. In the fitness industry, dietary supplements also represent a large proportion of the marketing effort, as evidenced by brief perusal of most popular exercise magazines or websites. Many training and nutrition articles in the lay press are cleverly-schemed (or thinly-veiled) advertisements for dietary supplements, and essentially all major bodybuilding magazines are owned by dietary supplement companies.

    Sports Supplements are used by both athletes, and active populations such as those in the military

    Simply put, dietary supplements are big business. And where there’s money to made, integrity is not always found. In The Sports Supplement Bible, Will Brink examines with scrutiny a large collection of popular dietary supplements on the market. Of note, Mr. Brink is a private nutritional and exercise consultant, does not work for any dietary supplement company, and has no conflict of interest with respect to the material contained within this book.

    The book organizes dietary supplements into several categories: Amino Acids, Metabolites (e.g., creatine monohydrate), Protein Powders, Essential Elements, Anti-Estrogens, Herbal Testosterone Boosters, Phytochemicals, Adaptogens, and Miscellaneous Compounds. For each supplement, a concise and information-dense chapter is written. The supplement is defined, the purported effects are defined, and then those claims (and any other effects) are examined using the available scientific literature as well as what has been reported anecdotally. The information is then summarized into a general recommendation.

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    The Sports Supplement Bible Reviews!
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    I like Dr. Peck's review.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty Ealerman View Post
    I like Dr. Peck's review.

    Thanx. He works for the Cleavland Clinic BTW and is one of the best rehab docs around.
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    Hi WillBrink,

    I wonder what you think of n-acetyl-l-cysteine supplements, not just for general fitness enhancement but also for therapeutic purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty Ealerman View Post
    Hi WillBrink,

    I wonder what you think of n-acetyl-l-cysteine supplements, not just for general fitness enhancement but also for therapeutic purposes.

    Regards,

    Monty
    NAC can raise Glutathione (GSH) levels, which is it's major health promoting/therapeutic use. However, whey increases GSH dramatically, as well as adding a quality protein to the diet and other benefits. So I'm pro on the use of NAC, just think there's something superior that achieves the same thing and has additional benefits. There are times where NAC is needed specifically, eg, intravenous N-acetylcysteine for acetaminophen overdose.
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    what a good Supplement for people who have IBS ? When I take creatine my stomach has more cramping and I have more needs to head to the bathroom. If I can't take creatine what would be a good supplement? Sorry if this a little off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaCounty View Post
    what a good Supplement for people who have IBS ? When I take creatine my stomach has more cramping and I have more needs to head to the bathroom. If I can't take creatine what would be a good supplement? Sorry if this a little off topic.
    Try making sure the creatine is fully dissolved in liquid before drinking. That may require using warm water and such (early studies used hot tea BTW), but doing that cures stomach issues with creatine 99% of the time.

    IBS is a medical condition, so advice on medical conditions over the 'net never a good idea and best avoided if possible and IBS is not an area of expertise for me per se. I'd recommend you read the Life Extension protocol for IBS regarding possible supplements, etc:

    http://www.lef.org/protocols/gastroi...yndrome_01.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    NAC can raise Glutathione (GSH) levels, which is it's major health promoting/therapeutic use. However, whey increases GSH dramatically, as well as adding a quality protein to the diet and other benefits. So I'm pro on the use of NAC, just think there's something superior that achieves the same thing and has additional benefits. There are times where NAC is needed specifically, eg, intravenous N-acetylcysteine for acetaminophen.
    overdose.
    DMSO (dimethylsufoxide) is excellent for APAP poisoning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WillBrink View Post
    Try making sure the creatine is fully dissolved in liquid before drinking. That may require using warm water and such (early studies used hot tea BTW), but doing that cures stomach issues with creatine 99% of the time.

    IBS is a medical condition, so advice on medical conditions over the 'net never a good idea and best avoided if possible and IBS is not an area of expertise for me per se. I'd recommend you read the Life Extension protocol for IBS regarding possible supplements, etc:

    http://www.lef.org/protocols/gastroi...yndrome_01.htm
    I second your creatine dissolution recommendations and your net advice caveats. IBS is a symptom set with many possible causes. People should consult physicians when doing research or receiving advice regarding medical conditions.

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    So as to not start a new thread:

    Got a book you always wanted to write/publish?

    You know E-pub such as Kindle, Nook, Itunes, etc is hot right now, but don't know where to start?

    Or, want a package of print and e-pub in the most cost effective approach?

    Writing the book is actually easy part! Thus, a new service I am offering - via Brink Consulting Group - which is Publishing Services!

    You can go at it alone, but I promise you, unless you know the details and requirements of EACH platform (that require ISBN #, specific formatting, etc, etc), you'll spend FAR more time and energy then you would ever think possible...

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    Right on WillBrink,

    I will visit that site.

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    Below is a recent review of my book The Sports Supplement Bible as seen in Muscle Insider Magazine by Dan Kennedy. Muscle Insider reminds me a bit of old school Muscle Media with some MuscleMag International influences thrown in, two publication I wrote for many times over the years.


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