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Oct

23

Making old muscles new again with Oxytocin

By Patrick Arnold

Oxytocin is a relatively small peptide hormone (nine amino acids) that is produced in the posterior pituitary gland.  Although it is produced in both men and women, the most well known function of oxytocin is in females where it acts as a facilitator of uterine contractions during labor, and as a stimulator of milk release […]

Apr

11

Can Ketone Supplementation Cure Cancer?

By Patrick Arnold

  Researchers at the University of South Florida recently had some very exciting research published in the International Journal of Cancer. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24615175  The research team was led by Dr. Dominic D’agostino, and the goal of the study was to examine the impact of supplemental ketones and ketone precursors on metastatic cancer in mice.  The research has […]

Sep

26

DMAA: Not Dangerous After All?

By Patrick Arnold

  DMAA, also known as methylhexanamine or “geranamine” is a controversial stimulant ingredient used in weight loss and energy supplements.  In April of this year the FDA made a strong statement regarding its health dangers and its lack of legal standing as a nutritional supplement.   Companies selling DMAA products for the most part stopped selling […]

Jun

4

Progesterone Derivative Sold as Prohormone

By Patrick Arnold

  I was recently asked a question about a very strange new prohormone product.  What makes it strange is that is actually based on a female hormone – specifically it is based upon a hormone called 17alpha-hydroxyprogesterone. 17a-hydroxyprogesterone (or 17-HP) is a hormone intermediate in the steroidogenic pathway between progesterone and androstenedione.  17-HP is present […]

Apr

9

More Craziness over Craze

By Patrick Arnold

As I said in my last piece, things are moving fast in this Craze scandal.  Word just came out today that the product was tested in Sweden and confirmed to contain the same meth analog that the Australian federal police said they identified “In this material we found substances chemically similar to amphetamine and that […]

Apr

4

Craziness over Craze

By Patrick Arnold

Driven Sports (formerly Designer Supplements) is a somewhat popular company in the sports nutrition arena. They have a dedicated cult following due to their history of introducing controversial and intriguing products such as the now infamous designer steroid “superdrol” to the market place. Their latest hit product is a “pre-workout” product called Craze. This product […]

Feb

5

Stem cell breakthrough for muscle repair and growth??

By Patrick Arnold

What if they could liposuction fat out of you, put it in some machine, and then get super cells out the other end that you could have injected into your muscles to repair injury and possibly cause local growth? It sounds pretty cool doesn’t it? Apparently this is what some new research suggests is possible, […]

Dec

12

Homemade Steroids Making Users Sick?

By Patrick Arnold

In Panama City Florida a steroid bust was made at what appeared to be some “garage lab”. The amount of steroids seized allegedly had a street value of one million dollars (I have no idea how that is calculated but I suspect it is warped on the high side.) What made this story a bit […]

Oct

25

Hypertension and anabolic steroids. A new pathway?

By Patrick Arnold

People familiar with the use of anabolic steroids know that water retention and hypertension (high blood pressure) are potential side effects. This is due to the fact that all androgenic hormones have the capacity to cause some sodium retention (and hence water retention) through direct action via androgen receptors in the kidneys. Furthermore, anabolic steroids […]

Aug

2

The New Steroid Legislation as seen by Rick Collins, JD, CSCS

By Patrick Arnold

The New Designer Steroid Bill and YOU: Questions and Answers with Rick Collins Q: What is the “Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2012”? A: It’s a Senate Bill (SB 3431) introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and referred to the Judiciary Committee. If passed by Congress, it will amend the […]