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Jun

18

A new stimulant or a new scam?

By Patrick Arnold

See the man in the picture above?  His name is Klein.  Klein recently has been singing the praises of a compound called N-methyltryamine.  You see, he is replacing his products which contain methylhexanamine (geranamine, 1,3-DMAA) with this N-methyltyramine (NMT).  Here are some of the things he says  (the full link is http://www.ergogenix.com/products/nmt.html) “NMT is known […]

May

7

The Weak Muscle Panacea?

By Patrick Arnold

My blog was never intended to be a forum for which to discuss (promote?) products that I sell, but this week I am going to make an exception because I think the subject matter is quite interesting nonetheless. I know it may sound a bit like sales promo piece (at the end especially) – and it […]

Apr

21

Steroids are Made Directly in Muscles

By Patrick Arnold

Let me be a little more specific.  Your muscles can take circulating hormonally inactive steroids (i.e. DHEA) and convert them to active hormones (testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and estradiol) in the muscles themselves.  That’s what a bunch of researchers in Japan have discovered and they have published some studies revealing their findings.  What makes it more intriguing […]

Apr

7

Testosterone and Prostate Facts and Myths

By Patrick Arnold

  The prevailing wisdom among a lot of individuals is that testosterone has the potential to be very harmful to the prostate.  It is thought that the more testosterone you have, or that you take, the larger the prostate will get.  It is also thought that high testosterone increases the risk of prostatic hypertrophy and […]

Mar

28

HCG for Pain Relief?

By Patrick Arnold

  Human Chorionic Gonadotropin, or HCG, is a peptide hormone used to induce fertility in women.  It is traditionally isolated from the urine of pregnant women and then purified into an injectable preparation.  In addition to its main use as a fertility drug, HCG is touted by many as a weight loss miracle – however […]

Mar

16

Methylhexanamine (Geranamine) Misinformation

By Patrick Arnold

Methylhexaneamine, also referred to as 1,3-dimethylamylamine (and by the trademark Geranamine), is a nutritional supplement ingredient that is marketed in diet and energy products. It made its entry into the supplement market in 2005 after the discovery of literature published in China that demonstrated it to be present in Geranium Oil (at least the variety […]

Feb

16

1-androsterone in the journal “Steroids”

By Patrick Arnold

“Steroids” is a prestigious journal that covers the science of….take a guess…steroids.   An abstract has just recently been released http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21310167 for an article that is soon to be published in Steroids.  The article concerns the product 1-Androsterone by Advanced Muscle Science (AMS).  It explains how this product was seized by some German FBI type agency […]

Feb

9

Anabolic Steroids for Potatoes

By Patrick Arnold

Anabolic Steroids Increase the Protein Content of Potatoes – K.Swaminathan, K.C.Sud and B.C.Verma —  Current Science   volume 46  pp. 526 -527 This bizarre study comes out of India and dates back to 1977.  The authors were attempting to jack up potatoes so they have more protein.  As they explained, potato protein has very high biological value […]

Jan

31

Update on Carrageenan Site Injection Product

By Patrick Arnold

A few weeks ago I revealed in my blog that there is a product on the market that appears to be an injectable carrageenan solution.  This is purported to be a “site specific” muscle growth injection and the science is based upon some japanese research I had first uncovered about five years ago.  The product […]

Jan

3

Water based “Synthol” type cosmetic muscle injection product being sold?

By Patrick Arnold

  Years back I wrote about some Japanese research I read regarding site specific muscle enhancement.  The research involved the injection of a water solution of a gum fiber called carrageenan into the muscles of mice.  The muscles got bigger due to both hyperplasia (increased number of muscle fibers) and hypertrophy (increased size of individual […]