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The poor bioavailability of (-)-epicatechin and my attempt at getting around it and seeing what it does

By Patrick Arnold

  You may have heard of (-)-epicatechin (-epi for short) as my blog reading base I assume has more than the average share of knowledgeable people in the realm of physiology of supplements and drugs.   IF you have not heard of -epi,  it is a natural chemical compound that has lately  been of immense interest  […]



Breaking new research on ursolic acid shows increases in brown fat production and confirms muscle building potential

By Patrick Arnold

The most interesting health and fitness related natural compound to come around within the last decade or so has got to be ursolic acid. I have been aware of its benefits for quite some time but it wasn’t until last year that I really became excited. It was then that a landmark study was released […]



Is Resveratrol a Performance Enhancing Drug?

By Patrick Arnold

Competitive sports organizations often have policies that ban the use of substances that enhance performance.  Substances include such well known things as steroids and stimulants, but they also include more esoteric ones such as blood boosters and agents that enhance metabolic efficiency.  The granddaddy of doping policing bodies is the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and […]



Consumer Alert: Bad Creatinol-O-Phosphate (COP) being sold

By Patrick Arnold

Last May I blogged about the supplement ingredient Creatinol-O-Phosphate (COP) This was in anticipation of my own effervescent formula of COP which we have been selling on our Prototype Nutrition line ever since. Unfortunately I am here to tell you that we are going to have to stop selling the product, at least temporarily, […]



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 […]