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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, […]

Jun

21

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 […]

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 […]