Generality Glucomannan is a high molecular weight polysaccharide, formed by the concatenation of many small units of glucose and mannose (a sugar very common in vegetable polymers). Glucomannan is extracted from the tuber of Amorphophallus konjac (see figure), a plant used in Japanese cuisine as a gelling agent
See also: lipoic acid; alpha lipoic acid supplements ACID α LIPOICO (ALA) has two main functions: coenzyme of cellular metabolism and antioxidant. It is used in slimming diets to improve the use of carbohydrates and stabilize blood sugar (it enhances the action of insulin). As far as the antioxidant function is concerned, it is the only active substance both in the aqueous phase and in the lipid phase and has a significant capacity to regenerate other antioxidants (VIT A, C, E, coenzyme Q and glutathione).
Hyaluronic acid is a substance naturally produced by our body with the aim of hydrating and protecting the tissues. Hyaluronic Acid: Chemical Structure and Functions From the chemical point of view, hyaluronic acid is classified as a glycosaminoglycan. The molecule is in fact formed by the repetition of long sequences of two simple sugars, glycuronic acid and N-acetylglucosamine
What is Agmatine? Agmatine is a derivative of the amino acid arginine. It is a biogenic amine also produced by the neurons of the central nervous system (brain) and stored in the related synaptic vesicles, where it is fortified by uptake, released by depolarization and subsequently inactivated by the enzyme agmatinase
The joint intake of arginine and ornithine is one of the most recent innovations in the field of sports food supplementation; based on what is mentioned in the labels of over-the-counter products, the association of arginine and ornithine seems to possess different indirect health characteristics, linked to the stimulation (or rather, the optimization of physiological production) of Somatotropic Hormone or Somatotropin (English acronym GH)
Antioxidant power Astaxanthin is a molecule extracted from Haematococcus pluvialis , a green alga known for its high antioxidant potential 1, 2. Astaxanthin is a carotene, therefore a provitamin A; it is therefore a lipophilic element, or a thermostable active principle that spreads effectively especially in tissues with high fat concentration: adipose tissue, central nervous system, integumentary system (skin), lung, etc
How they are made Energy bars are dietary products of an integrative - food nature. The energy bars are born to satisfy: a medium / high caloric requirement with high digestibility the need for high shelf life the need for maximum ease of use Generally the energy bars have a sweet taste (also due to the high percentage of carbohydrates), with a low fat and protein content
Protein bars are useful food supplements to cover the protein needs of athletes if it is impossible to do it with food. Protein bars contain energy macronutrients (with at least 20g of protein), mineral salts and B vitamins; most of the time they are not "pure protein" food supplements and the quantity of carbohydrates + lipids assimilates them more like oil powders to the classic whey, casein or egg powders
What is Shark Cartilage? Shark cartilage is a food supplement of animal origin, obtained from the dried and pulverized skeleton of fish belonging to the Superorder Selachimorpha , fished mainly in the Indian Ocean. Shark cartilage is marketed in various formats, including "Carticin", "Cartilade" or "BeneFin"
Synonyms of Ganoderma, or better, of Ganoderma lucidum (Curtis) P. Karst (or Carso), are Reishi (Japan) and Ling Zhi (China). Generality Ganoderma or Reishi are two species of fungi (Ganoderma or Reishi Rosso and Ganoderma or Black Reishi) which are said to have miraculous properties. Ganoderma or Reishi is a saprophytic fungus of oak and chestnut; as such, to live, it needs its decomposing woody substrate
The supplements of ATP (Adenosin-Tri-Phosphate) are over-the-counter products sold with the intent (of questionable honesty) of increasing ATP reserves in the muscles favoring sports performance. It seems that the density of ATP is impoverished by intense physical exercise and that its TOTAL restoration requires a maximum time of 3 days (physiological cellular synthesis)