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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Sloop Reviews G Fuel


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Ericdose Reviews G Fuel


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A Closer Look at Gamma Labs Gladiator


Gladiator, The Ultimate Strength and Recovery Formula.
Gladiator is the most advanced strength and recovery formula ever created. Gladiator uses only clinically proven ingredients to promote strength, energy and speed up muscle recovery. Gladiator contains (HICA) Leucic Acid, also known as (alpha-hydroxy-isocaproic acid) a natural metabolite of the branch chain amino acid, leucine, to support muscle growth while reducing lactic acid build-up. L-Carnitine Tartrate was added to increase cellular energy and battle muscle fatique. Quercetin was chosen for its powerful energy and anti-inflammatory benefits. Last but not least, our powerful antioxidant -Gamma-X (tart cherry extract-blueberry extract and Pterostilbene) was added to reduce swelling, inflammation and strengthen the immune system.
Now you can train harder, longer and recover in optimal time with Gamma Labs Gladiator.









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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Checkout Jeezy's G Fuel Review


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GL's G Fuel


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Are we looking at the next Nexus-HTC 5?


Speculation is mounting that the next Google Nexus 5 will in fact be the HTC One X 5. GSMArena.com has received a tip saying the 5-inch display-sporting Android handset will be made by HTC, and has even been passed on some specs. 
According to the tip-off, the Nexus 5 will house a Snapdragon S4 Pro CPU, a 12-megapixel camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper and a whopping 64GB of internal memory storage. It will also use a 2,500 mAh battery and will offer LTE connectivity.
However, what really stands out is the claim that the display will be 1080p – a huge task for a screen size of 5-inches.
Of course, it being a Nexus-branded device, we can expect the phone to run on the latest version of Android, with GSMArena citing the Jelly Bean 4.1.2 operating system, providing bug fixes and Project Butter for a smoother user experience. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Whats wrong with this picture?


The NFL is starting to look like the WWF

Naked, Blue Machine


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HGH Protein Diets


Human growth hormone, or HGH, has many advantages to your physique, and purports to have anti-aging qualities, but use caution. HGH seems to provide help sculpting the body and may reduce the negative effects of certain drugs. Some report HGH increases the positive effects of protein supplementation. However, HGH brings some negative, unhealthy reactions, too.

Advantages

The Mayo Clinic website reports that the most effective way to take HGH is by injection; empirical evidence does not support that oral application of HGH is more effective. In a study done by New York University's department of medicine, HGH did not promote exercise efficiency or weight loss; however, it reduced LDL or "bad" cholesterol levels, and increased lean body mass of the participants.



The Diet's Purpose

The Mayo Clinic website reports that healthy adults may use synthetic HGH as an anti-aging agent, to increase bone density and muscle mass and reduce body fat. The HGHmagazine website states that HGH mimics the effects of exercise, increasing your body's need for more protein, therefore consuming whey protein also, complements the HGH supplementation by helping with muscle fiber regeneration.

Disadvantages

Despite the potential advantages of HGH supplementation, proceed with caution as there are many disadvantages and dangers to its use. The Mayo Clinic article warns that HGH usage can lead to arm and leg swelling, joint and muscle pain, enlarged breasts in men, and may contribute to diabetes and heart disease. The clinic also warns that any benefits from HGH usage are usually short term, and that long term use may well lead to unhealthy effects.

Whey Protein

Because HGH and protein act symbiotically HGHmagazine recommends taking one or two high-quality whey protein shakes per day along with your HGH supplementation. The two complement each other in repairing and rebuilding your body, yielding better results from your HGH and protein diet.

Alternatives

Don't depend on HGH to be a magic elixir to make you more youthful and energetic. Use it only sparingly and with caution. The Mayo Clinic website points out that regular strength training and a health conscious diet with intelligent portion control may be just as or more effective than HGH supplementation.




Monday, September 24, 2012

Alpha-GPC



Alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine, or A-GPC, is a precursor to the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and might increase growth hormone levels, according to a study conducted by lead author Tim Ziegenfuss, Ph.D., and colleagues from the Center for Applied Health Science Research in Ohio. They studied the effects of A-GPC on growth hormone during resistance exercise. The report, published in the September 2008 issue of the "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition," revealed that subjects taking 600 mg of A-GPC 1 hour before exercise experienced increases in growth hormone levels after exercise compared to those with a placebo.


Supplements that increase HGH production


Human growth hormone, or HGH, is a protein hormone released by the pituitary gland that is essential for growth. It plays a role in a number of functions, including fat metabolism, muscle-building and blood sugar regulation. HGH is released in the highest amounts during sleep and exercise. Certain supplements on the market have shown effectiveness in boosting HGH levels. Consult your health care provider before taking any supplements.

Melatonin

Scientists at St. Thomas Hospital in the United Kingdom investigated the impact of melatonin on HGH release during exercise. Subjects were given either 5 mg of melatonin or a placebo one hour before performing aerobic exercise. Researchers reported in the July 1999 issue of the "European Journal of Endocrinology" that those in the melatonin group experienced a greater increase in HGH levels than those who received a placebo.

A-GPC

Alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine, or A-GPC, might increase HGH levels, according to a study published in the September 2008 issue of the "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition." Researchers at the Center for Applied Health Science Research observed that subjects taking 600 mg of A-GPC two hours before resistance exercise had higher HGH levels post-exercise compared with those who consumed a placebo.

L-arginine and L-lysine

Researchers at the University of Houston studied the impact of combining the amino acids L-arginine and L-lysine on HGH levels at rest and during exercise. They reported in the March 1997 issue of the "International Journal of Sports Nutrition" that subjects taking 1.5 g of both L-arginine and L-lysine experienced no increases in HGH during exercise, but significantly boosted HGH levels during rest.

Glutamine

Glutamine is an amino acid critical for immune system support and maintaining muscle mass. It may also boost HGH levels, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Louisiana State College of Medicine. They discovered that subjects consuming 2 g of glutamine experienced increases in HGH levels. Their findings were reported in the 1995 issue of "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition."


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Sunday, September 23, 2012

Yogurt lowers BP?


Adding more yogurt to your diet without increasing the number of calories you eat may help lower your risk of high blood pressure, according to new research presented at the American Heart Association's High Blood Pressure Research 2012 Scientific Sessions.

A recent study found long-term yogurt-eaters were less likely to develop high blood pressure and on average had lower systolic blood pressure than those who didn't eat yogurt. Systolic blood pressure is the top number in a blood pressure reading. It measures the force of blood against the walls of your arteries when your heart is beating.

During the 15 year study, researchers followed more than 2,000 volunteers who did not have high blood pressure at the start of the study. Yogurt consumption was measured by questionnaires filled out by the volunteers at three intervals over the study period. Study participants were 31 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure if at least 2 percent of their daily calories came from yogurt, which would be like eating at least one six-ounce cup of low-fat yogurt every three days. In addition, their systolic blood pressure increased less than that of people who didn't eat yogurt.

Bisping over Stann


Bisping's conditioning, the secret of his success. Could you imagine the how good the Count would be with a solid ground game? Does this victory guarantee a title shot or will he face the winner of Weidman-vs-Boetsch?

Jon Jones Victorious Again!


Jon Jones continues to prove he's the best fighter in the UFC. Belfort didn't have an answer for his punishing side kicks and vicious elbows. I think Jones-vs-Sonnen is gonna happen a lot sooner then we think.

Friday, September 21, 2012

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Leucine Powder


Leucine powder is sold as a bodybuilding supplement, meant to be mixed with fluid and consumed twice daily, especially after a workout. Leucine is an amino acid more commonly found in branched-chain amino acid supplements, where it can work together with isoleucine and valine to prevent muscle breakdown during exercise and help stimulate muscle growth, leucine is also sold separately because it is broken down and absorbed faster than the other BCAAs. Whether it works as well in practice as it does in theory remains to be seen, however, and research is ongoing.

Leucine
Leucine stimulates muscle protein synthesis. Research suggests that this may happen more efficiently with plain leucine than with a full BCAA supplement because leucine absorbs faster, causing leucine levels in the blood to rise quickly and dramatically. The more leucine there is to go around, the more protein synthesis can occur, theoretically.

Muscle Growth

Leucine's effect on protein synthesis is 10 times greater than that of any other amino acid, according to nutritionist and bodybuilder Layne Norton. When you lift weights, it causes damage that breaks down your muscles. As protein synthesis occurs, not only do your muscles repair themselves, but they steel themselves for the next onslaught of abuse by making your muscle cells larger. When this occurs frequently over time, the evidence is seen as muscle growth. Leucine's job is to keep your muscles from breaking down, but then to allow them to rebuild at the same rate or more than they would have anyway. In other words, your muscles will rebuild at least the usual amount, but they won't have to compensate for muscle damage at the beginning of the process. This means that all growth that occurs would contribute to increased size.

Fat Loss

Leucine has also been explored as a fat-loss drug. When you restrict your calories, some of the weight you lose can come from muscle mass, which can slow your progress. Muscle requires energy to exist, so it burns calories, even when you're sitting still. Fat is just dead weight. So ideally, you want to hold on to as much muscle as possible while shedding fat only. Exercise helps with this, but leucine supplementation may help your muscle survive the calorie restriction better by providing an environment and ingredients for muscle growth. It may also play a role in reducing hunger and fatigue by stabilizing glucose levels. A 2003 study in the Journal of Nutrition concluded that BCAAs, but especially leucine, could play a beneficial role in weight-loss programs.

Food Sources

Branched-chain amino acids make up about 15 to 25 percent of the protein you eat. If you eat a balanced diet and consistently get enough protein, a supplement may be unnecessary for you. Animal proteins are complete proteins, meaning they provide all the essential amino acids. Meat, poultry and dairy are especially high in leucine. Vegetarians must eat a variety of foods to get all of the amino acids, but soy, lentils and peanuts are all high in leucine; in fact, soy and lentils contain more leucine than beef.


List of Leucine Food Sources


Leucine is one of the eight essential amino acids that your body doesn't naturally produce. This amino acid needs to be obtained strictly through dietary sources. Leucine maintains the integrity of the bones, liver and hemoglobin. This essential amino acid can be obtained through many common foods we consume on a regular basis.

Soybeans

Soybeans have the richest concentration of leucine. Soybeans contain a leucine concentration of 2.97mg per 100g. According to the University of Illinois National Soybean Research Laboratory, soybeans are the only plant product that contains the three macronutrients essential for good health--complete protein, carbohydrates and fat. In addition, soybeans are very rich in many other vitamins and minerals such as calcium, folic acid and iron.


Lentils

Another way to introduce higher concentrations of leucine in your diet is to eat more lentils. Lentils possess a leucine concentration of 2.03mg per 100g. According to EveryNutrient.com, lentils are also a very rich dietary source of fiber, protein and folic acid. The high level of fiber in lentils lowers cholesterol and regulates blood glucose.

Peanuts

The consumption of peanuts will also increase your dietary intake of leucine. The leucine concentration of peanuts is 1.67mg per 100g. Peanuts are also a very good dietary source of antioxidants, which offer several preventative health benefits against many disorders such as cancer and heart disease. According to Science Daily, a study conducted at the University of Florida revealed peanuts contain equal antioxidant concentrations as fruits rich in several antioxidants.

Shrimp

Shrimp, as well as other crustaceans, are another rich dietary source of leucine. The concentration of leucine in shrimp is 1.61mg per 100g. In addition to leucine, shrimp is very rich in several other compounds that potentially promote several health benefits. According to Natural Food Benefits, shrimp is an excellent source of selenium, which is beneficial for its antioxidant properties. Omega-3 fatty acids, which are also contained in shrimp, have anti-cancer properties, healthy heart properties and they reduce the risk of blood clots. Shrimp is also a rich dietary source of vitamin D, which enhances calcium absorption necessary for strong teeth and bones.

Almonds

Leucine is also present in significant concentrations in almonds. Almonds possess a leucine concentration of 1.47mg per 100g. According to MayoClinic.com, the consumption of nuts such as almonds promote many heart healthy benefits. Increased consumption of almonds will lower your LDL cholesterol, reduce your risk of blood clots, and improve the health of the lining of your arteries, which will reduce your risk of heart disease.



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Leucine


Leucine is an amino acid that cannot be manufactured in the body. It must be obtained through foods. Leucine is considered an essential branched chained amino acid (BCAA). This means it plays significant roles in the maintenance and repair of muscles and in preventing the breakdown of muscle protein during exercise. Foods rich in leucine include egg whites, soy protein isolate and brown rice as well nuts and supplements with leucine.

Function

Leucine supplements and protein powders with leucine are popular among athletes and bodybuilders. These products prevent muscle breakdown during athletic performances and help with muscle recovery and other functions. Along with leucine are two other essential amino acids called L-isoleucine and L-valine. These amino acids must also be obtained from foods, and they promote lean muscle growth and muscle recovery as well as provide other benefits.


Significance

Leucine is the most significant of the amino acids, and it is the strongest. It also is known as the limiting nutrient, because enough leucine in proportion to the other amino acids is necessary for the body to obtain the benefits from your dietary intake.

Benefits

Leucine serves many purposes in the body, especially for athletes. Leucine increases the energy level of the body and keeps the mind clear during the stress of athletic performance. It maintains the nitrogen balance, which relates to the amount of nitrogen taken in the body to the amount excreted. Leucine stores glycogen in the muscle tissues, which is the source of power needed to move the muscles.

Leucine Deficiency

Leucine cannot be made in the body, but it is easily available from foods. Therefore a leucine deficiency is rare. A leucine deficiency is characterized by feelings of fatigue, headaches, dizziness and cramps. In addition, there is muscle weakness, irritability, frequent infections, slow wound healing and feelings of depression.

Food Rich in Leucine

The top foods with the highest amounts of leucine, according to the Nutrition Data website, are:
Egg whites, raw and fresh, 4233 mg
Soy protein isolate, potassium, crude protein basis, 4226 mg
Soy protein isolate, potassium type, 4162 mg
Soy protein isolate, 4013 mg
Seaweed, spirulina- raw, 3915 mg
Game meat (moose) cooked, roasted, 3844 mg
Game meat, (moose) raw, 3838 mg
Egg white, dried flakes, glucose-reduced 3816 mg
Egg white, dried powder, glucose-reduced 3815 mg
There are many other foods with leucine such as cheese, fish, chicken and turkey, lamb and veal.



UFC 152 Saturday. September. 22


Gamma Labs G Fuel


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

G Fuel Started Shipping Today!


I want to thank everyone for their patience. Samples of G Fuel and review packages started shipping today and will continue to ship for the rest of the week. 

G Fuel, The Ultimate Mind Rush!



G Fuel Provides 1200mg of Clinically Proven Ingredients to Heighten Mental Focus, Concentration and Clarity. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Supplements for Muscle Mass


Nothing can replace a healthy diet to fuel workouts, but the right workout supplements can provide an extra edge in helping you achieve your fitness goals. There are countless supplements on the market that allege to boost workout efforts, yet research shows that only a few supplements are backed by science as successful workout supplements for building muscles.

Beta-Alanine

In findings reported in the "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition," scientists examined the impact of beta-alanine supplementation on body composition in participants performing high intensity interval training, a form of cardio that alternates between high and low intensity exercise. Beta-alanine is a naturally occurring amino acid. Scientists found that participants performing high intensity interval training while taking beta-alanine supplements for six weeks experienced greater increases in lean body mass and improvements in VO2 peak, an indicator of aerobic endurance, than those given a placebo.

A-GPC

Tim Ziegenfuss and colleagues investigated the effects of alpha-glycerylphosphorylcholine or A-GPC, a compound found in the brain, on growth hormone, a protein hormone associated with increases in muscle mass and decreases in body fat. The testing was done on subjects undergoing resistance training. Participants supplementing with A-GPC before performing weight training exercise experienced increases in post-exercise growth hormone levels compared to those taking a placebo, according to research reported in the "Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Whey Protein

Whey protein might help boost blood flow during exercise, according to findings published in the "Nutrition Journal." Kevin Ballard led a team of researchers who studied the impact of whey protein on vascular function or blood flow during exercise. They found that healthy participants ingesting whey protein had greater blood flow to muscles than those taking a placebo. Increasing blood flow during workouts enhances the delivery of oxygen, amino acids and hormones to working muscles. This allows you to train harder for longer, because oxygen is needed to create energy molecules known as ATP for muscle cells and also removes waste products that can cause muscle fatigue.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Benefits of Raw Honey


Raw honey is extracted directly from the honeycomb. It is not heated, pasteurized or processed, allowing it to preserve vitamins, enzymes and other nutritional components. Because it is not processed, it maintains fine textured crystals, looks milkier and contains particles and flecks of bee pollen and honeycomb bits. Its high nutrient level has been said to be beneficial when used to treat coughs, colds, burns, high cholesterol, skin and hair problems and even diabetes.

Immune System

Consume local raw honey to obtain the immune-stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment. It can also help your body ward off allergies. The World's Healthiest Foods website says that raw honey contains the phytonutrients caffeic acid, methyl caffeate, phenylethyl caffeate and phenylethyl dimethylcaffeate, which have antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties to keep your immune system healthy and ward off colds and flus.

Wound Healing

According to the World's Healthiest Foods website, raw honey contains primarily glucose and fructose, which strongly attract water. Because of this, honey can absorb the water in wounds, drying it out faster to discourage bacteria growth and promote faster healing. It also contains the enzyme glucose oxidase that, when combined with water, produces hydrogen peroxide, a mild antiseptic.

Improve Cholesterol and Diabetes

One study found that treatment with raw honey was able to reduce total cholesterol, triglycerides and blood-sugar levels. It also showed that raw honey was actually able to increase HDL, or good cholesterol. Plus, it proved that honey also causes blood-sugar levels to rise less than table sugar, which may help to improve blood-sugar control and insulin resistance.

Skin and Hair Help

NaturalHealthezine.com states that honey can be used to improve the look and feel of skin and hair. Honey can be used as a facial mask to exfoliate skin and unclog pores. For dry hair, honey can be applied after shampooing to restore moisture and shine. The sugars in honey attract water to restore moisture to your hair.

Coughs

A study on children over the age of 2 with cough from respiratory infections found that honey consistently improved the children's cough greater than the use of the medicine dextromethorphan. Parents of the children rated honey most highly for relief of cough and sleep difficulty.

Workout Energizer

World's Healthiest Foods found that studies performed using honey during workouts produced more favorable outcomes than the use of other types of sugars. Honey was proven to be an efficient energy source that, when combined with its wound-healing properties, can help performance athletes. Honey helped produce favorable blood-sugar levels before, during and after workouts, which in turn maintained muscle stores and provided faster recovery after workouts.

Antioxidant Boost

The World's Healthiest Foods identified a study that found honey was able to significantly raise blood levels of antioxidants. Higher levels of antioxidants can ward off cancer-causing free radicals and promote heart health.


Benefits of Garlic

Garlic is a flavorful herb that is used worldwide for both cooking and medicinal purposes. It is a bulb-shaped edible plant that is also called stinking rose. It belongs to the lily family, along with onions, scallions, leeks and chive. Garlic contains a wealth of beneficial compounds, including vitamin C, arginine, selenium, flavonoids and allium. When garlic is chopped or crushed, the sulfur-containing allium breaks down, releasing garlic's distinctive odor. Talk to your doctor about increasing the amount of garlic in your diet for its beneficial effects.

Infections

Garlic has been used for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Egypt, China, Greece and Rome. Garlic is rich in substances having strong antioxidant and antibacterial properties. During the Middle Ages, garlic was found to be effective against the plague. Before the advent of antibiotics, Dr. Albert Schweitzer used garlic successfuly to treat typhus and dysentery. Although not as powerful as antibiotics, altMD states garlic can be used against some microorganisms, including Salmonella, E. coli, H. pylori and Candida. Garlic may be effective against some cold and flu viruses. Rubbing fresh garlic on warts, which are caused by a virus, often works in eradicating them.



Cardiovascular Benefits

Garlic may be effective in decreasing plaque formation in your arteries and lowering blood pressure. Cholesterol plaques lining the arteries are a precursor to developing high blood pressure and heart disease. The University of Maryland Medical Center states taking garlic may help elevate HDL, the "good" cholesterol while lowering total cholesterol and LDL, the "bad" cholesterol responsible for plaque formation. Garlic also inhibits platelets from clumping together, allowing blood to flow more freely and lowering blood pressure. Besides using it fresh, garlic can also be purchased as a dietary supplement. It is available as an oil, extract and powder.

Garlic and Cancer

Several scientific studies of garlic have found it may be effective in reducing the risk of certain cancers. Garlic appears to have some immune-strengthening properties and it also blocks the formation of nitrosamines, which are known carcinogens. In a review of several studies, "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" reports that high intake of raw or cooked garlic may be associated with reduced risk of developing colorectal and stomach cancers. Garlic may also help mitigate some of the side effects of chemotherapy, such as loss of appetite and fatigue.

Side Effects and Precautions

Because it is a food source, most people tolerate garlic with few problems. It is listed as Generally Regarded As Safe by the FDA. Side effects are rare and include bad breath, bloating, body odor, stomach upset, headache and fatigue. Because garlic reduces the stickiness of platelets, you should not take garlic if you take blood thinners or have a clotting disorder. Garlic can also decrease the effectiveness of protease inhibitors, a medication used for some with HIV.





Saturday, September 15, 2012

Does Fenugreek Raise Testosterone?

Many supplements claim to raise testosterone levels, including fenugreek. Increases in testosterone, the most anabolic, or growth-inducing hormone in your body, would lead to increases in lean muscle mass. Increases in testosterone also lead to increases in fertility and improved sexual health, as well as stimulating your immune system. Unfortunately, fenugreek does none of these things.

Fenugreek

Fenugreek is literally Greek hay, and is commonly used in cooking. It is currently produced in largest quantity in India. Fenugreek is traditionally used in the preparation of curry powders, pickles and pastes. The dried leaves have a strong smell and are quite bitter. Fenugreek is said to have numerous medicinal properties, including relieving arthritis pain, treatment of diabetes and assistance in lactation. Only recently have claims of increases in testosterone been advanced, and those only by the manufacturer.


Testosterone
Testosterone is a steroidal hormone. This refers only to its chemical construct, not to any specific properties. Many compounds are steroidal in nature based purely upon their construct, but do not raise testosterone levels. Vitamin D3 is a steroidal compound, and so is estrogen. Neither contributes to increases in male fertility or improvements in the anabolic process. Some steroidal hormones increase your chances of lactating - regardless of gender. So just because a compound may be steroidal in nature does not mean it increases testosterone levels.

Fenugreek and Testosterone

As of June 2011, a thorough review of available literature reveals no studies that support the use of fenugreek in raising testosterone levels. A study showing no effect on testosterone levels, however, is readily apparent. In a 2009 study published in "Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise," fenugreek supplementation was conclusively shown to have no effect on the hormonal profile of the test subjects. In a study on male and female rabbits published in "Contraception" in 2006, fenugreek not only lowered circulating androgens, including testosterone, it decreased fertility in both genders.

Uses for Fenugreek

Numerous uses exist in folklore and common practice, but studies do not exactly support this. Despite claims of usage for relieving pain from arthritis, no studies exist to support this practice. There is some evidence to support the use of fenugreek as a glucose disposal agent, which will have some use for diabetics. In a 1990 study published in the "European Journal of Clinical Nutrition," fenugreek supplementation was shown to improve blood glucose levels as measured by a glucose tolerance test. (See reference 5)