Greg Simon

Life Extension Super Bio-Curcumin Review: Ingredients & Benefits

In this supplement review article I’ll be sharing my evaluation of Super Bio-Curcumin®, which is Life Extension’s only pure curcumin product amongst the several they’re currently marketing. Of particular interest is the turmeric extract used in Super Bio-Curcumin, which is a unique formula with enhanced absorption ability that’s several times better than regular curcumin extract.  …

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All About BCM-95 Curcumin And The Best Brands That Have It

BCM-95® is a patented turmeric extract formula, and in this article I’ll go over what makes it unique, share some results from its research, & provide a review of the top curcumin products currently being made with BCM-95. There are a handful of other patented formulas besides BCM-95 that have also displayed enhanced absorption/bioavailability over …

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Spring Valley Turmeric Curcumin Review (9 Different Products)

Spring Valley® brand of supplements makes several different turmeric curcumin products, and in this review article I will share my evaluation of each one of them. Spring Valley uses similar-looking labels for most of these turmeric curcumin supplements, so distinguishing them from one another takes a little bit of extra attention on our part.   …

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CurcuminMD Plus Review (Advanced Turmeric Curcumin x285)

In this product review article I evaluate 1MD’s Advanced Turmeric Curcumin x285, which they have renamed CurcuminMD® Plus.   Longvida® makes this turmeric supplement unique CurcuminMD Plus is formulated differently than many of the turmeric curcumin supplements you’ll come across in the marketplace, and I’ll share the nutrition science research I found regarding the ingredients …

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Dymatize Elite Whey Protein Powder – 2020 Review

In this review article we’ll be looking at one of the more popular protein powders around, Dymatize Elite 100% Whey. I’ll be discussing its ingredients, macronutrient & amino acids profiles, cost, taste and mix-ability, among other things. I’ll also be comparing its protein quality per serving up against several of the other top-selling protein powders, …

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MyProtein Impact Whey vs Optimum Nutrition Gold Standard

In this review article I’m doing a head-to-head protein powder comparison between MyProtein’s Impact Whey Isolate and Optimum Nutrition’s Gold Standard Whey. We’ll be taking a detailed look at how they stack up against each other in terms of their ingredients, nutritional value, cost, taste, buyer’s ratings, & more. The two flavors I have are …

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What Happens If You Lift Weights But Don’t Eat Enough Protein?

In this article I share what sports science & nutrition research have found regarding the effect that different amounts of dietary protein have on muscle & strength training. Your body needs a certain amount of daily protein just to take care of all sorts of essential system tasks besides building muscle. (1) And more intensive …

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5×5 Workout for the Over 50 Year Old: My Necessary Variations

In this article I share how I’ve been adapting the 5×5 workout program to accommodate my (well) over 50-year-old body. I’ll also detail the training routines of the original 5×5 programs and their popular offshoots being used today, and tell you why I need to adjust them to better suit me here at the ‘tender’ …

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Core Power vs. Muscle Milk: Nutrition, Cost, & Taste Compared

This review article does head-to-head nutrient & product quality comparisons of two pairs of ready-to-drink protein shakes from Muscle Milk and Core Power. The first pair sized up are their “regular” formulas, Core Power’s Performance vs. Muscle Milk’s Genuine. And in the second comparison are the companies’ high-protein shake products, Core Power’s Elite vs. Muscle …

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Exercise Bike vs. Elliptical: Weight Loss & Benefits Compared

In this article I put the elliptical machine & the stationary bike head-to-head in a comparison of the fitness benefits they provide, including their weight loss & muscle toning potential. I also compare other factors such as cost, space requirement, maintenance, & ease of use. Having this knowledge in hand makes it easier to decide …

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Muscle Feast Review: Grass-Fed Whey Isolate & Micellar Casein

In this article I’ll share my experiences & opinion on three Muscle Feast products I’m very familiar with: Grass-fed Whey Isolate (unflavored) Grass-fed Micellar Casein Grass-Fed Whey Isolate (chocolate)   I’ll discuss their ingredients, nutrition facts, & amino acid profiles. I’ll also share other important product features, such as their manufacturing practices, product purity points, …

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Albolene For Weight Loss: How It Works & What It Can & Can’t Do

In this article we’ll look at how effective (or ineffective) the moisturizer cream Albolene® is at producing meaningful weight loss. I’ll discuss the research I did on Albolene regarding what it does, how it does it, and what its limitations are. I’ll also share how-to videos & results testimonials from people who use Albolene to …

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Should I Cycle Creatine + 21 Other Creatine Questions Answered

This article answers over 20 of the most frequently asked questions about creatine, including the popular “Should I cycle creatine?”. I made a list of as many creatine questions I could think of, then dug into creatine’s extensive sports science and strength & conditioning knowledge base to find the facts and write out the answers. …

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Collagen Protein vs. Whey – Their Differences Explored

This article shares the research I did on the important amino acid differences between whey and collagen protein. I looked into this comparison because of drinkable collagen powder’s big rise in popularity, and collagen’s benefits as demonstrated in recent medical studies. On a side note, I’ve been drinking whey protein daily for over 35 years …

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The Dumbbell Floor Press: Benefits & How-To Videos

This article is all about the dumbbell floor press, an effective strength & muscle-building exercise that anyone can perform. It discusses the unique health & safety benefits the dumbbell floor press offers and its advantages over its popular offspring, the bench press. How-to videos included.     Science resources included As is my custom here …

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17 Misleading Food Labels Designed To Influence What You Buy

This article discusses seventeen of the most common misleading food labels used by the marketing departments of food manufacturers. These slogans are designed with the sole purpose of influencing your purchasing decisions by instilling a false sense of confidence that the product is either: a healthy choice an environmentally-conscious choice, or is properly inspected & …

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7 Best BCAAs Without Sucralose Or Artificial Sweeteners

Branched chain amino acid supplements can provide important health benefits to certain groups of people. Unfortunately, many BCAA products contain artificial sweeteners and that dreaded unknown ingredient, Natural Flavors. This article reviews several of the best BCAA supplements currently on the market that are without sucralose & other artificial flavor additives.   7 best BCAAs …

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Dynamic vs Static Stretching: Best Uses & Benefits Compared

In this article I compare & contrast static and dynamic stretching, since they are two very different approaches to flexibility training with different outcomes for your muscles as well. It’s important to know what benefits each type of stretching provide & when best to perform them, and this article shares current insight & recommendations from …

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Why Can’t I Build Muscle? 3 Common Problems That Stunt Growth

Have you been consistent with your weight training program and aren’t seeing the muscle growth you’re expecting? This article highlights the common issues that cause lackluster muscle building results in women & men, and offers suggestions on how to fix them.   Typical reasons you can’t build muscle Problems building muscle are often found in …

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Does Pre-Workout Work? Only With These 7 Proven Ingredients

This article shares what sports science has proven are the best performance-enhancing pre-workout supplements, and I provide their effective clinical doses as well. There are dozens of pre-workout supplement powders on the market. But do any of them actually help you reach your fitness goals? Science shows that only the ones with the right ingredients …

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Do Ab Belts Work? What Ab Stimulators Can & Can’t Do

Belts that use electronic muscle stimulation to supposedly zap your abs into shape have been on late-night infomercials for decades, but I’ve always wondered if they really worked. So I researched the answer to this question, and in this article I present all of the facts & fiction about ab stimulators that I could track …

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Treadmill vs. Bike: Calories, Weight Loss & Benefits Compared

Stationary bikes & treadmills are popular options at gyms and as at-home cardio machines. But which one’s the better choice? This article does a head-to-head comparison of the fitness benefits and features that exercise bikes & treadmills each provide, so that we can see which equipment’s better suited for our workout goals.   Bikes vs. …

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Do Resistance Bands Build Muscle As Effectively As Free Weights?

I’ve always wondered just how well do resistance bands stack up against free weights when it comes to building muscle mass. I decided to quench my curiosity by digesting every sports science study done on the effectiveness of resistance bands, and this article is the product of my research.   Resistance bands vs free weights: …

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