*NEW: Weight Loss Pills – The Truth
Ben Craughwell | 19th July 2016
Plenty of individuals have taken a fat burning supplement in the past or have at least considered it. There are a plethora of different weight loss supplements available including pills, drugs, shakes and natural remedies. While it would be easy to write an article entitled “why weight loss supplements don’t work”, I’d like to delve a little deeper and not tar all supplements with the same brush.
Optimum’s Top 5 Supplements
Ben Craughwell | 21st June 2016
While a huge number of supplements are money-wasters or ineffective, we have listed five here which we feel will aid you significantly in your quest to either lose fat or build muscle. We give a quick guide as to why these supplements are important and how much you should be consuming.
Vitamin K2 For Muscle Growth & Mental Health
Ben Craughwell | 6th March 2016
Vitamin K2 is an often disregarded, but essential, vitamin that many people are deficient in. The main function of Vitamin K is to modify proteins; this allows such proteins to bind calcium. I can almost guarantee that you are deficient in it, unless of course you only eat grass-fed meat and organic vegetables.
Selenium: The Benefits, Sources & Doses
Ben Craughwell | 1st March 2016
Selenium is a trace mineral, a component of all known forms of life, and incredibly important for health and well-being. It is very much overlooked despite being absolutely crucial particularly for males. Find out the benefits, food sources and supplement dosages here…
The Optimum Post-Workout Shake
Ben Craughwell | 26th February 2016
Your post-workout shake is incredibly important. Regardless of your chosen form of exercise, you must take your post-workout nutrition seriously, in order to provide the muscle with the raw materials it needs to repair. So what do we put in our post-workout shake?
Vitamin D: The Essential Supplement
Ben Craughwell | 4th February 2016
Unfortunately it’s pretty much fact that you’re deficient in Vitamin D living in Ireland and given that it acts as a substrate for testosterone, estrogen and human growth hormone, you might see how it affects muscle mass. Read on for an in-depth look at Vitamin D and it’s supplementation guidelines.