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Article - Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is responsible for countless
functions in the body. Most people are aware that vitamin C is great for
helping to ward off colds but it has many other important function as well
such as lowering blood pressure, relieving stress, keeping the immune system
healthy and producing collagen.
Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant.
One function that vitamin C provides is producing collagen. Collagen helps
to heal injuries such as broken bones, lesions, sprained joints along with
many other injuries. Because of vitamin Cís healing capabilities, it is
thought that this vitamin can help muscles recover faster and better after a
workout. It also may reduce pain and bruising associated with bodybuilding.
Creatine - Featured Article at Naturalmuscle.CA|
Most people will say that bodybuilding
supplements are vital to any bodybuilder's training program. Among the top
of the bodybuilding supplements is creatine. Bodybuilder's believe that
supplementing creatine into their diet helps them achieve bigger strength
gains. Creatine is one of the most widely used and sought after bodybuilding
supplements. As a bodybuiler I consistently interact with people
supplementing their diet with creatine.
So what is creatine anyway?
Creatine is already inside each of us. Creatine is produced by the liver,
kidneys and pancreas. Creatine is responsible for the energy inside the
muscles. Once inside the muscles it is converted to creatine phosphate and
eventually in to adenosine triphosphate (more commonly referred to as ATP).
ATP is the muscle's energy source and is responsible for the contraction of
the muscle. Once this energy has been exerted (muscle contraction) then ATP
becomes ADP. This is when creatine phosphate and ADP create ATP and the
cycle begins again.
Written by: Brad Belanger
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