Showing posts from September, 2018

'Native' Whey, the Superior Whey? Transient Benefits on 'Recovery', No Size or Performance Gains in 12-Week RCT

'Natural' whey is filtered right out of skim milk, 'regular' whey from the liquid 'waste" that accumulates in the cheese production - that's at least how the scientists in the study at hand define 'natural' - in the literature 'natural whey' often refers to whey concentrate/isolate vs. hydrolysates, ie. quasi-predigested protein with a completely different peptide content. I've discussed potential differences between 'native' whey protein and 'regular' whey protein supplements before. Unfortunately, the only evidence we've had, so far, has yet been the observation that it is digested even more rapidly than regular whey protein ( learn more in my 2017 article) - a mere increase in speed, however, doesn't necessarily translate to significant, let alone practically relevant increases in muscle and/or performance gain z ... without longitudinal studies, we're thus screwed when it comes to the interpretation o

Can Sandalore®, a Cheap Synthetic Replacement of Sandal-wood Extracts in Perfumes, Regrow Your Lost Scalp Hair?

It's not clear if natural sandalwood extract will do the same as the synthetic sandalore that's used as a cheap sandal-wood replacement in perfumes (for more info on the difference read the green infobox in the bottom-line). A recent press release has been the #3 most viewed and debated posts on my social media accounts , recently; second only to my MTHFR and sucralose articles, the press release from my "colleagues" at the University of Münster (obviously I am working on my Ph.D. at the Physics Department , not at the Dermatology Department ;-) created quite a stir not just among SuppVersity  readers, but also among the general public from A as Australia to Z as Zambia (well, almost *lol*). But let's be honest: Is that really surprising? If you take into consideration that >50% of the male population and an ever-increasing number of females is affected by excess hair loss - reasons include regular aging ( Van Neste 2004 , Trüeb 2005 & 2006 ),

Sucralose: Study Seems to Confirm Pro-Diabetic Effects (-18% Reduced Insulin Sensitivity in 2 Weeks) of Realistic Amounts of Sucralose in Humans - What's the Verdict?

What's the verdict on sucralose? You will have read it in the SuppVersity news on Facebook ( Sunday, September 16, 2018 ): Scientists from the  Unidad de Investigación en Enfermedades Metabólicas, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán  in Mexico City are the first to present  somewhat convincing evidence that the insulin sensitivity of healthy individuals can deteriorate (at least transiently) within only 14 days of consuming a high but realistic amount of sucralose (2.25mg/kg total) with every of your three main meals. Today, sucralose, which has been pulled from the diet drinks of the biggest players in the beverage industry, i.e. Pepsi and Coke (allegedly because people didn't like it - conspiracy theorists listen up ;-), is still used in selected diet drinks, diet sodas, flavored iced teas, fruit-flavored waters, hot chocolate, as well as various sweetened condiments, dairy products, chewing gums, candy and your supplements  (e.g. 30-60mg
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