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SBSC Fit Tips: Joint Health #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

Joint health is important no matter what your lifestyle.

Saturn Supplement’s  Joint Aid is a maximum strength Glucosamine and Chondroitin Complex.

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Glucosamine and Chondroitin are both found naturally in healthy cartilage. Both are used for joint pain and to treat OsteoArthritis. Many studies have been done that support the use!

“For a subset of participants with moderate-to-severe pain, glucosamine combined with chondroitin sulfate provided statistically significant pain relief compared with placebo—about 79 percent had a 20 percent or greater reduction in pain versus about 54 percent for placebo.”

The other one I received is Joint Matrix

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This one is my favorite! It not only supports joint and cartilage health, but also ligament and bone health. This is very important to me, being a heavy lifter as well as an aging female 😉

What Women Need to Know

Being female puts you at risk of developing osteoporosis and broken bones. Here are some facts:

There are multiple reasons why women are more like to get osteoporosis than men, including:

Several factors play into bone health, as well as ligament and joint health. Eating right, exercise, not smoking, etc

The benefits of a complex supplement like The Joint Matrix are also a huge weapon in prevention. The Joint Matrix not only has Glucosamine and Chondroitin, but also Shark Cartilage, Green Lipped Sea Mussel, L-Histidine, MSM and Boron.
Shark Cartilage is presumed to be full of health benefits. Anti-Inflammatory benefits, Fighting cancer, Arthritis relief, diminishing Psoriasis, Immune booster, treating Glaucoma, aiding in Digestion, etc the list is actually rather long lol
Green Lipped Sea Mussel another amazing supplement in itself! The benefits of it are described as the same as Shark Cartilage.
L-Histidine is an Amino acid. It supports the healing process and helps regenerate tissue. It also supports lower blood pressure and healthy skin 😉
MSM also known as METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE is found in humans, plants and animals. I think it can also be man made in a lab. As everything else, it also has a huge list of benefits! Chronic pain, scar tissue, muscle cramps, tendinitis, stretch marks, oral care, hair loss, weight loss, PMS, eye health, poor circulation, even snoring. The list for this one also goes on and on.
Boron is a mineral that is found in food and the environment.
Boron is used for building strong bones, treating osteoarthritis, as an aid for building muscles and increasing testosterone levels, and for improving thinking skills and muscle coordination.
I have found the benefits to using the Joint Matrix outstanding! I am a stickler about making sure my body is in tip top shape and this has been a HUGE addition to my supplement stack!
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Recipe: Aminos Pump 50000 Gummies @SaturnMuscle #PoweredBySaturnSupplements

Aminos are something I consume several times a day. It is actually my go to supplement. I have written about the many benefits of aminos in the past. You can CLICK HERE to read more.

I love the Aminos Pump 50000, because it is an awesome blend with a fabulous vanilla flavor. One of my favorite ways to get my aminos is in gummy form. It is a super easy recipe that tastes just like candy 😉

What you will need:

1/2 Cup Water

Mixing bowl

1 Box whatever flavor Gelatin you would like to use. Sugar-free if you are low on carbs 😉

3 Envelopes of Unflavored Gelatin

72 grams of Aminos Pump 50000

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A pan to put your gummies in. I used a mini muffin pan which yields 24 servings

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Measure out your aminos,

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Then add all your gelatin and mix well,

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Add the 1/2 cup of water, mix well, and microwave for about 45 seconds. It will be a thick sticky goo. Much like children slime ha ha ha. Immediately start filling the pan. The mixture actually sets quite fast.

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Place the pan in the freezer for 5-10 mins then you can remove the gummies. they actually don’t stick bad at all.

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I coat them in a light layer of corn starch, so they won’y stick to each other, then store them in a Zipper bag, but you can store them however you choose. The peach gelatin with the vanilla tastes like peaches and cream candy 😉

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The macros are awesome too! I keep them in my gym bag and my hiking bag. Zoe loves them!!!

Nutrition Facts
Servings 24.0
Amount Per Serving
calories 24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0 g 0 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 0 %
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 17 mg 1 %
Potassium 0 mg 0 %
Total Carbohydrate 3 g 1 %
Dietary Fiber 0 g 0 %
Sugars 3 g
Protein 3 g 6 %
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 0 %
Iron 0 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Any gelatin flavor works well with the vanilla 😉 Do you take Aminos? What flavor combos would you try?

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Myths And Facts About Six Pack Abs #PoweredBySaturnSupplements @SaturnMuscle

You see a lot of companies promise flat tummies and six pack abs. Be it workouts, pills, shakes, wraps, what have you…

When I started my journey, having a six pack was everything I dreamed of! I did countless crunches and ab workouts. I could never achieve that tight muscular look. I could get skinny, but could not get those muscles to pop. I figured with all the focused ab training, there was NO WAY I didn’t have muscle there. I want to share what I have learned so far….

I now know it is a difference of diet and body fat percentage.

Fact is, the women you see with tight bodies in fitness magazines and ads have prepped for those photo shoots. That is right, most don’t walk around with a visible six pack.

Getting a chiseled six pack is attainable, but not typically sustainable. There are many myths and facts to getting that desired washboard stomach.

Myth: Doing a 1000 sit ups or crunches a day will get you a flat tummy and/or six pack.

This is false. If you have a surplus of body fat, you can spend your whole day doing crunches and will still not see the results you desire. That saying “Abs are made in the kitchen”…that is fact! Fat loss is plain and simple calorie deficit. Having your macros properly set up and sticking to them is how you will see visible abs.

Myth: You need special pills, shakes, or wraps.

No, but you can eat a balanced diet. Again, get your macros figured out and you will see the results you desire. It is all about your nutrition!!! In my opinion, if these products worked as well as they claimed, then everyone using them would look like fitness models from the neck down.

Myth: Only people with good genetics can have a six pack.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. Neither of my parents were lean mean muscle machines ha ha ha and neither are most bodybuilders. Genetics will determine how your six pack will look, as far as your muscle structure, but it will not determine whether it is attainable. That comes down to discipline and hard work.

Fact: Don’t stop doing core training.

No, ab training won’t make you chiseled, but your abs are still a muscle. If you want to build them up, then core training is necessary. Granted if you do the main heavy lifts like squats, deadlifts, and bench press, then you are already working your core! 😉 There are a ton of stellar core workouts!!! Do your research and find out what you love best!

Fact: You can not spot reduce.

If it is your belly that you are looking to lean out, then understand that you have to lose everywhere. spot reduction just does not exist. I hear this a lot too…”I just need to work my lower abs” This actually doesn’t exist either. Your abs are made up of four sections your Rectus Abdominis, Transverse Abdominis, then your Internal and External Obliques. Also “toning” you can gain muscle or lose muscle just as you can gain fat or lose fat. You can not “tone” a muscle and make a certain area of your body look tighter. To look tighter, again you just need to lose body fat.

Fact: It takes females longer to lose enough fat to see visible abs.

As I stated before, you have to be on a running calorie deficit for a long enough period of time to see visible abs. The amount of time and deficit varies depending on the individual. Basically, you must consume less calories than you burn.

Fact: Your body needs a ton of water!

Your body needs water to keep from bloating and to stay healthy. Make sure to keep your body well hydrated if you want to see results!!!

Fact: It takes time!!!!

Patience is definitely required. It is a process and not one that happens overnight. There is a reason you do not see a ton of people walking around with a chiseled midsection 😉 Discipline, patience, and determination.

Fact: A high protein diet helps you lean out!

I always recommend to add a protein shake or two to your daily nutrition.For a couple of reasons. One, it is a great sweet snack to keep you from binging on junk. Two, it is filling so you won’t be hungry right away. And Three, lean protein sources have been proven to help you lose fat and gain lean muscle. This is very important in the battle of the bulge.

My favorite is Saturn Supplement’s Smart Whey

It is delicious and not full of all the crap most powders o the market are. It has exactly what your body needs. From protein to the additional vitamins to keep your body well tuned.

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*References 
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/issa72.htm 
http://www.hoffmanfit.com/six-pack-abs-3-facts-you-must-understand/ 
http://www.shapefit.com/exercise/six-pack-abs-myths-vs-facts.html 
http://impossiblehq.com/5-common-myths-about-six-pack-abs

 

 

SBSC Fit Tips: The Power In Amino Acids @SaturnMuscle #HyperionSeries #BuildWithThePowerOfTheUniverse

I get asked a lot what my go to supplement is……

My Amino Pump 50000 from Saturn Supplements. This is a supplement I use at least 3 times a day if not more. I drink some before training, while training, and most days a few times after training. Aminos are beneficial to muscle repair, recovery, and growth.

*From Aminoacidstudy.org *

Muscle Growth

muscle is built of amino acidsAmino acids are best known for their role inbuilding muscle and strength in athletes, in particular:

The analysis of the relevant physiological processes shows why supplementation can be effective in improving training effectiveness.

 

 

Can you get amino acids from food? Absolutely! however, there are benefits to consuming free form Amino Acids in addition to your normal nutrition.

Benefits such as the growth and repair of ALL tissues, improved calcium absorption for bone and muscle growth, breaks down fats, mood stimulator, FDA recommends BCAA’s for treatment of headaches, dizziness, fatigue, depression, and irritability, regulates your blood sugar levels, stimulates your body’s natural HGH release, better sexual enjoyment ie longer orgasms. The benefits list can go on and on. Amino Acids are probably one of the most utilized supplement by bodybuilders worldwide.

I found a ton of awesome articles that go further into depth about each individual amino, how it works, how much you should or shouldn’t be taking, etc. I am always a firm believer in educating yourself on what you put into your body as well as what is going to maximize your training!

* Bodybuilding.com Amino Acids Guide

*Muscle & Strength The Importance Of Amino Acids 

* Amino Acid Studies: Muscle Growth With Amino Acids

I personally am in love with Saturn Supplement’s New Hyperion Series. The series has 4 different Amino products to choose from.

The first one is Aminos Pump 10000. These come in pill form. Saturn’s Amino Pump 10000 formula is the ultimate way to build solid muscle. Each serving provides 100% Enzymatic Digested Whey Protein, nature’s highest quality amino acid source for maximizing nitrogen retention. To further enhance the effectiveness of this formula we have made the addition of Protease food enzyme. Saturn’s Amino Pump 10000 provides 10.2g of True Protein per tablet, and can help you achieve building a healthy and muscular physique.

Next up is Amino Pump 4444 Power Gels. Saturn’s Amino Pump 4444 is a superior way to build solid muscle in the convenience of a liquid filled soft-gelatin capsule. Softgels are easy to swallow, easy to digest and fast-acting! Each serving provides a full spectrum of muscle-building amino acids designed to enhance and maximize muscle growth and recuperation.

Peptide bonded amino acids from Lactalbumin Hydrolysate provide an impressive range of strength-enforcing power for maximizing muscle growth, protein synthesis, and thought be excellent for improving time of muscle tissue recuperation. We have made the addition of Phosphatides to further enhance the effectiveness of this formula. Phosphatides are known for their role in cell membranes.

My person fave 😉 Aminos 50000. This is a delicious Vanilla powder form. Saturn’s new Amino Pump 50000 is an easy-to-digest soluble concentrated amino-protein formula enriched with a powerful ratio of BCAA’s, Nitric Oxide and a full spectrum of Pharma-Engineered predigested amino acids that can be quickly and efficiently utilized by the body.

The ultimate way to build solid muscle is to have a constant intake of powerful, pumping amino acids, and that’s exactly what Amino Pump 50000 does for you. Each serving provides your body with an impressive nitrogen retention source of amino acid protein which helps you to achieve maximum muscle growth and protein synthesis while improving the time of muscle tissue recuperation. Amino Pump 50000 may be mixed with water or your favorite protein shake or juice. Saturn’s Amino Pump 50000 can help you enhance the overall muscle protein needed for building a healthy and muscular physique.

last but certainly not least, Amino Speed. This comes in Chocolate, Vanilla, and Strawberry flavor. Amino Speed is the most extreme Liquid Amino Acid formula available. The perfect source of nutrition consisting of a rich source of beef protein enriched with Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) and L-Glutamine. In addition, we have enhanced this special formula with a 500mg blast of Nitric Oxide per serving, along with 75mg of Caffeine-making this the most intense concentrated liquid amino formula Amino Speed is 100% NON-GMO, containing NO Genetically Modified Organisms.

Amino Speed is perfect for individuals who desire a quick and easy way to ingest muscle-building amino acids into their daily regimen-it’s fast, easy and provides a burst of strength and energy unlike any other liquid concentrates. For individuals who are looking to build solid muscle while fueling the body with a blast of cardiovascular, blood pumping nitric oxide, Amino Speed is the perfect solution. Amino Speed is Fat, Sugar, Lactose & Gluten Free which allows for more focus on your protein intake and muscle enhancing regimen.

Saturn is still running the phenomenal 25 year anniversary promotion!!!

Definitely check out these awesome new products and tell me what you think!!!!

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