Nutrition News and Price Drops – Week of Tuesday, Jan 14, 2014

Mike with PricePlow back at you with a MASSIVE update!

We start things off with the latest news, since there’s some really good stuff. If you want to see the product price drops first, click here.

Nutrition News – January 13, 2014

There’s been a bunch of things going down in the industry recently. Here’s a recap.

  • The “Protein Window” is Nonsense?

    Alan Aragon and his team published a massive meta-analysis of over 43 studies about “Protein Timing.”

    Their conclusion? It’s basically BS.

    In their research, they determined that the most important thing for both strength and hypertrophy (muscle growth) is the quantity of protein. Not whether protein was used within 1 hour before workout or within 2 hours post workout.

    It’s mostly all about hitting those numbers. Not necessarily all at once, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be pre/post workout either!

    Alan Aragon - This man knows his business when it comes to nutrient timing

    Alan Aragon – This man knows his business when it comes to nutrient timing

    His findings discuss that there are two problems with most of the studies they assessed:

    1. The fact that many of the studies did not control the total amount of protein. Those who did not consume protein during those windows often had lower protein consumption in general. This lower amount of protein is what the analysis’ statistics show to be the real problem.
    2. Many studies used untrained participants. “Beginner gains” occur almost no matter when when dealing with untrained subjects, so it is important to factor that into the analysis, and also look closely at what happens in trained subjects.

    Aragon and the research team then go on to postulate that the fabled “anabolic window” may actually be as long as 4-6 hours, but it is difficult to determine.

    In his earlier discussion from last year, Nutrient Timing Revisited, the team also discussed some other strategies. It all boils down to a bit of common sense – it is “safe” to get protein in roughly 90 minutes before — and 90 minutes after — a 60 minute workout.

    Either way, the basic statement is that you don’t need to get protein in immediately before or immediately after your workout. You just gotta hit your stinkin numbers.

    It’s all very interesting.

    Read more at the new study, The effect of protein timing on muscle strength and hypertrophy: a meta-analysis[1], and last year’s Nutrient timing revisited: is there a post-exercise anabolic window?[2]

  • PES Throwing it Down

    PES is pushing a ton of new products out, including a never before seen aramotase inhibitor (in the new version of Erase Pro), and a new GDA, or glucose disposal agent (in the newest version of Anabeta Elite).

    You can tell you have the new Erase Pro if it has the ingredients Abieta-8,11,13-trien-18-oic acid, Boerhaavia Diffusa (Root) Extract, and Uncaria Tomentosa (Bark) Extract. This new version of Erase Pro comes on the heels of the FDA’s “banning” of arimistane.

    The new Anabeta Elite will have Eleutherococcus Senticosus (Root) in it.[Sources Not Cited]

  • Fat-Loss Study on EGCG + Resveratrol: Short Term Success!

    A new fat-loss study has been done on EGCG, the green tea catechin, along with resveratrol. Conclusion? It works! At least in the short-term, as this was a 3-day study.

    The researchers showed that when mixing EGCG (282mg/day) + Resveratrol (200mg/day), both energy expenditure and metabolic flexibility were improved compared to placebo in men and women.

    However, when soy isoflavones were added in at 80mg/day, the effects were reversed in women! Metabolic flexibility was measured by the respiratory quotient after lunch or dinner meals (post-prandial).

    Read more at Short-term supplementation with a specific combination of dietary polyphenols increases energy expenditure and alters substrate metabolism in overweight subjects[3].

    We don’t have an EGCG category, but you can see some EGCg products in our Green Tea Extract category. We need someone to write this page now!

  • Something Fishy about Supplements with Acacia Rigidula?

    Meanwhile, Ergo-Log.com writes that something sketchy is going on with Acacia supplements.

    They discuss a study that has been published, alongside a USA Today news report from November, where supplements that contain acacia rigidula have some unnatural PEA analogues, and various components that don’t match the plants natural profile.

    Apparently the FDA is aware and on the lookout, so be on the lookout for more news. We have no clue which of these 21 supplements they tested.

    You can read the details at There is something fishy about Acacia rigidula supplements.[4]

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References

  1. The effect of protein timing on muscle strength and hypertrophy: a meta-analysis
  2. Nutrient timing revisited: is there a post-exercise anabolic window?
  3. Short-term supplementation with a specific combination of dietary polyphenols increases energy expenditure and alters substrate metabolism in overweight subjects.
  4. http://ergo-log.com/something-fishy-about-acacia-rigidula-supplements.html

Product Price Drops – Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Product Name Size Flavors / Dosages Old Lowest Price New Lowest Price Percent Drop Category
BPI Sports 1MR
BPI Sports 1MR
5 Servings Blue Raspberry $3.95 $1.95 50.63% Pre Workout Supplements
SNI Micronized Creatine
SNI Micronized Creatine
1000 Grams $37.91 $23.49 38.04% Creatine Monohydrate
Universal Creatine Powder
Universal Creatine Powder
120 Grams Unflavored $4.79 $2.99 37.58% Creatine Monohydrate
TrueToniqs Brain Toniq
TrueToniqs Brain Toniq
24 Cans $42.99 $27.09 36.99% Nootropics
Bio International Potassium Iodide
Bio International Potassium Iodide
40 Capsules $18.69 $12.00 35.79% Potassium Iodide
SNI Pro Whey PW-30
SNI Pro Whey PW-30
2 Lbs. Cookies and Cream $20.95 $13.59 35.13% Protein Powder
SNI BCAA 4 Hour
SNI BCAA 4 Hour
90 Tablets $13.49 $9.09 32.62% BCAA Pills
Solgar Ester-C Plus
Solgar Ester-C Plus
60 Tablets 1000 mg $10.71 $9.10 15.03% Ester-C
Source Naturals Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid
Source Naturals Acetyl L-Carnitine and Alpha Lipoic Acid
180 Tablets 650 mg $52.49 $44.62 14.99% Cell Supplements
Solgar Ester-C Plus
Solgar Ester-C Plus
30 Tablets 1000 mg $5.75 $4.89 14.96% Ester-C
FRS Healthy Energy
FRS Healthy Energy
1 Can Peach Mango $1.89 $1.61 14.81% Energy Drinks
SAN Dr. Feel Good!
SAN Dr. Feel Good!
224 Tablets $28.95 $25.83 10.78% Multivitamins
Vega Energizing Smoothie
Vega Energizing Smoothie
12 Servings Choc-A-Lot $15.98 $14.29 10.58% Protein Powder
Midol Complete
Midol Complete
24 Capsules $7.09 $6.38 10.01% Menstrual Cramps Relief
Gaspari Nutrition Real Mass Probiotic Series
Gaspari Nutrition Real Mass Probiotic Series
1 Lb. Milk Chocolate $19.99 $17.99 10.00% Weight Gainers
iForce HEMAVOL
iForce HEMAVOL
32 Servings Fruit Punch Slam, Tangy Tangerine $28.99 $26.10 9.97% Stimulant-Free Pre Workout Supplements
Prince of Peace Green Tea
Prince of Peace Green Tea
20 Tea Bags $1.78 $1.63 8.43% Green Tea
Ultimate Nutrition L-Carnitine
Ultimate Nutrition L-Carnitine
60 300mg Tablets $8.99 $8.49 5.56% L-Carnitine
Designer Whey Sustained Energy
Designer Whey Sustained Energy
12 Oz. Chocolate Velvet $10.79 $10.19 5.56% Protein Powder
SAN Shredded
SAN Shredded
70 Capsules $11.15 $10.53 5.56% Diuretics
Enzymatic Therapy MSM with GS-500
Enzymatic Therapy MSM with GS-500
90 Capsules $13.85 $13.08 5.56% MSM
Pioneer 1+ Vitamin Mineral
Pioneer 1+ Vitamin Mineral
120 Tablets $14.93 $14.10 5.56% Minerals
Renew Life FiberSmart
Renew Life FiberSmart
120 Capsules $15.29 $14.44 5.56% Fiber
Universal Iso-Stak
Universal Iso-Stak
60 Capsules $20.15 $19.03 5.56% Methoxyisoflavone
Universal Gain Fast
Universal Gain Fast
5.1 Lbs. Piña Colada Shake $20.15 $19.03 5.56% Weight Gainers
Giant Sports Delicious Protein
Giant Sports Delicious Protein
2 Lbs. Delicious Cookies And Creme Shake $23.39 $22.09 5.56% Protein Powder
USP Labs TEST Powder
USP Labs TEST Powder
240 Grams Fruit Punch $30.59 $28.89 5.56% Natural Testosterone Boosters
USP Labs Versa-1
USP Labs Versa-1
30 Capsules $30.59 $28.89 5.56% Anabolics
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Performance Pack
Optimum Nutrition Opti-Performance Pack
30 Packets $34.19 $32.29 5.56% Multivitamins
Nutricology NattoZyme
Nutricology NattoZyme
300 Vcaps 50 mg $85.49 $80.74 5.56% Nattokinase
Labrada Lean Body Mass 60
Labrada Lean Body Mass 60
6 Lbs. Vanilla Ice Cream $39.68 $37.48 5.54% Weight Gainers
Jarrow Formulas Resist-Immune
Jarrow Formulas Resist-Immune
60 Vcaps $13.89 $13.12 5.54% Immune System Supplements
MAN Figure Fuel
MAN Figure Fuel
30 Servings Tropical Breeze $24.74 $23.37 5.54% Intra Workout
NRG-X Labs PCT Maxx
NRG-X Labs PCT Maxx
90 Capsules $22.58 $21.33 5.54% Post Cycle Therapy
Jarrow Formulas Whey Protein
Jarrow Formulas Whey Protein
12 Packets Unflavored $15.74 $14.87 5.53% Whey Protein
Enzymatic Therapy Grape Seed AntiOxidant
Enzymatic Therapy Grape Seed AntiOxidant
60 50mg Tablets $12.68 $11.98 5.52% Grape Seed Extract
Nutricology Cod Liver Oil EPA/DHA
Nutricology Cod Liver Oil EPA/DHA
8 Oz. Unflavored $11.42 $10.79 5.52% Liquid Multivitamins
Flintstones Gummies Complete
Flintstones Gummies Complete
60 Gummies $7.10 $6.71 5.49% Vitamins for Kids
Futurebiotics Hair, Skin & Nails for Men
Futurebiotics Hair, Skin & Nails for Men
75 Tablets $6.92 $6.54 5.49% Beauty Products
Doctor's Best Best L-Carnitine Fumarate
Doctor's Best Best L-Carnitine Fumarate
60 Vcaps $13.67 $12.98 5.05% L-Carnitine
Source Naturals Coenzyme Q10
Source Naturals Coenzyme Q10
60 Vcaps 200 mg $24.99 $23.78 4.84% CoQ10
USP Labs AP
USP Labs AP
60 Capsules $26.99 $26.15 3.11% Glucose Disposal Agents

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