In the era of information technology, it has become quite convenient and necessary to collect and keep track of data. Even in the health and fitness industry, it is now easier than ever to keep track of your pertinent information, including heart rate variability (HRV).
Well, the answer isn’t exactly cut and dry as there is some overlap, but their uses and function can be quite different in comparison. While the research shows that BCAA and EAA supplements are best when combined, that doesn’t necessarily mean that a standalone BCAA supplement is completely worthless, and if you have one at home, you should just go throw it in the trash.
Coconut water has been a hot beverage for those looking to improve their recovery as well as aid in rehydration following time out in the heat or even during or post-workout. The issue arises when it comes to the supplement industry and how to package such a useful ingredient. You could absolutely use it in its natural liquid form, but that tends to get a little pricy when it comes to shipping out liquids and the final price point on shelf. Therefore, the next best thing would be to create a coconut water powder that supplement companies create by freeze-drying the actual coconut water.
A supplement that doesn’t seem to get much love but one that can absolutely help improve body composition is betaine. While it’s commonly found in both pre- and intra-workout products, it often gets overlooked for the heavy stimulants also included in profiles which is a shame. If you want to not only improve body composition but also your workouts, betaine could very well be the missing link in your supplement regimen.
Team Evogen's IFBB Pro Andrei Deiu prepares for his IFBB Pro League debut on stage in front of his home country at the 2019 Romania Muscle Fest. Since he started working with 19X Olympia winning coach Hany Rambod, he has put on over 15lbs of mass and made tremendous gains in his back mass and detail over the last 18 months.