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27
OCT

5 Scary Sweeteners

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Health Foods at 7:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Artificial sweeteners are scary. Many of these products are the result of blended chemicals to create super sweet powders without calories. Breaking the habit of using artificial sweeteners instead of sugar may be one of the most difficult challenges people have to overcome but it is definitely worth it. Switching to natural sweeteners is one of the best ways to not just improve your health but also to avoid toxic ingredients into your body. Here is a list of the top 5 scary sweeteners:

1. Aspartame: one of the most popular sweetener, aspartame is often added to diet sodas and pre-packaged foods. This dangerous sweetener is found in Equal, Sugar Twin, and NutraSweetis and there are an amazing 92 reported side effects, including: birth defects, diabetes, arthritis, severe PMS, migraines, Alzheimer’s disease, aggression, severe depression, and suicidal tendencies.

2. Saccharin: another famous sweetener, saccharin is 300 times sweeter than table sugar, but is often mixed with other artificial sweeteners due to its metallic aftertaste. Sugar substitute’s products such as Sweet N’ Low contain saccharin which was suspected to be a human carcinogen by the U.S. National Toxicology Program for nearly 20 years.

3. Acesulfame Potassium: also known as Acesulfame-K, this sweetener has a potential link to cancer. Studies have showed a link between consumption of acesulfame potassium and cancer in laboratory animals but more scientific study on the artificial sweetener is needed. Concerns have been attributed to contamination of methylene chloride, a known human carcinogen. Products such as Sunett, Sweet One, and Sweet ‘n Safe contain acesulfame potassium, sometimes shorted as ACE on labels.

4. Sucralose: this sweet-bomb is a zero-calorie artificial sweetener that is 600 times sweeter than table sugar and the main ingredient on Splenda products. Though it is deemed safe by the FDA, reports claim that its composition makes it nearly impossible for our bodies to metabolize normally. Reported side effects include skin rashes, agitation, dizziness, numbness, diarrhea, swelling, muscle and stomach pain, headaches, intestinal cramping, and bladder issues.

5. Neotame: originally introduced by Monsanto, before it was sold to NutraSweet, this sweetener is chemically similar to aspartame, and like aspartame, it metabolizes into formaldehyde when consumed. Neotame contains 3-dimethylbutyl, which sits on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of the most hazardous chemicals and somehow is available in food products such as NutraSweet and Sweetos.

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28
SEP

5 Items From Your Kitchen That Will Make You Beautiful

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,General Wellness & Wellbeing,Health Foods at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The kitchen is a nightmare place for many people trying to lose weight. Folks on weight-loss diets often avoid this part of the house hoping to prevent an unnecessary snack or meal. But did you know that many items in your kitchen can actually help your weight-loss program?  So, here is a list of five items from your kitchen that can help make you beautiful:

1- Cinnamon:

 

Cinnamon has a regulatory effect on blood sugar levels and simultaneously increases insulin levels in the body as well as speeding up the metabolism of glucose. Cinnamon helps prevent increased storage of fats caused by high blood sugar levels. Plus, cinnamon helps the body to process carbohydrates more efficiently and delays the passing of food from the stomach into the intestine making you feel satisfied for a longer time.

 

2- Coconut Oil:

 

Coconut oil is known for causing a metabolic boost when taken regularly. Studies have shown that just over a tablespoon for women and just less than two tablespoons for men each day may double the weight-loss in overweight people. Researchers believe that the extra calorie burn produced by coconut oil is the reason for such impressive results after continue use of the product for three months.

 

 

3- Coffee:

 

Coffee is well-known for helping with weight-loss. Studies have shown that drinking coffee may slightly increase weight loss or in actuality prevent weight gain by suppressing the appetite or the desire to eat. Caffeine is proven to help with calorie burning by stimulating thermogenesis. It is important to note that coffee weight-loss studies are always based on 100% pure coffee without sugar, milk or any additional flavoring.

 

 

4- Honey:

 

Here’s a tricky one. Americans consume too much sugar and processed food but a tablespoon of honey before bed may help with weight-loss as the body begins to burn more fat during those early hours of sleep. Try to replace all sugar from your diet with honey, including artificial sweeteners. Use honey in your tea, coffee and cereal instead of refined sugar. The results of this simple switch may surprise you!

 

 

5- Lemon:

 

Adding lemons to your water may sound like a silly idea for weight-loss but did you know that lemon water combines powerful agents that improve your chances for weight-loss? The potent vitamin C and antioxidants of lemon and the digestion-improving ability of hot water may be the perfect combination to help your weight-loss program.

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30
AUG

What’s New? MCT Lean

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is presenting another top-quality brand of weight-loss products to our customers: MCT Lean.

MCT Lean offers scientifically researched plant-based dietary supplements and functional foods from naturally cultivated ingredients aimed at keeping you in top physical form and helping you achieve a sense of complete wellbeing and optimal health. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, increase energy, or just live a healthier life, MCT Lean has the ultimate fuel product to help you achieving your goals.

MCT Lean believes “fats” get a bad reputation and for the most part, deservedly so. However, not all fats are the same and MCT Lean has found extreme value in one particular fat: medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs.

MCTs are the premium fuel for your body’s everyday functions and likely the best fuel for life. MCTs don’t behave like other fats as it is chemically structured to produce energy, not body fat. In fact, MCTs are hailed as the all-natural answer to eliminating stubborn body fat. The Dr. Oz show had a very interesting segment on the MCTs, classifying it as one of Dr. Oz’s top three “fat burner” supplements.

The typical Western diet is largely composed of long chain triglycerides (LCTs), typically consumed in processed vegetable oils such as canola, soy, and safflower. In excess, LCTs acts as the building blocks of stubborn body fat. Unlike LCTs, MCTs are primarily used for energy production and rarely ever stored as fat. In addition, MCTs promote ketones, an alternative power source which can become the main energy source when you eat a diet low in carbs and high in healthful fat. MCT Lean uses these MCTs as the foundation for creating the highest quality plant-based dietary supplements and functional foods to support those striving to live an active, nutritious lifestyle.

Save even more when you shop MCT Lean products at LuckyVitamin.com. Just enter promo code AUG14NEW15 at checkout to save an extra 15% on all items of this new brand.

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11
AUG

The Best Sweet Choice: Natural Sweeteners

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 5:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

The sugar debate never ends. From time to time, a new report suggests that sugar substitutes are not healthy and should be avoided. The term “sugar substitutes” is widely mentioned but not always properly used. Sugar substitutes can be any product that people use instead of sugar. The most common sugar subs are sweeteners which can be divided in two categories: artificial and natural.

Artificial sweeteners have been getting a variety of poor reviews in reports and studies, fading away in popularity, and can’t seem to overcome their sketchy made-in-the-lab connotations. On the other hand, natural sweeteners continue to grown in variety and popularity as have been labeled as a much healthier and overall better product.

Stevia, xylitol, and agave are just some of the popular names of natural sweeteners and if you are not yet familiar with these products, it’s very important that you check out the health benefits from this sugar substitutes. These sweeteners are derived from natural substances rather than synthesized like saccharin and aspartame and most of them are considered low-calorie.  Some of these natural sweeteners are relatively new, so they haven’t been studied as extensively as sugar and artificial substitutes have, but there is no doubt you are getting a product that is much better than any artificial sweeteners as well as conventional sugar.

The US Food and Drug Administration has reviewed provided data and considered most of these products to be generally recognized as safe. In fact, the food-safety watchdog group “Center for Science in the Public Interest” believes this new generation is probably safer than aspartame and saccharin, which it asserts could increase cancer risk. With the exception of agave syrup, the new natural sweeteners are very low-calorie or calorie-free.

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23
JUL

Healthy, Delicious Dried Fruit

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Apples, mangoes, pineapples, figs, apricots, cranberries are just some of the fruits you can snack from a bag. Dried fruits may be an excellent alternative if you are looking for a healthy snack. Switch over from chips, candy, or chocolate bars to healthy dried fruit snacks.

Dried fruit products offer multiple health benefits. The majority of natural products generally contain more fiber than fresh fruits. For example, dried apricots contain 6.5 grams per cup, while fresh apricots offer just 3.1 grams. A cup of raisins contains 5.4 grams of fiber versus just 1.4 grams for seedless grapes.

Additionally, dried fruits contain very high amounts of nutrients. Most of the water is extracted from dried fruits and, consequently, the nutrients are condensed into a small package. The European Food Information Council has reported that dried fruits like apricots, raisins, prunes and figs contain high amounts of beta carotene, vitamin E, niacin, iron, magnesium, potassium and calcium.

Dried fruits contains little to no fat. They also contain significant calories per serving, making them a natural source of energy for athletes. They are also a good supplement for people seeking to gain weight healthfully. Lastly, dried fruits offer other advantages over fresh fruits such as longer shelf life and portability.

The only red flag is the amount of calories. If you are on a weight-loss diet, dried fruits should be eaten in moderation as they contain significantly more calories per serving than fresh fruits. Some dried fruits contain sugars added in processing which increase its calorie content. Natural organic dried fruits without additives offer much better health benefits.

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Eden Foods – Organic Dried Cranberries Apple Sweetened – 4 oz.

 
14
JUL

Healthy and Delicious Summer Beverage

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Foods at 4:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

If you are looking for a new summer beverage but can’t find one that fits that healthy and delicious category, here’s a suggestion: try a coconut pineapple smoothie.

These two tropical fruits can be blended in many different ways but the end result is often a delicious, refreshing and, most importantly, healthy beverage. Pineapple and coconut smoothies lack the unnecessary calories while offering many additional health benefits. When made with coconut milk, an average 12-ounce pineapple coconut smoothie contains approximately 158 calories, not too bad for a good-tasting drink which fits into the healthy diet rules. There are also 30 grams of carbohydrates and two grams of dietary fiber in each smoothie. If you want to have an ever healthier beverage, you can use coconut water instead of coconut milk. Coconut water is a great source of potassium and when adding fresh pineapple chunks and ice, you have a delicious and refreshing drink for the hot summer days.

In addition, a regular pineapple and coconut smoothie contains four grams of protein and average just about three grams of fat, two grams of which are saturated, reducing your risk of cardiovascular disease. The saturated fat in the smoothie is mostly from the coconut milk so when you use coconut water, you have a nearly fat-free version. Each smoothie also contains only three milligrams of cholesterol per serving, considered a very low amount for a smoothie beverage.

Lastly, pineapple coconut beverages also contain important vitamins and minerals. Each 12-ounce smoothie contains in average 40 milligrams of calcium, two milligrams of iron, 325 milligrams of potassium, 80 milligrams of vitamin C, 43 milligrams of folate and 100 international units of vitamin A.

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19
JUN

Benefits of Xylitol Chewing Gum

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Concerns & Ailments,Health Foods at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

 

The American population, myself included, has definitely developed a bit of a sweet tooth. But what if there was a sugar that could have some health benefits, while also sweetening your foods? Xylitol, or birch sugar, is a naturally occurring sugar alcohol. Most of the xylitol used these days comes from birch wood or corncobs. Xylitol from corn should be avoided as it may be from a GMO source. Xylitol is available in many forms: as a chewing gum, syrup, or lozenges. Scientists believe that this sugar alcohol may actually contain many health benefits.

One major benefit of using xylitol is that it does not spike blood sugar as much as other sweeteners do. Xylitol has a glycemic index of 7, which when compared to table sugar, sucrose (a glycemic index of 58), it is extremely lower.

Xylitol has antibacterial and antiviral properties that helps protect against and fight infections. Research done in 2011 showed that Xylitol was useful in preventing recurrent otitis media in children. More specifically, there was a 25% reduction in the risk of occurrence in children that were given Xylitol versus the control group. Chewing gum and lozenges containing xylitol were found more effective than the syrup. Scientists also discovered that xylitol must be given 3 to 5 times per day for it to be effective. It is important to note that the American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend chewing gums, mints, or hard candy in children less than four years of age due to risk of choking.

Research has also shown that xylitol can help to prevent against tooth decay. Over 25 years of clinical testing confirms that xylitol is the best sweetener for teeth. This is because xylitol inhibits the growth of bacteria that cause cavities. Bacteria can’t utilize the xylitol and over time it changes the bacteria of the mouth.  It also prevents bacteria from sticking to teeth. A study on xylitol containing gum versus gum sweetened with sucrose versus a control group showed that gum containing 100% xylitol was able to reduce the incidences of cavities compared to the control group. Talk with your dentist to find out if xylitol is safe and beneficial for you.

These are just some of the common benefits of xylitol. Research and other studies are starting to look at xylitol for its benefits in weight loss as it helps appetite and sugar cravings, as well as respiratory/sinus health, bone health, anti-candida properties and much more. Make sure to shop Luckyvitamin.com for all your xylitol needs.

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13
JUN

What’s New? Bikini Ready

Filed Under: Detoxification and Cleansing,Diet & Weight Loss at 11:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Summer is almost here and Lucky Vitamin has great news right before this hot season begins. We are happy to introduce another premium brand of weight loss products to our customers: Bikini Ready.

Bikini Ready offers much more than a line of weight loss products: it’s a lifestyle. The company has developed an entire selection of products made with only natural ingredients to help you get the bikini body you always wanted. Some of Bikini Ready products, such as Weight Loss Catalyst, Fashion Multi, Cleanse Cleanse, and Yummy Shake Flavors, are specially designed just for women. Wearing a bikini is all about having confidence which is the sexiest thing any woman can wear. Confidence is everything and Bikini Ready provides products to help you gain that confidence by accessorizing your healthy lifestyle and get that extra bit of push you need to have the kind of body you’ve always dreamed of. When you look great you have the confidence to live beyond your body.

Bikini Ready products use natural ingredients and are developed and made by a subsidiary of Inergetics Inc., an industry leader in the research and development of nutritional supplements. The company is fully committed to helping customers enjoy the safest ingredients and the most innovative nutraceutical science available to lead them on the path to better, happier, healthier life.

Additionally, you can save even more on all these fantastic new products from Bikini Ready. Just enter the promotional code JUN14NEW10 to save an additional 10% of all items of this new brand at Lucky Vitamin.com.

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2
JUN

Early Meal Times Can Help Weight Loss

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Concerns & Ailments at 7:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Eating at proper times may affect weight loss success. Nothing new here, most people know that eating in the early hours is the best strategy for those trying to lose weight. A new study confirms that people who eat larger meals later in the day are likely to lose less weight than those who eat in the early hours of the day.

Study authors Marta Garaulet and Dr. Frank Scheer, director of the medical chronobiology program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, followed 420 people in Spain during a 20-week weight loss program. The participants were split into two groups: early eaters who ate lunch before 3 p.m. and late eaters who ate lunch after 3 p.m. In Spain, lunch is the biggest meal of the day, comprising about 40% of a person’s daily calories.

Published in the International Journal of Obesity, the study concluded that the early eaters, on average, lost 25% more weight than the late eaters over the course of the study, according to Scheer. Researchers looked at energy expenditure, dietary composition, appetite hormones and sleep duration. These factors were similar in both groups, leading the authors to conclude that the timing of the large meal was the source of the sluggish weight loss.

Researchers believe that the results are due to the body’s ability to handle glucose, the type of sugar that usually comes from carbohydrates. Late eaters in the study showed significantly higher HOMA levels, an index of insulin resistance that’s used to identify diabetes. Your system is better able to cope with higher glucose levels in the morning, extracting sugar from the blood to use as energy.

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30
APR

What’s New? Phytonutritia

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition,Supplements at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of sport nutrition supplements: Phytonutritia.

Phytonutritia offers the only true liquid creatine products on the market today. This unique line of patented formulation, liquid creatine serum is developed for those who want the best of the best:  best in quality, best in results, and the best for you.

Vaso, Endure, Thermo and Trace are incredible products made from the purest ingredients the world has to offer, and with the highest manufacturing standards.  This unique spray delivery system means you get the fastest possible absorption and no longer have to wait for your powder creatine to take effect. Phytonutritia is the perfect complement to anyone’s diet regimen and lifestyle, providing healthy strength and endurance to the end user.

Developed and manufactured in the United States by PhytoCeuticals Inc., the company was founded in 1995 by Dr. Mostafa M. Omar as the patent holder of the world’s only stabilized liquid creatine.  Dr. Omar’s expertise in natural product chemistry, herbal extracts and herbal health care has earned the company grants from the National Institute of Health and the National Cancer Institute.

Phytonutritia’ s products contain the only true creatine serum on the market today, utilizing only pure Creatine Monohydrate, as opposed to other brands which contain Creatinol-o-phosphate.  The purity of these products is further supported by the Company’s standard of 99 percent purity in all ingredients, thus providing its customers with a safe, quickly absorbed, efficient and healthy product for men and women who wish to increase muscle mass, endurance and overall appearance.

You can save an extra 10% on all Phytonutritia products at LuckyVitamin.com. For a limited-time, just enter promo code APR14NEW10 to save an additional 10% on all items of this new brand.

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25
APR

Go ‘Whey’ Beyond Your Morning Shake

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Health Concerns & Ailments,Sports Nutrition at 8:00 am | By: Jeremy Michael, Contributing Author

Not only is whey protein a great addition to your morning shakes, it may also have many other health effects you didn’t realize.  Whey, along with casein, makes up the two proteins found in milk. Whey protein is the watery portion of milk that separates from the curds when making cheese. This protein is rich in glutamylcysteine, a precursor to glutathione, the body’s most potent antioxidant. A quality whey protein contains all of the “ingredients” needed to make glutathione. These include the amino acids cysteine, glutamate, and glycine. Here’s a few thing to look for when shopping for whey – cold-pressed, comes from organic grass-fed cows, and is free of hormones and other toxic chemicals.

Countless studies have shown that this protein has numerous amounts of health benefits. Taking whey protein regulates food intake by making you feel full longer. A recent study revealed that taking whey protein, either as part of a weight-loss regimen or as a supplement to strength training, resulted in improved body composition. This included a greater lean body mass, improved body weight and reduced fat mass.

Research is also being done on whey’s ability to stimulate insulin release and reduce blood sugar after eating in Type 2 diabetics. The researchers found that drinking a whey drink with meals stimulates insulin release and also lowers blood glucose levels.

Get creative in the kitchen with your protein powder. You can make a variety of foods including muffins, pizza crust, brownies and more! Shop an amazing selection of whey protein powders today at Lucky Vitamin.com.

 

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23
APR

The Antioxidant Powerhouse: Mangosteen

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Supplements at 6:00 am | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Mangosteen has been labeled as the antioxidant powerhouse for a good reason. This tropical fruit is a great source of antioxidants called xanthones. Commonly known as “the Queen of fruits”, mangosteen antioxidants help protect the body from free radicals, highly reactive compounds that interfere with cell’s ability to function normally. Mangosteen juices and supplements have been very popular around the world and the results of a new study confirm its healthy reputation.

A recent study shows that mangosteen juice has anti-inflammatory properties which could prove to be valuable in preventing the development of heart disease and diabetes in obese patients. Published in BioMed Central’s open access Nutrition Journal, the study describes how the juice of the exotic ‘superfruit’ lowered levels of C-reactive protein. Dr. Jay Udani, M.D. from Medicus Research, California, worked with a team of researchers to carry out a randomized, double-blind placebo controlled trial. He said, “For people drinking over half a liter of mangosteen juice a day, the degree of reduction in CRP levels was statistically significant – a reduction of 1.33mg/L compared to an increase of 0.9mg/L in the placebo group”. Inflammation, as measured here by CRP, is a predictor of cardiovascular disease and a precursor of metabolic syndrome. Reducing inflammation in obese people is a treatment goal, and a natural treatment may be preferable to other treatments which may carry the risk of side effect.

Most mangosteen juices contain anywhere from 1,600 to 2,500 ORAC units per ounce of juice. A variety of products contain mangosteen blended with açaí, goji, blueberries, pomegranate and black cherry, creating a powerful antioxidant and delicious juice.

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15
APR

Lose Weight the Natural Way with Garcinia Cambogia

Filed Under: Announcements & News,Diet & Weight Loss,Herbs at 1:38 pm | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor

Garcinia Cambogia, or tamarind, is a small, green, pumpkin-shaped fruit that is used in many traditional Asian dishes for its sour flavor. Tamarind has also been used as a digestive aid in certain ayurvedic medicinal treatments. The skin of the fruit contains the “magic” weight loss ingredient that is advocated by celeb health guru, Dr. Oz.

How It Works

The hydroxycitric acid (HCA) extract from Garcinia Cambogia blocks fat by inhibiting an enzyme called ATP-citrate lyase. This enzyme helps convert excess carbohydrates (sugars) into fats. When HCA inhibits citrate lyase the fat-making process is halted, and the production of LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides decrease. Simply put, Garcinia Cambogia “flips the switch” on one of your body’s primary fat-burners.

Effectiveness

There is conflicting evidence in the effectiveness of Garcinia Cambogia. Studies in rats show that the active ingredient in Garcinia Cambogia can inhibit a fat-producing enzyme – the aforementioned Citrate Lyase — and increase serotonin levels, which lead to significant weight loss.  Another study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association was less enthusiastic about Garcinia Cambogia’s fat-shedding capabilities. Results of the study revealed no significant weight loss and fat mass loss beyond that observed with placebo. However, it should be noted that this study was administered with a high-fiber diet rather than a carb-rich diet, which some believe may have influenced its results.

What To Look For

If used short-term, Garcinia Cambogia is considered to be generally safe and features no adverse side effects. Long-term effects, however, remain unknown. When buying Garcinia Cambogia it is best to purchase a brand with at least 50% Hydroxycitric acid. The most common dosage is 500 mg, three times per day, 30 minutes prior to a meal. Remember to consult your doctor before adding any herbal supplement to your regimen, especially if you are currently taking prescribed medication. Garcinia Cambogia is not to be used by people with diabetes’s, Alzheimer’, or dementia, or by women currently pregnant or lactating.

Have you tried Garcina Cambogia? Did you have weight loss results? Let us know…

 

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31
MAR

What’s New? Mutant

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition at 1:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is introducing a revolutionary brand of sport nutrition products: Mutant.

Mutant offers a superior line of sport supplements created with the right combination of protein and nutrients. The Mutant brand is all about gaining rock hard muscle mass and bodybuilders know that’s exactly what Mutant products deliver. When it comes to weight gainers, Mutant Mass contains a revolutionary formula developed after two years of clinical research and is now the number one choice among elite bodybuilders in over 70 countries worldwide.

Mutant has accelerated the supplement evolution years into the future. One of the company’s best-selling items is the fat burner Stimutant. Mutant lab scientists assembled Stimutant to be shockingly powerful on multiple levels. This unique product stimulates fat shredding based on a special breed of powerful ingredients. This cutting-edge science includes new and novel character trait combinations not seen in other formulas such as CNS norepinephrine stimulation, decreased fat formation, increased fatty acid mobilization from stored fat, increased active ingredient absorption, and peak-active stimulant half-life extension. The advanced liquicap formula kicks in at breakneck speed pushing your intensity through the roof. Beyond that, Stimutant is constructed to produce incredibly long-lasting effects by increasing the half-life of the formulas key central nervous system stimulants. This unprecedented supplement is engineered to produce a level of virtual stimulation insanity. Stop using over-hyped, under-dosed fat burning stimulants, and try Stimutant today.

Creakong is another best-selling item from Mutant containing the top three creatines that help build muscle and strength. There are over 300 studies proving that after protein, creatine is the best muscle building supplement of all time. Mutant has developed Creakong as the one and only creatine blend that delivers only fully researched and clinically-proven pure creatine from the world’s leading sources that flat out work.

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Mutant – Mayhem Uncensored Pre-Workout Madness Green Apple Crush – 25.4 oz.
Mutant – Mass Muscle Mass Gainer Cookies & Cream – 15 lbs.

 
26
MAR

What’s New? Infinite Labs

Filed Under: Diet & Weight Loss,Sports Nutrition at 3:00 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor

Lucky Vitamin is happy to introduce another top quality brand of sport supplements to our customers: Infinite Labs.

Infinite Labs is the premier manufacturer of top fat burners, muscle supplements, and pre-workouts specially crafted by a special team of international experts for both the experienced pros and beginners to the world of muscle-building. With the purpose of providing innovative products that exceed expectation, Infinite Labs rises to the challenge to ensure you have everything needed to obtain your fitness goals.

Infinite Labs has over 40 years of combined health and fitness knowledge and experience in muscle and bodybuilding supplements. The company was established in 2007 with the goal of generating innovative, research-based ergogenic aids and health supplements. Today, Infinite Labs’ core concepts of quality in product, service and image are based on the pride and dedication of each member of Team Infinite Labs. With a team dedicated to the growth and establishment of customers’ trust, Infinite Labs main mission is to maintain trust and loyalty to the brand. By formulating innovative products designed with the customer foremost in mind, Infinite Labs strives to generate that lasting first impression that keeps people coming back for more. Nutrients can be efficiently absorbed by the body when the right components are available.

Infinite Labs offers a diverse variety of supplemental lines that complement every type of athletic regimen to help customers achieve their ultimate fitness goal. Each product is carefully formulated with scientifically-tested ingredients that have been shown to promote optimal absorption rates and elicit powerful results. The company also ensures that all products successfully meet and pass the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) as defined by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The Infinite Labs brand is dedicated to athletes from all walks of life with the desire of bettering themselves physically and mentally.

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