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    Pantothenic acid: occurrence, function and more

    Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

    Occurrence Pantothenic acid is widely available and included in virtually all foods. Our best sources are fish, meat, mushrooms, legumes or  . Function As part of the so-called coenzyme A, pantothenic acid is practically involved in the entire metabolic process, such as on energy metabolism, the construction and conversion of nutrients in the formation of bile acids and hemoglobin, which provides the red color of blood and is responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood. It is also important for the preservation or restoration of the natural hair color. Recommended supply The Europe Society for Nutrition estimates the daily needs of people age 13 and older to 6 mg. But even lower intakes of 4-5 mg appear to be sufficient. Here science can not make any statements 100 percent. With 6 mg one is definitely on the safe side. Symptoms of deficiency First of all: A pantothenic acid deficiency is not yet occurred, at least not under normal conditions. A deficiency may occur in exceptional cases as a side effect of certain medications. Even one-sided diets can lack – in other vitamins – lead. Features and facts The word “pantothen” comes from the Greek word meaning “everywhere”. The name pantothenic received the vitamin after its discovery in 1938, because it was found quickly that...

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    How to protect yourself from injury during training?

    Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Muscle Building & Training | 0 comments

    It comes suddenly, it comes quickly and unexpectedly! Most precisely when things are going well! Injuries in motor sports are unfortunately very often, but especially for beginners with wrong exercise performance. How can you best protect you from injury in training, you can find out here! A careless moment can have serious consequences Each sport carries its own risks to the development of sports injuries. Who runs along forest paths, stumbles before a protruding from the ground root or overlooks a pothole. The impact or twisting the foot can have painful consequences. Who can be distracting in strength training in performing the exercises, pays less precise execution of movements. Stress factors provoke injury. Also, damage to high weights launched the muscles, tendons and joints. In tennis, squash and football are sudden twisting movements, the stopping on the run, slipping on slippery or collisions with other players, the most common causes of sports injuries. The forces acting on the ball can overload individual muscle groups. What injuries can occur? Error loads in sport can imbalances in muscle groups lead. While some of the muscles is little or no training, the athlete overwhelmed the other part. Overloads manifest themselves in different ways. Runners often suffer from the Runners Knee and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. Strength athletes complain...

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    Niacin: occurrence, function and more

    Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

    Occurrence Niacin is one of the water-soluble vitamins and is present in many, but especially animal foods. Especially in the liver, but also abundant in lean meat and fish, but less so in milk, dairy products or eggs. However, since our body can manufacture niacin also from the protein building block tryptophan, eggs and dairy products are also good sources, ultimately, to meet the demand. The plant foods can be found particularly in niacin nuts and mushrooms. Even bread...

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    Samsung Gear Fit vs. Polar FT60 – SmartWatch and FitnessWatch!

    Posted by on Aug 29, 2015 in Muscle Building & Training | 0 comments

    Intelligent fitness watches with helpful features, including fitness training programs, are currently very much in vogue. They not only stylish but also offer real added value in the daily life of an athlete. In the following, we compare a SmartWatch with a fitness watch, the example of the Samsung Gear Fit and Polar FT60 with respect to their features, usability, etc … Difference between SmartWatch and FitnessWatch? A basic distinction between smartwatches and fitness watches. A SmartWatch is developed...

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    Folic Acid: occurrence, function and more

    Posted by on Aug 28, 2015 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

    Occurrence Folic acid is mainly found in plant foods. Our main source is vegetables, especially all types of cabbage, spinach, asparagus or fennel and lettuce (corn salad, endive, lettuce). Especially a lot of them contain germ of cereals, legumes and soybeans. In addition – but only from late May to July – strawberry, folic our richest fruit at all. In the animal foods the vitamin is found mainly in the liver. Function Folic acid is needed especially for cell...

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    The best outdoor sportswear for training in the winter

    Posted by on Aug 26, 2015 in Muscle Building & Training | 0 comments

    Too much work, no time or bad weather? There are many excuses that aim to ease our conscience and to postpone the training. Sportswear good but the excuse is eliminated with the weather. A good example of high quality sportswear, which also defies the rain and cold, the products of Under Armour ColdGear Series Infrared … The right sports clothing helps to lack of motivation’s training outdoors Especially in the cold months icy wind and low temperature can spoil...

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    Biotin: occurrence, function and more

    Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Nutrition & Health | 0 comments

    Occurrence Biotin, also known under the name Vitamin H is found in large quantities mainly in liver, egg yolks, yeast, nuts, whole grain oats, mushrooms and avocados. Smaller amounts of biotin are included in virtually all animal and plant foods. Function Biotin is also known as the “beauty vitamin”. This is due to its importance for skin, hair and nails. Biochemically the vitamin plays an important role in energy metabolism, particularly in the construction and conversion of carbohydrates, fatty...

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