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Product Review: Jewelry by M & S – Oakland, NJ

Jewelry by M & S was established in 1996, in Oakland – NJ – Bergen County and is a business with Jewelers on staff.

There is very little info about this place online, but it is an established place next to motor vehicle in Oakland NJ. Sam is a master craftsman and excellent at what he does! Here is a custom piece he created for me:

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All princess cut a diamond surrounded by 2 blue sapphires and he even added 2 diamonds per side after the sapphire. He drilled them himself (or his crew did lol) amazing job! The price was also amazing the best around! Wait till you see the wedding band! The combination of the two is amazing! It just pops!

If you need a custom piece or just want to pick from his showroom, you won’t be disappointed! The service is prompt and courteous! Service with a smile; the way it’s supposed to be!

If you want to be happy or make your girl happy go see Sam and tell him Lou sent you!


Events: Just Jersey Jazz and Food Truck Festival – Succasunna NJ

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25 food trucks:

THE FABULOUS FOOD TRUCKS…

El Lechon de Negron – PUERTO RICAN cuisine. Roasted pork, chicken, and steak, rice and beans, EMPANADAS, fried plantains, pork disco fries, beef and pork burgers, pork flat breads.

The Outslider Food Truck serves gourmet sliders including crab cakes, pulled pork and specialty sliders – all made fresh daily!

Oink & Moo BBQ – Our meats are smoked low & slow over distinctive hickory, cherry & apple woods right on the truck in a Cookshack commercial-grade smoker. We serve each meat in a unique style that complements its flavors and makes our food truck not only stand out among food trucks but also as a premier BBQ joint.

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I got the beef brisket sliders with ghost pepper sauce! It was really good!

The Cow and The Curd is a Best of Philly and Vendy Award winning food truck who brings a taste of the Midwest with our Wisconsin battered fried cheese curds.

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The Cheese Curds although at $9 a pop; they were still the best at the show! Amazing I got 3 orders! For all you east coasters (like myself) a cheese curd is like a mozzarella stick but it’s made of cheddar instead of mozzarella! It’s great!

Cupcake Carnival – Mobile Sweet Truck offering Artisan, Gourmet Cupcakes and other baked goods made from scratch.

Waffle De Lys – Authentic Belgian waffle with a French touch.
My girlfriend and niece each got a waffle – one with ice cream and nutella!

Empanada Guy – Our empanadas, true Spanish delicacies, are offered with beef, chicken, cheese, Mexican chorizo and crab and lobster, We also specialize in mouth-watering Cuban sandwiches.

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Empanada guy was good my girlfriend got a chicken, my niece got cheese and my sister got lobster and all were good I had a bite!

Prime Stache – This 2014 Winner of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award offers incredible American comfort food with a great infusion of spices that will tickle your palate. Try the Ron Burgundy, the Stache Burger or our special version of the Chili Cheese Dog.

The Thai Elephant – Authentic and fresh Thai food prepared to order and served just like you get in Thailand, right on the streets!

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Thai Elephant was slooooow! It took forever to get our food, but it was good we got the pad Thai combo with 2 spring rolls. Nothing special; as thai food is abundant in NJ; but what we got was good. Would not get again though.

French Quarter – Bringing the incredible taste of New Orleans to New Jersey. Fabulous Cajun and Creole Cuisine. I already reviewed the French Quarter previously, so I steered clear of that train wreck!!

Fired Up Flatbread Company offers wood-fired, artisan pizzas. We feature local produce, meats, and cheeses which are combined in uniquely unexpected, as well as traditional, ways.

The Taco Truck – Specializing in adventurous and extraordinary authentic Mexican taqueria cuisine
The Taco truck was shady as fuck! They wouldn’t except cash at all! Only credit or debit cards! At an event like that that is super shady!

Romano’s Disco Fries – Featuring Disco Fries, Hot Dogs, Fried Ravioli, Corn Nuggets and Beer Battered Onion Rings – these you can get at any diner in NJ so we passed!

Gorilla Cheese NYC – Pushing the culinary envelope of comfort foods to a whole new level! It’s all about the most incredible and scrumptious cheesy creations on earth. It’s so good to be cheesy!

Dark Side of the Moo – Pushing the palate with exotic meats! Why have Italian sausage when you can have smoked alligator with bacon infused sauce piquante? Why not we asked! And there’s so much more plus vegan friendly and traditional culinary extravagances to satisfy everyone.

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One of my favorite places! Exotic meats! We got 6 sliders: Elk, Ostrich, Wild Boar and Kangaroo! Yes! Kangaroo and it was awesome!! A definite must go again just like the Cheese Curds!

The Original Soupman – The phenomenon started back in 1984. Way before the classic punchline, “No Soup for You!” on Seinfeld, there were long soup lines outside of Al’s legendary NYC store. These infamous soups are now on wheels and sold alongside our delicious New Endland-styled Lobster Roll!

Fork In The Road – Serving gourmet fresh sandwiches on the go!

Robeks Fresh Juices and Smoothies – a food truck devoted exclusively to smoothies and fresh-squeezed juices. Robeks is an innovator in the smoothie and juice industry. Menu items feature premium ingredients — naturally ripened fruits and vegetables that retain nutrients and live enzymes and natural flavor. They are always made fresh-to-order while the customer watches.

La Parrilla – Featuring Colombian Arepas, Shish Kabob, Stuffed Corn Cakes, Chicken, Beef,
Colombian Sausage & Roast Pork!
They all bought Apple soda and Mike (girlfriends brother-in-law) got a beef arepa and he said it was great! The apple soda was delicious and I hate soda!

AmandaBananas – The incredibly delicious healthy alternative to ice cream smothered in the yummiest toppings of your choice. From blueberries to Nutella, this is a whole NEW banana! My sister and Sister in law to be: Angela got vegan gluten free and dairy free ice cream and they said it was good.

AAH! LA CART – an American-International grille serving favorites from Philly to Mexico. Our tasty menu served from a chalkboard truck makes the ahh! la cart truck an interactive experience. Come “chalk” it up while enjoying our …truckin’ good food.”

Surf and Turf – Lobster Rolls are our specialty and we offer 3 types, our most popular being the Warm (buttered lobster topped with diced mango and jalapeno). Our Chilled Lobster Rolls are mixed with a touch of mayo and spices). The BLT comes with fresh Bacon bits, lobster and sundried tomato, drizzled with truffle oil. Plus we have Steak Sandwiches and Tofu Rolls. Did we say Parmesan Truffle Fries yet? Yup have those too, as well as our regular fries!

Kona Ice – A one-of-a-kind shaved ice experience! Our delicious flavors will take you on a tropical escape from reality.

Bacon On Wheels – If you love bacon, then these bacon-centric indulgences are perfect for you. Sides and salads complete the mouth-watering.

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This is probably the only thing I got that I wouldn’t buy again, beside the Cheese cake on a stick, that wasn’t great also!

Maddalena’s Cheesecake – Maddalena’s Frozen Chocolate Covered Cheesecake on a Stick – “The Best Piece You Will Ever Have.”

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Prime Kutz – featuring the New Jersey Prime Rib Three Cheese Sandwich, Corn Beef Pastrami Club, Pork Panini, Guinness Ale Bratwurst, Soft Shell Crab Sandwich, BBQ Hog Wings, Au Gratin fries, and so much more!”

Rockland Roots – Featuring Farm to Table Food. Incredible cuisine created only from local harvested farms. Our menu changes constantly as we only create dishes from the freshest and the finest available. It’s exciting, it’s always new and it’s always from farm to table.

Mac Truck NYC – Everything about Mac N Cheese you ever wanted! Classic to Artisanal – it’s America’s favorite and it’s America’s Best!

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I do not like Mac and Cheese, but they all enjoyed it! Especially my girlfriend!

Pic by the water!

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Recipe: Spicy Tilapia Cakes

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Clean Eating Tilapia Cakes
Serves 1 Person, takes 00:05 to prep and 00:06 to cook.

Give these Tilapia Cakes a try, you wont regret it!

Ingredients

1/2 teaspoon Mustard
1 cup Egg White
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
2 tbsp chopped Onions
2 tbsp Sweet Red Peppers
1 serving (serving = 4 oz) Wal-Mart Tilapia Fillets

Directions:

Heat a non skillet pan and cook tilapia for 3 min each side until flaky. Then shred tilapia in a bowl and add in all other ingredients. Once mixed together form in balls and brown in the pan for 3 minutes on each side. Top with 1 tsp mustard!

NUTRITIONAL FACTS
per 1 serving size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 244Calories from Fat 28
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.084.74%
Saturated Fat 1.025.10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.06
Monounsaturated Fat 0.06
Cholesterol 40.0013.33%
Sodium 506.5021.10%
Potassium 483.50
Total Carbohydrate 6.132.04%
Dietary Fiber 0.853.40%
Sugars 3.78
Protein 47.19
Vitamin A 12.00%Vitamin C 64.50%
Calcium 2.00%Iron 3.00%
-rippedrecipes.com

I say screw only sweet peppers! Add Cayenne pepper and possibly Dave’s or Blair’s hot sauce for the ultra hot kick! In addition to the sweet peppers and other ingredients. Add the hot sauce to the tsp of mustard to make a spicy sauce!

**Update** October 23rd 2014
I want to try this in a week or 2!


Product Review: Radiate Athletics – color changing fitness gear!

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Your body is amazing. As you work out in the gym or compete in your favorite sport, your body does incredible things to reach its maximum performance–veins expand, metabolism increases, muscles swell, and your body radiates warmth. You are an extraordinary machine. But all of this helpful information goes lost because we can only see what is happening on the outside of your body–until now. The Radiate shirt finally allows us to see calories as they burn, muscles as they reach their maximum output, vascular activation, and body temperature as it increases in key areas of your body.

Why wait and see if you will be sore the next day? You can now see the muscles you are targeting, the ones you may be neglecting, and their specific intensity level.

Why blindly work out? You can now see your body’s immediate response to your workout while you train, rather than guessing or hoping for results over time.

Any shirt you have ever worn to the gym has failed to offer you an interactive experience specific to your unique biochemistry. Until now.

Key Features:

1) Color Change Technology. Re-engineered NASA technology changes the way electrons reflect light in the presence of body warmth, so now you can see your body’s personal heat signature (even as it fluctuates). In other words, you have thermal-vision built into your shirt, allowing you to train more strategically and finally have a truly unique and interactive experience with your athletic apparel.

2) Heat Management. The Radiate shirt keeps you cool by moving your body warmth away from your body. while simultaneously translating your body’s heat into the color spectrum. Don’t just warm up, radiate.

3) Moisture Wicking. The next level of moisture wicking is here. An advanced, integrated channeling process is used to wick moisture from your body more than any other apparel on the market today.

4) Revolutionary Fabric. First there was cotton, then there was spandex, and now there is Radiate’s revolutionary new fabric. Our fabric feels like silk to the body, but has the support and durability that will carry you through the most extreme sports.

soil resistant, helping to ensure the longevity of the product through the most grueling activity.
anti-microbial, preventing odor-causing bacteria.
The Radiate shirt also incorporates a technology-driven sewing pattern. Developed as a result of research in body kinesthetics, the Radiate shirt is sewn to fit your body. No shoulder seams, no baggy mid-sections, no generic sleeve circumference. We like to think of the Radiate shirt as a space suit for athletes.

A recently sewn Radiate shirt.
A recently sewn Radiate shirt.
5) Eco-Friendly: Part of the bedrock mission statement that first shaped Radiate is to reduce our carbon footprint during production. All materials are sustainable, no harmful chemicals are used, and all of our dyes are green-friendly. We have kept our pledge to being eco-minded, and Mother Nature couldn’t be happier.

6) American for America: Radiate refuses to outsource any part of its printing, dying, or research–even though none of today’s leading companies manufacture their athletic apparel in America. Up until now, we have had to purchase the blank canvas fabric from abroad, but with the help of Kickstarter, we will be able to afford bringing even this component of our manufacturing home to America, where it belongs.

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-radiateathletics.com


Product Review: Lebert Equalizer Bars

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Simple design, dramatic results. Thousands of personal trainers are loving it and you will too!

Simplify your exercise routine, and conquer your fitness goals with the LEBERT EQUALIZER Total Body Strengthener™. The Lebert Equalizer™ is a simple, portable, yet multi-purpose and versatile piece of strength training equipment that works arms, chest, back and core muscles like no other can, using your own body weight as resistance. Created by personal trainer and Taekwondo Black Belt, Marc Lebert, the Equalizer™ is now being used by athletes of all levels and ages, in bootcamps, group fitness, sports conditioning classes, martial arts clubs and home gyms everywhere.

Participants use their own body weight as resistance and decide what level is right for them by “self-spotting”. Self-spotting means the legs can be used to assist the user to perform exercises and/or when they cannot continue an exercise. A simple modification (usually leg placement) can allow for the set to be extended.

With the ability to easily add more repetitions (without having to stop and change a pin in a machine or have someone helping) this product becomes very versatile. This simple versatility allows the user full control over the amount of body-weight used for a given exercise. The result is greater muscle endurance and strength.

Fitness Applications

The Equalizer™ adds a new dimension to Group Fitness, Sport Conditioning, Personal Training and Home Gyms. The Equalizer™ is great for athletes, martial artists and anyone wanting a simple, yet versatile strength training tool. The Equalizer™is ideal for personal trainers who are always looking for new and innovative tools to keep their client motivated and challenged. The Equalizer™ fits easily into any home gym environment. It is safe, lightweight and easy to store.

Product Specifications

Each Equalizer bar weighs 8 pounds and comes in 3 colours – yellow, pink or lime. The dimensions are 28-1/2 inches high by 25 inches wide and it has been tested to support up to 400 pounds of body weight. The Equalizers can easily be stacked together, taking up little storage space.

Package includes 2 Equalizer Bars, Beginner/Intermediate Workout DVD with Marc Lebert and Laminated Poster.

Lebert Equalizer™
Includes 2 Lebert Equalizer™ bars, instructional DVD, Laminated Poster

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**Update** October 3rd 2014
I got the bars today and to my amazement they were much more sturdy then I anticipated! These things are heavy and built like a tank! So awesome! Can’t wait to use them! I did a leaning pushup and I thought it would be easy! But it was actually tough!

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Lime Green Lebert Equalizer with the Big Boy Legs! An additional 3″ height! And the Lebert Fitness poster in the background. I taped it to the front of my box jump box.


Supplement Review: SARMs is it a miracle supplement for muscle growth and fat loss?

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SARMs-S1 BUILD MUSCLE-BURN FAT
S1 (MK 2866 or Ostarine) is another SARM that displays plenty of promise at promoting lean body mass. It is extremely potent, has a long half life, and displays no androgenic effects. This means it won’t cause any secondary “masculine” side-effects. S-1 is purely anabolic like Anavar, something I know women would love to hear especially if they are looking to build muscle without virilization (masculine side effects). It binds strongly to the androgen receptor, but without the side effects normally associated with high levels of testosterone or other compounds. It shows considerable properties as a muscle hardening agent just slightly less than those of S4. It’s ability to cause fat loss means it can be used on a cutting cycle and can be stacked effectively with fat burners.

S1 has displayed a real ability to help heal those with debilitating injuries and to speed up injury recovery. The beneficial effects on recovery make medical use highly appealing. An added benefit is you get the great recovery without all the negative changes to cholesterol, blood pressure, prostate, heart or any other organs the way anabolic steroids do. (per Elitefitness Forum)

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (S.A.R.M) are becoming the supplement of choice for todays athletes…BUT REMAIN TOTALLY LEGAL.

(This info given to use from the guys at EliteFitness.com) Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (S.A.R.M), attach to the very same receptors that good old steroids like Dianabol and testosterone would attach to, but SARMs don’t have the disadvantages and side-effects of the old school anabolic hormones. As a matter of fact, while SARMs are anabolic and improve performance, they may not even qualify as hormones. They are a completely new compound that specifically target muscle building, strength and performance without causing any of the unwanted side effects of anabolic steroids… This is a new dawn in the evolution of muscle pharmacology, and I’m sure you will enjoy learning about how SARMS can increase muscle mass, while helping you to lose bodyfat and increase athletic performance beyond what we ever thought possible.

SARMs – Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators

Selective Androgen Receptor Modulators (S.A.R.Ms) provide the positives of testosterone including and not limited to increased muscle mass, fat loss, and bone density. But they do not have the negative side effects of androgens which include prostate issues, hair loss, acne, and liver problems.

Your androgen receptors (AR) are the receptors that androgens such as testosterone and DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) bind to, and send a “signal” to activate once bound. The bounded androgen receptors combine with another androgen receptor to travel to the nucleus of an androgen cell where gene transcription of DNA to RNA takes place. This gene transcription is the process in which androgenic hormones exert their anabolic effects on muscle tissue. In contrast to androgenic steroids, SARMs have the ability to take the place of the androgen, and as a result, they bring forth many of the same positive effects on muscle tissue as anabolic steroids like testosterone and DHT. Being non-steroidal SARMs do not turn into unwanted estrogen or into side-inducing dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

Studies have shown the ability of SARMs to increase muscle and bone mass dramatically in animals while having no adverse impact on the prostate. Phase I trials of SARMs in humans have also reported significant increases in lean muscle mass.
-puresupplementinc.com

Is it for real? Stay tuned!!


Supplement Review: Vitargo POST: Just when you think the best can’t get any better! *

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The Truth Behind Vitargo

The post-workout or “anabolic/anti-catabolic”-window is without a doubt the most critical time frame for individuals wanting to transform their physique and, perhaps, for performance improvements.

The nutrients we consume during this time can have a tremendous affect on our physique and overall health. While there are many post workout products on the market, some are better than others. One of those is discussed here.

In the 1960’s, a duo of Swedish university scientists began research on carbohydrate/glycogen loading and published their work in the worlds leading science journal. From this same laboratory, which also invented and pioneered creatine loading, a new product – now patented – was first proven, but until recently, it has essentially flown under the radar.

I wanted to learn as much as I could about this product, what the big deal is, and why it is any better than Gatorade, white bread, or other post-workout products.

To find my answers, I had the privilege and honor to interview Anthony Almada, B.Sc., M.Sc., one of the leading experts in the field of supplementation and nutrition.

Going into the interview I wasn’t sure what to expect or how willing he would be to speak to me about this topic. However, coming out of the interview, nearly two hours later, I was nothing but impressed.

Mr. Almada’s knowledge in the field was nothing short of astounding, and as I continued the interview, I noticed how humble and sincere he was. Let’s learn a little more about this product, learn from one of the best in the field, and see how you can take your physique to the next level.

Who is Anthony Almada B.Sc, M.Sc?

Why was I surprised that Mr. Almada was so humble and sincere? Well, his CV is nothing short of impressive as he co-founded a company you might have heard of; EAS (formerly called Experimental and Applied Sciences).
Anthony Almada
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Mr. Almada Runs One Of The Hottest
New Companies In North America, GENr8.
That’s right, he was essentially the mastermind behind that company and eventually sold the company to Bill Phillips. A graduate of Berkeley, with a Masters degree in nutrition and exercise biochemistry, Mr. Almada now finds himself running one of the hottest new companies in North America, GENr8, Inc. It has launched a new product in Vitargo® S2.

What is Vitargo®?

This product is a patented molecular carbohydrate, currently derived from a special barley starch. This was where my confusion began as I asked Mr. Almada why I had heard it could come from waxy maize and even potato starch. “[The product] you must remember is its own entity, and has its own molecular hand print,” Almada responded.
“While it can come from waxy maize, potato starch or barley starch, or even wheat or rice starch, the extraction technique is what is necessary to create it. The starting starch is far less important.

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To say that waxy maize and other forms of starch are what make it is simply not true unless it is extracted into the specific, patented handprint that makes it. And since it is patented, knocking off [this product] carries the risk of a law suit,” Almada adds.
While it can be made from most plant starches (potato starch, barley starch, or waxy maize from corn), what makes it patented and the fastest way to replenishing glycogen is not the source, but the unique, patented molecular “handprint.”

“So it doesn’t matter where it comes from, just that it is extracted properly and in our case here at [my company], we are using barley now and have the exclusive rights to [it] in several countries,” Almada says.

Is There Proof That It Works?

“Absolutely,” Almada responds.
“The first couple studies on [it] used potato starch and then eventually waxy maize, a type of starch that comes from a special strain of corn. This is where many companies got the idea to use waxy maize starches, but that is as far as they have gone. The magic of [this product] – the reason so many pro athletes/bodybuilders use it – is because it is PROVEN to work and DOES work,” Almada says.

“That is something few other companies can say, proof in human subjects that it is better than conventional post-workout drinks containing maltodextrin and sugars as the primary carbohydrate source. Again, this has been proven in university studies in athletes, not animals.” Almada says.

Consumer Confusion?

So, I asked Mr. Almada if many companies could in fact mislead the consumer by selling waxy maize as [his patented product], or making similar claims, when in fact it might have no more effect than white bread.
“Many companies have laid claims that their product has similar effects – faster out of the stomach, faster and greater glycogen repletion, higher insulin spikes, faster recovery – and just because a product simply says waxy maize does not necessarily mean it has the same effect as [my product] – or that it even works.” Almada added.

“[My company's newest version] does in fact have a patent on [it] – from a variety of sources, and PROOF that it works[...], while waxy maize has… a cheap price. That is key as if one were to consume waxy maize instead of [my product], the results would be grossly different, although the consumer would have no clue.”

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“[Those] marketing waxy maize are making [similar] claims, with ZERO proof, and stating that they are getting great testimonials. People using the Chuck Norris Total Gym are also getting great testimonials,” Almada added.
Why is this product so different than other sources of carbohydrates?

Ok, so we now know that waxy maize and Vitargo are very different. Sure, the product can be synthesized via a specific process from waxy maize, but the same can be said of barley, potato, and a number of other edible starches.

GENr8 essentially has an exclusive to the Vitargo patents and guarantees it contains the molecular “handprint” proven in three university studies to work. So once we know for a fact that [this product] is present in our drink we must ask ourselves,” Why is it different and more beneficial than Gatorade or white bread?” The key lies in its osmolality, molecular weight, and “branching”.

Osmolality, molecular weight, and “branching” are key!

RELATED VIDEO: ANTHONY ALMADA TALKS ABOUT SUPPLEMENTS

Supplement Talk With Anthony L. Almada! !

Osmolality simply refers to how much water is drawn around a specific object. Therefore, if Vitargo has a low osmolality, then very little water will be drawn into your stomach and you will have no residual bloating after consuming it. No bloating in the stomach simply means it moves through very quickly, exactly what we want it to do.
“If you feel bloated or have a full stomach you have failed to maximize the post-workout window. Recovery doesn’t happen in your stomach – it happens in the muscle.” Almada says.

“That is why [this product] is so beneficial, it gets through your stomach and into the blood stream twice as fast as conventional carbohydrates. The faster it gets through the stomach and into the blood, the quicker the muscle and liver glycogen can be replaced. If you are bloated or have a full stomach, the nutrients are in the stomach, not the bloodstream, and they can’t help you if they aren’t in the blood.”

Ok, the low osmolality – which relates to the molecular size of the Vitargo molecule, aids in no bloating, but that can’t be the only reason it gets into the blood faster than other carbohydrates?
It’s not, as the other reason lies in its high degree of branching. Low osmolality starches may be able to move through the stomach and into the small intestine – where they are digested and absorbed – but what good is a starch that is quick to leave the stomach but slow to be digested and absorbed?

This new product is proven in university studies to enter the region of the small intestine – the ‘hot spot’ for digestion and absorption – over twice as fast as an equal amount of carbohydrates from maltodextrin and sugars.

RELATED CARBOHYDRATE ARTICLE
Post-Workout Carbs: Best Choices To Grow & Recover! There are really only two times of the day to take in simple carbohydrates: first thing in the morning and after your workout. Let’s look at our options and the Glycemic Index of these options.
[ Click here to learn more. ]
But the critical step is digesting the product – into glucose and maltose (two glucose molecules connected) – and then absorbing it.
The “branching” of the massive Vitargo molecule, like a red-wood tree, allows it to be digested and enter the blood at 2x faster rate. This is no test tube study – it is results in exercising humans. Since it passes through the stomach and into the small intestine, and enters the blood two times faster than conventional carbohydrates, it is that much more effective.

The Insulin Advantage:
Ok – so now we have a way of delivering glucose into the blood with record speed (without the common side effect of bloating).
In the recent university study mentioned above, the rate of rise of insulin, and the insulin “spike” was 1.8 times higher and faster in just TEN minutes after taking 100 grams of Vitargo, compared to an equal carbohydrate load from maltodextrin plus sugars following exhaustive exercise.

What does insulin do? We all know it “opens” muscle cells to take in glucose, amino acids, and other muscle nutrients but what most do not know is that insulin is the body’s major anti-catabolic hormone, which shuts off the increase in muscle proteolysis (protein breakdown) that follows intense resistance training.

The Mt. Everest insulin spike from this product explains why it can replenish muscle glycogen 1.7 times faster than these same carbohydrates: insulin activates the path of taking glucose into muscle and storing it as glycogen.
Whether you lift weights, run track or are a long distance biker, the faster you absorb nutrients and replenish glycogen post workout, the faster you’ll recover. If you can shut down muscle catabolism faster, you may also see and feel greater gains in physique and performance.

Why Vitargo S2?
This product stands for Super Soluble, which makes it much easier to mix with water. In general starches don’t mix well with water and if you notice from other Vitargo sources it can coat your blender and cup quite nicely. According to Mr. Almada, this one mixes better than other starches and even previous forms of the original from waxy maize starch.
So there you have it, the low down on Vitargo. Make sure that what you have contains the “molecular handprint” that research studies have shown truly benefits humans post workout.

While it is true that you can initiate an insulin spike and glycogen replenishment with everything from Gatorade to white bread, none are as effective. In fact, a recent university study in humans, which compared waxy maize starch to maltodextrin plus sucrose, and to white bread (all equal carbohydrate calories), found white bread and waxy maize starch were EQUAL, with maltodextrin + sugar being TWICE as fast.

More importantly, waxy maize starch produced an insulin spike that was THREE times smaller and slower than maltodextrin + sugar, and twice as small and slow as white bread (this study confirms the slow digesting properties of waxy maize starch).
Since our goal is to replenish glycogen levels in our liver and muscle as quickly as possible post workout, as well as have an ample supply of it during our workout, increase the speed of fuel delivery to the blood, and to increase insulin release, these findings are key.

If your glycogen levels are lacking during a workout, it will be difficult to obtain a pump and work out intensely. Don’t forget that the brain’s favorite food is glucose, and this can come from the food you eat or the breakdown of stored glycogen in the liver.

Without adequate glucose to “feed” the brain, lethargy, fatigue and lack of training intensity follow. Try consuming this great product before, during and after your training – its “bloat-proof” response means fuel is being delivered like a race car fuel pump, not a gas station trickle. All are important times to ensure an adequate energy source is present in your blood stream.
Anthony Almada and his new company are on the cutting edge of new products and studies to help all of us reach our goals. Mr. Almada strongly believes that until proven in human studies, it should not be pushed on the public or on supplements.

The most exciting news is fresh out of the lab. A new study has recently shown that adding this product and carnitine together can, for the first time, dramatically enhance carnitine stores in muscles. In so doing, more carbohydrates can be stored to enhance growth and recovery, while at the same time ensuring that fat is still being burned!

“This study is a major break through in showing how we can supplement post workout to maximize our gains.” Almada says. The readers of Bodybuilding.com will be looking forward to the results and more from this exciting new company.

Summary:
GENr8 has the exclusive license to sell Vitargo in several countries, including the USA.
Vitargo can be synthesized from waxy maize, barley starch, or potatoes. The key is to have the specific, patented molecular hand print that is unique to it. While this can be done with any of the above sources. Waxy maize starch is NOT it – generic waxy maize starch is a SLOW DIGESTING starch. It is not this product unless properly extracted and therefore may be no more effective, or even inferior to, white bread.
It passes through the stomach and intestines and into the bloodstream 2x faster than maltodextrin and sugar.
It can replenish glycogen in muscles and liver following a workout 1.7x faster than maltodextrin and sugars.
It will significantly enhance insulin release 1.8x higher and faster than maltodextrin and sugars following consumption, which will aid in glycogen replenishment.
It passes through the stomach very quickly because of it low osmolality and high molecular weight. Therefore no bloating will occur. It enters the blood twice as fast because it is rapidly digested, due to the extensive branching of the Vitargo molecule.
A new study has recently shown that combining this product and carnitine can greatly increase muscle carnitine and glycogen stores, while still burning body fat.
-bodybuilding.com

Ok – so now we have a way of delivering glucose into the blood with record speed (without the common side effect of bloating).
In the recent university study mentioned above, the rate of rise of insulin, and the insulin “spike” was 1.8 times higher and faster in just TEN minutes after taking 100 grams of Vitargo, compared to an equal carbohydrate load from maltodextrin plus sugars following exhaustive exercise.

What does insulin do? We all know it “opens” muscle cells to take in glucose, amino acids, and other muscle nutrients but what most do not know is that insulin is the body’s major anti-catabolic hormone, which shuts off the increase in muscle proteolysis (protein breakdown) that follows intense resistance training.

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The Mt. Everest insulin spike from this product explains why it can replenish muscle glycogen 1.7 times faster than these same carbohydrates: insulin activates the path of taking glucose into muscle and storing it as glycogen.
Whether you lift weights, run track or are a long distance biker, the faster you absorb nutrients and replenish glycogen post workout, the faster you’ll recover. If you can shut down muscle catabolism faster, you may also see and feel greater gains in physique and performance.

Why Vitargo S2?

This product stands for Super Soluble, which makes it much easier to mix with water. In general starches don’t mix well with water and if you notice from other Vitargo sources it can coat your blender and cup quite nicely. According to Mr. Almada, this one mixes better than other starches and even previous forms of the original from waxy maize starch.
So there you have it, the low down on Vitargo. Make sure that what you have contains the “molecular handprint” that research studies have shown truly benefits humans post workout.

While it is true that you can initiate an insulin spike and glycogen replenishment with everything from Gatorade to white bread, none are as effective. In fact, a recent university study in humans, which compared waxy maize starch to maltodextrin plus sucrose, and to white bread (all equal carbohydrate calories), found white bread and waxy maize starch were EQUAL, with maltodextrin + sugar being TWICE as fast.

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More importantly, waxy maize starch produced an insulin spike that was THREE times smaller and slower than maltodextrin + sugar, and twice as small and slow as white bread (this study confirms the slow digesting properties of waxy maize starch).
Since our goal is to replenish glycogen levels in our liver and muscle as quickly as possible post workout, as well as have an ample supply of it during our workout, increase the speed of fuel delivery to the blood, and to increase insulin release, these findings are key.

If your glycogen levels are lacking during a workout, it will be difficult to obtain a pump and work out intensely. Don’t forget that the brain’s favorite food is glucose, and this can come from the food you eat or the breakdown of stored glycogen in the liver.

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Without adequate glucose to “feed” the brain, lethargy, fatigue and lack of training intensity follow. Try consuming this great product before, during and after your training – its “bloat-proof” response means fuel is being delivered like a race car fuel pump, not a gas station trickle. All are important times to ensure an adequate energy source is present in your blood stream.
Anthony Almada and his new company are on the cutting edge of new products and studies to help all of us reach our goals. Mr. Almada strongly believes that until proven in human studies, it should not be pushed on the public or on supplements.

The most exciting news is fresh out of the lab. A new study has recently shown that adding this product and carnitine together can, for the first time, dramatically enhance carnitine stores in muscles. In so doing, more carbohydrates can be stored to enhance growth and recovery, while at the same time ensuring that fat is still being burned!

“This study is a major break through in showing how we can supplement post workout to maximize our gains.” Almada says. The readers of Bodybuilding.com will be looking forward to the results and more from this exciting new company.

Summary

GENr8 has the exclusive license to sell Vitargo in several countries, including the USA.
Vitargo can be synthesized from waxy maize, barley starch, or potatoes. The key is to have the specific, patented molecular hand print that is unique to it. While this can be done with any of the above sources. Waxy maize starch is NOT it – generic waxy maize starch is a SLOW DIGESTING starch. It is not this product unless properly extracted and therefore may be no more effective, or even inferior to, white bread.
It passes through the stomach and intestines and into the bloodstream 2x faster than maltodextrin and sugar.
It can replenish glycogen in muscles and liver following a workout 1.7x faster than maltodextrin and sugars.
It will significantly enhance insulin release 1.8x higher and faster than maltodextrin and sugars following consumption, which will aid in glycogen replenishment.
It passes through the stomach very quickly because of it low osmolality and high molecular weight. Therefore no bloating will occur. It enters the blood twice as fast because it is rapidly digested, due to the extensive branching of the Vitargo molecule.
A new study has recently shown that combining this product and carnitine can greatly increase muscle carnitine and glycogen stores, while still burning body fat.
– Special thanks To Anthony Almada for his time and expertise.

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Vitargo POST is the same Vitargo that you know and love with 20 Grams of Protein Added! What does that mean? Well, Vitargo itself I consider the perfect post-workout additive. However; Vitargo with additional protein added makes Vitargo a complete standalone supplement. Now Vitargo the king of carbs has become Vitargo The King of post workout!! With the additional protein added Vitargo is super easy to mix now! Vitargo POST can be mixed just like regular protein.

This stuff is amazing since I started using Vitargo POST I am down 15 pounds in less than two weeks. I am hoping to be down another five by Monday. 20 more to go after that to reach my goal. What’s crazy is that I am doing a low-carb diet and Vitargo POST is my only source of carbohydrates and my muscles are extremely full and my arms are as big as they have been in a long time! I truly feel like a monster on Vitargo POST!

**Update** October 8th 2014
Been on Vitargo Post for a little while now; my arms are looking and feeling monstrous!! I Iove this stuff!

**Update** October 9th 2014
I am going to tell you the Gods honest truth vitargo ambassador or not! Everyone has their own recipe for building muscle. They each have their own concoction for post workout recovery. And that’s okay as long as Vitargo is a part of it! Don’t throw out your protein; don’t throw out your pre-workout; don’t throw out your glutamine; don’t dry your creatine! Just add your Vitargo! I personally use a non-caffeinated pre-workout with beta alanine and a post workout shake with two scoops of whey protein 2 tablespoons of Chia seeds and two scoops of Vitargo Post! Currently; I am also adding two scoops of Biogro. And I feel like an absolute monster! you can make your shake anyway you want. You can add fruits or additives like glutamine or creatine. You can even add peanut butter or vegetables like carrots, but you have to add Vitargo! That’s the Gods honest truth! It really doesn’t even matter what kind of protein you add, you can use whey, casein, rice, hemp,

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**Update** October 13th 2014
People are telling me they see a transformation happening and asking what I am taking! Vitargo POST is the only source of carbs! It’s keeping my muscles full as I am cutting my carbs! Making me feel like a monster! I absolutely love this stuff! This week I am switching to fish all week! It should be a drastic change this week! I so hate fish 4xs a day! Ugh!

**Update** October 23rd 2014
Switching back to chicken and avocado today, fish has too much cholesterol and Mercury. Changing my Vitargo protocol! One scoop Vitargo preworkout and one scoop Vitargo Post postworkout. Let’s see how that works out! Will I be able to pack on lean mass and in turn burn fat while on a low carb diet; with Vitargo as my only carb source? Let’s find out!


Supplement Review: Paleo Wraps – low carb made from coconut

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These 100% Paleo Coconut Wraps have revolutionized the Paleo community. Our Paleo coconut wraps are a convenient, tortilla alternative for your Paleo Lifestyle. Whether you are travelling abroad, eating at your favorite restaurant or just going to work, school, or home, these portable wraps are for you.

With a shelf-life of nine months, there is no need to refrigerate or freeze these “tortillas” at all. You may enjoy our wraps after storing in near room temperatures. Our dehydration process acts as a natural preserver. But be sure to not put them in direct sunlight or high heat for extended periods of time.

Key Benefits

70 Calories
4 Net Carbs (fiber minus carbs)
Minimal to NO IMPACT to blood sugar
High Level Of MCT’s (From Organic Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil)
Healthy?

Absolutely. Our Paleo Wraps are derived from organic coconut meat & coconut water. They are nourishing since they are made with beneficial coconuts and are a raw, alkaline food choice, filled with enzymes. This Paleo staple is extremely pure given that they are made from hand-harvested, unadulterated organic coconuts with absolutely no unnatural preservatives added. Not to mention, they are raw, gluten-free, corn-free, soy-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. Oh, and did you know that oil in coconut meat promotes weight loss? Now you do.

Versatile?

You bet. Feel free to create whatever dish you’re craving with our wraps. Whether you desire burritos, quesadillas, sandwiches, sushi, crepes, or just a simple snack, our Paleo wraps are ideal for stuffing whatever you see fit into them. You are only limited by your creativity. They don’t tear or fall apart and the texture’s amazing.

BPA Free Bags?

You know it. We package these Paleo wraps inside a BPA-Free bag, which causes absolutely no harm to your body.

Paleo Wraps are low in calories, carbs and sugar with no cholesterol whatsoever. Adding these scrumptious “tortillas” to your low calorie diet, is perfect. You can’t go wrong with these low carb wraps either.

Ingredients: *Coconut Meat, and *Coconut Water, *Unrefined Virgin Coconut Oil. (*Derived From Organic Coconuts)

Paleo Wraps Are Lab Verified By Medallion Labs: (Click Here)

Allergen Free

No Gluten
No Grain
No Soy
No Junk
No Dairy
No Added Salt
Just Amazing Flavor!
Paleo Wraps are made in a dedicated gluten free facility! So if you’re like me and can’t have gluten then these wraps are perfect.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size (14g) 1 Wrap
Servings Per Container 7
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 22%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 15mg 0%
Potassium 270mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 6g (4 Impact Carbs) 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Soluble Fiber 1g
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 2%

-paleowrap.com

These wraps are just as good as the competition and Green Life Market in Butler, NJ sells them for $8.99 as opposed to Grass Roots in Denville, NJ selling Sunfoods wraps for $11.99

Paleo Wraps come in regular and Tumeric. They taste the same, but you get the added benefit of tumeric.


Recipe: 4 Ingredient Banana Chia Protein Pudding

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I made the 3 ingredient Chia pudding in the recipe and added more milk and 2 scoops of grass fed whey protein to make banana chia protein pudding! It’s in the fridge for an hour allowing the chia seeds to plump! Stay tuned!

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Remember this is just a guide you can make any flavors: raspberry and add some Cacao for a healthy chocolate raspberry!


Supplement Review: New Muscle Monster Peanut Butter Cup!

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Monster athletes do not win by accident, it takes years of hard work and determination to be a champion. Need a little motivation to meet your personal goals? Meet your new “coach in a can”, Muscle Monster Energy Shake. Specially formulated with our Monster Energy Blend to help motivate you to train harder and longer, Muscle Monster also provides the fuel you need to power through your workouts. Muscle Monster`s 25 grams of protein helps build lean body mass and aids in muscle recovery after a strenuous workout. Get in the game, break a sweat, break your record, break the rules, with Muscle Monster Energy Shake. Pump up the Beast!

25g of protein, low fat, 7 vitamins and minerals, 500mg calcium
Muscle Monster`s 25 grams of protein helps build lean body mass and aids in muscle recovery after a strenuous workout.
-Amazon.com

This is so new it’s not even on Monster’s website! Just like the Ultra Black! So let’s check it out! Hold on while I open the can: it has a strong peanut butter smell. It tastes pretty good, nice and smooth. I chugged it down really quick! 157mg of caffeine per can.

I like this Preworkout on the days when you are dragging, don’t skip a workout, grab a muscle monster for a preworkout with caffeine and 25g of protein to help fuel your workout.


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