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Suplimente bioactive (SBA) sunt destinate curtirii, completrii lipsurilor si restabilirea

functionrii corecte a organelor si sistemelor organismului uman.

Compusii bioactivi
Un compus bioactiv este un compus care are un efect asupra
unui organism viu, esut sau celul. In domeniul compuilor
bioactivi de nutriie se deosebesc substane nutritive eseniale ce
contribuie la mentinerechilibrului nutritiei.. Compui bioactivi
poate avea o influen asupra sntii.atit pozitiva daca se
consumamoderat,si negative daca se consuma in exces.
Originea i exemple
Compuii bioactivi se gsesc n ambele produse atit vegetale cit
i animale ,sau pot fi produse si sintetic. Exemple de compui
bioactivi din plante sunt carotenoide si polifenoli (de la fructe i
legume), sau fitosteroli (din uleiuri). Exemplu- n produse de
origine animal acizi grasi, gsite n lapte i pete. Cteva
exemple de compui bioactivi sunt flavonoidele, cofeina,
carotenoide, carnitin, colin, coenzima Q, creatina,
dithiolethiones, fitosteroli, fitoestrogeni, glucosinolates, polifenoli,
antociani [3] prebiotice, andtaurine.
Sntate
Vanzatorii de substane bioactive atribuie adesea beneficii de
sanatate pentru aceti compui, dar nu exist cercetri
insuficiente n eficiena i sigurana acestor substane, fie n
utilizarea pe termen lung sau n cantiti care depesc nivelurile
de consum normale. In plus, unele flavonoide s-au dovedit a
influena efectele drogurilor. Cu toate acestea, s-au dovedit un
numr de substane bioactive pentru a aciona ca un antioxidant.
Deoarece compui bioactivi nu sunt eseniale, sfaturi cu privire la
aportul zilnic este de multe ori nereglementat.

Compui bioactivi din plante alimentare, (de asemenea, cunoscut


sub numele bioactive din plante sau compui bioactivi) sunt
componente de baz non-nutriie intrinseci de ciuperci gustoase
si alimentare de plante care sunt benefice pentru sntatea
consumatorului de aceste alimente.
Biostimulatori Steroizi
Steroizi: Un dintr-un grup mare de substane chimice clasificate de ctre o structur de carbon specific. Steroizi includ
medicamente utilizate pentru a calma umflarea i inflamaie, cum ar fi prednison i cortizon; vitamina D; i a unor hormoni
sexuali, cum ar fi testosteron si estradiol .

Random drug-testing. Possible steroid-related side effects such as gynecomastia,


swollen prostates, accelerated hair loss, testicular shrinkage, liver damage. Is this the
price you'd pay for potential steroid-like gains? Many natural bodybuilders, competitive
drug-tested athletes, and regular people avoid steroids and steroidal hormones. For
these individuals, "natural" anabolic substances are the answer. But until recently,
proven natural anabolics didn't exist. They do now. Three of the most effective of these
natural anabolics are discussed below.
Ecdysterone
Up until recently, ecdysterone or beta-ecdysone, was neither legal
nor commercially available. Recently, ecdysterone was found to
occur naturally in plants (e.g., Suma and Rhaponticum). Today,
ecdysterone is available to bodybuilders everywhere. Ecdysterone
is an exciting discovery because it is a natural anabolic agent. In
fact, steroid biochemists have classified ecdysterone as a
biostimulator: a biologically-active steroidal substance which can
exert anabolic actions in the body.
Just how powerful can ecdysterone be? Most of the ecdysterone
studies to date have taken place in Eastern Europe and Russia.
Initial reports found that ecdysterone possessed a wider spectrum
of anabolic effects on skeletal muscle than the anabolic steroid
methandrostenolone. Similarly, according to FLEX magazine,
Russian studies have found that ecdysterone can produce an
"anabolic effect in animals comparable to a mild
anabolic/androgenic drug."
In a more recent study consisting of 78 athletes, those taking a
combination of ecdysterone and protein were tested against a
placebo group. At the end of 10 days, the supplement group
experienced a 6-7% lean mass gain and a 9-10% reduction in
body fat levels. Other studies have pointed to ecdysterone's ability
to increase performance and reduce fatigue.
How do these phytoecdysones work? From anecdotal reports,
100mg of ecdysterone can dramatically increase nitrogen
retention. The nitrogen-sparing effects ecdysterone can benefit the
bodybuilder by increasing the amount of muscle that can be
accumulated. During a state of positive nitrogen balance, protein

is used towards building muscle.


In addition to its obvious application to bodybuilding, ecdysterone
has another potential use. Ecdysterone, like tribulus terrestris, has
the ability to increase testosterone production. By doing so,
ecdysterone has the capability of improving overall sexual
function. In one clinical study, ecdysterone was administered for
10 days, and after that time, sexual function was improved in the
ecdysterone group.
Methoxyisoflavone
Whether you know it as methoxy, methoxivone,
methoxyisoflavone, or 5-methyl-7-methoxyisoflavone, this new
anabolic flavone compound is the most widely talked about new
bodybuilding supplement in years. According to its U.S. Patent,
methoxy is an "anabolically effective compound" that was
developed to "produce significant weight gain increase,"
specifically fat-free lean mass. Furthermore, the patent document
indicated that while methoxy was "highly anabolic", it did not exert
any "androgenic" effects. This fact alone makes it highly attractive
for bodybuilders wary of side effects associated with steroidal
substances.
A compelling new landmark human study has confirmed methoxy's
ability to significantly increase lean, fat-free muscle. Conducted at
the University of Delaware, researchers examined fourteen
healthy weight-trained men. Half supplemented with methoxy, the
other half did not. At the end of eight weeks, the placebo group
experienced an increase in body fat by 1.6 lb. In the methoxy
group, the athletes on average dropped 2.9 lb of fat while
simultaneously increasing lean mass by 2.8 lb. Interestingly, these
results were obtained even though the athletes continued using
their other supplements, indicating that methoxy can work
alongside other supplements.
Researchers have theorized that methoxy works by boosting the
anabolic drive: increasing protein synthesis, enhancing protein
utilization, promoting a positive nitrogen balance, and reducing
protein catabolism (muscle breakdown) by suppressing cortisol.
But what makes methoxy truly unique is its function as a nutritionpartitioning agent. Methoxy can actually shuttle the nutrients you
consume (e.g., protein), selectively into lean mass. In other words,
more of the foods you eat goes into muscle-building, not fat
storage. And maximizing muscle growth is the goal of every
bodybuilder.
As mentioned earlier, methoxy is anabolic but not androgenic.
Because it's non-hormonal and non-steroidal, methoxy can ignite
anabolism without altering your body's normal endocrine function.
Methoxy is truly a groundbreaking new legal supplement that's
sure to shake the very foundations of bodybuilding itself.
Ipriflavone

Ipriflavone, or 7-isopropoxyisoflavone, was first synthesized in the


late 1960s from naturally occurring isoflavones. Ipriflavone made
nutrition headlines in the United States as a bone-building
supplement in the late 1990s due in part to its ability to enhance
phosphorous and calcium absorption. But what has caught the
eye of bodybuilders and researchers is ipriflavone's ability to boost
anabolism. Ipriflavone's anabolic activity has been compared to
the anabolic steroids, methenolone, oxandrolone, and stanazolol.
Due to its anabolic properties, ipriflavone can selectively increase
fat-free lean mass. Like its cousin methoxyisoflavone, ipriflavone
can do so via anabolism: increasing nitrogen retention, sparking
protein synthesis, reducing protein breakdown (via cortisol
inhibition), and by promoting nutrition-partitioning actions. With
respect to nutrition-partitioning, studies have recorded up to 20%
gains in weight from ipriflavone use, even with the same caloric
intakes. According to pharmocokinetic studies, oral administration
of ipriflavone is quickly absorbed and metabolized in the liver.
Research has shown than ipriflavone does not exert estrogenic
activity in animals or humans. On the contrary, some preliminary
research indicates that ipriflavone (and methoxyisoflavone) can
actually reduce estrogen levels. For these very reasons,
ipriflavone has been used by European athletes for many years.
These athletes have traditionally used ipriflavone during the their
off-cycles (periods of steroid abstinence).
While useful as a stand-alone supplement, new research is
indicating that ipriflavone could have a synergistic effect with other
tribulus-based compounds such as Triboxybol. Sports scientists
at the University of Toledo compared athletes taking this
combination against those taking a placebo. After 38 days, the
supplement group showed greater free testosterone-to-cortisol
ratios than the placebo group. This would indicate that the anticatabolic hormone cortisol was reduced, while free testosterone
levels increased. Keep in mind that free testosterone is the body's
active form of the anabolic hormone. On a related note, this
supplement combo was also shown to increase performance
thresholds in the athletes.
Summary
Because of its non-hormonal, steroid-free characteristics, anabolic
bodybuilding supplements containing both sterones and flavones
(e.g., methoxy, -ecdysone, ipriflavone, 5,7-dihydroxyflavone, and
isoflavones) are powerful alternatives. These compounds are
more suitable for bodybuilders, natural bodybuilders, and drugtested athletes. Theoretically speaking, ingredients such as
methoxy, ecdysterone, and ipriflavone might also be a logical
choice for female bodybuilders and powerlifters as these
substances are not androgenic.

Furthermore, as nutrition-partitioning agents, these substances


have tremendous potential for "hardgainers", those bodybuilders
who have a difficult time gaining quality weight. With their ability to
shuttle nutrients into skeletal muscle formation, athletes can gain
lean mass without altering their normal feeding patterns or caloric
intakes.
In addition, these substances might provide other benefits. Studies
have shown that flavones, as opposed to isoflavones, are potent
aromatase inhibitors. In other words, flavones such as
methoxyisoflavone and 5,7-dihydroxyflavone (chrysin) can help
reduce the conversion of testosterone to estrogen by functioning
as competitive inhibitors of cytochrome P450 aromatase.
Finally, from a nutritional point of view, the ability of these
substances to promote anabolism and nutrition-partitioning can be
further enhanced with increased protein intakes. So if you're
considering natural alternatives to support significant lean mass
gains, consider adding an extra protein shake or two to your diet
for maximum results.