In a previous article I wrote about the effect of epicatechin on reducing myostatin, which may increase muscle mass (https://michaellustgarten.com/2015/02/02/inhibit-myostatin-with-chocolate-increase-muscle-mass/). Are there any other ways to inhibit myostatin with the goal of increasing muscle mass? 10 grams of essential amino acids have been shown to reduce myostatin levels in skeletal […]

Here’s my recipe for homemade peanut butter and jelly! Whole wheat bread: 600g whole wheat flour, 1.5g yeast, 80g brown sugar, 350 mL water. Put all ingredients into the bread machine for 90 minutes. 56 g shelled raw peanuts, ground in the food processor. Add 1 teaspoon of peanut oil […]

Mice that don’t have myostatin have dramatically increased muscle mass: Myostatin levels increase during aging, a finding that may (at least partially) explain age-related decreases in muscle mass (Basaria and Bhasin 2012). Is there anything that we can do besides strength-training (Snijders et. al 2014) to decrease myostatin levels? To address […]