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Gamma Oryzanol for Bodybuilding

By Bryan Kernan author of Bodybuilding Supplement Secrets Revealed

Is gamma oryzanol good for bodybuilding?

In order to answer this question we first need to discuss exactly what Gamma Orynzanol is and what it can do for you. Gamma Oryzanol is a specific mixture of plant sterols plus ferulic acid esters which are derived from naturally grown barley, corn and rice.

At this time most of the gamma oryzanol that is used in nutritional supplements is only harvested in Japan. But there are other names by which it has been recognized and these are calclate, gamma-oz, gammariza, oryzanol, oz, and thiaminogen.

Japanese physicians first started using gamma oryzanol to treat the symptoms of menopause in the early 1960's, which proved to be remarkably effective. Since then however it has been used effectively in the treatment of other medical conditions, including heart burn, nausea, vomiting, anxiety, depression, oxidative stress, under active thyroid, gastritis, childhood rashes, physical injuries, and muscular aches and pains.

Research has shown that G amma Oryzanol is able to effectively stimulate the release of endorphins, which are well-known as the body's so-called "feel good" hormones. The stimulation of these pleasure centers in the brain results in an elevation of mood.

But Gamma Oryzanol offers a lot more than that as it has been proven to have and extremely strong antioxidant activity. One specific study showed that this antioxidant activity was up to ten times stronger than vitamin E for scavenging free radicals from the body and preventing tissue damage that results from free radical action.

It was this finding that has proven to be so significant because oxidative stress is the marker of ageing and has proven to lead to various forms of cancer (resulting from DNA damage and damaged cell proliferation). The bottom line is that when using this effective scavenging for free radicals, gamma oryzanol may slow the ageing process and prevent the onset of cancers.

Hypertension (high blood pressure) also known as "the silent killer" is directly related to the amount of high LDL (low density lipoprotein - the so-called "bad" cholesterol) levels. Increased rates of obesity in industrialized countries are leading to an increase in the diagnosed cases of hypertension and a reduction in quality of life.

Gamma Oryzanol has for many years been used as an effective treatment for high cholesterol levels but now recent studies show that it will work at reducing blood pressure by increasing the HDL (high density lipoprotein - the so-called "good" cholesterol) levels.

Whenever there is an increase in HDL levels it usually, but not always means a lowering of LDL levels and therefore resulting in a reduction in blood pressure. The repair and the mood elevation alone is something that could be used VERY effectively for bodybuilders without getting side effects.

Using gamma oryzanol as a nutritional supplement for bodybuilders has become popular because it may boost strength, increase muscle gain, reduce body fat, speed recovery and reduce post-exercise soreness. Elevated testosterone levels are thought to be responsible for these effects.

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Gamma Oryzanol for Bodybuilding

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