Muscle


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Jul 16, 2018.

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Questions and answers regarding Muscle

Q: Will lifting weights convert my fat into muscle?

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Q: Why do my muscles get sore?

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Q: How does protein affect weight loss?

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Q: Does dark chocolate’s epicatechin content promote muscle growth?

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Q: Can arachidonic acid work as a bodybuilding supplement?

A: Can eating arachidonic acid (found in fatty red meat) help grow your muscles?

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Q: Does ashwagandha increase testosterone?

A: Ashwagandha, an herb from traditional Indian medicine, has a bit of evidence for increasing testosterone but it is not overly convincing at this time.

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Q: Why you shouldn't be always taking antioxidants, especially if you want to build muscle

A: A recent study suggests that antioxidant supplements could hamper your muscle building efforts, because increased oxidation is needed to repair damage to muscle cells (aka build muscle).

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