The Morning Dose #38: Peptides for Bodybuilding, Huberman on BPC-157, and Optimizing Your Sleep

Welcome to The Morning Dose, your one-stop shop for all things peptides, TRT, fitness, anti-aging, and everything in between.

This week we’re covering a new superfood for muscle growth, sleep research, the dangers of BPC-157, and we’ve got some new guides on how to use both peptides and SARMs for bodybuilding.

This is a great one, especially for those of you interested in packing on muscle tissue, so get your notepad ready, and let’s dive in.

In this week’s edition of The Morning Dose:

📰 New on the Blog: Peptides and SARMs for Bodybuilding

🧠 Andrew Huberman Calls for BPC-157 Human Research

🧬 Research Spotlight: Drink This for More Muscle Growth

💤 Optimizing Your Sleep for Better Health

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📰 New on the Blog: Peptides and SARMs for Bodybuilding

Daniel Louwrens has been hard at work again, creating top-quality content for our website, Muscle + Brawn. We know that many of our readers are very active in our Facebook community, but we always like to point out the longer content that’s published on the blog to those who may have missed it.

This week, Daniel’s back with two great new posts:

👉 Best Peptides for Bodybuilding and Muscles

👉 Best SARMS for Bodybuilding

Now, this isn’t just meant for those who want to become the next Mr. Olympia.

For our purpose, if you want to maximize muscle growth and fat loss, building a lean, muscular physique, you can call yourself a bodybuilder.

And if you’re not sure which of the many peptides you should be using, Daniel’s got you covered.

🧠 Andrew Huberman Calls for BPC-157 Human Research

In a previous edition of The Morning Dose, we shared warnings from Dr. Kyle Gillett, who warned that BPC-157 may speed up cancer growth.

Now, Andrew Huberman, one of the most well-known scientists in the world, has also cautioned about BPC-157 risks, calling for more human research.

Angiogenesis refers to the growth of new blood vessels from previous blood vessels, which is thought to be one of the mechanisms behind BPC-157’s healing properties.

However, as many are now realizing, this isn’t a peptide you want to use indefinitely for maintaining health; instead, BPC-157 should be cycled, like most compounds.

Is this warning from Andrew Huberman going to make a difference?

We don’t know. But whether or not you like the guy, there’s no denying the tremendous impact he has on the scientific community, and we also agree that further human research in the world of peptides would be a tremendous benefit.

Now, we wait to see what happens.

And in the meantime, if you’re curious to learn more about BPC-157, we’ve put together a comprehensive guide on our website.

🧬 Research Spotlight: Drink This for More Muscle Growth

While supplements, peptides, SARMs, and TRT are powerful when it comes to muscle growth, we absolutely love finding natural options.

Many of our readers use various compounds, but we also know many are 100% natural and haven’t yet taken the leap to pharmaceutical compounds.

If that’s you, you’re in luck.

A new study found that a compound found in coffee, fenugreek, and also produced in the human gut improves energy metabolism in human and rodent muscle fibers.

The study mainly looked at adults suffering from sarcopenia, which is age-related muscle loss, but even younger readers can benefit from improved metabolism in the muscle tissue.

Not to mention, coffee is a great natural pre-workout, as caffeine has been shown in countless studies to be a powerful performance enhancer.

Personally, I prefer a strong iced americano on the way to the gym, especially in the warmer summer months, but any type of coffee will get the job done.

So, next time you’re considering adding a pre-workout powder to your supplement stack, give simple coffee a try. It’s energizing, packed with antioxidants, and now we know it directly improves muscle growth.

💤 Optimizing Your Sleep for Better Health

Speaking of muscle growth, it’s never a bad time to revisit the topic of sleep, especially with Daylight Savings Time recently disrupting all of our body clocks.

If you think you can power through your long days on caffeine alone, neglecting sleep to stay in hustle mode, think again.

Insufficient sleep has been shown to reduce the effects of dieting, reducing fat loss and increasing muscle loss by 50%.

Missing sleep increases cravings and hunger while reducing energy, satiety, and performance in the gym.

Adequate sleep improves mental focus and concentration during daily tasks.

Sleep helps clear toxins and refresh the brain.

Lack of sleep can reduce insulin sensitivity, and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.

We could go on and on, but I think you get the point.

Rather than continuing to emphasize the benefits, let’s look at some of the most impactful things you can do to improve your sleep hygiene and wake up feeling refreshed.

Here are the most important things you can do starting TONIGHT to improve your sleep.

Sleep in a cool room, as high temperatures interfere with sleep. Go ahead and crank that AC.

Avoid caffeine past mid-day. Caffeine has a half-life of about 5 hours, which means 5 hours after your last energy drink, half of that caffeine is still in your blood, and 10 hours later, you still have ¼ of it, keeping you awake.

Turn off your phone and TV. Bright lights stimulate the pineal gland, tricking your brain into thinking it’s daylight, which disrupts your body’s rhythm.

Stick to a consistent sleep and wake schedule. Yes, even on weekends. This will you fall asleep and wake up easier.

Get sunlight in the morning. If you wake up and take an hour to get up and ready, make an effort to get bright light as soon as you’re up, which can help build a proper circadian rhythm.

Exercise regularly. Regular exercise has been shown to help reduce insomnia, along with the countless other benefits of exercise.

Sleep isn’t fun, but it’s critical for muscle gain, fat loss, cognitive function, cardiovascular health, and so much more. All the peptides in the world can’t undo the effects of poor sleep.

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