Can Beer Keep Your Muscles Stronger?


It’s actually easier to decide to work out than give up your drinking habits. So the tendency of most beginners is to still drink their dose of beer even after deciding to achieve a sexy, fit body. The result? Well, most of us know that beer does nothing but keep you bloat.

But there are rumors spreading nowadays about how beer can actually help you in the gym. Can beer keep your muscles stronger? Find out in this article on Muscle and Fitness:


Good news for all beer-lovers out there—beer can actually make your muscles stronger! Well, that is, if you’re up for the challenge of drinking 154 pints a day.

A recent study conducted by Japanese scientists at the University of Tokushima showed that the flavonoid ingredient found in beer known as 8-prenylnarigenin (8-PN) significantly limited muscle atrophy in debilitated laboratory mice. The mice that were given the flavonoid saw minimal muscle loss compared to other mice that weren’t. The control group experienced a 10 percent decrease in muscle mass. Read more…

So you’d have to die first before you get the muscle building and strengthening benefits of beer – sorry beer lovers! Nutritionist and researcher Kamal Patel actually says that one or two is okay, as there are no studies suggesting beer cause long term harm. More information is on the Daily Burn:

Will a Post-Workout Beer Affect Muscle Growth?

Even the most dedicated athletes need time off to unwind. While partying usually results in nothing worse than a hangover, you may have also noticed that your Monday morning gym session feels harder after a weekend of indulging. While many people extol the virtues of the post-workout beer, it can be difficult to determine what effect alcohol actually has on muscles. Read more…

Ready for the good news? Muscle Prodigy introduces a newly invented beer that aims to enhance muscle recovery and strengthening – the Lean Machine:


This could be good news for those fitness and beer enthusiasts. Canadian company Vampt announced that it plans to release an after-workout beer called Lean Machine, marketed as a “Recovery Ale.” The gluten-free beer contains 7 vitamins, 7 grams of protein and 77 calories per serving — plus 3.2 percent alcohol by volume (and at a drastically reduced 0.5 percent ABV in Canada due to alcohol regulations). It’s supposedly enriched with nutrients, antioxidants and electrolytes to help the body recover after a workout. Read more…

Post workout beer exists, but let’s not forget the fact that beer belly exists too! Just think of the benefits you will gain if you give up your beer habits. An occasional one or two is okay. Aside from sports drinks, there are a lot of other drinks that will maximize your gains in the gym like natural fruit juices or smoothies.

Can beer keep your muscles stronger? Yes! But it needs more studies. For now, have a Lean Machine!


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