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CapTri® C8 MCT: Exercise in a bottle

By John Parrillo The rise in the sales and marketing of MCT oil makes me shake my head. About 30 years ago, I introduced my MCT oil, CapTri® C8 MCT, after much research, and I believe it was one of the first such supplements on the market. I doubt if many people even knew what [...]

2020-03-03T11:26:14-05:00 March 3rd, 2020|by John Parrillo, The Press|

Whey to burn fat

By John Parrillo Supplementing your diet with whey protein to increase fat loss is an essential strategy, according to research conducted over the past several years. And no wonder. Whey, in particular, is one of the highest quality protein found in protein supplements. It is a component of milk that is separated from milk to [...]

2020-01-25T23:05:36-05:00 January 25th, 2020|by John Parrillo, The Press|

Joint Pain Relief Update

By John Parrillo We’re hearing a lot more on TV commercials about products to relieve aches and pains, particularly in the joints. No wonder – people are living longer (that’s good) but with longevity often comes joint problems (that’s bad). Generally, the management and treatment of joint problems are based on the use of anti-inflammatory [...]

2019-12-09T00:51:19-05:00 December 9th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

Body Fat Attack

By John Parrillo When we want to get rid of “body fat,” it’s generally for cosmetic reasons – to look fitter, be more ripped, and achieve contest shape. These are all admirable goals, for sure. Achieving them – and maintaining a lean physique – also yields amazing health benefits that you don’t hear too much [...]

2019-10-21T19:56:29-04:00 October 21st, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|


By John Parrillo Because bodybuilders spend most of their time in the off-season, there is a clear need for science and experiential-based information on the exact diet to following during this time. The purpose of this column is review dietary issues relevant to bodybuilders in the off-season and provide practical recommendations for the macronutrients – [...]

2019-10-17T01:42:10-04:00 October 17th, 2019|by John Parrillo|

The Fats of Life

By John Parrillo One of our signature products is CapTri® C8 MCT, a high-standard medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. It has many unique properties, including fat-burning, ketosis elevation, and energy-producing like that of carbs, and more. Although it is important to supplement with CapTri® C8 MCT for these reasons, MCT oil, however, is not an essential [...]

2019-08-11T22:41:02-04:00 August 11th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

The C8 Factor

By John Parrillo Everyone seems to be going crazy over the “keto diet,” in which you restrict all carbs, eat a lot of fat, and consume moderate protein. Physiologically, it elevates levels of ketone bodies in your system and puts you into ketosis – a fat-burning state. All sounds good, right? Sure, but the keto [...]

2019-08-11T22:10:51-04:00 August 11th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

The Argument for Arganine

By John Parrillo I’m a big advocate of amino acid supplements. Components of protein, amino acid are made from varying amounts of carbon, oxygen, hydrogen and nitrogen. Chains of amino acids are held together with “peptides.” These chains are used to make proteins in the body, forming muscles, organs, bones, skin, hair, hormones and enzymes. [...]

2019-06-23T11:41:51-04:00 June 23rd, 2019|by John Parrillo|

Parrillo Pre-Workout Power

By John Parrillo If you want more oomph in your workouts, then make sure you’re powering up properly with pre-workout supplements – a regimen that will help boost your strength, increase your focus, and give you a turbo-surge of energy. Here’s a protocol I recommend: CREATINE One of the most amazing and effective bodybuilding supplements [...]

2019-05-17T17:25:37-04:00 May 17th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

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