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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|


By John Parrillo Can the supplement calcium pyruvate make body fat vanish? At least three studies say – yes. An American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study looked at 13 obese women who went on a pretty low-calorie diet (500 calories daily) for 3 weeks. Half the women supplemented with 19 grams of pyruvate and 12 [...]

2019-04-16T23:33:50-04:00 April 16th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

The CapTri® C8 MCT Diet

By John Parrillo Because MCT oil has gotten to be so popular, I have received a lot of questions and interest in how to use this supplement, particularly our CapTri® C8 MCT, in a low-carb diet to burn fat. Scientific studies have shown that when lipids like CapTri® C8 MCT are used in place of [...]

2019-03-14T14:57:29-04:00 March 14th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

Get in the Zinc Sync

By John Parrillo Although designated as a “trace” mineral, zinc is a mineral that is absolutely essential to human health and performance. The importance of zinc has been known for many decades, but was recognized for humans only 40 years ago in the Middle East. At that time, zinc-deficient patients had severe immune problems, and many died of recurrent [...]

2019-02-16T14:48:30-04:00 February 16th, 2019|by John Parrillo|

Get Your Chocolate Fix This Month

By John Parrillo This month, Valentine’s Day is a time for love, hearts, flowers - and chocolate. Yes, you heard that right…chocolate. I know what you’re thinking: Is chocolate on the Parrillo Nutrition Program? Yes – but as long as you make good chocolate choices, and that’s what this column is about. But before I [...]

2019-01-17T13:50:51-04:00 January 17th, 2019|by John Parrillo, The Press|

CapTri® C8 MCT and the Keto Connection

By John Parrillo All the rage lately is the ketogenic or keto diet - a low-carb, high-fat and a higher-protein diet that forces the body into a state of ketosis. In ketosis, your body transitions from using carbohydrates for fuel to using ketones for fuel. (Ketones are substances in urine that indicate your body is [...]

2018-12-26T14:34:17-04:00 December 26th, 2018|by John Parrillo|

Losing Fat with Leucine

By John Parrillo Leucine is one of three branched-chain amino acids (isoleucine and valine are the other two BCAAs). Leucine, which comprises about one-third of muscle protein, plays multiple roles in metabolism. It enters muscle cells and turns on key biochemical processes that result in more muscle protein and, thus, more muscle development and greater [...]

2018-11-09T17:00:35-04:00 November 9th, 2018|by John Parrillo|

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