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Muscle Strains, Sprains and Pulls: How to Heal Quickly and Protect Yourself with Amino Acids

Muscle strains are common injuries—especially for athletes and individuals with jobs that require heavy lifting. Muscle strains in the back cause significant pain and stiffness and may affect your quality of life. How long does it take for a pulled...

Cordyceps: An Amino Acid-Rich Medicinal Mushroom

More and more people now know about the incredible health benefits of medicinal mushrooms, like cordyceps. You can find mushroom teas, powders, capsules and more featuring cordyceps and extolling their extraordinary perks. A downside of all this attention is that...

Back to the Basics: An Overview Of Amino Acids

Amino acids are the foundation of life. They are involved in everything from building muscle and life-supporting tissues to making the chemicals necessary for our brain and vital organs to function. Beyond serving as the building blocks for all-important proteins,...

Top 12 Isometric Exercises and Benefits

Today, we are pushed and pulled every which way with the latest and greatest fitness trends and products. Social media, celebrity endorsements, and the news come at us from all angles promoting the next greatest wellness fad to improve our...

Weighing on Your Mind: How Your Thoughts Can Help You Lose Fat

Many scientific studies have established the mind’s ability to affect the body. So what does this mind-body connection look like in the context of health and fitness? Can thinking thin help you lose fat? Where’s Your Head At? The Emergence...

Creatine: What It Is, What It Does and the Best Way to Benefit

The amino acid creatine was discovered in 1835, but only came into public view following the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. The performance of several British athletes exceeded expectations, and it was revealed that they had incorporated creatine supplementation into their...

The Female Athlete Triad: A Medical Syndrome with 3 Conditions

The female athlete triad isn’t one condition but a trio of interrelated health problems that vary in severity. Common in teenage and adult female athletes, these issues include: Energy deficiency, with or without disordered eating Menstrual disturbances and amenorrhea (abnormal...

The Physical and Mental Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is now fully entrenched in the mainstream. There are tons of varieties to choose from—Hatha, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Bikram, and more—depending on your goals, be they to come down from a stressful week of work or to build strength and...

Amino Acids and Bodybuilding: Increase Muscle Gain

You wouldn’t go for a cross-country drive without making sure all your car’s fluids were topped off. After all, you know that what you put in your vehicle correlates directly to what you’ll get out of it. Similarly, when you...

Yoga and the Brain: How Yoga Can Boost GABA Levels

A good yoga class can leave you feeling relaxed, focused, and completely Zen. Practicing this 10,000-year-old form of exercise can increase your flexibility, muscle strength, and energy, but did you know downward-facing dog can positively affect your brain chemistry too?...