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How Can I Increase My Concentration and Focus?

Do you find yourself constantly distracted and less productive than you would like to be? Maybe you have recently taken a memory test that left you asking “how can I increase my concentration and focus?” In today’s hectic, 24x7 technology-driven world,...

How to Maintain an Optimal Electrolyte Balance

Water, as you almost surely know, is entirely essential to your health and well-being. At birth, our bodies are made up of an average of 78% water, according to information provided by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Water School. As...

Can Amino Acids Alleviate Asthma Symptoms?

Statistics shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that 1 in 12 people living in the United States have asthma. And for a variety of reasons, asthma rates are rising every year. Asthma—a condition in which...

Can Amino Acids Be Used to Treat Mental Health Disorders?

The connection between amino acids and mental health disorders is becoming increasingly clear. A team of researchers at the Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation published findings in Nutrition Journal on the connection between nutrition and mental health that highlighted the variety of...

What Are Collagen Peptides and in the Collagen Peptide vs. Amino Acid Debate—Who Wins?

It seems everywhere you look collagen protein powders and supplements formulated with collagen peptides are appearing on shelves in natural health food stores. But why? Where is the demand coming from and is collagen “the most important supplement you can...

Best Amino Acids for Muscle Growth

Before we get into the best amino acids for muscle growth, let's first review the makeup of muscle. Muscle tissue is composed of a variety of proteins that are in a constant state of turnover— proteins that are no longer functioning well are being...

Amino Acid Infusion: Is There an Advantage Over Oral Ingestion of Amino Acids?

The use of amino acid infusions to provide nutrition to individuals incapable of eating a sufficient amount of dietary protein to meet nutritional requirements dates back to the 1960s. An amino acid infusion can either provide partial nutritional support or...

Citrulline Supplements vs. Arginine Supplements: Which Should I Take?

If you’re stumped and staring at the supplement aisle…wondering if you should choose arginine supplements or citrulline supplements, you’re not alone. It’s confusing. So, let’s spend a few moments combing through the research to see just how these supplements work...

What You Should Know About Lysine Supplementation

Lysine is one of nine essential amino acids. This indispensable amino acid is required for protein synthesis, collagen development, proper cell function, and tissue repair. But your body cannot make it on its own. You have to get it from...

4 Amino Acids for Energy and Mood

The popularity of natural energy drinks and aromatherapy products is a strong indicator of just how many people are seeking healthful ways to feel more energized and more positive in their outlook on life. Even if you eat a generally...