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What You Should Know About How Amino Acids Benefit Liver Health

Before we dive into the fascinating ways that amino acids benefit liver health, let’s provide some context on just how dire the consequences of not paying attention to the health of your liver can be. There are more than 4.9...

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...

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...

5 Signs of Amino Acid Deficiency and How to Treat It

You probably know that between 60% and 70% of the average human body is composed of water. But did you know that protein makes up approximately 66% of the non-water components of your body? As you may remember from biology...

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...

The Bodybuilding Diet: How to Use Amino Acids for Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding usually refers to increasing and sculpting muscle mass for appearance as well as strength. In a more general sense, bodybuilding can refer to increasing muscle mass and function for the purpose of competing in sports such as football or...

Lentil Nutrition: Do Lentils Contain All 9 Essential Amino Acids?

  Lentils are legumes—cousin to foods such as beans, peanuts, and peas. These edible pulses come in many colors and sizes. Green lentils add a peppery punch to salads and red lentils provide a hearty bed for baked salmon or roasted chicken....

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...

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...

Leucine Muscle Building and Performance: The Magic Bullet?

Leucine is one of the nine essential amino acids (EAAs). EAAs must be consumed as part of the diet because the body cannot make them. Among the EAAs, leucine has received special attention for its role in muscle building, not...