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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...

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...

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...

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...

Tendonitis: When Tennis Elbow Has You Down for the Game

A painful condition, tendonitis involves inflammation of the tendons—fibrous cords connecting muscles to bones. Commonly occurring in the knees, heels, shoulders, elbows, and wrists, tendonitis leads to swelling and discomfort when moving the affected body part. You might know tendonitis...

What’s with HMB Supplements?

The chemical hydroxymethyl butyrate (HMB) is produced when the body breaks down the amino acid leucine. HMB is promoted as a nutritional supplement that can help speed wound healing and support individuals with muscle-wasting diseases such as cancer and HIV....

Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) and Muscle Loss with Aging

Muscle loss with aging is one of the inescapable characteristics of growing older. While age-related muscle loss is a normal part of the aging process, we can temper its effect with the nutritional support of essential amino acids (EAAs). Anabolic...

Essential Amino Acid Supplements and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is for severely obese individuals who have not been able to lose weight by calorie restriction. Generally, bariatric surgery is not recommended unless you have serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery makes the stomach smaller and sometimes changes...

What Is Fibromyalgia and Is There a Cure for the Pain?

Fibromyalgia is a disorder in which one experiences chronic pain and tenderness to touch. It is sometimes described as oversensitivity to sensations such as touch, light, or sound. Fibromyalgia pain and tenderness may come and go and are usually felt...