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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...

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...

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...

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...

Should You Take a Glutamine Supplement?

Glutamine is one of the most well-known amino acids in the supplement world because of the many roles it plays in the body. It’s an important component of protein, it nurtures good intestinal health, and your immune system depends on...

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....

How Amino Acid Therapy Can Speed Muscle Recovery from Injury and Surgery

Injury and surgery place a similar type of stress on the body, and essential amino acid therapy can help mitigate this stress and accelerate muscle recovery. An essential amino acid supplement with abundant leucine can slow the net loss of...

BCAAs and EAAs—What’s the Difference?

If you search for “essential amino acids” on Google you will see many sites advertising branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), and others advertising essential amino acids (EAAs). You may be left wondering: Are BCAAs and EAAs the same thing? If not,...

Sarcopenia: What Is It and What Can We Do About It?

It’s inevitable. We lose muscle mass and strength as we get older. Once age-related muscle loss becomes severe the condition is labeled sarcopenia. About 30% of people become sarcopenic as they age. Although not technically accurate, sarcopenia has become more...

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,...