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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...

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,...

Beta-Alanine and Carnosine: Which Supplement Should I Take?

For supplement connoisseurs, beta-alanine and carnosine have a relationship worth exploring. Carnosine helps you reach peak performance during high-intensity exercise, and beta-alanine helps boost carnosine levels in muscle. With all the marketing claims of beta-alanine supplements and carnosine supplements, there’s...

Maximize Muscle and Lose Weight

Building muscle mass is the best way to increase your metabolism and ultimately lose weight without changing your calorie intake. But before diving into a weight-burning, muscle-building regimen head first, be sure to understand your main objective. Muscle cells weigh...

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...

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...

How to Manage Inflammation After Strenuous Exercise

We work out hard. And we love to see and feel the results, even in the form of muscle aches and pain. Because hey, if my quads hurt after the 50 weighted squats I did yesterday, then my muscles must...

Amino Acids and Muscle Recovery After Exercise

As fitness enthusiasts we tend to focus much more on the doing—sprinting, lifting, contracting—then on the process of recovery. But if we don’t allow our muscles to recover, we can’t perform, compete, or train at our best. Just as our...

Amino Acids for Weight Loss: Boost Your Metabolism!

We all know the importance of diet and exercise for weight loss, as well as a sustained commitment to losing weight and keeping it off. There is, unfortunately, no magic weight-loss pill that can shed the pounds and keep them...

What Is Functional Fitness and Should You Be Doing It?

Functional fitness is a trending catchphrase in the performance training and fitness arenas. And with good reason! Functional fitness can push you closer to your health and fitness goals, and keeps you strong, flexible, and injury-resistant as you move through...