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Understanding the Thyroid and Tips for Improving Thyroid Health

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that sits just below the voice box. The thyroid’s responsibility is to extract iodine from the foods we eat and convert it to thyroid hormones. It does this by combining iodine and the amino...

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...

Cordyceps: An Amino Acid-Rich Medicinal Mushroom

More and more people now know about the incredible health benefits of medicinal mushrooms, like cordyceps. You can find mushroom teas, powders, capsules and more featuring cordyceps and extolling their extraordinary perks. A downside of all this attention is that...

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...

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 is composed of a variety of proteins that are in a constant state of turnover— proteins that are no longer functioning...

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. They’re inexpensive and can be stored for a long time without refrigeration, two benefits that have made lentils a diet...