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EAA Supplements and Resistance Exercise

In a previous blog post, I covered aerobic exercise and how EAA supplements can be used to mitigate the effects of muscle breakdown and improve performance. But what about strength/resistance training? Resistance training can take many forms. You can lift...

The Low-Down on Conditionally Essential Amino Acids

Conditionally essential amino acids are amino acids that can be made by your body under normal conditions, but in times of severe stress, illness, or injury, they may enter essential territory and your body might require a boost of these...

EAA Supplements and Aerobic Exercise

Jogging. Swimming. Cycling. Dancing. What do all these activities have in common? They’re aerobic, which means the heart is pumping oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles. Your heart is beating faster, blood is flowing from your muscles to your lungs,...

Everything You Need to Know About Amino Acid Nutrition

To understand optimal amino acid nutrition, we must first understand the relationship between proteins and amino acids. Proteins are constructed from chains of amino acids. The specific arrangement of aminos determines the type of protein and its function. If just...

The Essentials of Nonessential Amino Acids

The human body can make nonessential amino acids, so they aren’t essential to our diets, but they are essential to our health. Like essential amino acids, nonessential amino acids can be resynthesized to build new proteins in your body as...

The Role of Muscle in Health and Disease

I speak from personal experience when I say that most people think of muscle only in regards to physical activity, regardless of age or health. I remember telling my 95-year-old mother several years ago about a paper I was writing...

The 9 Essential Amino Acids and Why We Need Them

Your body uses amino acids to build the proteins that make up your tissues and organs and regulate the vast majority of physiological functions. Many of these amino acids the body produces on its own, but there are 9 essential...

The Role of Amino Acids in the Human Body

The term “amino acids” refers to a class of organic compounds that contains at least one amino group, –NH 2, and one carboxyl group, –COOH. The word “amino” represents the presence of a nitrogen (N) atom in the molecule. As...

What Are Amino Acids?

Amino acids are simple organic compounds that contain a carboxyl (-COOH) and an amino (-NH2) group and link together to form protein. Protein is needed for pretty much every biological process in our bodies. We absolutely cannot live without it....

The Importance of Muscle Protein Synthesis

Every organ undergoes protein synthesis—the building of new protein in the body. Muscle protein synthesis refers specifically to the building of new muscle protein. Virtually every tissue and organ in our bodies depends on muscle protein synthesis. Here’s why. Tissues...