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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 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...

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. Green lentils add a peppery punch to salads and red lentils provide a hearty bed for baked salmon or roasted chicken....

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...

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...

What You Should Know About Lysine Supplementation

Lysine is one of nine essential amino acids. This indispensable amino acid is required for protein synthesis, collagen development, proper cell function, and tissue repair. But your body cannot make it on its own. You have to get it from...

What Causes Cystic Fibrosis (Plus Symptoms and Treatment)

Cystic fibrosis is a progressive genetic disorder that affects over 30,000 people in the United States, according to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Patient Registry. When the disease was first reported in 1938, it was described as “mucoviscidosis” to emphasize a...

4 Amino Acids for Energy and Mood

The popularity of natural energy drinks and aromatherapy products is a strong indicator of just how many people are seeking healthful ways to feel more energized and more positive in their outlook on life. Even if you eat a generally...

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...