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Amino Acids

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...

The Missing Link in Weight Loss: Hunger Control!

Weight loss and successful long-term weight maintenance depend on a number of factors, one of which is controlling the desire to eat. No matter how dedicated you are, if you are always hungry you will eventually succumb to eating more...

Tendonitis: When Tennis Elbow Has You Down for the Game

A painful condition, tendonitis involves inflammation of the tendons—fibrous cords connecting muscles to bones. Commonly occurring in the knees, heels, shoulders, elbows, and wrists, tendonitis leads to swelling and discomfort when moving the affected body part. You might know tendonitis...

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....

Upper Respiratory Infection: Symptoms to Look Out for, Types to Know and Treatments to Try

Wondering if you’ve ever had an upper respiratory infection? If you’ve ever suffered from the common cold, then the answer is almost certainly yes. According to Johns Hopkins University, this illness is one of the most common in adults and...

Lower Respiratory Tract Infection and Chronic Lower Respiratory Diseases

Lower respiratory tract infection is often used as a synonym for pneumonia. However, this condition can refer to a host of illnesses affecting the airways below the larynx. While many people recover quickly from lower respiratory tract illnesses, these diseases...

Essential Amino Acids (EAAs) and Muscle Loss with Aging

Muscle loss with aging is one of the inescapable characteristics of growing older. While age-related muscle loss is a normal part of the aging process, we can temper its effect with the nutritional support of essential amino acids (EAAs). Anabolic...

Protein and Free Amino Acids Digestion and Absorption: Which Wins the Race?

Like all foods, dietary protein must be digested and broken down to its smallest components in order to be absorbed from the gut and distributed throughout the body. Here is a brief description of the process of transforming the proteins...

The Relationship Between Energy and Amino Acids

Energy is one of the primary markers of health. Often, when people are asked about their health, low energy is a common complaint. Likewise, when people identify a benefit from a nutritional supplement, “improved energy” is the first they’ll report....

Essential Amino Acid Supplements and Bariatric Surgery

Bariatric surgery is for severely obese individuals who have not been able to lose weight by calorie restriction. Generally, bariatric surgery is not recommended unless you have serious obesity-related health problems. The surgery makes the stomach smaller and sometimes changes...