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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...

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...

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...

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....

How Amino Acid Therapy Can Speed Muscle Recovery from Injury and Surgery

Injury and surgery place a similar type of stress on the body, and essential amino acid therapy can help mitigate this stress and accelerate muscle recovery. An essential amino acid supplement with abundant leucine can slow the net loss of...

Back to the Basics: An Overview Of Amino Acids

Amino acids are the foundation of life. They are involved in everything from building muscle and life-supporting tissues to making the chemicals necessary for our brain and vital organs to function. Beyond serving as the building blocks for all-important proteins,...

Struggling with Back Pain? You May Benefit from 1 of These 6 Psoas Muscle Exercises

You may not be sure exactly where to find your psoas muscle, or exactly how to pronounce psoas (“so-is”), but experts agree it’s one of the most vitally important muscles in the entire human body. Here’s a quick introduction: your...

Amino Acids and Muscle Protein Turnover: Keeping Your Muscles Strong and Healthy

Muscle has always been recognized for its importance in mobility and physical activity, and currently, there is a newfound appreciation for the importance of maintaining muscle for better health outcomes. Before we proceed, let’s get comfortable with some key muscle...

I Want to Get Big! OK, Are You Doing Pull-Ups?

If your fitness goal is I want to get big, then we've got a pretty simple solution. When it comes to getting big in the gym, the word BASIC is about as big of a compliment you can get; as in...

Top 12 Isometric Exercises and Benefits

Today, we are pushed and pulled every which way with the latest and greatest fitness trends and products. Social media, celebrity endorsements, and the news come at us from all angles promoting the next greatest wellness fad to improve our...