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Amino Acids for Women

Amino acid supplementation is helpful for women at every stage of their lives. Amino acids help produce lean muscle for strength and definition, and may help burn abdominal fat associated with many chronic diseases. Amino acids for women also help...

BCAA Amino Acids: Get the Scoop!

BCAA is the acronym for branched-chain amino acids. The “branched-chain” refers to the molecular structure of the three BCAA amino acids—leucine, isoleucine, and valine. BCAAs are unique in several ways; most notably because they are broken down primarily in muscle....

Resistance Exercise: Muscle Strength, Muscle Mass, Muscle Definition

Increasing muscle strength is a primary goal of resistance exercise. But what if your goal is to increase muscle strength without increasing mass? For example, extra body weight is a liability to a distance runner, but increased muscle strength is...

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...

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 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....