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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...

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...

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,...

Pulmonary Embolism: How to Reduce Your Risk

Pulmonary embolism (PE) occurs when a clump of material, most often a blood clot, gets wedged in an artery within your lungs. It can be life-threatening, but when the condition is diagnosed and treated promptly, the risk for it turning...

Vasculitis: Signs, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

A potentially life-threatening condition in which blood vessels become inflamed, vasculitis refers to a group of rare diseases with disparate effects. While there are multiple types of vasculitis, the primary symptoms include changes in the walls of blood vessels, especially...

Ankylosing Spondylitis: Symptoms, Causes and How It’s Treated

A healthy and strong spine is essential to your overall well-being, as it is the structure that holds you all together and allows you to do the activities that you love. Arthritis comes in many forms and affects all parts...

Arginine: The “Anti-Aging” Amino Acid

Arginine is considered a semi-essential or conditionally essential amino acid. This means that under normal conditions the body can produce enough arginine to avoid symptoms of deficiency, but in stressful states, such as serious illness or aging, you have to...