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Amino Acids for Hair Loss

We lose anywhere from 50 to 100 strands of hair a day, so there’s no need to be alarmed by clumps of hair in the shower drain or loose hairs on the carpet. But if you’re noticing more hair loss...

Age Gracefully with Anti-Aging Amino Acids

When it comes to aging, there’s one thing we know for sure—it happens. As for the exact mechanisms behind it, there are many theories. One theory is that our genes determine our longevity and how the aging process plays out...

Dietary Protein or Amino Acid Supplements: Which Is Better?

Dietary proteins are the source of new amino acids for the body. The nutritional actions of dietary protein are in fact the actions of the absorbed amino acids. The quality of a dietary protein, as scored by the system of...

Do You Need to Take Amino Acid Supplements?

The main role of dietary amino acids is as components of body proteins. There has been growing interest in identifying functional benefits of individual amino acids beyond their role as constituents of proteins. While there are more than 300 common...

Amino Acids and Growth Hormone: The Best GH Booster (when used correctly)

Growth hormone (GH) is a peptide hormone that sparks growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration in humans and other animals. It has many beneficial properties, including lowering fat mass and increasing muscle mass and strength. These properties are clearly evident...

Foods High in Amino Acids

Nutrition doesn’t have to be complicated. It all comes down to feeding our bodies what they need to survive and thrive—especially as we age. Amino acids are a central component of nutrition, regardless of our chosen diet. Amino acids are...

What Vegetarians Need to Know About Amino Acids

If you’ve chosen to give up meat and/or animal byproducts and follow a vegetarian diet, it’s important to honor how your body responds to that choice and make sure you’re providing it with the essential nutrients it needs to thrive....

What Types of Protein Should I Eat

Eating an ideal amount of high-quality protein is a cornerstone of optimal nutrition. Unfortunately, not all proteins are created equal. Deriving a scoring system to rate the relative quality of proteins dates back to the early 1970s. The Food and...

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...