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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...

Creatine: What It Is, What It Does and the Best Way to Benefit

The amino acid creatine was discovered in 1835, but only came into public view following the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. The performance of several British athletes exceeded expectations, and it was revealed that they had incorporated creatine supplementation into their...

Amino Acids and Bodybuilding: Increase Muscle Gain

You wouldn’t go for a cross-country drive without making sure all your car’s fluids were topped off. After all, you know that what you put in your vehicle correlates directly to what you’ll get out of it. Similarly, when you...

Amino Acids for Weight Loss: Boost Your Metabolism!

We all know the importance of diet and exercise for weight loss, as well as a sustained commitment to losing weight and keeping it off. There is, unfortunately, no magic weight-loss pill that can shed the pounds and keep them...

What Is Functional Fitness and Should You Be Doing It?

Functional fitness is a trending catchphrase in the performance training and fitness arenas. And with good reason! Functional fitness can push you closer to your health and fitness goals, and keeps you strong, flexible, and injury-resistant as you move through...

Best Strength-Training Workouts for Beginners and Pros: Build Muscles and Lose Weight!

Cardio training is an excellent way to stay healthy and lose weight, but strength-training can give your weight-loss goals an extra kick—and it is more useful for building muscles than cardio workouts are. According to Michaela Devries-Aboud, Ph.D., an exercise...

Strength Training for Women: 4 Essential Weight-Lifting Moves

Strength training may call up images of men lifting weights in the gym. Many women avoid strength training because they are afraid they’ll develop bulging muscles. But strength training is a crucial component of everyone’s workout program—women and men alike!...

Amino Acids and Gaining “Good” Weight After Serious Illness, Surgery or Injury

Obesity has become such a pervasive problem in the United States that few people think about gaining weight on purpose. That is, until they lose a drastic amount of weight due to serious illness, surgery, or injury. The weight lost...

Should I Take Amino Acids Pre-Workout?

The before, during, or after debate on amino acids for working out can leave you utterly confused as to when you should take your amino acid supplement. I’ll cover the details, but the quick and easy answer to the question...

Should You Take an Ornithine Supplement for Muscle Building?

Visit any bodybuilding forum on the web and you’ll see mention of L-ornithine (or just ornithine) and its muscle-building benefits. The amino acid ornithine is frequently promoted as a dietary supplement for stimulating muscle growth. But is an ornithine supplement...