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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...

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...

Sarcopenia: What Is It and What Can We Do About It?

It’s inevitable. We lose muscle mass and strength as we get older. Once age-related muscle loss becomes severe the condition is labeled sarcopenia. About 30% of people become sarcopenic as they age. Although not technically accurate, sarcopenia has become more...

Maneuvering Through Menopause: Outwitting Body Composition Changes with Amino Acids

Menopause is a natural biological process that marks the end of a woman’s reproductive cycle. It occurs most commonly between the ages of 48 and 55. The average age for a woman to go through menopause in the United States...

Cystic Fibrosis and Amino Acids: How Essential Amino Acids Can Help Build Muscles

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease caused by a defect in the CFTR gene. This gene mutation impairs the function of the protein that regulates the movement of salt in and out of cells. The result is thick, sticky mucus...

Anorexia Nervosa: Signs, Symptoms, and When to Seek Help

Do you know someone who is suffering from disordered eating? Anorexia nervosa is a serious, often life-threatening condition in which an individual’s fear of gaining weight prevents him or her from getting enough calories. The result is a dangerously low...

Maintaining Muscle When You’re Sick, Stressed or Injured

It is unfortunately true that, at some point in our lives, most of us will have to deal with a major health issue. This may be surgery, serious illness such as pneumonia, or chronic disease such as kidney disease. Muscle...

How Essential Amino Acids Can Prevent Muscle Loss During Bed Rest

If you are feeling sick, one of the first things you usually do to take care of yourself is go to bed. With more serious conditions, bed rest is almost inevitable. In an intensive care unit, virtually all patients are...

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