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How Does Protein Build Muscle?

Skeletal muscle is made up predominantly of protein. When we eat animal flesh we are eating their muscle, along with any associated fat and a small amount of carbohydrate stored in skeletal muscle as glycogen. Skeletal muscle is made up … Continue reading

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Leucine Builds Muscle: More Evidence

High protein diets are beneficial to weight loss. The exact reason for this is not clear but may relate to the availability of protein to build skeletal muscle. As skeletal muscle tissue increases in mass, body composition improves because the … Continue reading

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Whey Protein: The Leucine Threshold

Powdered whey protein is a useful supplement. It provides a simple and cost effective solution to those wishing to increase protein intake. Whey protein holds a number of advantages over other proteins, and in particular, the proteins in whey have … Continue reading

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Whey Protein Spares Muscle: More Evidence

Energy restriction is problematic because while it is able to induce weight loss in most people, much of the weight lost is often muscle tissue. The resting metabolic rate is proportional to the amount of skeletal muscle possessed by an … Continue reading

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The Muscle Building Effects of Leucine

Protein supplementation enhances the synthesis of skeletal muscle protein. Such myofibrillar protein synthesis is thought to occur through activation of a signal cascade involving rapamycin-1 complex (a protein kinase that regulates cell growth, protein synthesis and cell proliferation amongst other … Continue reading

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Branched Chain Amino Acids

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Protein: Its Role as a Brain Food

Amino acids are nitrogenous compounds required by the body to form proteins. Many people are aware that protein is an important structural component of the body. Protein makes a good construction material because it can be twisted and bonded to … Continue reading

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Obesity: Are There Sex Differences?

The mainstream solution to obesity is a one size fits all regimen of vigorous exercise and energy restriction. this one size fits all solution to obesity is not helpful considering the fact that metabolic syndrome, the probably cause of abdominal … Continue reading

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Tyrosine Fights Fatigue

-tyrosine is an amino acid that can be synthesised in humans from the essential amino acid L-phenylalanine. Nutritional interest in L-tyrosine has expanded in recent decades because of military research showing that supplementation with L-tyrosine reduces battle stress and improves … Continue reading

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Why Do Carbohydrates Make You Tired?

arbohydrates when eaten in large quantities can cause drowsiness and induce sleep. This is a physiological reaction to the way blood sugar levels affect the brain. When carbohydrates are digested they enter the circulation where they causes a rise in … Continue reading

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