HMB: steroid like results?

β-Hydroxy β-methylbutyric acid (HMB) is a metabolite from leucine and is considered to be a very promising anabolic agent. Leucine is first converted in the body to α-ketoisocaproic acid and then to HMB. As seen in pigs, about 5% of leucine is converted to HMB, and the HMB concentrations increase significantly with the consumption of leucine. … Continue reading HMB: steroid like results?

6 reasons Lysine is good for you. #1 boost muscle growth

Lysine, an essential amino acid, is an exceptionally important amino acid that's indispensable to building quality muscle fast and it also has quite a variety of benefits. Some of its benefits include anti-bacterial and anti-viral. (1) It plays a role in regulating hormones, enzymes and antibodies that keep the immunity strong. Due to stronger immunity … Continue reading 6 reasons Lysine is good for you. #1 boost muscle growth

Ornithine α-ketoglutarate – a remarkable anabolic amino acid

Ornithine alpha-ketoglutarate (OKG) is a salt formed of 2 molecules of the amino acid ornithine and 1 alpha-ketoglutarate (intermediate in the kreb cycle). There is evidence that the benefit of OKG is not the simple addition of the effects of ornithine (Orn) and alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), because the presence of both moieties is required to induce … Continue reading Ornithine α-ketoglutarate – a remarkable anabolic amino acid

8 great benefits of Glutamine. #2 boosts muscle growth

Glutamine, one of the most abundant non-essential amino acids present in the body, are mostly found in the muscle (35%). Glutamine appears to be a unique amino acid, serving as a preferred respiratory fuel for rapidly multiplying cells, such as enterocytes (cells in the small intestine) and lymphocytes (white blood cells), is an important precursor … Continue reading 8 great benefits of Glutamine. #2 boosts muscle growth

Threonine – essentially anabolic

Threonine, an essential amino acid, which might not be so well known as some of the other amino acids, but it also plays an important part in health, well-being, anabolism, and fat loss. Threonine aids in maintaining/achieving a positive nitrogen balance where muscle growth can occur and is also is used in the formation of … Continue reading Threonine – essentially anabolic

What you should know about arginine for building muscle

Arginine, an essential α-amino acid, is used in the biosynthesis of proteins, increases blood flow, growth hormone (GH), improves memory, boosts immunity, detoxifies ammonia, and is involved in formation of creatine, agmatine, glutamate, polyamines (essential for muscle regeneration and growth), ornithine, and citrulline (2, 3). etc... About 60% of the absorbed l-arginine is metabolized by the gastrointestinal … Continue reading What you should know about arginine for building muscle

The essentiality of magnesium and why you most likely need more

Magnesium is a macromineral, which we require quite a large amount of daily. Everyone seems to know the importance of this mineral, yet so many people are deficient. Mg is involved in numerous processes in the body, which includes: heart rhythm vascular tone nerve function muscle contraction and relaxation bone formation energy metabolism - adenosine … Continue reading The essentiality of magnesium and why you most likely need more