Move Over Muscles: Surprising Amino Acid Benefits

Amino acids. Strands of these molecules form the building blocks of protein. When you digest protein, your body breaks it down into individual amino acids and then reconstitutes them as needed. And amino acids are needed for a variety of functions in the body, in part because your body needs protein to build cells as…

Improving Athletic Performance

Whether you are a hard-core athlete or weekend warrior, you want to get the most out of the effort you put into your workouts. ┬áThese recent studies explored how omega-3s and arginine may affect athletic performance. Nutrients improve performance in elite athletes Omega-3s boost elite cyclists In this study, 13 elite cyclists took 1,300 mg…