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Supplements easily explained Part 6: Beta Alanine

What is Beta Alanine? Quite simply, it is one of the two amino acids required to make up carnosine. Carnosine is located throughout the body, but found specifically in skeletal muscle. Research has indicated that carnosine levels are directly correlated to performance, with higher levels producing optimal results. Carnosine has also been demonstrated to act […]

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Protein Explained

PROTEIN Protein is a vital part of all body cells. It makes up about half of the human body’s dry weight (Brain cells, muscle, skin, hair and nails are just some of the body parts that are protein-based.).The human body can’t store protein, so it must be supplied on a daily basis from the foods […]

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Fats Explained

FATS Fat serves as energy stores for the body. 1 gram of fat = 9 Calories/37.8 Kj It is broken down in the body to release glycerol and free fatty acids The glycerol can be converted to glucose by the liver and thus used as a source of energy. Vitamins A, E, D and K […]

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Carbohydrates Explained

CARBOHYDRATES Carbohydrates are the body’s prime energy source. They help in the proper function of the brain as well as the body’s muscles by transforming sugar into the energy your body truly needs. There are two main types of carbohydrate, simple and complex. 1 gram of Carbohydrates = 4 Calories What Are Simple Carbohydrates? Simple […]

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Supplements Easily Explained Part 5: L-Arginine

L-arginine is an amino acid, sometimes referred to as ‘the building blocks of life’. It is needed for a variety of functions in the body, including dispensing with unwanted substances such as ammonia, as well as in the synthesis of creatine and other amino acids. In times of energy deficit, L-arginine can also be converted […]

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Supplements Easily Explained Part 4: L-Glutamine

Glutamine has been a popular nutritional supplement for some time now, and with good reason. Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in muscle tissue and in the bloodstream, and plays important roles throughout the body. One of the most visible effects of glutamine supplementation is its cell-volumizing ability because it leads to an increased […]

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Supplements Easily Explained Part 3: L-Carnitine

  L-Carnitine is a natural nutrient that used to be known as vitamin BT. L-Carnitine is a physiological substance, essential for energy production and for fat metabolism. L-Carnitinecan be synthesized in the human liver, but insufficient amounts may be produced in infants, in adolescents and in adults under certain physiological conditions. L-Carnitine, also known as […]

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Supplements Easily Explained Part 2: BCAA’s

BCAAs (branched chain amino acids) are the essential aminos leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The combination of these three amino acids makes up approximately 1/3 of skeletal muscle tissue in the human body. BCAAs play a very important role in protein synthesis (the production of proteins in cells from amino acids to build muscle). Amino acids […]

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Supplements Easily Explained Part 1: Creatine

Creatine is a compound that’s involved in the production of energy in the body, in the form of adenosine triphosphate(ATP). Made in the liver, approximately 95% of the body’s creatine ends up being stored in skeletal muscles and the remaining 5% is found in the brain, heart and testes. Once it’s used, creatine is converted […]

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Kickstart your day with the ultimate breakfast.

When people tell you breakfast is the most important meal of the day they are not lying. A good breakfast will set you up for the rest of the day and kick start your metabolism Try this recipe for pancakes in a morning to start your day off with some good slow release carbs and […]

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