Amino Acids

What Are BCAA’s?

Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are essential amino acids composed of valine, leucine and isoleucine and the fusion of these three would make up just about one-third of the skeletal muscle tissue. They play a crucial role in the synthesis of protein and muscle building. Essential amino acids are not naturally produced in the body […]

Amino Acids

Amino Acids and Overtraining

Several amino acids have been theorized to help decrease the incidence of overtraining. As stated earlier, BCAA supplementation before and/or during exercise has been suggested to be an effective nutritional strategy to delay the onset of central fatigue. Although there is strong theoretical rationale to support the potential use of BCAAs as an ergogenic aid, […]

Protein Supplements
Amino Acids

L-Ornithine Side Effects and Role in Urea Cycle

Ornithine is an amino acid that plays a role in the urea cycle. Role in urea cycle L-Ornithine is one of the products of the action of the enzyme arginase on L-arginine, creating urea. Therefore, ornithine is a central part of the urea cycle, which allows for the disposal of excess nitrogen. Ornithine is recycled […]

Human Growth Hormone HGH
Amino Acids HGH Supplements

If You Use It Right L-Arginine Can Boost HGH Growth Hormone Naturally

Arginine is an essential amino acid that causes the secretion of growth hormone from the pituitary gland. A dose of arginine an hour before a weightlifting workout speeds muscle building and fat loss. Researcher Sandy Shaw used this protocol by taking 10 grams of arginine before doing bench presses. She lost 25 pounds of fat […]