Amino acids are the buzz in the health and fitness industry, and many people take them for various benefits. There are so many different options available with some being “essential” and some described as “branched chain.” What part do they play in the body and what benefits do they provide?
What are Amino Acids?
First, amino acids are organic compounds that serve as the building blocks for proteins. There are twenty amino acids that exist naturally. These compounds are made up of a central carbon atom, a hydrogen atom, an amino group, a carboxylic group, and an R-group or side chain. The R-group or side chain is what makes each amino acid unique. Continue reading Amino UP
How can Intra Edg3 help me get rid of fat and build muscle?
Intra Edg3 may help your body lose fat by building lean muscle. The BCAA’s and Glutamine in Intra Edg3 can help to build lean muscle, and muscle burns nearly twice the calories as fat. Use the low-calorie drink Intra EDG3 to help build lean muscle and make your body a more efficient fat burning machine. Sip it on your non workout days throughout the day. Take it for muscle-building, fat burning, recovery and strength. Intra Edg3 contains more than 7 grams of BCAAs per serving to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, plus 2.5 grams of L-Glutamine to promote recovery and 1.2 grams of Citrulline to improve blood flow.
What Are BCAAs?
BCAAs are branched chain amino acids that consist of three essential amino acids comprising nearly 1/3 of skeletal muscle in the body and play a major role in protein synthesis. Why are they essential? They are essential because the body cannot produce them and must get them from an outside source. BCAAs are metabolized in the muscles, have potent anabolic and tissue sparing qualities, decrease recovery time, and increase rate at which lean body mass is gained. Plus, they yield metabolic by-products that boost energy production. The 3 essential amino acids are L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine. Continue reading Get The Edge for Fat Loss and Muscle Building
Strings of streetlights…Even stop lights…Blink a bright red and green
With the holiday season upon us, we are surrounded by thematic decorations of red and green. Instead of Santa hats and evergreens, we are going to redefine red and green as they relate to the world of supplements.
Continue reading ‘Tis the Season for Red and Green
Is your fitness journey stuck in a rut? Have your results plateaued? Then now is the time to Unleash the Beast.
All of us have been endowed with a sense of fight or flight. It is a part of our being that is designed to keep us safe and prevents our race from extinction. Our inner core waits for a signal from us to activate that beast that lurks inside… just itching to be unleashed. This natural fighting instinct can propel us to be in the best shape of our lives…and these supplements can support you in your quest.
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Intra Edg3 is an intra-workout catalyst for maximizing training, performance and recovery. The SRX BCAA matrix found in Intra Edg3 contains more than 7 grams of essential branched chain amino acids (L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, and L-Valine) per serving to stimulate muscle protein synthesis, plus more than 2 grams of L-Glutamine to promote recovery, as well as more than 1 gram of Citrulline to boost nitric oxide production in the body.
Continue reading Intra Edg3: An Intra-Workout BCAA Catalyst
During intense workouts, tissue can be damaged at the microlevel and the usage of fuel stores goes up dramatically. Ultimately, these strong performances can push us to higher levels of leaner, meaner muscle, but in the short-term, some repair is necessary.
Continue reading The Importance of the Post-Workout Phase
Whey protein can help with muscle building, toning, weight loss, osteoporosis, bone density, lowering blood sugar and boosting metabolism. Many studies have shown that whey protein can possibly help increase strength, gain muscle, and lose significant amounts of body fat.
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In honor of Mother’s Day, this month we are focusing on women’s health. Heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis and depression are among the top health concerns for women these days. Many women lead very busy lives and are notorious for not taking as much time or care for themselves as they do for others. Here are a few quick and easy steps to help women improve their health.
Step 1: Take a Multivitamin.
Nutrition & supplementation affects susceptibility to disease. Every year there are: 14 million cases of preventable heart disease, 1.2 million preventable cases of cancer, more than half a million preventable strokes, and thousands of babies born with neural tube defects that could have been prevented with a simple vitamin. The best offense is a good defense. Supply your body with the nutrients it needs to build up its immune system, the real power to fight off any disease. Continue reading The Real Power To Fight Off Disease
If you just can’t seem to lose those last 10-15 pounds or you have hit a plateau in your weight loss goals, it may be time to clean things up.
When our bodies absorb toxins, they coat them in fat to prevent them from causing harm to our system. As a self-defense mechanism, the body will not allow the fat that protects itself from the toxin to be removed. For if the fat is removed, the toxins are allowed to freely cause harm or illness to our body. How to fix this? Remove the toxins.
There are several great ways to get the toxins out of those fatty pockets. And once those fatty pockets are toxin-free, the body will let go of them, thereby resulting in weight loss! Continue reading Spring Cleaning from the Inside-Out!
Small, Frequent Meals Key To Weight Loss
Recent studies by the National Institutes of Health show that people who eat four to five small meals a day weigh less, and have better overall health than those who eat only two to three times a day. However, proper portion control and the nutrient density of the foods consumed is, at least, equally important as the hours between eating. Continue reading Small, Frequent Meals Key To Weight Loss