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Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Of the 20 amino acids that make up dietary protein, 9 are essential and 11 are non-essential. Essential Amino Acids are termed “essential” due to the fact that the body cannot make them from other dietary components. If one’s diet does not contain a full quota of the essential amino acids, a nutritional deficiency will be created.

During exercise, protein breakdown will increase with no rise in protein production. This means that physical exercise will cause a net breakdown of muscle protein with the body actually losing muscle tissue. However, during the post-exercise period muscle breakdown (catabolism) can be slowed down as protein synthesis will begin to rise. Unfortunately, this increase in protein synthesis is not significant enough to fully counter the catabolism that is occurring. The overall result of this is a detrimental effect on muscle growth and recovery.

A variety of recent studies have looked at how we can reduce the catabolic effect of exercise and how we can actually promote the growth of muscle tissue (anabolism). This research has shown that Essential Amino Acids (EAA’s) consumed before, during or after exercise can provide a huge increase in overall protein synthesis and anabolism.

Essential Amino Acids are the components that make up the proteins we eat. Consuming these amino acids in their free form as opposed to a food source such as Chicken or even Whey Protein, can lead to more rapid digestion and absorption. This is where Essential Amino Acid supplements prove most useful. Studies have shown that the consumption of as little as 6g of Essential Amino Acids before exercise can create a muscle building (anabolic) environment by producing a net balance of protein within the muscle.

Since free amino acids do not need to be digested in the gut, the appearance of amino acids into the blood is very rapid. So, when free amino acids are ingested immediately before exercise, delivery of amino acids to the muscle is very high during exercise. This can result in a far greater potential to build muscle as opposed to losing it. As food sources of protein must be digested more extensively than free form Essential Amino Acids, the amino acid levels in the arterial blood are not increased quickly enough to prevent the muscle wasting effect of exercise.

These findings support the use of Essential Amino Acids as part of a supplement routine to help build muscle mass and support recovery from exercise. With our own Essential Amino Acid Plus tablets and Essential Amino Acid powder, this research has very exciting implications for your supplement routine.

This information was adapted from the following study:
Essential amino acids and muscle protein recovery from resistance exercise
Elisabet Børsheim, Kevin D. Tipton, Steven E. Wolf, and Robert R. Wolfe
Am.J.Physiol Endocrinol.Metab 283: E648-E657, 2002.

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