Yes! You heard it here! Essential Amino Acids can be an extremely valuable nutritional supplement to consume post workout to reduce muscle loss! We all know that during exercise the body utilises glycogen in the muscle [assuming you are training hard]. With this in mind, it is fair to say that the longer you leave the body without key macronutrients [read:protein,carbohydrates] the more chances you have of increase the rate of muscle loss.
Protein Synthesis – the buzz word here. Protein synthesis is what allows higher uptake of protein turnover in the muscle. What does this mean, I hear you say? Basically the higher the protein synthesis the greater the recovery, strength gains and also size gains. The very thing we all want, if not all three at least one.
Now, these peptide proteins can be purchased from many credible online discount supplements stores in powder or tablet form. Do bear in mind however, that the powder form does required an acquired taste. Tablets do come in 500mg to 1000mg and you’ll only need 9 of them post workout.
So where did all this research come from and why should you believe me in this article? Hit up Google and type “Essential amino acids are primarily responsible for the amino acid stimulation of muscle protein anabolism in healthy elderly adults 1, 2, 3” and there you will see a very interesting study. But it does not stop there – look about and you will see the very same studies being cited all over the place.
So can you get essential amino acids from any other sources? Of course, you can consume some fast acting whey protein like whey protein isolate – that will provide you will amino acids but they may not get into your blood stream and thus muscles fast enough. So do bear that in mind.
So remember – 9g of EAA’s mixed in water post workout – it will only do you good![ad_2]
Source by Clare Levinson