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For people needing to stay lean year long, it could be a very helpful tool. Lately, L-Arginine is the hottest amino topic around, for the moment. It increases levels of epinephrine, nor-epinephrine, and dopamine in the anterior pituitary.
Some plants can absorb nitrogen, but we mammals have to make do with the stuff we make ourselves. Whole wheat, nuts, seeds, rice, chocolate, raisins, and soy. It is not protein that is detrimental to kidneys that are failing- it is sugar — glucose, sucrose, fructose etc.
Nick Amenta says: Found in nearly all protein sources, including brown rice, beans, nuts, and whole wheat. I also find it even more interesting that Ben replies to most every message in timely manner, but for whatever reason, he chose to refrain from comment here.
They can also lower fasting blood glucose and decrease creatine phosphokinase, which means less inflammation, better red blood cell formation, and better formation of storage carbohydrate. Threonine reminds me of that chick on "Star Trek: Unknown, may increase ammonia.
After all, muscle consists of protein, and amino acids do help build muscle, and not just in young men. Just curios on the pills vs powder.
Because it passes through the blood-brain barrier rather easily it's often called brain-food. Only in case of leucine shortage, unknown. It plays a key role in the maintenance and manufacture of glial nerve cells called oligo-dendrocytes which wrap themselves around your nerves to form a protective sheath called myelin.
Carnitine is the only non-essential amino acid that should be considered for long-term use. I am a youthful 70 year old lady in pretty good physical shape. When it comes to gaining lean muscle, what you eat matters.
It will not give you amazing results, however, simply because you are already taking in quite large amounts of it. Increased flexibility is good for the cardiovascular system, and some research indicates that this amino acid can lower blood pressure. Most of the studies on arginine show that it also helps folks with cardiovascular disease improve exercise capacity. Several studies support the use of BCAA supplements for inhibiting muscle protein breakdown.