Understanding U

Amino Acids

  1. Beta-Alanine
    •  NonEssential Amino
    • Combines with Histidine in the body to form Carnosine, which is shown to increase muscle strength, endurance, and tone
    • Recommended: 1-3 grams before or after workout
  2. Betaine 
    • NonEssential Amino
    • Improving body composition and helps promote muscle gains through its role in protein synthesis 
    • Helps increase muscle power output and force production, reduce muscle pain, and boost muscle endurance and performance of quality lifting repetitions
    • Help improve fat-burning capacity 
    • Supplement with 1500-2000 milligrams per day
  3. ZMA 
    •  Combination of Zinc Monomethine/Aspartate, Magnesium Aspartate, and Vitamin B6
    • Boosts strength and power, enhance muscle recovery, and even aid in fat loss
    • Promotes higher levels of testosterone and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) during intense training
    • Zinc is also known to be involved in protein synthesis, while magnesium works on the pathways that influence muscle growth
    • Take 2 capsules of standardized ZMA before bed, which will deliver 20 milligrams of Zinc and 300 milligrams of Magnesium – it will also enhance your sleep
  4. BCAAs
    • 3 Amino Acids: Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine 
    • Used as a fuel within muscle tissue, allowing for increased muscular endurance and faster recovery
    • Leucine – anabolic trigger for growth, helps build muscle tissue, plus may increase growth hormone and reduce cortisol
    • Use a BCAA with at least a 5:1:1 ration and take 5-10 grams before training

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