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Frank A. Greco, M.D., Ph.D.
A.D.A.M., Inc. @ Medline
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|Essential Amino Acids|
Leucine, Iso-Leucine, Valine, Methionine
|Metabolits b-hydroxy-b-methylbutyrate (HMB)|
|Non-Essential Amino Acids Arginine, D-Aspartic Acid, Beta-Alanine, Glutamine, Ornithine, Taurine|
Amino Acids for Super Humans, Part IV - Purported Ergogenics (1/3): Beta Alanine, The New Creatine?
Taken orally, as a supplement, beta alanine (BA) has a slight sweet taste to it (the artificial sweetener suosan is derived from BA). It is highly water soluble and the funny tingles, which can be avoided by either taking it with food or by taking smaller servings (e.g. 5x 800mg for a total of 4g, which would be a reasonable amount for carnosine "loading") multiple times a day, aside, it is virtually side effects free (some people also develop benign allergic skin or mucosal reactions and/or diarrhea).
read all about beta alanine ...
Amino Acids for Super Humans, Part IV - Purported Ergogenics (2/3): L-Carnitine, ALCAR, LCLT, GPLC & Co.
read all about the "carnitines" ...
Amino Acids for Super Humans, Part IV - Purported Ergogenics (3/3): Glutamine, the Anabolic Immune Booster?
Under normal conditions it forms 50% of the whole body amino acid pool. In cells, esp. muscles, where glutamine makes up 66% of the amino acid pool. Within the cellular space, the purported cell-volumizer can reach concentrations that are up to 33 times higher than on the outside of the cell.
read all about glutamine ...
You may also want to check out the Amino Acids for Super Humans Series @ Carl Lenore's Super Human Radio, in the course of which I address some general and some more particular facts / issues of the nitrogen containing molecules, which turn out to be far more than just the building blocks of your muscles.
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