Amino Acids

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Go the whole whey for better muscle building

By Tim Cutcliffe

Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) taken as part of intact whey protein may stimulate muscle building response better than if taken in isolation, suggests a new study.

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ECJ strikes down German amino acid restrictions

By Eliot Beer

The European Court of Justice has said Germany’s rules on amino acids as ingredients are not compatible with EU law, creating potential for confusion on amino acid rules in the EU.

BCAAs take center stage in targeted sports nutrition products

Special Edition: Amino Acids and Proteins

BCAAs take center stage in targeted sports nutrition products

By Hank Schultz

Protein as a driver of sports nutrition products is an old story.  The newer twist, however, is the use of individual amino acids, and specifically the branched chain amino acids leucine, isoleucine and valine, to deliver targeted benefits for their role...

Norway ranks four amino acids as “high risk”

Norway ranks four amino acids as “high risk”

By Shane Starling

The Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety (VKM) has classed four amino acids – histidine, methionine, S-adenosylmethionine (SAM) and tryptophan – as high-risk and linked to problems like nausea, dizziness and increased blood pressure.

Dietary supplements may offer autism and epilepsy promise

Amino acid supplements may offer autism promise

By Nathan Gray

Intake of common nutritional supplements containing amino acids could help to combat a unique form of autism, according to new research published in the journal Science.


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