The added benefits of daily amino acids in the adult diet can make all the difference in your fitness performance and long term health.
Most active adults are familiar with the benefits of acquiring daily consumption of protein in our diets. Whether protein is consumed in the form of meat, vegetables or liquid, their importance is a required necessity for essential functions in the body. For the gracefully aging adult over 40 years of age, getting enough protein and amino acids can sometimes be an easily overlook aspect in nutrition.
As we age, our body's production of muscle tissue slows downs. After the age of 60 the slow down is even greater. This is known as (sarcopenia), the progressive loss of muscle mass. This slowing of vital muscle building tissue can have a tremendous impact on how we age and our overall health well into our later years.
Protein and/or Amino Acids should be a required staple in our diets on a daily basis, especially if you are a weekend warrior or a physically active adult over the age of 40. Non-essential amino acids, made in your body, include alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid and glutamic acid.
The nine essential amino acids are histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lycine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine. These 9 essential AA's must be attained from dietary intake via animal or plants, which are not produced by the body.
BCAAs Slow Catabolism, Some loss of muscle tissue is normal as we age, but we can slow that process down dramatically by getting the right amounts of protein and amino acids into our diets, along with some level of resistive training. This is especially vital for vegetarians or vegans. While animal proteins provide all 9 essential amino acids, a plant based diet requires extra attention. Although some plants contain some of the 9 essential amino acids, very few provide all 9. With plant based diets, it is of great importance to get the right pairing of plants to ensure you are getting all the needed amino acids on a daily basis for certain metabolic bodily functions. If you are training/exercising regularly your muscle are being broken down. You need to get the right nutrition to aid in building and restoring those tissues damaged by exercise. Furthermore, when your body fat % decreases the body will turn towards it's own muscle for the next best energy and nutrition source. This is known as "catabolism". *Some studies have shown, taking additional aminos could help prevent your body from breaking down it's ow muscle.
Improves Overall Performance
Supplementing your diet with amino acids allows you to TRAIN HARDER and LONGER. Not to mention getting the right amount of amino acids can aid in the reduction of your post training recovery time. Amino acids can also be a energy source. This can be accomplished by sipping amino acids throughout the day to give you more sustained time released-like energy.
*Other benefits include:
Improved Muscle Growth
Greater Fat Burn
Reduced Muscle Soreness
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