SUPPLEMENTATION

Collagen

Collagen Peptides Effect on Skeletal Muscle Signaling Post-Exercise

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest Blog by Designs for Sport Collagen consists of 30% of the total protein in the human body. Collagen is essential for the extracellular matrix of muscles and tendons, and muscle force transmission, flexibility, and adaptability. Collagen peptides have a unique amino acid composition, including hydroxyproline, glycine, and proline (approximately 12%, 22%, and 13%, respectively). …

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Supplements

Trace Elements to Support Healthy Glucose Metabolism

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest blog by Designs for Sport Trace elements, such as zinc, chromium, and manganese, are critical to many processes within the human body. They can act as cofactors for enzymatic reactions, assist in cell signaling, help stabilize cellular structures, and more. Trace elements also play an important role in healthy glucose metabolism. They help transport …

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Protein Powder

Effects of High Protein Intake on Aging, Metabolic Health, and Weight

Reading Time: 4 minutes Guest blog by Designs for Sports An adequate amount of dietary protein is necessary for the body to function properly and maintain cellular health. Protein is the major functional and structural component of every human cell. Dietary proteins are comprised of individual amino acids that act as building blocks and precursors for a variety of …

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Glutamine

Why I Love Glutamine

Reading Time: 4 minutes Glutamine is a very underrated conditionally essential amino acid, but it has an impressive host of benefits, especially in our field, that I will highlight during this article.   Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the blood, and our cells can actually produce it. The highest concentrations are found in muscles (up to …

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Lifting Weights

L-Carnitine for Energy Production and Beyond

Reading Time: 2 minutes L-carnitine is an amino acid derivative found in most tissues in the human body. It is considered a conditionally essential nutrient in situations where intracellular levels are low. This can be due to certain genetic conditions, mitochondrial dysfunction, diabetes, the aging process, and high-intensity exercise. The carnitine shuttle is a critical process for the prevention …

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Sprint

Efficacy of Creatine Supplementation on Power Output

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest blog by Designs for Sport Creatine is an amino acid synthesized in the body and obtained through dietary sources. It plays a key role in cellular energy production. In research, creatine has been shown to support athletic performance and muscular health. Recent studies indicate it may also support the body’s response to strenuous exercise. …

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Protein Powder

Fuel Exercise Properly

Reading Time: 3 minutes Guest blog by Designs for Sport Exercise and regular physical activity are the primary means of enhancing physical fitness, which plays a critical role in overall health and wellness. However, exercise alone is not sufficient to yield the positive health outcomes many seek. To get optimal results, exercise should be paired with appropriate nutritional support …

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Barberry

Botanicals To Support Healthy Gut Flora

Reading Time: 2 minutes Guest blog by Designs for Spot Gut flora refers to the gastrointestinal (GI) microbiome, which has been shown to support neurological health, gastrointestinal function, healthy response to inflammation, and many other aspects of human health. Recent research has shown that certain botanicals may support a healthy gut microbiome. Berberine is an alkaloid compound found in …

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