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Unformatted text preview: question is do they really work, and is it necessary for athletes take. According to the two authors, Tipton and Wolfe (2004), they do not seem to think it is necessary for athletes to take. Increasing amino acids and protein is not necessary in a lot of individuals. The individuals that might need to increase nutrients are the one that are in power lifting or any kind of sports. After reading this article I realized a normal person can cause harm to themselves by having high levels of protein and amino acids. I also learned Amino acids are replenished rapidly enough to maintain body mass. Individuals who follow extreme work outs will benefit from adding amino acids and proteins as their bodies need the increase to not only maintain, but build muscle tissue. Reference: Tipton, Kevin D., & Wolfe, Robert R. (2004). Protein and amino acids for athletes. Journal of Sports Sciences, 22 (1), 65-80. Retrieved March 10, 2010, from Gale Power Search database....
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