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Known as the “building blocks of protein”, amino acids are fuel for the muscles. There are 8 essential amino acids; Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine are the three branch chain amino acids (BCAA’s). Leucine, which is the easiest to metabolize, promotes the release of growth hormones in the body and supports muscle growth and repair. Isoleucine regulates blood sugar, which helps the regulation of energy through the course of the day, as well as having a hand in increasing endurance and the healing of muscle tissue. Valine works as an environmental stabilizer by feeding the muscles so that they may remain and not become food for the body. The other essential amino acids also help with muscle regeneration, adrenaline response, and serotonin production.
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Unformatted text preview: Body builders use amino acids as a daily dietary supplement, and endurance athletes including marathon runners and triathletes use amino acids to aid in muscle recovery and improve endurance. Because of their ability to build, repair, and strengthen the body, they are important supplements to include into a diet when any kind of training is involved, because although most protein mixtures contain amino acids, there is not enough to take advantage of their potential as natures building blocks. Reference: N/A (2009) Amino acids benefits . Retrieved from the world wide web on January 8, 2010 http://www.ihealthdirectory.com/amino-acids-benefits/...
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This note was uploaded on 06/02/2010 for the course SCI SCI/241 taught by Professor Auroramerry during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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