SCI241Amino Acids and How They Relate to Athletics

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Amino Acids 1 Amino Acids and How They Relate to Athletics. Tonya Rabuli University of Phoenix SCI 241
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Amino Acids 2 Amino acids are essential to the body and can be ingested through your diet by consuming proteins from fish, meat, seafood, legumes and amino acid supplements. It is known as essential because you cannot survive without it in your diet. Over the past decades amino acid supplements have been marketed to athletes with the claim they are superior to those found in food. It is theory that central fatigue can occur during prolonged exercise as a result of changes in plasma ratios. Amino acids make up building blocks of protein, which is needed to build and repair muscles. Amino acid supplements are purposed to enhance post exercise recovery to the busy training and competition schedules of the more serious athletes. There is no evidence that
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Unformatted text preview: BCAA oxidation by muscle during prolonged exercise is a limiting factor for performance or it can enhance muscle function during exercise. Amino acid builds muscles, increase stamina and improves recovery from fatigue. Amino acid supplementation reduces mental fatigue. The intake of extra amino acid can cause long term kidney damage and abnormal digestion of protein. The best method for athlete would be to eat a well balanced and normal diet for their amino acid and protein intake. Amino Acids 3 References Davis, J.M., Carbohydrates, Branched-chain Amino Acids and Endurance: The Central Fatigue Hypothesis. Retrieved from Axia Library on June 09, 2010 from
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course SCI 241 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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