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Unformatted text preview: right away, but they do help build muscle. However, these types of amino acids cannot build muscle by themselves, but with a combination of proteins containing all the essential amino acids has markedly increased muscle development (Best, 1998). Muscle growth benefits most from amino acid intake directly after exercise. In fact, some research concluded that people who exercise on a regular basis should double their protein consumption. The article clearly and succinctly describes the benefits of amino acids for the athletically natured. Amino acids are the structure of protein, muscle is primarily made of protein and needs it to grow, and whey protein provides essential amino acids necessary to build muscle and help them recover. References Best, B. (1998) Whey for Muscle & Mind: Athletic performance enhancement must be added to whey's benefits. Life Extension, Vol. 4, Issue 10. Alt Health Watch. Retrieved September 2, 2010 from EBSCOhost. Apollo Library....
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