L-Glutamine is the most abundant free amino acid in skeletal muscle tissue while the BCAA’s comprise over one third of the amino acids stored in muscle tissue. It is essential to keep blood levels of these aminos at the proper levels during and following training to diminish the amounts which are released from the muscle tissue. This directly correlates to the ability of the muscle tissue to recover from the exercise and/or trauma.
HMB is one of the most heavily researched anti-catabolic dietary supplements. The one conclusion which can easily be made from the research on HMB is that to experience its muscle tissue sparing effects, it must be taken prior to and immediately following any intense exercise session.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a direct precursor to one of the most powerful free radical scavengers which is present in every living cell in the body, Glutathione. Elevated blood levels of NAC during and following training will result in a decrease of free radicals in the blood which can greatly enhance tissue recovery. NAC is slowly but surely gaining popularity as a dietary supplement, not because of a great deal of advertising, but because the science behind it makes sense and it works.
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC) is an amino acid which is finally gaining some well deserved recognition. Its benefits are many. ALC is well absorbed by the body and plays a vital role in the energy production within the muscle cell. ALC is a powerful free radical scavenger and when taken prior to training may assist in the suppression of the catabolic hormone, Cortisol. ALC has been shown to decrease muscle soreness following training and subsequently enhance recuperation.
Phosphatidylserine is a phospholipid which has been studied to suppress the release of cortisol during and following exercise induced trauma. One of the other benefits of PS is that it may aid in short term memory.
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