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Amino Acids Supplements

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, as well as critical components comprising hormones, muscles and the immune system. Without an adequate amount of amino acids, your body breaks down, resulting in an energy drain. Taking branched-chain amino acid supplements may decrease fatigue during prolonged aerobic exercise, maintain muscle mass and aid in muscle recovery after exercise. The best way to get make sure you’re getting an adequate amount of amino acids is to eat quality protein sources, such as eggs, poultry, fish and meat, plus beans, nuts and seeds. If you’re not getting the proper amount of protein daily, look into taking a supplement as a way of augmenting your diet.

  • Glycine keeps muscles strong and allows you to store more energy. It also promotes a good night’s sleep.
  • Ornithine helps remove toxins from the body, which can otherwise zap your energy.
  • Arginine keeps energy levels up by helping to regulate blood pressure so your heart doesn’t have to work as hard. This amino acid may also help decrease body fat, another energy drain.
  • Lysine aids in turning fatty foods into energy.

Look for a supplement that contains at least 2000 mg of these amino acids combined.