Amino acids are biologically important organic compounds containing amine and carboxylic acid functional groups, usually along with a side-chain specific to each amino acid. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein, and muscle tissue. Many physiological processes relating to bodybuilding from energy, recovery, muscle hypertrophy, fat loss, and strength gains are linked to amino acids.
Amino acids aren’t just useful for muscle development and immune strength — they may also be key players in the development of your central nervous system. According to Dr. John W. McDonald of the Johns Hopkins University Department of Neurology, amino acids may “exert trophic influences affecting neuronal survival, growth and differentiation during restricted developmental periods.”
Taken in conjunction with either the Ketogenic Diet Program or the Carb Cycling Program, the Skinny Drops Extreme can help shed unwanted pounds and improve your overall health and appearance.
Improves gastrointestinal health. Aids with memory, focus and concentration. Boosts metabolism and cellular detoxification. Improves diabetes and blood sugar. Improves athletic performance and recovery from endurance exercise.
Tyrosine has a number of effects beneficial to weight loss. The first is that this amino acid stimulates the production and release of catecholamines, which are hormones that speed up your metabolism and initiate fat burning.
In addition, as Dr. Mauro Di Pasquale points out, tyrosine supplementation can prevent you from building a tolerance to appetite suppressants, thus making it easier to stick to a reduced-calorie diet. Tyrosine can also improve the effects of appetite suppressants, so that smaller doses will be more potent. Often, tyrosine is supplemented in conjunction with phenylalanine to produce catecholamines.
Also known as Nitric Oxide. Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and also improves circulation. Some evidence shows that arginine may help improve blood flow in the arteries of the heart. That may improve symptoms of clogged arteries,chest pain or angina, and coronary artery disease.
L-arginine is an amino acid, one of the building blocks for proteins in your body. It may help to prioritize muscle-building over fat deposits and limit weight and fat gains due to a high-fat diet, according to an animal study published in the Journal of Nutrition in 2009.
The sports benefit of supplementing with beta-alanine lies mostly in its ability to raise muscle carnosine concentrations. In fact, beta-alanine is the limiting amino acid in carnosine synthesis, meaning that its presence in the bloodstream is directly tied to muscle carnosine levels.
The American College of Sports Medicine suggests that as the amount of beta-alanine in your muscles increases, so does your level of strength and endurance. Muscle is needed to burn fat in your body. Therefore, by increasing the amount of muscle in your body, you decrease the amount of fat in your body. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics finds that including beta-alanine supplements in your diet helps improve your muscle gains, thereby increasing your ability to burn body fat and lose weight.
Also known as MAG. MAG is known to be a natural sweetener, and considered to be a functional ingredient used to enhance a product’s sweetness.
Also known as Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid. In adult brains, it acts as the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter, working to calm neurons which are firing in an excited pattern. GABA essentially counterbalances the level of excitement in your neurons caused by excitatory brain chemicals such as Glutamate, helping to ensure you do not become over-stimulated or anxious. GABA benefits are numerous in this regard, ranging from improving your mood, ability to focus, promoting relaxation and helping you control stress.
In “Fitness ABCs,” author Chuck Krautblatt points out that GABA also is believed to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more human growth hormone, or HgH. HgH in turn promotes a decrease in body fat and increased muscle growth. These properties also make GABA attractive to those who are trying to shed pounds.
Promotes energy and healthy aging. L-carnitine transfers long-chain fatty acids, such as triglycerides into mitochondria, where they may be oxidized to produce energy. Carnitine has also been shown to reduce fatigue and serve as an appetite suppressant as well.
Ornithine is used for improving athletic performance, reducing glutamine poisoning in the treatment of a brain condition due to liver disease (hepatic encephalopathy), and for wound healing.
L-tryptophan is an amino acid, a protein building block that can be found in many plant and animal proteins. L-tryptophan is called an “essential” amino acid because the body can’t make it. It must be acquired from food. L-tryptophan is used for insomnia, sleep apnea, depression, anxiety, and to improve athletic performance.
Bodybuilders and athletes have been known to take chromium picolinate to enhance performance and increase energy. Chromium is an essential trace mineral required in the diet for proper protein, carbohydrate and lipid metabolism as well as enhancing insulin sensitivity.