Body-Building Basics: Amino Acid Supplements
By Scott Black - June 12, 2018
When we think about getting into shape, we’re often more focused on eating less and working out more. While both exercise and diet have a role to play, statistics suggest that 75% of weight loss is diet-related while only 25% is influenced by exercise.
When you’re body-building, you want to do two things. You want to build muscle, and you want to burn fat so the muscle beneath shows through. Supplements help you speed up your metabolism, recover from workouts, develop muscle, increase strength, and burn excess fat.
To maximise results, buy supplements from a reliable brand like 1 UP. Founded by John Hilton and Vadim Mordovin, 1 UP offers stand-alone supplements and combination protein powders or syrups. Let’s look at some of the proteins you should be consuming.
It took a while for dairy processors to recognise the benefits of whey. It’s the yellowish liquid left over when milk is curdled into cheese. It makes up 80% of the protein in milk, and is sold in concentrate and isolate form, usually a mix of both. Whey contains all the essential amino acids for muscle growth and repair. It’s easily absorbed by the body but has to be flavoured to make it palatable. 1 UP hydrolysed whey is available in four flavours: chocolate peanut, cinnamon French toast, coconut ice cream, and white choc mint.
When your body breaks down protein into amino acids, 30% to 35% of those blood proteins get converted to L-glutamine. Your body uses large amounts of this particular amino acid. It’s described as ‘conditionally essential’. Apart from improving your body’s strength, muscle tone, and fat-burning, it also heightens brain function, maximises your athletic performance, and heals digestive issues like leaky guts, IBS, and ulcers. L-glutamine is available in free-form (only after meals) or Alaynyl-attached form, which is easier to digest and can be taken even if you haven’t eaten. 1 UP L-glutamine is packaged as a BCAA powder mash-up.
1 UP’s collagen product for women combines it with BCAA’s (L-Leucine, L-Valine, L-Isoleucine, L-Glutamine) to improve her muscle tone as well as her skin, hair, nails, teeth, stretch marks, and cellulite. Because it’s a dietary product, these improvements come from the inside and are more effective than anything from the salon or spa. It has detox abilities and can resolve a leaky gut, as well as enhancing heart and liver function. In terms or her work-out, collagen increases energy levels and muscle mass, repairs joints damaged during exercise, and boosts metabolism.
When you exercise, your mitochondria burn fatty acids to release the energy that sustains your work out. L-carnitine is the part of your cell that transports these fatty acid chains to your mitochondria. In this way, L-carnitine enhances endurance and helps regulate your blood sugar, as well as preventing muscle damage. It helps your brain work better too.
Make any order of 1 UP worth $150 or more to qualify for free delivery. Depending on where you are, you could order before, and we might get it to you on the same day!
To 1 Up your routine and get the best out of your fitness programme, call Supps R Us today on 1300 252 355.