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The BCAA breakdown

Aaron Deere is a sports nutritionist, functional medicine consultant and advanced personal trainer. He is based in London. Leucine, isoleucine and valine are three essential amino acids collectively known as branched-chain amino acids or BCAAs. BCAAs cannot be synthesised by your body, so they must therefore be consumed from the diet. It is estimated that the three branched chain amino acids make up approximately 33% of all the amino acids in the body. A great proportion of these three amino acids found in skeletal muscle, where they act as both structural elements and play regulatory roles in muscle protein synthesis,…

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The zinc mistake that everyone makes

Kurtis Frank is the co-founder of Examine.com, the research-based resource on supplementation and nutrition. He is based in Ottawa, Canada. The mineral zinc is 24th abundant element in the Earth’s crust and is one of the 24 micronutrients essential for the growth of microorganisms, plants and animals. Around two billion people suffer from zinc deficiency globally, mainly in the developing world, according to research published in the British Medical Journal. In the western world deficiencies are less common, especially if a natural, whole food diet is followed. However, it is one of the more common micronutrient deficiencies in athletes and…

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