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Greater Energy, Better Endurance: Why More Protein is Not the Answer

If you are interested in maintain or gaining muscle or even just supporting muscle recovery, you know that protein is important—not only for energy, but for physical growth and repair.  It seems logical, then, to think that more is better.  But this simply isn’t the case.   

You don’t need more protein, they need more amino acids.   

The body requires access to a total of 22 different amino acids, which play a role in its ability to produce energy and maintain optimum, physical function.  Eight of the 22 amino acids are defined as ‘essential’ because they are not manufactured by the body; they must be derived from dietary proteins and/or an essential amino acid supplement.   Without an adequate supply of essential amino acids, the body cannot build muscle, develop stamina or recover well from strenuous, physical activity. About 75% of all athletes are deficient in at least one essential amino acid and, as a result, fail to recover quickly or completely...

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.   

And every type of dietary protein contains a different blend of amino acids.  It is commonly believed that one protein source is just as effective as another when it comes to supplying the body with the resulting amino acids it needs.   

But all proteins are not created equal.   

Some have a higher ‘biological value’ than others; they have a better balance of the eight essentials athletes need.  Organic, grass-fed meats, wild fish, poultry, and whole eggs are good examples of high-biological-value proteins. Other foods have a lower biological value; they contain a less than optimal mix of the eight essential amino acids and are more difficult for the body to use.  Examples of these are whey, casein, soy beans, nuts and egg whites.  What about all those costly whey, soy and casein-based powders and bars with the great-looking labels?  Despite all the sales hype, they are wasteful and ineffective.  Only 18% of their advertised protein is actually utilized by the body.  

Opting to eat high-biological-value proteins is a great place to start, but it probably won’t be enough.  Not everyone can fully digest them due to an insufficient supply of stomach acids or digestive enzymes, both of which decline with the stress of training and racing—and with age.  As a result, it makes sense for anyone interested in improving their physical performance and overall well-being to supplement their diet with a balanced essential amino acid formula that does not require digestion and can be directly utilized by the body for growth and recovery.     

Just as all proteins are not created equal, neither are all essential amino acid supplements.   

Most contain artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, and non-nutritive fillers.  And the exact ratio of amino acids contained in each formula may vary, too.  The FundAminos essential amino acid formula is completely natural and filler-free.  This gold-standard formula offers a unique blend of the eight essential amino acids, is 100% utilized by the body, and five times more effective than protein powders when it comes to building and repairing the body! 

Is an essential amino acid deficiency or imbalance holding your body back?   

Use FundAminos for 2 months and you’ll see the difference. We promise! 

 
CLICK HERE to get our special Core 4 Nutrition client pricing. Only $40.00 per bag for 300 grams. (regularly $49.00). Enter EAA40 at check out. 
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Questions?  Don’t hesitate to contact me at rick@core4nutrition.com.

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