Does L-Arginine Increase Growth Hormone Levels?

Market research suggests that l-arginine is a very popular amino acid supplement among male students.  L-arginine is a conditionally essential amino acid that’s involved in several metabolic pathways.  Accordingly, a typical western diet provides approximately 3-6 g of l-arginine per day . L-Arginine and Growth Hormone For athletes, two of the most important pathways include…

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Does Dietary Nitrate from Beetroot Juice Improve Athletic Performance?

Competitive athletes are always looking for an edge. As someone who used to compete in sports such as bicycle racing, swimming, and cross-country skiing, I used to spend countless hours reading about nutrition and ergogenic supplements. Though there can be certain risks associated with it and I wouldn’t recommend it...

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Nutritional or Herbal Supplements for Anxiety Symptoms?

Fear and anxiety differ in one key respect, fear is a response to a real threat or danger while anxiety is a similar response to an imagined or perceived threat.  Anxiety disorders are very common. All together, approximately 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder.  Though there are different types of anxiety disorders (Generalized…

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L-Arginine Supplementation Enhances Exercise Tolerance?

In a recently study which included just 9 recreationally active males, researchers studied the effect of acute ingestion of l-arginine supplementation on high-intensity exercise tolerance (Bailey et al, 2010). L-arginine is an amino acid. The subjects who were between the ages of 19-38 years of age consumed a beverage either consisting of 6g of l-arginine…

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