Monday, February 28, 2011

Why I heart Arginine.

I am loving the newest product by Advocare--MASS IMPACT. Then after reading recent publications from Amino Acids and Journal Applied Physiology I am even more fired up to take this product. Below is a quick summary from one of the publications.

Amino Acids, 39: 349-357, 2010-- Arginine Supplements Promote Fat Loss
Arginine is an amino acid that promotes fat loss in animals and humans. It appears to work by decreasing food intake, increasing metabolic rate, and reducing the growth of white adipose tissue (storage fat).

Jason McKnight & colleagues from Texas A&M, in a review of literature, concluded that arginine supplements stimulate the growth of mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell) and promote the activity of brown fat--a highly thermogenic tissue that dissipates energy as heat rather than storing it as fat. Arginine supplements are a safe and effective way to reduce body fat, increase muscle mass, and improve metabolic health.

Journal Applied Physiology, 109: 1394-1403, 2010 -- Arginine Supplements Prevent Fatigue During Exercise
Summary from this article will be posted on Wednesday.

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