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What Lifters Need To Know About Essential Amino Acids
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What Lifters Need To Know About Essential Amino Acids

Meet the most important aminos not currently on your radar! These are the siblings of branched-chain amino acids who don't make the headlines, but should definitely make their way into your supplement arsenal. October 09, 2018 4 min read
The Complete Guide to Protein
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The Complete Guide to Protein

Get the real info about how much protein to eat, when to eat it, and the best high-protein foods. Whether you want to lose weight, build muscle, or just stay healthy, learn how it all starts with protein! October 05, 2018
What Is Muscle Protein Synthesis?
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What Is Muscle Protein Synthesis?

Can you say "hyperaminoacidemia" fast three times? Find out what makes your muscles grow. October 05, 2018 1 min read
Can Protein Powder Help You Build Muscle?
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Can Protein Powder Help You Build Muscle?

Absolutely! Some powders are faster absorbing than others, so they can get the muscle-building process into gear sooner. October 05, 2018 1 min read
Are Protein Bars Good For You?
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Are Protein Bars Good For You?

Good protein bars are good for you; bad ones aren't. Buyer beware! October 05, 2018 1 min read
Is Protein Powder Safe During Or After Pregnancy?
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Is Protein Powder Safe During Or After Pregnancy?

For most people, protein powder has numerous benefits when it comes to bringing a child into the world. October 05, 2018 1 min read
What Foods Are High In Protein?
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What Foods Are High In Protein?

Some people think the only way to get enough protein is to eat steak and chicken all the time, but there are a lot of other choices! October 05, 2018 1 min read
When Should I Take Protein Powder?
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When Should I Take Protein Powder?

Like so many other things, it just depends on who you are and what you're trying to achieve. October 05, 2018 1 min read
What Types Of Protein Powder Are There?
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What Types Of Protein Powder Are There?

There are at least 11 different kinds of protein powder. Each one meets a specific need. October 05, 2018 2 min read
How Much Protein Do I Need?
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How Much Protein Do I Need?

This question causes a lot of confusion for some people. Find out how much you need, and when you should consume it. October 05, 2018 1 min read
Do You Need More Or Less Protein As You Age?
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Do You Need More Or Less Protein As You Age?

As you age, your body has a harder time repairing and creating muscle tissue—just when you need muscle to avoid accidents. October 05, 2018 1 min read
What Is Protein?
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What Is Protein?

If you weigh 154 pounds, you have about 24 pounds of protein inside of you. What is this stuff made of, and why is it called a "macro" nutrient? October 05, 2018 1 min read
What Is The Best Protein Powder For Losing Weight?
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What Is The Best Protein Powder For Losing Weight?

Any kind of protein can help, but one kind in particular seems to be more effective. October 05, 2018
How Much Protein Should I Take To Lose Weight?
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How Much Protein Should I Take To Lose Weight?

There's more to losing weight than reducing calories. Protein helps you get there in two ways. October 05, 2018
What Are The Best High-Protein Recipes?
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What Are The Best High-Protein Recipes?

Well, I guess you could say the best ones are the ones you enjoy eating. We've got a long list for you to try. Happy hunting! October 05, 2018
How Much Protein Should I Take To Build Muscle?
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How Much Protein Should I Take To Build Muscle?

Depends on how much you're tearing down muscle tissue. I mean, do you even lift? October 05, 2018
What Is The Best Protein Powder?
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What Is The Best Protein Powder?

This is kind of like the "what is the best protein recipe" question: The best protein powder is the one that works for you—shake after shake, meal after meal. October 05, 2018 1 min read
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Can Protein Powder Help You Lose Weight?
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Can Protein Powder Help You Lose Weight?

It sure can—in a couple of ways! October 05, 2018 1 min read
Should I Take Protein After Working Out?
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Should I Take Protein After Working Out?

That's not a bad idea, but make sure you understand the concept of the "anabolic window." October 05, 2018 1 min read
Is Some Protein Powder Dairy Or Lactose-Free?
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Is Some Protein Powder Dairy Or Lactose-Free?

Some protein powders have lots of these ingredients. Some have very little. Some have none at all. You choose. October 05, 2018
How Do You Make A Protein Shake?
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How Do You Make A Protein Shake?

There's the standard "shake with water" variety, but don't hold back. Get creative! October 05, 2018 1 min read
Is Protein Powder Safe For Kids?
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Is Protein Powder Safe For Kids?

Kids tend to eat too many carbs and not enough protein. Wholesome, balanced meals can go a long way to correct that. Protein powder is just a convenient way to make sure kids get all of this nutrient they need. October 05, 2018 1 min read
How Important Is Protein For Breakfast, And What Are Some Good High-Protein Breakfasts?
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How Important Is Protein For Breakfast, And What Are Some Good High-Protein Breakfasts?

There's a lot to be said for supercharging your body with protein first thing in the day. And we have a lot of breakfast recipes for you! October 05, 2018 1 min read
Is Protein Powder Good For You?
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Is Protein Powder Good For You?

Yes, if you choose the right ones—those with high-quality ingredients in the amounts listed on the label. October 05, 2018 1 min read
What Is Whey Protein Made Of?
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What Is Whey Protein Made Of?

Whey is a byproduct of the cheese-making process, so there's going to be some dairy products in there. October 05, 2018 1 min read
Do I Need A Protein Supplement?
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Do I Need A Protein Supplement?

That depends on what your diet is like. They're called supplements because you only take them if you aren't getting all the protein you need from the food you eat. October 05, 2018 1 min read
How Much Protein Is Too Much?
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How Much Protein Is Too Much?

Short answer: when you're spending more than you can afford on it, or when it upsets your stomach. October 05, 2018 1 min read
Do Athletes Need More Protein?
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Do Athletes Need More Protein?

In a word, yes. But how much more? We can't give you an exact number, but we can give you a range. October 05, 2018 1 min read
Do Men And Women Need The Same Amount Of Protein?
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Do Men And Women Need The Same Amount Of Protein?

Men and women are very different in a lot of ways, but this isn't one of them. Just like men, women need protein to build muscle. A solid foundation of protein can also help you lose weight! October 05, 2018 1 min read
Does Protein Powder Contain Animal Products?
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Does Protein Powder Contain Animal Products?

Some does; some doesn't. Find out what kind of protein powder works best for you, then check the ingredient list to make sure you're getting what you expect. October 05, 2018
What Do Our Bodies Use Protein For?
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What Do Our Bodies Use Protein For?

Protein is important for muscle building, but that's just the start. Our bodies use protein in lots of other ways, too. October 05, 2018
What Are The Benefits Of Dietary Protein?
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What Are The Benefits Of Dietary Protein?

"Dietary protein" just means the protein you get from eating whole foods like beef, fish, soy, legumes, and nuts. Find out why getting most of your protein from food is a smart way to go. October 05, 2018 1 min read
How Informed-Choice Sets The Bar On Supplement Purity
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How Informed-Choice Sets The Bar On Supplement Purity

Taking a supplement contaminated with a banned substance might cost you your job or impact your health. And if you're dialing in your nutrition to the gram, you need to be sure that what's on the label is what’s in the supplement. Here's how a 175-year-old company is making sure your supps are safe and contain what they claim to! September 20, 2018 5 min read
Your Expert Guide to HMB Free Acid
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Your Expert Guide to HMB Free Acid

This new take on a familiar supplement has been getting a lot of attention. But is it all its fans say? Here's where the science is right now. September 19, 2018 8 min read
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Are Supplements Regulated? Yes. Here's How.
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Are Supplements Regulated? Yes. Here's How.

No, the supplement industry isn't perfect. But the horror stories about lack of regulation aren't true, either! Here's what the rules say, and what it means for you. August 28, 2018 4 min read
How Much Protein Should You Consume Every Day?
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How Much Protein Should You Consume Every Day?

Sure, anyone can look up the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for the macronutrients and vitamins they consume every day. Unfortunately, those numbers, at least for protein, are too low to support maximum healthy muscle growth. July 17, 2018 4 min read
4 Reasons Why Caffeine Makes Workouts Better
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4 Reasons Why Caffeine Makes Workouts Better

Caffeine is more than just a pick-me-up. Learn how it can improve your lifts and enhance your results every time you hit the gym. July 03, 2018 2 min read
Supplement Company of the Month: Muscle Beach Nutrition
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Supplement Company of the Month: Muscle Beach Nutrition

It started as a place where bodybuilders could come together and share equipment, knowledge, and suntan lotion. Today, it's a state of mind that has found its way into a superior product line used by athletes around the world. June 20, 2018 6 min read
BCAA Bashing: Have The Big Three Of Aminos Been Debunked As Muscle-Builders?
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BCAA Bashing: Have The Big Three Of Aminos Been Debunked As Muscle-Builders?

A recent barrage of marketing may have you asking yourself: Do BCAAs work, or were they disproven by a new research paper? Here's what the science says, from an industry insider with decades of experience. June 12, 2018 5 min read
4 Reasons Many Multivitamins Don't Work Like They Should
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4 Reasons Many Multivitamins Don't Work Like They Should

Are you spending money on a multivitamin that doesn't work optimally? Here are four reasons why many multivitamins fall short of their goal. June 12, 2018 3 min read
16 Ways to Boost Your Testosterone
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16 Ways to Boost Your Testosterone

Boost your testosterone levels naturally by following these 16 tips that emphasize nutrition, training, supplementation, and lifestyle changes. May 24, 2018 9 min read
Your Expert Guide To Nitrosigine
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Your Expert Guide To Nitrosigine

Since your blood vessels are the pathways that transport oxygen and nutrients throughout your body, it helps to keep those pathways strong. This new-ish supplement promises to do just that. May 21, 2018 3 min read
Podcast Episode 43: Deep-Diving Sports Nutrition And Cognition With Dr. Douglas Kalman
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Podcast Episode 43: Deep-Diving Sports Nutrition And Cognition With Dr. Douglas Kalman

Registered dietician and co-founder of the International Society of Sports Nutrition Doug Kalman gives his perspective on a wide range of currently popular supplements for performance, and enhanced cognition. Plus, he answers the age-old question: Is brown rice really any better than white rice? May 14, 2018 39 min read
Supplement Company of the Month: Ascent
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Supplement Company of the Month: Ascent

The best protein starts with the best ingredients and the right processes. Ascent worked hard and long to get just the right combination of the two, and you get the benefit of all that hard work. May 11, 2018 3 min read
What's The Difference Between Whey And Casein Protein?
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What's The Difference Between Whey And Casein Protein?

Wondering which of these proteins best suits your needs? Get all your questions answered with this side-by-side comparison. May 08, 2018 5 min read
Caffeine: Your Best Fitness Friend Or Your Secret Enemy?
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Caffeine: Your Best Fitness Friend Or Your Secret Enemy?

Why is it that some people can take their pre-workout and rep out like a champ, while others can have the same shake and not feel any buzz at all? The answer may lie deep within your DNA. May 04, 2018 3 min read
Ask The Supplement Expert: Is Creatine OK With Keto?
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Ask The Supplement Expert: Is Creatine OK With Keto?

Does this popular diet of the day play nicely with the king of performance supplements? The answer is more complicated than you might think. April 27, 2018 3 min read
Exercise In A Pill: Are We There Yet?
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Exercise In A Pill: Are We There Yet?

Recent headlines make it seem like we're close to a time when a pill can give you all the benefits of physical training. Does actual science back it up? Here's one researcher's analysis. April 20, 2018 7 min read
Supplement Company Of The Month: RedCon1
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Supplement Company Of The Month: RedCon1

RedCon1 is all about getting people ready for battle! With a hard-charging suite of supplements and a CEO who's been around the bodybuilding block, this is one company with big plans for the future. April 18, 2018 6 min read
Your Expert Guide To Phosphatidic Acid
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Your Expert Guide To Phosphatidic Acid

Phosphatidic acid has emerged as a promising muscle-building supplement. Let's dive into the science to find out if this ingredient will supercharge your gains or merely burn a hole in your wallet. April 13, 2018 6 min read
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