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How to gain weight with supplements/amino acid

How to gain weight with supplements/amino acid

Hi friends. In the previous post i shared weight gain with cabohydrate. In this post I will share how to gain weight with supplements/amino acid. So friends as we know that amino acids are smallest unit of protein so these are body blockers so lets discuss in detail about them.

Amino Acids

Amino acids are often called the building blocks of protein, so you can imagine that they are an essential part of any serious body builders nutrition programme.

When you consume protein, your digestive system breaks it down into amino acids that can then be used to synthesize new proteins, including new muscle tissue. Amino acids are divided into two main categories: non-essential amino acids are those that can be synthesized from other amino acids, nitrogen and carbohydrates, and therefore it is not especially important that you consume them, although they are needed.

Essential amino acids are those which cannot be synthesized from other amino acids, so these are the ones to pay particular attention to.Essential amino acids are: Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine.

There are also what is called branched chain amino acids, or BCAAs, which are particularly important for bodybuilders because they make up approximately one-third of lean muscle tissue.
Amino acid supplements usually come in the form of capsules or tablets, and are a convenient way of making sure that your body has sufficient amino acids to provide an optimum environment for the building of muscle tissue. It is also possible to get your amino acids from protein supplements or meal replacement products, but specific amino acid boosters do not contain all of the other ingredients or filler of these products, so they allow for more precise macronutrient balancing.

Amino acid supplements have been proven in studies to increase muscle mass, lifting capacity, energy levels and immune function, while decreasing fatigue and muscle breakdown following intensive exercise. They are therefore shown to be of particular benefit to weight trainers, who need to push their muscles hard every session in order to build lean muscle mass, and cannot afford to wait forever for damaged tissue to regenerate.

The science behind these benefits is simple. The body requires a positive nitrogen balance to create an anabolic environment, which is optimal for muscle building. Positive nitrogen balance occurs when the amount of nitrogen entering a persons body is higher than the amount leaving it. Nitrogen cannot be obtained from carbohydrates or fats, only protein. So you must consume protein or amino acids in order to create a positive nitrogen balance.

Additionally, research has shown that increased amounts of amino acids in the bloodstream can increase the production of an anabolic hormone IGF-1, which stimulates cell growth and in particular muscle cells. This is an addition to the natural function of branched chain amino acids in preventing muscle tissue breakdown. They can even be used directly as an extra energy source in a pinch, so it is definitely a good idea to always maintain a high level of amino acids if you are serious about maximizing the potential benefits of your weight training.

Many bodybuilders find that taking amino acids before their workout helps them stay alert and focused throughout, and research suggests that this is because branched chain amino acids and the essential amino acid Tyrosine have been shown to manipulate neurotransmitter precursors with the result that the onset of fatigue is delayed. As we have talked about elsewhere, it is crucial to maintain focus during a workout in order to push your muscles hard and stimulate the transformation reaction that causes new lean muscle tissue to be built.

So what kind of amino acid supplements should you look for? Well, if you are also regularly using meal replacement products (shakes or bars), and/or a protein supplement such as whey protein, it is possible that you will not need an additional amino acid supplement. If you do decide to make them a part of your nutrition plan, be sure to pick a supplement with a high number of branched chain amino acids, or BCAAs, which may be named as Ieucine, Isoleucine and Valine. The amino acids should also be naturally occurring, as synthetic forms can be toxic.

So friends i hope you understood basic mechanism of amino acids in weight gain.

so we will again meet in next post with some new and interesting topic for weight gain. Till then bye bye tc.

 

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