Your body continuously removes old proteins and produces new proteins to keep you in top working order. This process is called “Protein Turnover” and involves the daily breakdown of old and damaged proteins and the manufacture of new proteins. Why does this happen? It allows the body to regulate what proteins are ready for use…

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Imagine walking around with 10 billion different keys in your pocket. You could unlock 10 billion different locks. This is what your immune system can do. It can potentially protect us against 10 billion different infections, even though it has never seen the infective bug before. It has the plans to make 10 billion different…

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We recover from a viral infections, such as influenza and coronavirus, by the actions of our immune system which make trillions of specialised proteins that attack the virus. Production of these defensive proteins by the body needs large quantities of amino acids which are the building blocks used to make the proteins. A large proportion…

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During exercise, the body breaks down some of its own proteins via a process called “catabolism”. This process releases the amino acids needed to support exercise and recovery. However, the main demand is only on six amino acids – this means that the other 14 are not needed in such high quantities and because they…

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Sweating is essential for cooling the body, but the process loses fluid and hydration is critical. Sweating also helps remove some waste products generated by the body. But did you know that you also lose electrolytes and amino acids when you sweat? To achieve hydration, you need to replenish fluid, electrolytes and amino acids to…

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With the coming of the flu season and the arrival already of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on our shores, we stress the importance of keeping not only good hygiene but also maintaining strong immunity.  It is your immune system that will combat and defeat these infections.   It does this by making millions of copies of its defensive…

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This summer has been extremely hot and the challenge for maintaining good health is keeping up with hydration. When you are working in the heat or exercising, you can lose litres of sweat every hour and hydration becomes important . You can easily lose litres of fluid just sitting and surviving a day of heat…

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People have busy life-styles with family/work commitments and many constantly suffer fatigue. The body utilises primary amino acids at very fast rates and replenishment of these amino acids could help restore inner health and reduce fatigue. The secret is to know which amino acids to take. We have identified these amino acids and InnovAAte provides…

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Athletes can lose 2L of fluid per session through sweating dependent on factors such as: Type of exercise Exercise intensity Body type and size Female vs male Level of fitness Ambient temperature Workers in prolonged hot conditions can lose 12L per day and thus it is vital to rehydrate when carrying out exertion under hot…

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