catabolism

InnovAAte Amino Acid Research reaches top 3 over last 12 months

By Hugh Dunstan / 09/07/2020 /

The InnovAAte scientists published a key paper about how amino acids are used in the body. It has generated a lot of interest in the scientific community and it was one of the three most highly accessed papers over the last 12 months. The computer modelling showed that certain amino acids were utilised at much…

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Maintaining muscle is crucial for well-being in elderly adults.

By Tim Roberts / 30/04/2020 /

As we age, elderly adults can lose muscle mass, strength and function and become more susceptible to diseases such as COVID19. The amino acids provided in OptimAAte are designed to replenish those that are in high demand by the body to better maintain muscle integrity and immune function. So why do elderly adults lose muscle…

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How does the body win against a virus? 

By Tim Roberts / 18/03/2020 /

We recover from 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 of…

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How does the body provide amino acids to support exercise?

By Hugh Dunstan / 16/03/2020 /

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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