The best way to build muscle is to fatigue it thoroughly and then nourish it correctly.
The only thing fatigued muscle fiber can nourish itself on is protein, and eggs and milk are the best biologically available sources of protein. Therefore it is understandable that the best Animo acid supplements are derived from eggs and milk.
The key to the value of a protein molecule lies in its nitrogen level.
The higher the nitrogen level, the more efficiently Nucleic Acids, and Animo acids can build body protein (muscle). These acids are so critical that if we were deprived of them, it would be impossible for our cells to build, maintain and repair any muscle tissues.
In addition, the liver would be unable to synthesize indispensable hormones and enzymes, and the blood system would not transport minerals. This is how nature executes the law of balance.
A combination of elements such as Amino Acids constituting the energy of nitrogen, are broken apart and reassembled in a carefully constructed new combination such as is necessary to replenish the cells of our muscle fibers.
These micro-conversions carry on in our bodies as often as fifty times per second.
Whether or not these conversions happen depends on two conditions: First, it depends on how many and what combinations of Amino Acids we decide to take in; and secondly, it depends on the efficiency of the form in which they are taken.
Clinical studies and practical application research by Sportstars own world-class bodybuilders, have proven that Amino Acids must be ingested as a peptide isolate (free from) and in the “L” configuration (denoting natural). In other words, do not waste your time on peptide bonded or “DL” configuration aminos.
Also, the Amino itself must be 100% pure. Avoid Hydrochloride (HCL) combinations denoted as “Arginine HCL”.
Eggs – Most Useful Protein of All Foods
As to the correct combinations or balances, a good rule of thumb is to follow nature’s best example, which is the egg. Eggs possess the most biologically useful protein of any food. Therefore it would be a sound practice to try and duplicate its Amino Acids ratios.
The only aminos essentially necessary to use in a supplement, and their correct ratios are as follows for the average beginning bodybuilder.
- L-Alaine – 180mg
- L-Aspartic Acid – 240mg
- L-Glutamine – 360mg
- L-Histidine – 120mg
- L-Leucine – 300mg
- L-Methionine – 180mg
- L-Phenyalanine – 300mg
- L-Threonine – 240mg
- L-Tyosine – 120mg
- L-Arginine – 600mg
- L-Cysteine – 120mg
- L-Glycine – 600mg
- L-Isoleucine – 180mg
- L-Lysine – 600mg
- L-Ornintine – 390mg
- L-Taurine – 300mg
- L-Trytophan – 120mg
- L-Valine – 180mg
Also, the mineral Mono-magnesium and Mono-potassium should be included in sufficient amounts, because their presence will ensure proper and efficient transporting of the individual Amino Acid to the correct area of the body.
This is an integral part of any Amino Acid Complex, which is non-existent with most brands.
As the liver removes the Amino Acids from the blood, it has to make any of three decisions about their future.
The liver must decide how many to store to make Hormones, Enzymes, and Coenzymes to be used later, which ones will be sent back to the blood to form Plasma Protein, Serum Albumen; and still what others will be distributed to the various cells which need repairing and rebuilding.
When you think of how many cells there are, and how this constant converting, distributing, reconverting action performed on Amino Acids is only one of hundreds of daily operations faithfully carried out by the liver.
It’s essential that increased respect take the form of better care by not overloading the liver or congesting it with substances that slow its function ( Such as abuse of Anabolic Steroids)
When the Liver is allowed to function cleanly, the liver can recognize the correct balances of aminos to provide anabolic-like-results.
In order to allow your now perfected knowledge of nutritional supplementation to work in a bodybuilding program, you must be able to cause significant muscle hypertrophy.
This is an increase in the size of the muscle as a direct result of forceful progressive resistance training. This training will cause the diameters of the individual muscle fibers to increase by gaining nutrients and intermediary metabolic substances such as Glycogen.
Less than maximal training, even when sustained over a prolonged period, does not result in significant hypertrophy. Only forceful – (maximum effort) – training will cause – maximum hypertrophy even though the training might occur for a relative few minutes each day. In other words, the muscles will hypertrophy at a rate directly related to the intensity of the workloads.
This means that maximum growth occurs when the muscle is required to activate more fibers at one time, which brought on by using maximum weights for 1 to 3 repetitions as in powerlifting.
References – excerps taken from:
Muscle.Co Magazine UK – Article by Tom Tabback (Sportstar Vitamin Company)