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Review: BCAAs (Branched Chain Amino Acids): Do BCAAs Build Muscle?

The branched chain amino acids—leucine, isoleucine and valine—form an important subclass of essential amino acids widely used as bodybuilding supplements. What are amino acids? Amino acids are the “building blocks” of proteins. Every protein in the human body is made up of a chain of amino acids, bonded together, and folded into a 3 dimensional shape. All amino acids have the same, basic “skeleton”—where they...

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Review: Controlled Labs Purple Wraath – Essential Amino Acid Supplement

The label for Controlled Labs’ “Purple Wraath” describes it as an “Ergogenic Essential Amino Acid Matrix.” This is a fairly accurate assessment of the formula, which provides all the known essential amino acids (except for tryptophan), along with other compounds intended to enhance athletic performance and recovery. “Discover the “Holy Grail” of bodybuilding and athletic performance...

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HMB Review: Does HMB Work? Does It Build Muscle?

Beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) is one of the best-studied bodybuilding supplements in existence, with over 30 human clinical trials published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. There are a number of benefits attributed to HMB supplementation, including increased strength, lean mass (muscle) and aerobic capacity; as well as decreased body fat, serum cholesterol, blood pressure and post-exercise muscle damage. HMB is a...

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