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The rationale for the use of oral, anabolic nutritional supplements is based on the assumption that they will improve net muscle protein synthesis above and beyond that afforded by regular food ingestion alone.
Effect of carbohydrate intake on net muscle protein synthesis during recovery from resistance exercise.
This was one of the first studies to demonstrate its benefit on inhibiting muscle protein breakdown.
A moderate serving of high-quality protein maximally stimulates skeletal muscle protein synthesis in young and elderly subjects.
New research found that casein when it's taken post workout, boosts muscle protein synthesis much like whey does.
The time course for elevated muscle protein synthesis following heavy resistance exercise.
Sustamine is claimed to improve electrolyte and water absorption in the intestines while also helping to inhibit muscle protein breakdown.
Nutrition intake right after exercising may benefit the athlete in that it aids the synthesis of muscle protein and the replenishment of muscle glycogen.
Researchers from the University of Texas compared the changes in muscle protein growth in volunteers who consumed different amounts of 90% lean beef.
The drink, which comes in strawberry and chocolate flavours, also contains essential amino acids such as leucine, which is responsible for muscle protein synthesis, and triggers muscle fibre growth.
It is the most powerful amino acid in terms of its effects on promoting muscle protein synthesis and decreasing muscle protein breakdown (6).