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BCAA – All you need to know

  Dr. Meenakshi Noll What are BCAAs  Amino acids are building blocks of protein. There are 22 amino acids that are required in the body to carry out various funcions especially protein synthesis. Among all amino acids, 9 are called essential amino acids as they are not produced in the body and must be obtained from external sources like animal food products (e.g. milk proteins). Out of these 9 essential amino acids, three are called branched chain amino [...]

March 25th, 2017|Sports Medicine, Weekly Journal Article|0 Comments

The Increasing use of Dietary Supplements: Benefits and Dangers

 Aiman Bandali INTRODUCTION Over the last few years, particularly since 2010, there has been an increase in intake of dietary supplements. According to the new market report published by Persistence Market Research, the global dietary supplements market was valued at $109.8 billion and is expected to grow to about $179.8 billion by 2020.1 Increased use seems to be directly related to greater interest in healthy living.1 Dietary supplements, with their wide availability and different dosage forms, seem to [...]

January 28th, 2017|health and diet, supplements|0 Comments