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Muscle Synthesis?


#1

Hi There,

Have any of you guys used an amino acid formulation called Muscle Synthesis made by a company called Infinity Fitness?

I believe its a Free Form Amino Acid product to be used pre and post workout, but can be used during the day as a replacement to protein powders.

I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts if you've used it or otherwise?


#2

The problem with amino acid mixtures is that they can't contain the Essential amino acid; tryptophan.

This does not acutely affect protein synthesis, but does so with repeated use (eventually tryptophan becomes limiting).

Here's and article with more info on amino acids vs. proteins: http://www.t-nation.com/readTopic.do?id=459463

Cheers


#3

There are plenty of studies to show that (FF)amino acids are beneficial in helping the body to recover and to maintaining or boosting muscle.


#4

Hi Guys,

Thanks for your input. I was considering using them in a bid to lose body fat in conjunction with a clean diet.

My thinking was that for 2 months they could replace the job of protien shakes by taking them throughout the day and pre/post workout to stave off catabolism and maintain muscle mass.

What do guys think?

Thanks!