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Protein Sources

Getting Protein Sources

1 It’s important to eat protein throughout the day. Sometimes protein is hard to find, especially since many sources need refrigeration. Here’s a list that highlights convenience and decisions involved in various protein sources.

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Glutamic Acid

Glutamic Acid (Glutamate) L-Glutamic Acid GLU

3 Formula: C5H9NO4 Molecular weight: 147.13 Glutamate is a key molecule in the citric acid cycle and cellular metabolism. Glutamate is a principal excitatory neurotransmitter. GABA is synthesized from glutamate. GABA (a non-standard amino acid) […]

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Amino Acids

Amino Acids

4 There are 20 known standard amino acids, which are well known as components of protein (proteinogenic), but some are also important as neurotransmitters or intermediary for synthesis of other molecules. The sequence of amino […]

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Arginine

Arginine, L-Arginine ARG

6 Formula: C6H14N4O2 Molecular weight: 174.20 Nitric Oxide (NO) precursor. Used by athletes to promote hemodilation or ‘pump’ during workout. Involved in synthesis of nitric oxide from L-Arginine and nitric oxide synthase reaction. NO2 Hemodilator […]