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The best post-exercise protein: Trial compares whey and pea

By Nikki Hancocks Nutra Ingredients USA Post-exercise whey protein consumption mitigates muscle damage better than pea protein but the two sources may be comparable when leucine and BCAA levels are alike, according to a new randomised trial. The optimal protein dosing for increased rates of myofibrillar protein synthesis (MPS) and gains in fat-free mass (FFM) …
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Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight

Science Daily A compound given as a dietary supplement to overweight but otherwise healthy people in a clinical trial caused many of the patients to slim down, research by Oregon State University and Oregon Health & Science University showed. The research, published in the Journal of Nutrition, analyzed the effects of 24 weeks of daily, 600-milligram …
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Some asthma drug can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes

Science Daily Unclear if World Anti-Doping Agency ‘approved’ versions have same effect, finds evidence review A type of asthma drug, known as ß2-agonists, can boost sprint and strength performance in athletes who don’t have the respiratory condition, finds a review and pooled data analysis of the available evidence, published online in the British Journal of Sports …
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Ashwagandha extract cuts amount of non-restorative sleep: RCT

By Stephen Daniells Nutra Ingredients USA Daily supplementation with a standardized ashwagandha extract (Shoden) may reduce the amount of nonrestorative sleep experienced by healthy adults, says data from a gold-standard randomized, double blind, placebo-controlled trial. According to a 2013 paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, ​non-restorative sleep (NRS) is defined as, “the subjective …