Protein As A Pick-Me-Up?

Protein As A Pick-Me-Up? Most active adults are aware of protein's muscle building qualities. Protein's amino acid components trigger a process known as protein synthesis which helps rebuild muscle bigger and stronger from the breakdown of training. A study published in the journal Neuron suggests that amino acids might also provide you with a late afternoon boost of energy and alertness.

Researchers found that orexin cells contribute to wakefulness and energy expenditure by secreting a stimulant in your brain. Glucose (sugar) blocks orexin cells, but amino acids stimulate their activity more than other nutrients.

True Strength Moment: In previous research, high-protein meals made subjects more active and alert than a high-carbohydrate meal, and this new study helps explain why. To find out what protein has to offer endurance athletes, read today's Performance Blog post at
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Dec 09, 2011
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