Amino acids and creatine

Citrulline: functions and contraindications

by Editorial staff

last updated: August 07, 2019

Citrulline is an amino acid that isn't just used in the sports field. It has a range of functions including: increasing arginine levels in the blood, and vasodilation, via the synthesis of nitric oxide


Your Complete Guide to Creatine Monohydrate

by Editorial staff

last updated: February 27, 2019

Creatine monohydrate is one of the most popular supplements used by people looking to build lean muscle mass, maximize performance and increase strength. What are the real benefits of creatine monohydrate? How is it taken and what are the dosages? Does creatine monohydrate has any side effects?


What are the differences between BCAA 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1?

by Editorial staff

last updated: March 01, 2018

Essential branched chain amino acids (bcaa) are of particular importance for athletes as they act as an energy and anti-catabolic substrate. On the market there are several BCAA supplements with different ratios of L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine and L-Valine. Especially 8:1:1, 4:1:1 and 2:1:1.

AminoDEX®: essential amino acids for post-workout recovery

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: May 31, 2017

AminoDEX® is the latest model of nutritional supplements from Yamamoto® Nutrition. It is an innovative type of food supplement, with essential amino acids of vegetable origin obtained using the Kyowa® fermentation method.

AlphaTECH: from the North Sea to our muscles ... Thanks again science!

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: December 05, 2016

How is it that from a salmon, man has been able to derive a substance made accessible for food use for many interesting purposes related to the integration of protein and malnutrition.

What are essential amino acids? What functions do they have?

by Niccolò Balboni

last updated: October 17, 2016

The category of essential amino acids (EEA) includes those that our body is unable to synthesise autonomously. Let's see what they are and what functions they have.

What is Taurine: effects and properties

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: September 23, 2015

Taurine is an amino acid which is often used in supplements thanks to its stimulating properties. But is this really its function? The properties and beneficial effects of L-Taurine amino acid.

Sustamine: a new supplement for cellular hydration

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: September 04, 2015

Alanyl-glutamine, better known as sustamine, is a dipeptide which binds glutamine and alanine, resulting in a very stable form with a high level of solubility: let's learn about its benefits

Creatine in sports: use, benefits and side effects

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: March 27, 2015

An in-depth analysis of creatine, one of the most famous and commonly used active ingredients in sports, analysing its properties and effectiveness, directions for use, side effects and the differences between various types of creatine.

Glutamine: what does it do and when to take it?

by Gabriele Trapani

last updated: March 12, 2015

Glutamine is a very special amino acid because our body is able to produce it in cases of need. However, in cases of very intense stress such as heavy sports training it may be necessary to resort to a supplement.