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Study Finds Amino Acids Contribute to Longer Life

By Emily Roberts MA, LPC

According to the October issue of Cell Metabolism, mice who ingested water with amino acid supplements lived longer than those who did not receive the enhanced water.  Consuming amino acid supplements is different from consuming proteins containing those amino acids. That’s because they do not have to be digested, and can enter the bloodstream immediately. “They come with no energy cost.” Stated a researcher.  Read more here

Although this study was done on mice, their findings show that ingesting amino acid supplements are helpful in treating affects of aging on the brain, improving coordination, and overall health.  These are amino acids that we may not receive from even the healthiest diets, due to our stress level, genetics, or activity level.

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