Evolving Health

Arginine is used for synthesis of protein, agmatine, polyamines and creatine [1]. Because kidneys synthesize arginine usually in sufficient amounts in the urea cycle(releasing 2-4g daily), it’s normally not necessary to...

Urea cycle regulation is dependent on dietary factors and hormone concentrations (1). A feed-forward regulation exists in that available ammonia causes more urea to be created (1). This can also mean...

While Dietary Reference Intakes for protein are 0.8g protein per kg for adults, data suggest athletes may need more depending on their sport, particularly strength-training athletes (1). Research also indicates that...

It’s clear that carbohydrates with protein affects insulin, thereby inducing glycogen synthesis. However, I was left thinking, “But what kind of carbohydrate is best?” And I found a study that suited...

Arginine is a precursor for nitric oxide, which relaxes vascular smooth muscle leading to improved blood flow and, thus, the flow of nutrients to muscles (1;2). Oral arginine appears to also...

You might think so. In theory, glutamine supplementation appears to make sense. Supplementation increases plasma glutamine in the plasma (1), which is thought to support the immune system (2;3) because the...

Saturated fats including trans fat can lead to a increased risk of cardiovascular disease mainly by raising cholesterol and causing a poor LDL:HDL ratio (1). Trans fat is thought to be...

The presence of ovomucin, a natural trypsin inhibitor in eggs, can help block some of egg cholesterol absorption and bile acid reabsorption through enterohepatic circulation (1). Despite ovomucin, however, there does...

Raw egg white contains avidin. As dietary protein is digested, the presence of avidin can bind to biotin tightly preventing its absorption into the body (1). Because biotin is used as...

Along with the recommendation of exercise and a healthy diet (including a bit of red wine daily), both lovastatin and cholestyramine can be used in the treatment of familial hypercholesterolemia (1;2)....