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You may already be familiar with l-leucine (leucine), one of the three branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) that are commonly consumed as part of sports supplements. This amino acid is essential, meaning that our bodies cannot produce it by themselves and must obtain it in sufficient quantities through dietary sources. Leucine helps with the development of proteins and muscles.

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Magnesium is a mineral that is an electrolyte at the same time. Our bodies cannot produce this essential micronutrient by itself and so, like with other nutrients, magnesium must be obtained through the foods we consume as part of our diets.

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Glutamine is a semi-essential amino acid that is crucial for cellular water balance, fat burning, and muscle development. The efficiency of our workouts depends greatly on the absorption of glutamine, among other substances.

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Serotonin is popularly known as a ‘happiness hormone’, yet it plays an important role in many other key functions in the human body. It not only has the ability to brighten our moods, but also influences the cardiovascular system, digestive tract, blood clotting, central nervous system, circadian rhythm (sleep-wake cycles), and cellular growth.

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Vitamin E

Vitamin E captures free radicals and in doing so, protects the cells. However, it also helps with cell renewal and is therefore of significant importance to the whole body. It is primarily known for its skin-rejuvenating effect and is used in numerous creams and other care products.

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Hs-CRP (high-sensitivity C-reactive protein) is a ring-shaped protein that is produced by our livers. It is useful in the elimination of pathogens and diseased or dying cells, and having high levels can be an indicator of bodily inflammation. Modern testing methods for hs-CRP are highly sensitive and can provide relevant data regarding inflammation. Our hs-CRP levels can be influenced by our diets, among other factors.

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