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Fitness Trainer January/February 2017

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This non-essential amino acid is a substrate of carnosine. Beta Alanine supplementation has been proven to increase athletic performance by raising levels of carnosine in the body. Carnosine acts as a buffer for waste products and keeps the body working harder during shorter intense workouts. Beta alanine: Naturally found in animal- based foods, B12 is difficult to attain unless through fortified foods such as breads and cereals. According to Harvard Health Publications, vitamin B12 is necessary in the proper functioning of the nervous and circulatory systems. Deficiencies in this vitamin may include anemia, depression, and fatigue. B12: Mostly found in seafood, this nutrient is important for normal brain function and heart health. Vegans and vegetarians can easily enjoy the benefits of this nutrient by consuming flax seeds and or flax seed oils, walnuts, soybeans, and spinach. Supplements in pill and oil form are options as well as ALA supplements. Omega-3 Fatty acids:

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