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Supercharging muscle protein synthesis through essential amino acids

Adding essential amino acids to whey may boost muscle protein synthesis, but the dose matters!

Study under review: Anabolic response to essential amino acid plus whey protein composition is greater than whey protein alone in young healthy adults.

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What is the protein synthesis response to a mixture of essential amino acids plus whey and a commercial drink (Gatorade Recover) containing 12.6 grams of whey?

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