06/21/10: Nutrient timing strategies for peak athletic performance

Nutrient timing strategies for peak athletic performance By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. Consistent training and sound nutrition are the time-honored pillars of physical fitness.While supplemental amino acids, creatine and carbohydrate are well-known to support fueling and recovery, research suggests that the timing of their ingestion is highly relevant to maximizing gains.In recent years, numerous studies […]

05/17/10: Metafolin® for optimal folate assimilation

Metafolin® for optimal folate assimilation By Kelly C. Heim, Ph.D. Folate is a general term referring to folic acid (pteroylglutamic acid) and its reduced derivatives. Reduced, or activated folate is the coenzyme that participates in numerous methylation reactions, which include biosynthesis of nucleic acids, neuronal membrane components and neurotransmitters. Importantly, methylation of chromatin and DNA […]