Connect
To Top


Fat-Fighting Amino Acid


There are a lot of marquee amino acids out there that get star billing for helping you in the gym: beta-alanine, valine, arginine, and of course leucine (the Tom Hardy of leading amino acids). A new supporting actor has burst on the scene lately. A Chinese study found that histidine can help reduce body fat levels. Over 12 weeks, overweight subjects took two grams of histidine after breakfast and another two grams after dinner.

At the end of the trial, the group who consumed the amino acid lost about four and a half pounds of body fat, while the placebo group actually gained two pounds. It seems that histidine improved insulin sensitivity and squelched certain inflammatory agents in the blood. Histidine supplements are inexpensive and easy to find. It is also plentiful in such healthy foods as alfalfa, beets, endive, garlic, radish, spinach, and turnip greens.

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

More in Featured Post

  • Get A Good Workout with Mike Rashid

    Muscle sensation Mike Rashid, whose motto is “Train Your Mind as Hard as You Train Your Body,” explains his shoulder massifier step...

    Cindy MamJuly 16, 2018
  • Interview Q&A with Amber Dawn Fokken

    It’s hard not to be captivated when looking at Amber Dawn Fokken. Her striking blue eyes and perfect physique are a...

    Cindy MamJuly 9, 2018
  • Making The Right Decisions

    What you put into your body goes a long way to maintaining your health. By Jay Campbell and Jim Brown  ...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 24, 2017
  • Are Macros The Key To Your Goals?

    The difference between looking good and feeling good is more than just a number. By Raphael Konforti MS, CPT   “You...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 23, 2017
  • Abs, Now!

    The exercises and focus you need to craft the eye-popping abs you want. By Adam Clark, CPT   Summer is gone....

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 20, 2017
  • 5×5

    This isn't some math problem. It's your solution to build power and strength. By Eddie Avakoff   What attracts me to...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 19, 2017
  • Add Power And Size To Your Shoulders

    A routine sure to bulk you up! By Heather Neff, CPT   Want bolder, stronger shoulders with better definition? You came...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 18, 2017
  • 5 Step Guide To Successful Time Management!

    These tips will ensure nothing gets in the way of succeeding with your workout goals. By Kris Gethin   In this...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 17, 2017
  • Total Knockout!

    You already fell for Lindsay Christiansen with one simple glance. Are you man enough to dive into who she really is?...

    Sharon OrtigasOctober 16, 2017