Comparative results of this study have shown that athletes, by taking the Master Amino acid Pattern (MAP®) as a dietary protein substitute and performing physical activity, have had (1) increased body muscle mass, strength, and endurance; (2) decreased fat mass; (3) increased basal metabolism rate; (4) greater improvement in performance of the nonprevailing muscles compared to the prevailing ones; and (5) improved muscular and hematologic lactate clearance, which allows for better muscle performance and faster muscle recovery after physical activity. It was concluded that the use of MAP as a dietary protein substitute in conjunction with physical activity can provide a safe and unprecedented way to optimize the body’s protein synthesis, thereby improving anthropometrie characteristics and physical and physiologic performance.
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Lucà-Moretti, M., Grandi, A., Lucà, E. et al. Comparative results between two groups of track-and-field athletes with or without the use of Master Amino acid Pattern® as protein substitute. Adv Therapy 20, 195–202 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02850090
- aerobic profile
- amino acid formula
- body composition
- isokinetic evaluation
- protein substitute