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Sports injuries, how to recover well?

Tendinitis, sprains, fractures, dislocations but also muscle tears are common, in athletes as well as in amateur sportsmen and women. After a sports injury, there are many points to consider in order to recover as well as possible. The affected area must regain its functions (range of motion, strength, control) without pain or inflammation. Muscles […]

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What is oxidative stress?

Oxidation, how does it work? Oxidation is a chemical reaction that takes place in the presence of oxygen. You can see it when you cut an apple: once cut, the apple tends to turn brown because one of its enzymes reacts with oxygen and transforms a molecule (called phenol) into another molecule (called quinone) which […]

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Targeted Nutrients for Muscle and Energy  

  Muscles: mobility and stability Our muscles enable us to perform precise movements, maintain balance and posture, and produce heat. To take care of our muscles, which are adaptable throughout our lives, regular, moderate physical training and proper nutrition are essential. Our muscle mass decreases with age and our strength decreases in parallel (1-2% per […]

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Lysin essential amino acid

Lysine and threonine: essential amino acids important for the connective tissue

Lysine Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means that our body cannot make it and therefore we must obtain it through our nutrition. Lysine increases the absorption of calcium in the intestines and limits its evacuation through the urine, which helps maintain healthy bones. Lysine also promotes healthy blood vessels and smooth muscles and […]

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Sport in times of coronavirus: a good or a bad combination?

It is well known that sport is good for our mental and physical health and increases our life span. However, it seems that intense physical exercise is not advisable in some circumstances, particularly in case of risk of infection. Sport and infection: what are the risks? Sports cardiologist Dr. med Laurent Chevalier emphasizes that the […]

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Exercise couple ExtraCellMuscle

The muscles, pillars of stability

570 skeletal striated muscles Skeletal striated muscles bind bone through tendons. By contracting, they allow the voluntary movement of the skeleton in a specific direction. These contractions are controlled by motor neurons which connect the spinal cord and the muscles. Their activation leads to the release of calcium, which will bind to contractile proteins. Each […]

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