Have you ever wondered how the body makes muscles? It is suitable to use the word manufacture because it is as though your body is a natural factory for muscle production using proteins. It truly is incredible.
The assembly lines in this inner factory are essentially controlled by the information in your DNA, containing the blueprints for building cells. The two types of molecular machines on these assembly lines are RNA and protein.
How It Gets Done
RNA transports elements where needed, adjusts the speed of how everything happens, turns other inner machines on or off and transmits coded building information from DNA (sort of a copy and paste delivery system).
The simplified steps of protein construction involve three types of RNA. Transfer RNA delivers the building blocks of protein—amino acids—to the protein assembly line and translates the code in messenger RNA into a string of amino acids. The cellular protein assembly machines are the ribosomes. Acting like an enzyme, ribosomal RNA links amino acids to make protein.
Just as the building blocks of protein are amino acids, the main molecular building blocks of cells are proteins, which literally hold cells together and are able to send necessary signals where needed.
Blood, bones, cartilage, skin and pretty much every body part and tissue, including muscles, are made from proteins, of which there are at least 10,000 different kinds. One of the largest proteins that the body makes is titin, containing over 30,000 amino acids and giving muscles length and elasticity. The three types of protein-based muscles cells are cardiac, smooth and skeletal.
The Downside of Muscle Manufacturing
Believe it or not, once you pass the age of 30, you start losing skeletal muscle. It’s not noticeable at first but by the time you reach your golden years, muscle loss accounts for visibly skinnier arms and legs in those who are not overweight or obese.
Exercise can prevent muscle loss and build lean, healthy muscle mass even as you age. It’s much easier if you have been physically active most of your life, but it’s never too late to start.
A daily sufficient amount of high-quality protein—just over 7 grams for every 20 pounds of body weight—gives your body the amino acids to fuel muscle manufacturing. Most people consume enough but not necessarily quality protein.
Now AIM can’t supplement you with exercise. That’s something only you can do on your own. But as for high-quality protein, ProPeas offers it from field peas.
You don’t have to be a body builder to benefit from supplemental pea protein, it works for all ages to help support lean muscle mass. Being plant-based, ProPeas is also an alkalizing choice over acidifying meat protein. So help to fuel muscle manufacturing with supplemental protein from ProPeas.
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