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What is pantothenic acid?

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Vitamin B5 supports carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism and hemoglobin synthesis. One of its roles is to help assist in the release of energy from protein, carbohydrates, and fat. A simpler way of stating this is that vitamin B5 is needed by the body for the metabolism of foods we eat. Now that we know what pantothenic acid, let's cover some of its functions.

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The Health Benefits of Vitamin C – Why Your Body Needs It

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Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble, antioxidant vitamin. It is important for the formation and maintenance of collagen, a protein that gives structure to bones, joints, teeth, skin, cartilage, muscle, and blood vessels. Collagen, and thus Vitamin C, is needed for wound healing and to maintain healthy blood vessels. Vitamin C also aids in the absorption of iron and may help the immune system battle various invaders and disease, along with psychological disorders.

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Elbow Pain From Biceps Curls? Here’s What to Do

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Biceps curls are the classic bodybuilding exercise used to add mass to the biceps. Furthermore, they're used as assistance exercises by weight lifters and other strength athletes. If you spend any amount of time training for bodybuilding or athletics, odds are you'll do some biceps curls. The problem is that biceps curls done incorrectly can damage your elbow joint. This happens at the bottom of the movement, when the arm is extended, and it usually takes a long, long time to heal once the pain becomes noticeable.

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Beta Alanine For Increased Muscle Mass and Strength Gains

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For many years now beta-alanine has been one of the most popular supplements sold on the market. It is most widely known for decreasing muscle fatigue, increases in endurance and strength gains, as well as assisting weight loss in those who take it. Beta-alanine is a naturally occurring non-essential beta amino acid. Do not confuse alanine and beta -alanine though. They are separate amino acids that serve different purposes.

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Bodybuilding Exercises – Five Overrated and Five Underrated Moves

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When I was young and devouring the words of bodybuilding magazines, I kept reading about how terrific free-weight squats are for building leg size. It was as if doing this bodybuilding exercise would nearly guarantee bigger thighs and not doing it would doom my underpinnings to their then-current resemblance of chicken legs. This was (and is) touted as the Holy Grail of 'bodybuilding exercises.'

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