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Maintaining and Building Muscle – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 539

Maintaining and Building Muscle – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 539

If you’re looking to build and maintain muscle health, it’s important to make sure you are getting the proper nutrients. Learn more about the nutrients you need from Melissa Bistricer, RDN.

Dealing with Age-Related Muscle Loss, Part 1 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 408

Dealing with Age-Related Muscle Loss, Part 1 – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 408

Muscle loss is thought to impact more than 50 million people worldwide. This is problematic because it can lead to additional health issues including diabetes, physical disability, frailty syndrome and more. The good news is that there are nutrients that can help support overall muscle wellness as you age.

Intro to Amino Acids – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 346

Intro to Amino Acids – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 346

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Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH

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There are many nutrients that we take for granted within the body. Today, I want to talk about the importance of amino acids. When it comes to their role and their function in the body, it’s clearly evident that they do so much to support our overall health. These key nutrients help support brain health, mood health and cardiovascular health.† 

The important roles of amino acids

There is mounting clinical evidence supporting the true function of amino acids in the body. We can look at things like arginine for example, which plays an important role in the manufacturing of nitric oxide. We have to have nitric oxide when it comes to vasodilation and for proper blood flow and blood pressure.† 

The proper absorption of things like lysine helps to support healthy calcium balance in the body, which can be very beneficial for supporting bone health as we get older. Lysine also plays a role in supporting the immune system and impeding the replication of certain viruses.†

Studies have shown that these acids are important for cell signaling, as well as the regulation of gene expression. We see their importance when it comes to protein phosphorylation and maintaining muscle mass.† 


Our skin, nails and hair are also composed of these essential amino acids, as well as all of our internal organs. The acids work synergistically together, but they also each have their own individual functions.† 

The CNS Protocol I formulation

Our CNS Protocol I formulation is a wonderful product that helps support the role of all of these important nutrients in our body. It is a blend of 21 amino acids in their free form, which means that they are bioavailable and ready for proper absorption into the body. The combination of these amino acids, along with their high absorption rate, really yields a significant amount of support. This includes glutamine for GI function, taurine for cardiovascular and brain function, tyrosine for thyroid function and tryptophan for the production of melatonin and serotonin. All of these different amino acids are functioning to support cardiovascular health, central nervous system function, skeletal muscle health and more.†    


In this episode, Amanda Williams, MPH explains the important roles that amino acids play in the body. She discusses the powerful formulation CNS Protocol I, which offers 21 different amino acids in their bioactive form in order to help support various systems in the body.† 

Key Topics:

  • The biological importance of key acids
  • How does this relate to neurotransmitters and hormones?
  • The powerful components found in CNS Protocol I
  • How different acids work together

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Protein & The Benefits of Its Amino Acids, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 100

Protein & The Benefits of Its Amino Acids, Part 1 – Invite Health Podcast, Episode 100

Protein is one of the basic building blocks of the human body and is essential for things like healthy skin, muscle building, energy and more! Whey Protein is the best source, in order to reap all of the benefits of its important amino acids.

Staying Healthy & Hydrated in the Heat of the Summer

Staying Healthy & Hydrated in the Heat of the Summer

Written Amanda Williams, MPH You’ve always been told to drink more fluids – in the summer when you’re sweating and by your doctor when you’re sick. But why is this so important to our health to stay hydrated? What is waters purpose in our bodies? 

The Importance of ALCAR with ALA by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

The Importance of ALCAR with ALA by Jerry Hickey, R. Ph

Jerry Hickey, ALCAR with ALA, Invite healthJerry Hickey is a pharmacist and radio personality and fills the esteemed role of Scientific Director and President of Invite Health. He has spent his professional life analyzing nutritional information and medical studies with the aim of creating the highest quality and most natural nutraceuticals for user’s maximum health benefits. Here, Jerry speaks about the benefits of ALCAR with ALA or Acetyl-L-Carnitine & Alpha-Lipoic Acid…

What is ALCAR and ALA?

Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is an absorbable form of the amino acid known as L-Carnitine, a naturally occurring amino acid that is synthesized in the liver and kidney. Like L-Carnitine, ALCAR produces energy in the mitochondria of the cell. Because it participates in energy metabolism, it can be supportive in healthy brain development, visual memory and overall focus for the general public.

ALA is unique because it is both a fat- and water-soluble antioxidant, a great feature due its benefits for a variety of tissues. ALA is an instrumental precursor to the liver’s main neutralizer of chemicals, Glutathione, and it is found naturally in food sources such as spinach, broccoli, peas, Brewer’s yeast, Brussels sprouts, rice bran, and organ meats.

What can these two nutrients do together?

Together, these two specific nutrients have been shown to have cooperative effects in the developing area of pro-aging, a term that characterizes the natural process of aging with fewer risk factors for common age-related symptoms such as weight gain in the midsection, higher blood sugar, overall fatigue and more. As you get older, the energy pathways in your body become increasingly blocked due to the lack of these two chemicals. ALCAR and ALA work within these energy pathways. Studies show that when you take these nutrients together, they counterbalance the blockage in your energy pathways. Your metabolism begins to function better, which will assist your body in creating more energy.

Where is the research?

There is some recent research that suggests this nutrient pair helps support healthy nervous system tissue, thereby preserving healthy nerve cell function from the head to the feet including the face, mouth, eyes, ears, genitals, spinal cord and brain.  ALCAR and ALA together have been shown to not only reduce occasional pain caused by aging or damaged nerves. The pair helps to actually heal these damaged nerves supporting normal sensation. It’s also been suggested that ALCAR and ALA support mental health, memory loss, cognitive ability and healthy weight loss.

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