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The Wonders of Whey Protein Isolate, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 642

The Wonders of Whey Protein Isolate, Invite Health Podcast, Episode 642

Subscribe Today! Please see below for a complete transcript of this episode. THE WONDERS OF WHEY PROTEIN ISOLATE, INVITE HEALTH PODCAST, EPISODE 642 Hosted by Amanda Williams, MD, MPH *Intro Music* InViteⓇ Health Podcast Intro: [00:00:04] Welcome to the InViteⓇ Health Podcast, where our degreed health 

Exercise-Enhancing Nutrients – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 438

Exercise-Enhancing Nutrients – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 438

Do you know which nutrients your body needs before and after you exercise? It can depend on the person. Learn about some important nutrients for energy production and muscle recovery from Amanda Williams, MPH.

Intro to Amino Acids – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 346

Intro to Amino Acids – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 346

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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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Fish Oils, Aging and Muscle Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 335

Fish Oils, Aging and Muscle Health – InVite Health Podcast, Episode 335

As we age, we begin to lose our muscle. This can impact our strength, posture and more. Fortunately, there is a powerful nutrient called fish oil that can help protect and promote muscle health.

How to Approach Sarcopenia As You Age

How to Approach Sarcopenia As You Age

By Archana Gogna, MS, CNS, MBA Maintaining strong and toned muscles are very important; not just for the sake of vanity and for attracting admiring looks, but the health of muscles translates to real health and vitality. While a great deal has been made of strong 

Men’s Health Spotlight: Testosterone

Men’s Health Spotlight: Testosterone

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Muscle definition, sex drive, and even male pattern baldness are all related to one magic word -testosterone. With the aging baby-boomer population trying to hold on to as much of their youth as possible, testosterone product sales have skyrocketed tremendously in recent years. According to IMS Health, a leading healthcare and pharmaceutical analysis firm, sales hit $1.9 billion in 2011-a 90 percent increase in sales over the previous five years.

What’s interesting is that these testosterone-boosting supplements are starting to gain popularity among the younger male population as well. Young men in their 20s and 30s are looking for some extra “T” now, too! This extra bit of vigor has some great benefits for men not only in the bedroom, but in other areas of health, too – for example, higher testosterone levels helps build muscle mass faster. Naturally, these effects are now being well sought after by men of all ages.

What is Testosterone?

Testosterone is the primary male hormone and it is fairly sensitive to be converted into other hormones. DHT as an overactive form of testosterone and while it serves an important purpose, too much DHT after puberty is not a healthy thing. During puberty, DHT helps the prostate grow and reach a mature size, which is normal. However, when too much testosterone gets converted into DHT, there can be negative consequences for prostate wellness. As DHT is responsible for contributing to prostate growth, when the body loses its ability to regulate DHT, the prostate can be stimulated to excessively grow. Like all hormones, DHT must be kept in balance. Without DHT, the prostate would not be able to heal and repair itself, so some is necessary and even helpful.

Testosterone levels drop naturally as men age, which causes their bodies to convert testosterone into estrogen. Although this is a normal occurrence, these heightened estrogen levels in a man’s body may lead to adverse side effects. To avoid this, some men have taken to trying testosterone booster dietary supplements. It’s been reported that T-levels start to decline by one to three percent per year in men over 30. When a man’s T levels dip too low, factors like their sex drive and erection strength begin to plummet, while fatigue and weight gain tend to increase.

Natural Alternatives

There is no magic pill that can balance T-levels. You’ll have to practice a healthier lifestyle – including eating healthier and getting regular exercise. However, there are two active ingredients that have been shown to support healthy levels.

  • Chrysin. This flavonoid is found naturally in certain plants, including passionflower, silver linden and some species of geranium. According to research, Chrysin is an herbal aromatase inhibitor, helping increase testosterone levels in men by inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to estrogen. Chrysin’s effect on a man’s testosterone levels may be very effective in reducing age-associated health problems for men, such as low libido, decreased energy and vitality, prostate conditions and hair loss.
  • Bioperine piperine. Piperine, also known by its trademarked name BioPiperine, is an extract of the Black Pepper plant. This component of the black pepper is what gives peppers their spicy taste. Piperine is known in medicine for its ability to greatly improve the absorption of nutrients, increasing the absorption of chrysin into the body, as well as to boost circulation.

What are some methods you practice in order to promote healthy testosterone levels? Leave your feedback in the comments!