By PAULO VITTIOTRAAIThe news of the discovery of a new way to fight back against high levels of glutathionines has sparked an extraordinary debate on the potential use of steroids to reduce stress.
However, the study also raises the question of what is the best way to use steroids.
The article in Sports Illustrated by author and journalist David Seaman highlights the findings of a study that has been published in the journal Bioenergys.
The authors of the study used a “compartmental approach” to examine the effect of glutamylcysteine, a compound found in most steroids, on the body’s ability to resist and resist against oxidative stress.
“We found that the use of high-dose glutamys in athletes can lead to a reduction in oxidative stress and to an increase in the expression of genes related to stress-related pathways,” lead author Dr Cristina Caceres told SI.
“The more antioxidants a body has, the more stress-resistance it has.”
The authors suggest that by using glutamylethione (GST), athletes can take advantage of the antioxidant compounds that the body naturally produces.GST is found in a number of supplements, including the creatine monohydrate and glutathioate, which can be found in the body.
But it also comes in the form of glutamine, which is a precursor to many different steroids.
A recent study found that using a synthetic form of GST called GSH, a synthetic glutamine derivative that can be synthesised in the laboratory, helped athletes with stress-induced muscle damage.
The scientists used a protocol that involved using three different doses of glutamic acid to increase the levels of the compound in a sample of muscle tissue.”GST also has anti-oxidant properties and can reduce the oxidative stress that occurs in the muscles,” the study said.
“Furthermore, glutamine can enhance the antioxidant capacity of the muscle cells and decrease the oxidative damage that occurs when muscles are damaged by trauma.”
The research is the latest in a series of studies linking glutamoyl-cysteines with the ability of the body to use them as antioxidants.
“This is the first study showing that a supplement containing glutamlycine is able to enhance the activity of glutaminergic signalling in the muscle,” the authors wrote.
“Additionally, it was found that glutamyrase, a member of glutamate synthase, can also be activated by glutamynal, an enzyme that breaks down glutamic-cystine.”
The results suggest that the glutamine that athletes are using can help them fight off damage caused by oxidative stress, and may also help them reduce the stress that can result from chronic injury.
The discovery was reported in the Journal of Applied Physiology by the researchers, who are members of the Institute of Bioenergetic Chemistry at the University of São Paulo in Brazil.
Gastrointestinal enzymes have been shown to be involved in the breakdown of many types of proteins and amino acids, such as cholesterol, carbohydrates and fatty acids.
“It is possible that glutamic acids, which are present in the gut, can play a role in reducing the damage caused to the liver by oxidative insults,” Dr Cacere said.
The researchers added that the study showed that it was possible to use glutaminylcysteins to boost the antioxidant activity of the muscles.
The study is published in Bioenergetics.
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