»Hamburger Abendblatt«, 29/07/05

Amino acids — how he lost 20 kilos

When Mark Warnecke got up yesterday morning, he found 1350 emails waiting for him. Some were congratulating him, others were asking how he had managed to lose 20 kilograms. “My diet was decisive for winning the title. I couldn't have won if I'd had to carry the extra 20 kilos,” said Warnecke. An important component is glycine, which drops by up to 30 percent in the human body during the regeneration phase. Warnecke: “I had been trying to lose weight for more than six years, but thanks to the erratic mealtimes at work in the hospital and the tasty canteen food, I kept putting on more kilos. Every diet lowered my stamina and I had to break it off.”

Now he has been able to lose weight with amino acids and has become even stronger at the same time. According to Professor Klaus-Michael Braumann, Dean of the Department of Sports Medicine at the University of Hamburg, the advantage of amino acids is that “up to 96 percent is used to build muscles and they speed up regeneration.” They are regarded as approved dietary supplements and not doping agents.

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  • »Mitteldeutsche Zeitung newspaper«

    Arginine and zinc make sperm cells more resilient

    “Men should ensure that they consume a balanced diet and get enough exercise” explained Professor Frank Sommer from the Institute for Men’s Health, at the Hamburg-Eppendorf Clinic in Germany. He specifically recommended arginine when presenting his nutritional advice, as the amino acid can have a positive effect on the dynamics and fitness of sperm cells. The trace element zinc also contributes to the resilience of these cells.