Monday, December 9, 2019

EAAs vs BCAAs

Introducing our newest line- EAAs (Essential Amino Acids)

These will be replacing our BCAAs in order to bring you, our amazing customers, better and better products (please click the link to review what BCAAs are)

I have been getting a ton of questions on EAAs, what they are, the difference between the 2 products, who needs them, when to take them, etc

The difference

EAA- essential amino acids
BCAA- branched chain amino acids

What are amino acids?
As I am sure you all have read somewhere before- aminos are the building blocks of protein. Most only tie aminos to muscle gains and protein synthesis. But wait there's more- they are required to function as a human being- including but not limited to: physiological functions, metabolism, cognitive ability, etc

Of the 20 aminos- 9 are essential. Lucky for you- the new Bowmar ESSENTIALS has all 9 of the essential aminos and is a full spectrum product:

1- Leucine- critical for growth hormone production and protein synthesis
2- Threonine- supports immune system and fat metabolism
3- Lysine supports muscle repair and recovery by playing a role in growth hormone secretion
4- Isoleucine- helps prevent muscle breakdown during lifting and cardio
5- Valine- heavily involved in energy production
6- Phenylalanine- helps promote a healthy nervous system
7-Methionine- aids in the body's ability to process and eliminate fat
8- Tryptophan- not just in turkey! It's a precursor for serotonin which regulates mood, appetite, and sleep
9- Histidine- aids in fighting off cell-damaging free radicals

EAAs can be take any time during the day



Why EAAs over BCAAs?
Many, many clients of ours have seen amazing results with supplementing with BCAAs- the EAAs are just a way to better enhance the product and ultimately- give you better results!

BCAAs are essential for human health and serve as a great source of fuel for workouts and recovery. You need adequate amounts of EAAs to optimize your overall heal and complete protein synthesis

Some people don't need to supplement with either! That's the beauty of supplements- you may be getting enough already through your diet. Foods high in EAAs:

  • Lysine is in meat, eggs, black beans, seeds
  • Histidine can be found in meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds
  • Threonine is found in cottage cheese and wheat germ
  • Eggs, grains, nuts, and seeds contain methionine
  • Valine is in cheese, soy, peanuts, vegetables, whole grains
  • Isoleucine is found in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, lentils
  • Dairy, beans, legumes are great sources of leucine
  • Dairy, meat, poultry, soy, fish, beans, and nuts contain phenylalanine
  • Tryptophan is in high protein foods such as wheat germ, cottage cheese, turkey, and chicken

As you can see- you CAN get all ESSENTIALS through diet alone but if you find yourself not recovering quickly or simply want to see if supplementing with this new product will help you- it's a great way to ensure you are getting in all of your EAAs throughout the day



Saturday, December 7, 2019

NYC- Take A Bite of the Big Apple

NYC is known for a lot of things, for us, it's about food and sight seeing. There are so many pieces of history in New York City and it's definitely a city I think everyone should travel to at least once in their life
We have been to NYC 3 times and we stay in Times Square at the Marriott Marquis- it's in the middle between central park and SOHO which makes it a prime location to get everything done you want!
We Uber from the airport to the hotel but everything after that is all walking- by the time you wait for your car and sit in traffic, it evens out to about the same time. Plus- all the walking will help burn off the calories from all the amazing food. Be prepared to walk about 8-10 miles a day




Below are all the tours and shows we have seen plus all the restaurants that we have approved and eaten at- there are some that didn't make the cut. Enjoy NYC and please let me know if you utilize this list and what you see / what you eat

Things to Do:

Empire State Building
911 Memorial
State of Liberty
Ellis Island
Carriage ride through central park
Underground donut tour
Pizza tour
Blue man group
Derren Brown magician
Museum of National History


Places to Eat (linked with Instagram):

Las Vegas- What to Do, Where to Stay, What to Eat

We got engaged in Vegas and we have been out there almost a dozen times since we have been together.  Given our love for the outdoors, its quite strange that we love Vegas so much but it truly is one of our most favorite cities. We rarely gamble and we hardly drink - we mainly go to shop, eat, and see shows. I've been compiling a list of all the things we have done since we started going to Las Vegas and below, you will find my list! I will also like to note that 1/2 our Vegas trips are for conventions and the other 1/2 are for fun- our ideal Vegas trip is landing at 10am, staying 2 nights, and flying out around noon on the third day. It's long enough but you won't get burned out

All  of the following recommendations are places we have personally stayed at, places we have eaten (and approve- there are some that haven't made the list), and shows to see

Where to Stay:
Venetian
Bellagio
New York New York
Aria
MGM
Caesar’s
Marriot grand chateau
Paris
Wynn
COSMO

Shows to See (not including special engagement comedians):
O
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Mystere
ONE
Love
Zumanity
David Copperfield
Criss Angel
Mat Franco
Blue Man Group
Penn and Teller 
Pif the Magic Dragon 

Where to Eat (linked to Instagram or website):