Journal of the American Center for Nutrition

Evidence-Based Nutrition Research

The American Center for Nutrition is an independent research center focused on the scientific study of nutrition and its impact on human health and wellness. Our Journal is an Open Access quarterly available for free to the public.

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Open Access Nutrition Research Articles

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Best Time to Drink Protein Shakes for Weight Loss

Few understand the complexities surrounding protein intake timing and the impact on weight loss. The effects of protein supplement timing can vary depending on the type of protein supplement you choose.
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Nutritional Supplements for Treating Myocarditis

While there is no cure for myocarditis, modern clinical studies support the effectiveness of taking natural supplements for treatment of viral myocarditis. Our meta analysis focuses on several of those compounds for efficacy.
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Whey vs. Plant-Based Protein for Fitness Goals

Healthy adult bodies require protein to function, and many people boost their dietary protein intake with protein powders and supplements to help them reach their fitness goals. The ideal protein source for different people depends on their fitness goals and dietary needs.
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Does Vitamin C Help Acne-Prone Skin?

Much research has been done on vitamin c as an acne treatment. Several clinical studies have shown that both topical and oral vitamin c use have a measurable impact on acne through multiple pathways. Acne is a common inflammatory skin condition caused by blocked hair follicles.
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Does Magnesium Lower Cholesterol?

Evidence suggests an inverse relationship exists between magnesium intake and LDL. Studies show that supplementing magnesium or consuming it in your diet provides numerous health benefits.
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Can a Low-Carb Diet Lower Cholesterol?

studies and analyses in the medical community indicate that low-carb diets may provide therapeutic value to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, but what about the long-term impact?

Nutrition Science Supplementals

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Health Benefits of Lactoferrin Supplements

Lactoferrin is a protein found in milk with various potential health benefits including fighting infection, boosting the immune system, aiding in weight loss and reducing inflammation.
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Caffeine Free Pre Workouts: Do They Work?

Caffeine-free pre-workouts are a great choice for those who are sensitive to caffeine or have trouble sleeping, but still want the increased focus and performance boost.