Recovering from Illness or Injury
The road to recovery from illness, sickness or injury is taxing on your body in a number of ways.
When you have an infection, the body needs to build proteins for the immune defence at a very fast rate. To get the necessary amino acids it needs to do this, the body instigates the "catabolic response" and there is a high level of breakdown of muscle proteins.
The amino acids released are then used to make the immune proteins. The requirement for amino acids is enormous and amino acid supplementation can potentially be of great benefit.