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For athletes, proteins are essential, especially those from vegetable sources. They are highly beneficial for bodybuilders and athletes, as they can be used to shape the body, defining muscles and reducing the levels of fat beneath the skin. When athletes set this goal, they reduce carbohydrate intake from their diet and increase protein intake. When too much animal protein from meat and eggs is taken, there is an increased risk of health problems from high levels of uric acid, cholesterol and triglycerides. For example, pea protein has an arginine content of 8.7 g for every 100 g of protein, which is a higher amount than most proteins of animal origin such as caseinate, which has 3.3 g of arginine per 100 g. For this reason, vegetable proteins are ideal for physical exercise and for greater synthesis of energy. Other supplements widely used by athletes are: branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to restore muscle mass, glutamine to prevent muscle loss, creatine for short and intense efforts, antioxidants to counteract the negative effects of free radicals, etc.