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Amino acid supplement to help build tissue and energy
The blend, Free Amino Acids, contains 18 free amino acids. These amino acids are pre-digested protein, which means the digestive system does not have to process them for assimilation. This makes Free Amino Acids a beneficial way to rebuild the health of individuals with poor protein digestion and a lack of muscle tone. It can aid tissue repair, immune function and cardiovascular health. It is also a helpful supplement for body builders and athletes. Here are the amino acids in Free Amino Acids and some of their functions.
L-Lysine is an essential amino acid that is deficient in grains. Insufficient intake causes poor appetite, weight loss and anemia. Research suggests that lysine is involved in the immune system and its ability to fight viruses, such as herpes simplex, mononucleosis and shingles. It also helps absorption of calcium and the formation of collagen for bone, cartilage and connective tissue.
L-Histidine is an essential amino acid that is the precursor to histamine. Histidine has proven effective in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, removing toxic metals from the body, facilitating sexual arousal in women, protecting against the harmful effects of radiation, maintaining auditory function, and strengthening the myelin sheath.
L-Arginine have become increasingly popular in recent years due to the discovery of arginine’s role in the production of nitric oxide, a neurotransmitter that dilates blood vessels, reducing blood pressure. Supplementation with five grams of l-arginine per day has been shown to help reduce blood pressure, ease angina, prevent the formation of arterial plaque, help to reduce existing atherosclerosis and overcome erectile dysfunction in men.
L-Threonine plays a role in preventing personality disorders.
L-Serine is used in cosmetics as a moistening agent and is involved in skin metabolism.
L-Proline is used in collagen formation and maintenance. It supports healthy body structures.
L-Alanine is essential in tryptophan metabolism and has reduced cholesterol in animal studies.
L-Glycine is a non-essential amino acid used in the production of glutathione. It may promote healing after trauma.
L-Glutamic Acid is used as a stimulating neurotransmitter in the brain. It is a component of folic acid and the glucose tolerance factor. It is converted into gamma aminobutryic acid (GABA), a calming neurotransmitter that helps prevent epilepsy, tics, schizophrenia and “mind chatter.”
L-Valine has been used in combination with other amino acids to promote weight loss.
L-Cystine is a sulphur-rich, non-essential amino acid. It plays a critical role in the production of glutathione, an important intracellular antioxidant that protects the body from toxins.
L-Methionine is an essential amino acid. It is a sulphur-bearing compound, which means it can be used in the process of sulfation in the liver to detoxify the body of various chemicals. Methionine is especially helpful in removing heavy metals from the body and protecting the body against radiation. It also assists in the metabolism of vitamin B12 and is essential for selenium bioavailability.
L-Isoleucine is an essential amino acid, but little is known about its therapeutic value as a supplement. Low levels are found in mentally and physically ill patients.
L-Leucine is an essential amino acid, but its therapeutic value is also unknown. It is low in many mentally and physically ill patients.
L-Tyrosine is not an essential amino acid as it can be synthesized from phenylalanine. It is a precursor to creating dopa, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. It is also needed for the production of the thyroid hormone. Tyrosine can play a role in stabilizing mood and may be helpful in Parkinson’s and depression.
L-Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that is converted to tyrosine, which is then converted to dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine. This makes it an important amino acid for regulating mood. It is also involved in regulating appetite.
L-Tryptophan is an essential amino acid that forms the basis for four neurotransmitters and hormones: serotonin, tryptamine, indolamine and melatonin. Serotonin is one of the brain’s key neurotransmitters and is involved in regulating pain, controlling blood sugar and blood pressure, appetite regulation and mood. Under the influence of darkness, the pineal gland converts serotonin to melatonin, which promotes sound sleep.
L-Carnitine is not an essential amino acid, but has a number of health benefits, including moving fatty acids into the mitochondria of the cell so they can be converted to energy. Carnitine is helpful for the heart and has been shown to be deficient in the hearts of patients who have died from myocardial infarctions.
Magnesium Oxide and Asparate. Magnesium helps activate enzymes used in amino acid metabolism, energy production and carbohydrate metabolism.
Free Amino Acids (60 tablets)