Healthy Advice From VÄXA
Who needs Amino
You may have heard
about amino acids as essential for body builders who are trying
to grow muscles. Yes, certain amino acids release the human
growth hormone (HGH) and help to build muscle mass. But are
you aware of how necessary the entire army of amino acids
are for every person to simply remain healthy?
If you are in any of these groups, amino acids are
important to you:
Women - The amino acid Methionine is important to for
prevention of hair, skin and nail disorders and muscle tone.
Men - L-Arginine is especially important to those who
want to bear children, as it can serve to enhance sperm count
and strengthen semen flow.
Both - Amino acids support a youthful appearance, the
reproduction of bone and tissue, and regulate and enhance
Vegetarians might be very deficient in amino acids,
which comes mainly from meat protein.
Children - Amino acids like Leucine and Valine play
important parts in normal growth and properly processing protein.
Others can help with the symptoms of ADD/ADHD or just poor
scholastic performance. Kids generally eat a very limited
diet and don't get a balance of these essential acids.
Got insomnia? Tryptophan helps with a good night's
sleep. Wouldn't you rather get it from a natural supplement
than a chemical drug?
Digestive problems? You may be Threonine deficient.
As you can see, amino acids play multiple fundamental roles
in the body's chemistry! In fact, their presence in a healthy
body represents 75% of the body's dry weight (excluding
our water content)! Without amino acids, intracellular communication
cannot take place and organs become neurologically isolated
from each other.
Amino acids also help to:
Amino acids can be "essential" (not
manufactured by the body, must be supplemented or derived
from food - mainly animal protein) or "non-essential" (with
proper nutrition, the body can manufacture them). After protein
is broken down by digestion, approximately 22 known amino
acids result, which the body uses for various functions.
- Act as essential neurotransmitters
(sending vital chemical signals from the brainÂ’s neurons
to all of our body's cells).
- Expedite and add assurance of the body's
natural healing processes.
- Aid in inhibiting feelings of pain.
- Influence our appetite, metabolism,
hunger and energy levels.
- Stabilize mood fluctuations.
- Brain stimulation and promoting energy
for today's lifestyle.
- There is also evidence that some of
them help prevent heart disease