Many things in a man’s life
can deplete his body’s balanced fund of essential amino acids.
A man can overwork himself, and due to lack of time and stress from
work abandon exercise for smoke, drink, or overeating to cope with
pressure. Any such use of chemicals, alcohol, or unhealthy food
depletes the essential amino acids the body needs for optimal mindset,
health, vitality, sexual performance, and productivity on the job.
Any injury further depletes the body’s supply of essential
amino acids because the natural healing process uses them to rebuild
muscle, bone, and tissue. A period of illness causes a similar setback
as the body draws upon its fund of amino acids to restore strength
To understand more fully
the nature of this problem and the scope of its affects, it is necessary
that we first understand the term “essential amino acids”.
Simply stated, they are the chemical
building blocks of all hormones and proteins. Protein substances
make up the muscles, tendons, organs, glands, nails, and hair. Growth,
repair, and maintenance of all cells depend on them, and next to
water these chemical compounds constitute the greatest part of a
man’s body weight.
As such, essential amino
acids play a fundamental role in body chemistry.
During exercise, the body depends
on them to supply the necessary energy for a workout and to build
muscles with protein. Sexual performance requires stamina, and essential
amino acids help contribute to stamina. They also play a vital role
in neurotransmission between the brain, central nervous system,
and the organs, muscles, and limbs of the body. As active agents
in our brain chemistry, they influence our ability to control our
emotions, and they help us to avoid mood fluctuations that can motivate
us to react to life’s challenges irrationally and inappropriately.
On a daily basis, essential amino
acids help maintain our bodies with optimal health and vitality.
They contribute to firm muscle tone, reproduction of bone and muscle
tissue, healthy hair, smoother skin, and an overall, more youthful
appearance. They also supply energy for daily exercise and work,
both of which produce better results for us when we maintain consistent
forward motion with confident, positive attitudes.
Essential amino acids are truly
essential to healthy emotions and a healthy body full of life.
It is natural for the body to
deplete its balance fund of these vital chemical compounds during
the course of normal activity. Problems arise when stress or unforeseen
challenges require more amino acids than we naturally produce, thus
creating biological deficits within our bodies.
It becomes readily apparent
that if we do not maintain a balanced fund at all times, any number
of the following conditions could appear in our lives and affect
our behavior and productivity:
The good news about this is we don’t
have to blame ourselves as men for these conditions and/or behaviors,
nor do we have to waste time looking for something or someone else
- Mood swings
- Sore muscles after only light muscle strain
- Decreased sexual stamina and/or desire for
- Our metaphorically famous “Going into
the Cave” syndrome
We simply have to take positive,
responsible, simple steps to help replenish our natural supply of
essential amino acids to a normal, self-sustaining balance that
will help the body course correct and better work toward its highest