Amino Acids benefits:
Amino Acids are organic compounds that are referred to as the building blocks of proteins. Amino Acids play many critical roles in your body. You need them for vital processes such as building proteins, hormones, and neurotransmitters. There are two types of Amino Acids: Essential and Nonessential.
Amino Acids are concentrated in protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, eggs, and dairy. Our bodies require twenty Amino Acids for good health, however only nine of these are considered essential Amino Acids. Our body can make the non-essential Amino Acids, but it cannot make the nine essential Amino Acids which means we need to get these from other sources like diet or supplements.
All nine essential Amino Acids perform important roles in your body. They’re involved in many processes, including tissue growth, energy production, immune function, and nutrient absorption.
The nine essential Amino Acids are:
- Phenylalanine: Helps formation of Neurotransmitters Tyrosine, Dopamine, Epinephrine, and Norepinephrine. Plays an integral role in the structure and function of proteins and enzymes and the production of other amino acids.
- Valine: Helps stimulate muscle growth and regeneration and is involved in energy production.
- Threonine: Principal part of structural proteins (Collagen and Elastin). Plays a role in fat metabolism and immune function.
- Tryptophan: Precursor to neurotransmitter Serotonin (regulates your appetite, sleep, and mood).
- Methionine: Important role in metabolism and detoxification. Assists tissue growth and the absorption of Zinc and Selenium.
- Leucine: Protein synthesis and muscle repair. Helps regulate blood sugar levels, stimulates wound healing, and produces growth hormones.
- Isoleucine: Muscle metabolism. It’s also important for immune function, haemoglobin production, and energy regulation.
- Lysine: Protein synthesis, Calcium absorption, and the production of hormones and enzymes. It’s also important for energy production, immune function, and the production of Collagen and Elastin.
- Histidine: Formation of neurotransmitter Histamine, a neurotransmitter that is vital to immune response, digestion, sexual function, and sleep-wake cycles. Maintenance of the myelin sheath around nerve cells.
VIRAVANCE contains 500 mg of L-Lysine, an Amino Acid.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What are the 3 most important Amino Acids?
Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine are the 3 most important Amino Acids. These form part of the Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s) and play a critical role in muscle metabolism, immune function, energy production as well as the growth and repair of tissues.
What causes Amino Acid Deficiency?
Amino Acid Deficiency is caused by the incomplete breakdown of proteins in the digestive system, inherited abnormalities / genetic anomalies, poor diet, increased stress and infection or illness.
What do Amino Acids do for skin?
Amino Acids form the structural proteins of skin namely Collagen and Elastin. Collagen keeps the skin strong and resilient. Elastin keeps the skin flexible.
How do I know if I am low in Amino Acids?
Low Amino Acids can result in decreased immunity, digestive problems, depression, fertility issues, lower mental alertness, slowed growth in children, and many other health issues.
When should I take Amino Acid?
Taking Amino Acids at night can assist your muscles to repair and rebuild while you sleep. You can also take Amino Acids before and after a workout.