AMINO ACIDS THE VERY BASIC CONSTITUENTS OF PROTEINS & LIFE ITSELF
Questions have been pouring in to our office regarding this subject on a daily basis. So, what we thought to do is to summarize your responses in the following statements:
- ALANINE: Enhances immune system; lowers risk of kidney stones; aids in alleviating hypoglycemia.
- ARGININE: Increases sperm count; accelerates wound healing; enhances sexual performance in men; tones muscle tissue.
- ASPARAGINE: Promotes balance in the central nervous system.
- ASPARTIC ACID: BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS (LEUCINE, ISOLEUCINE, VALINE): Enhances immune system; increases stamina and endurance; expels harmful ammonia from the body.
- CYSTEINE: Helps prevent baldness; alleviates psoriasis; improves condition of hair, skin and nails; promotes fat burning and muscle building. (Converts into Cystine as needed.)
- CYSTINE: Aids in preventing side effects from chemotherapy and radiation therapy; reduces accumulation of age spots. (Converts into Cysteine as needed.)
- GLUTAMIC ACID: Helps improve brain function; aids in metabolism of sugars and fats; useful in treatment of children's behavioral disorders, epilepsy, and muscular dystrophy. (Converts into glutamine as needed.)
- GLUTAMINE: Helps improve brain function; alleviate fatigue; aid in ulcer healing time; build and maintain muscle; elevate mood; reduce craving for sugar and alcohol. (Converts to glutamic acid in brain.)
- GLYCINE: Necessary for central nervous system function; aids in healing; helps treat stomach hyperacidity; prevent seizures. (Can be converted into serine in the body when needed.)
Questions have been pouring in to our office regarding the subject of Natural Foods on a daily basis. So, what we thought to do is to summarize your responses in the following statements:
- HISTIDINE: Helps alleviate rheumatoid arthritis; alleviates stress; aids in improving libido.
- LYSINE: Helps improve concentration; enhances fertility; aids in preventing herpes simplex infection.
- METHIONINE: Aids in lowering cholesterol; helps in treatment of schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease; may protect against tumors.
- ORNITHINE: Works as a muscle-building hormone; increases potency of Arginine.
- PHENYLANANINE: Acts as an antidepressant; helps suppress appetite; can function in some forms as a natural painkiller.
- PROLINE: Aids in wound healing; helps increase learning ability.
- SERINE: Helps alleviate pain; can act as a natural anti-psychotic.
- TAURINE: Helps strengthen heart function; may prevent macular degeneration; aids in digestion of fats and absorption of fat-soluble vitamins.
- THREONINE: Necessary for utilization of protein in diet; may provide symptomatic improvement in some patients with Lou Gehrig's disease, Amytrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
- TRYPTOPHAN: Aids in reducing anxiety; helps induce sleep; may help in control of alcoholism.
- TYROSINE: Improves sex drive; helps alleviate stress; can act as an appetite suppressant and mood elevator.
- All protein, 100%, is made up of amino acids... and proteins regulate nearly every biochemical reaction in the body.
- Amino acids account for 75% of dry body weight (total weight minus water weight).
- Most people get all the amino acids they need from the protein in their food. Protein deficiency is very rare.
- You need all twenty-two amino acids to make the 50,000-plus proteins you need for life.
- Amino acids make the many enzymes, hormones, neurotransmitters, and other chemical messengers that regulate your body.
- Some individual amino acids can help health problems, including heart disease, Insomnia, and herpes.
- 100% of neurotransmitters, such as nor epinephrine, serotonin, GABA, Acetylcholine,
- Aspartate, glutamate, are made of amino acids.
- 100% of hormones are made up of amino acids. Sex hormones are made up of amino acids plus fat or lipids.
- 100% of neuropeptides, the substances the brain releases with every thought, are amino acids.
- 100% of peptides are made up of amino acids.
- 95% of muscle is made up of amino acids.
- 95% of the heart is made up of amino acids.