Amino Acids

 Why do we need amino acids?

 Amino acids  are at the basis of all life processes, as they are absolutely essential for every metabolic process. 

Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.Only amino acids are capable of forming tissues, organs, muscles, skin and hair. Amino acids regulates almost all of the metabolic processes in the human body, and they are essential for a healthy body.

There are 20 different types of amino acids that can be combined to make a protein. Among their most important tasks are the optimal transport and optimal storage of all nutrients. The majority of diseases such as obesity, high-cholesterol levels, diabetes, insomnia, erectile dysfunction or arthritis can essentially be traced back to metabolic disturbances. This also applies to hair loss and serious cases of wrinkle formation.

 This is why it is important to act sooner rather than later to ensure that the essential amino acids are available to the body in sufficient quantities. Unfortunately this cannot be guaranteed nowadays, due to the poor quality of food.

Amino acids are classified into two types:

  • essential amino acids (8)
  • semi essential amino acids (2)
  • non-essential amino acids(10)

Our Spelt Sprout concentrate contains the following amino acids:

Essential amino acids

Meaning that the human body cannot synthesizes it, and it therefore must be ingested, it must be supplied from an outside source.

Isoleucine

  • promotes muscle recovery
  • is needed for the formation of hemoglobin as well as assisting with regulation of blood sugar levels as well as energy levels.
  • is  involved in blood-clot formation.
  • plays a role in the formation of hemoglobin
  • is essential in stabilizing and regulating the levels of blood sugar in a person.

Leucine

  • one of the essential amino acids required in the diet as it is not synthesized in the body
  • the synthesis of growth hormone is also promoted by leucine
  • lowers the elevated levels of sugar in the blood

Valine

  • muscles requires the presence of the amino acid valine
  • is also essential for purposes of tissue repair and restoration.
  • plays an essential role in the maintenance of a proper balance of nitrogen in the human body.
  • valine can be utilized as a source of energy by the tissues of the muscles.

Lysine

  • is essential for proper growth and bone development in children
  • aid the body in the absorption of the mineral calcium.
  • is essential in helping maintain a proper balance of nitrogen in adults.
  • plays a role as a biochemical aids in the production of antibodies and hormones in the body.

Methionine

  • helps in the biochemical breakdown of fats in the body; this action prevents the accumulation of fat in the liver and in the arteries – a situation that may actually obstruct the blood flow towards the brain, the heart and the kidneys.
  • reduces the onset of muscular weakness
  • prevents metabolic events that induce brittle hair and also protects against radiation.
  • is also believed to be beneficial for people affected by osteoporosis or those affected by chemical allergies.
  • notable role is its powerful antioxidant action against free radicals produced in the natural metabolic processes of the body.
  • is an excellent source for the essential mineral sulfur, which quickly inactivates free radicals produced in the body.
  • Methionine is able to strengthen the structure of hair and nails.

Phenylalanine

  • can enhance mood and affect various processes in the body, and due to its relationship to the actions taking place in the central nervous system, it can elevate mood.
  • reduce the intensity of pain, serve as an aid to the processes involving memory and learning and also suppress the appetite of a person.

Threonine

  • is essential for proper utilization of dietary proteins,
  • is necessary for the maintenance of an appropriate protein balance in the tissues of the body.
  • Is essential for the production of certain neurotransmitters in the brain and the central nervous system and it maintains the general health of the nervous system.
  • forms the vital elements that help us to have healthy connective tissues, skin, and arteries and also sustains the health of our heart.
  • is  essential for tooth enamel formation and it also helps in developing strong bones.

Tryptophan

  • is necessary to maintain normal brain and body function
  • helps the body to produce: seratonin, niacin, melatonin

Semi essential amino acids ( they are essential for infants)

Histidine

  • plays a very important role in the growth and repair of tissues in the body.
  • One major role of histidine in the body is in preserving the integrity of the myelin sheaths that protect and insulate the nerve cells.
  • is also required for the bio-synthesis of red and white blood cells.
  • aids the body in the detoxification process regarding the presence of heavy metals.

Arginine

  • can slow down the growth of all kinds of tumors and many types of cancer by boosting the performance of immune system functioning in the body.
  • helps in the rapid healing and repair of damaged tissues in the human body.
  • helps in stimulating the pancreas and aids the gland in releasing insulin.
  • is involved in many metabolic processes and important in the treatment of heart diseases and high blood pressure
  • research suggests that arginine accelerates the rate of the healing of wounds, improves the burning of excess fat and can be used in weight-reducing diets.
  • has role in decreasing cholesterol levels.
  • helps to reduce insulin resistance and increases glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • has a great importance to hair growth.

2. Non-essential amino-acids

Tyrosine

  • important function in the elevation of mood, a deficiency of norepinephrine in the brain can come about due to a lack of sufficient amounts of tyrosine – this situation can give rise to depression in the person.
  • minimized body fat
  • suppressed the excessive appetite

 Glutamine

  • presence is helpful in the acid-alkaline base balance in the body.
  • the loss of skeletal muscle mass can still be prevented if enough glutamine is available in the general circulation.

Glycine

  • is very useful in repairing damaged tissues as well as in hastening and promoting the level of healing in the skin and connective tissues
  • is a vital component of proteins that form the skin and connective tissues

Alanine

  •  is engaged in the process of breaking down glucose to produce energy.
  • is necessary for the biochemical metabolism of glucose in the body(this sugar is a simple carbohydrate used by the body for all its energy requirements).
  • is important for producing protein, necessary for appropriate functioning of the central nervous system. In addition
  • is  required for promoting suitable levels of blood glucose.
  • may be easily transformed into glucose at times when the level of blood sugar declines and the muscle tissues release amino acids to supply the requisite energy.

Cysteine

  • is involved in major detoxification processes in the body.
  • one major function is in the detoxification of dangerous toxins from the body, as well as protecting the body from all sorts of radiation induced cellular level damage.
  • is very effective in scavenging dangerous molecules called free radical as and when they are formed during cellular oxidation in the body.

Aspargine

  • central nervous system balance is maintained by the presence of sufficient amounts of asparagine in the body.
  • plays an important role in the brain as well as the nervous system’s metabolic regulation and has a number of remedial functions in these parts of the body.

Serine

  •  is essential for efficient metabolism of all the fatty acids and fats in the body.
  •  facilitates the synthesis of various antibodies and immunoglobulins in the human body; this action aids in the maintenance of the immunesystem and ensures its proper functioning at all times.

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