Why do we need amino acids?

 Amino acids  are  the base 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 to form tissues, organs, muscles, skin and hair. Amino acids regulate almost all  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 for 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)

Natura6 contains the following amino acids:

Essential amino acids

Regarding that the human body cannot synthesizes them,  they must be ingested and  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- and energy level
  • is  involved in blood-clot formation.
  • plays a role in the formation of hemoglobin
  • is essential in stabilizing and regulating  blood sugar level

Leucine

  • is 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 increased blood sugar levels.

Valine

  • muscles require its presence 
  • 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
  • can be utilized as a source of energy by the tissues of the muscles.

Lysine

  • is essential for proper growth and bone development of children
  • helps the body in the absorption of the mineral calcium
  • is essential in maintaining the proper balance of nitrogen in adults
  • plays a role as a biochemical aid 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,  heart and  kidneys
  • reduces the onset of muscular weakness
  • prevents metabolic events that induce delicate hair and also protects against radiation
  • is also believed to be beneficial for people affected by osteoporosis or those affected by chemical allergies
  • it has notable 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
  • is able to strengthen the structure of hair and nails.

Phenylalanine

  • can improve mood and affect various processes in the body, due to its connection to the actions taking place in the central nervous system, it can improve mood
  • reduces the intensity of pain, serves as an aid to the processes involving memory and learning and also suppress  appetite.

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 nerve system and it maintains the general health of the nerve 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  also helps to develop strong bones.

Tryptophan

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

Semi-essential amino acids (essential for infants)

Histidine

  • plays a very important role in the growth and restores  tissues 
  • one major role of histidine is to preserve 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
  • help 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 the immune system 
  • helps in the rapid healing and restoration of damaged tissues in the human body
  • helps in stimulating the pancreas and  the gland in releasing insulin
  • is involved in many metabolic processes and important in the treatment of heart diseases and high blood pressure
  • research suggest that arginine accelerates the rate of the healing of wounds, supports the burning of excess fat and can be used in weight-reducing diets
  • has a role in decreasing the cholesterol level
  • helps to reduce insulin resistance and increases glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes mellitus
  • has an  important role in  hair growth.

2. Non-essential amino-acids

Tyrosine

  • has an important role in the improvement of mood, deficiency of norepinephrine in the brain can occur due to the lack of sufficient amounts of tyrosine – it can cause depression 
  • minimizes body fat
  • suppresses  excessive appetite.

 Glutamine

  • its presence is beneficial 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 restoring damaged tissues as well as 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 type of sugar is a simple carbohydrate used by the body for all its energy requirements)
  • is important for producing protein, necessary for the appropriate functioning of the central nerve system
  • is  required for promoting suitable level of blood glucose
  • may easily be 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 og its 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 eliminating dangerous molecules called free radicals  and in their formatiom during cellular oxidation in the body.

Aspargine

  • the balance of the central nerve is maintained by the presence of sufficient amounts of asparagine in the body
  • plays an important role in the brain as well as the nerve 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 helps in the maintenance of the immune system and ensures its proper functioning.