Amino Acids/ BCAA's

AMINO ACIDS are the "Building Blocks" of the body. Besides building cells and repairing tissue, amino acid supplements & BCAA supplements help form antibodies to combat invading bacteria & viruses; they are part of the enzyme & hormonal system; they build nucleoproteins (RNA & DNA); they carry oxygen throughout the body and participate in muscle activity. Amino acid supplements are very beneficial since there are nine amino acids which are essential (cannot be manufactured by the body) and the rest are non-essential (can be manufactured by the body with proper nutrition).  The 23 most common amino acids are the following: Alanine, Arginine, Asparagine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Cystine, Glutamine, Glutamic Acid, Glycine, Histidine, Hydroxyproline, Leucine & Isoleucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Proline, Serine, Taurine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Tyrosine, and Valine. Check out this stimulant-free supplement Rule One Proteins.

BCAA supplements or branched-chain amino acids are an amino acid that has aliphatic side-chains with a branch (a carbon atom bound to more than two other carbon atoms). Among the proteinogenic amino acids, there are three BCAAs: leucine, isoleucine and valine.

LEUCINE: Stimulate protein synthesis and can slow the rate muscle breakdown.

ISOLEUCINE: The manufacturing of other essential biochemical components in the body, some of which are utilized for the production of energy, stimulants to the upper brain and helping you to be more alert.

VALINE: Promotes mental vigor, muscle coordination and calm emotions.

The BCAA supplements are among the nine essential amino acids for humans, accounting for 35% of the essential amino acids in muscle proteins and 40% of the preformed amino acids required by mammals. The nine essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. NOW Foods Sports Amino-9 Essentials Powder 330g is one of the very few products to offer ALL nine essential amino acids.

Histidine: Is found abundantly in hemoglobin; has been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, allergic diseases, ulcers & anemia. A deficiency can cause poor hearing.

Lysine: Insures the adequate absorption of calcium; helps form collagen (which makes up bone cartilage & connective tissues); aids in the production of antibodies, hormones & enzymes. Recent studies have shown that Lysine may be effective against herpes by improving the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth. A deficiency may result in tiredness, inability to concentrate, irritability, bloodshot eyes, retarded growth, hair loss, anemia & reproductive problems.

Tryptophan: Helps in the treatment of migraine headaches; helps the immune system; helps reduce the risk of artery & heart spasms; works with Lysine in reducing cholesterol levels.

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MRM BCAA+G 1000g

MRM BCAA+G 1000g

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