List of essential amino acids
The List of essential amino acids in the human body are a total of 10. This includes 9 essential amino acids, 10 for children-arginine is added for growth. The entire List of essential amino acids cannot be reproduced by the body.
We must receive them through diet and supplementation. Failure to receive even one of these amino acids results in serious health problems and muscle and bone degradation over time. The body actually strips them from the muscle and bone structures.
Here are the 9 essential amino acids and the basic functions they perform. Click on any these for an in-depth look:
Amino acid deficiencies -- List of essential aminos -- Their importance
What are amino acid deficiences caused by? Good question. The answer lies in poor diet, poor protein sources, poor absorption, the inability of the body to break down proteins into amino acids and, the inability of the body to convert one amino acid to another.
Amino acid deficiencies can cause far more problems than vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Why is that?
Amino acids rebuild the body while vitamins make it function better. If you are 40+ this is critical. Science has now declared that aging is the inability of the body to rebuild itself.
Most aging ailments like arthritis and heart disease are directly related to amino acid deficiencies.
Both vitamins and aminos are necessary for optimum health, but most people never consider amino acids as part of their health regimen.
Again it must be stressed. Everyone must receive the complete List of essential amino acids.
Aminos are the antiaging secrets no one is really talking about.
Why? Few really understand how they function. But you can literally stop heart problems, arthritis and a whole host of ailments. That is why I listed above the ailments next to each amino acid.
How about weight loss? Did you know there are amino acids that actually target weight loss in the mid section. Yea! I actually ran a test and proved it.
How about clear skin? Want to get rid of crows feet, lines and sagging skin without surgery? Very possible with the correct application of aminos. Check out the
Amino acid function page for recipes.
The list goes on and on.
So how do I know which aminos I am lacking? A couple of ways. One--by the ailments you may be suffering? Two--by blood or urine analysis which is the most accurate way.
Many different tests are available online and vary from about $200--$300 dollars for a fasting blood, blood spot or urine analysis.
The most cost effective way is to ask your doctor for an amino acid profile next time you go for a physical. The test will show the limits and whether you are high or low concerning a particular amino acid.
TOP-Here is a good way to get the full list of essential amino acids. People who have used this basic recipe have noticed significant changes in their health. Any other amino acid can be added based on condition or need. But these 2 are the foundation.
BELOW-The average protein scoop contains approximately 30 grams of powder.
The List of essential amino acids varies from 8 to 10 depending on what information source you read. In actuality there are 8 essential amino acids and several semi-essential amino acids.
Most of the time the semi and non-essential amino acids can be produced from the essential amino acids if bodily conditions permit. Otherwise they must be supplemented. Because of this peculiarity many authors say there are 8, 9 or even 10 essential amino acids.
So how do I supplement?
Dairy whey contains the most concentrated amounts of all the essential amino acids. Egg and soy proteins work. But the most concentrated is whey.
Use a micro filtered, low temperature processed, pure (no additives) whey. Remember heat kills nutrients so read the labels. Here is a good recipe.
Mix 1/2 of your daily whey allotment and 1 gram of the BCAA together with juice or water and take first thing in the morning upon awakening (empty stomach please) then allow 30 minutes for absorption before eating.
Take the other 1/2 of your whey allotment with your last meal.
**Now Sports, a 40 year old company is committed to the highest quality production of nutritional supplements at the most affordable prices. Their products meet Good Manufacturing Practices “GMP” as well as specifications set by the FDA.
In their words “We test--We check—We verify”. In short, Now products work. We the authors, have been using NOW products for 15 years with good success. We order exclusively from Allstar health, a reputable online dealer that provides high quality, name brand products