Essential amino acids are amino acids that the body cannot make and therefore need to be obtained through outside sources like food and supplements. They are necessary for proper body function and work to balance the levels of fluid in the body, repair cells, and produce enzymes while promoting energy metabolism. Essential Amino Acid Complex may be taken to support strenuous workout, help with the synthesis of muscle proteins, promote recovery after exercise, and build bone and muscle strength. It may also be beneficial for the elderly as it may be used to maintain muscle mass. This IC was made with the help of L-histidine, L-isoleucine‚ L-leucine‚ L-lysine ‚ L-methionine‚ L-phenylalanine‚ L-threonine‚ L-valine, and vitamin C (to enhance absorption).
L-glutamine is an amino acid that has a broad range of uses. It is the primary fuel for cells of the small intestine, making it essential for addressing leaky gut, SIBO, and other intestinal issues. It is also in cancer therapy for the treatment of chemotherapy-related neuropathies. L-glutamine is required for the functioning of white blood cells, so it is indicated in any conditions of low immunity including colds, flu, or other infections. It can help build muscle mass and improve energy overall, and is a one of the three amino acids necessary in building the master antioxidant called glutathione.
Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) consists of three essential amino acids, which are leucine, isoleucine and valine. BCAAs may be used to increase muscle growth, support lean muscle mass, promote muscle function during exercise, reduce muscle soreness after a workout, reduce exercise fatigue, and prevent muscle wasting or breakdown. BCAAs are great for those who need fuel for their muscles.
L-Methionine is an essential amino acid that contains sulfur and is found naturally in meat, fish, eggs, and dairy products. It can also be found in some fruits and vegetables; however, at much lower levels. L-Methionine is important to maintain normal health as it helps the body make and use proteins, metabolize fats, protects the body from free-radical damage (since it’s an antioxidant), plays a role in DNA methylation, and produces the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. L-Methionine may be used to support the liver and tissues and may help treat joint pain and stiffness, general pain, headaches, nausea, hair loss, and depression.
L-carnitine is an amino acid that plays a central role in energy production within cells. It is a necessary cofactor for cells to be able to burn fat as a fuel. The acetylated form of L-carnitine is more specific for the brain because this form passes across the blood-brain barrier. It is indicated for improved mental performance, brain fog, and is an excellent therapy to address "chemo brain," the brain fog that is notoriously associated with conventional chemotherapy.
Colostrum is a fluid produced by the mammary glands of mammals recently after giving birth and before breast milk production begins. It is rich in nutrients, carbohydrates, fats, proteins (such as lactoferrin), growth hormones and digestive enzymes as well as contains immunoglobulins G (IgG), A (IgA), E (IgE), D (IgD), and M (IgM). IgG is naturally found in the highest concentration. Bovine Colostrum may be used to strengthen immune system function, prevent and treat diarrhea, boost digestive health, repair nervous system damage, improve mood, and slow aging. Athletes may use it to burn fat, build lean muscle, increase stamina and vitality, and improve athletic performance.
The essential amino acids are called that for a reason: they cannot be produced internally, so they must be obtained through the diet or supplementation. These amino acids are critical for building and maintaining muscle mass, for energy production, detoxification in the liver, connective tissue integrity, immune health, and virtually every vital process in the body. This formula is optimized for utilization, and is appropriate for athletes, as well as those who are chronically ill and at risk of weight loss or suffering from fatigue and/or anemia.
Nicotinamide Riboside is an alternative form of vitamin B3 and is converted by the body to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), a coenzyme that is essential for metabolism. NAD+ is necessary to convert food into energy, repair damaged DNA, fortify cellular defense system, and setting the body's internal clock or circadian rhythm. Nicotinamide Riboside may be used to reverse the signs of aging from inside the body. It stimulates the production of NAD+ and thus helps fight general fatigue, promotes healthy cellular metabolism and energy production, encourages youthful cognitive function, promotes longevity, lowers the risk of heart disease, helps with weight loss, and decreases the risk of cancer.
Nicotinamide Riboside brand names include:
Life Extension NAD+ Cell Regenerator
Amino acids are essential to life as they are needed to build proteins, help with the production of hormones and blood cells, support the maintenance of muscle functions and are part of many other metabolic processes. Amino Acid Complex is ideal for athletes as well as people who are on a meat-reduced diet. This IC was prepared with the help of 20 naturally-sourced amino acids, vitamin B6 and vitamin C.