Your body manufactures about 100,000 different proteins
from 20 amino acids building blocks, 9
of which are considered essential, meaning that you must obtain them from your
diet. This is where our Ultra Amino’s comes into play!
People with limited diets or poor digestion may not get
enough essential amino acids from their diet. In contrast to proteins or
peptide-bound amino acids, our Ultra Amino blend at LifeSource Vitamins contains all 9 essential amino acids in their
superior free-form state and in the proportions recommended by the National
Academy of Sciences to optimize protein synthesis and tissue repair for adults
age 19 and over. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and make up
3/4 of the body's solid material. They are found in muscle tissue, organs,
blood and skin. Amino acids also make hormones, enzymes, and vitamins and are
essential for a healthy immune system and proper neurological functions.
While a balance of amino
acids ensures adequate protein production, deficiency of any one amino acid can
stop the production of proteins for which it is required. Occasionally, amino
acids that are in high demand may become depleted, such as from severe
infection or physical trauma, such as burns, which can deplete arginine and
glutamine levels. For some health conditions, amino acid supplementation can be
a useful option, notes Phyllis A. Balch, author of the book "Prescription
for Nutritional Healing." However,
supplementing one amino acid can lead to an imbalance of numerous other amino
acids and proteins throughout your body.
This is why it is important to supplement these amino deficiencies with
a complete amino product like ours at LifeSource Vitamins.
Who Can Benefit From Amino Acid Supplements?
There are many reasons
someone might benefit from taking an amino acid supplement. Strenuous exercise,
aging, drug use, certain medications, infections, vitamin C deficiency, and B
vitamin deficiency can all cause an imbalance in amino acids in the body. Here
are some examples of when amino acid supplements can help:
- Research has shown athletes, body builders and others with a physically demanding
lifestyle can experience better performance and stamina when they take amino
- Amino acids can help speed recovery time in those who have experienced
physical trauma or have undergone surgery.*
- Supplementing with amino acids is crucial for those with conditions
that prevent them from eating solid foods. In these cases, amino acid
supplements can help make up for some of the protein lost in the diet.*
- People with conditions like Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease,
dementia, HIV/Aids, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, adrenal fatigue and
liver disease can all benefit from a general amino acid supplement.
They may also find certain individual amino acid supplements to be very helpful
- Vegetarians, and especially vegans, may find it difficult to obtain a variety
of amino acids from their diet. While it's true that vegetables, grains,
pulses, legumes and nuts do contain protein, a large variety of food must be
consumed in order to provide adequate amounts of all the amino acids. There are
vegetarian and vegan amino acid supplements available for those who need them.*
Why do Free-Form Amino Acids matter? Free
form amino acids do not have to be digested. They are absorbed through the
small intestine, into bloodstream and become quickly available to muscle or
other tissues. They help to prevent muscle breakdown.
LifeSource Vitamins Ultra Aminos
supplies a comprehensive blend of free-form amino acids, provided in the ratios
found naturally in high biological value (BV) protein sources
- Maintains daily wellness with amino acid
building blocks to support protein synthesis*
- Supports athletic training, including muscle
performance, energy production and recovery*
- Enhances healthy neurotransmitter synthesis
with amino acid precursors to support cognitive function and positive mood*
- Promotes immune function, in part by supporting
healthy glutamine and glutathione levels*
The branched chain amino
acids or BCAA (leucine, isoleucine, valine) are popular among athletes because
they help increase muscle mass, prevent muscle breakdown, and help in recovery
after workouts. Aside from athletes, other people may also benefit from BCAAs,
such as those who have a chronic loss of appetite, or those with certain brain
disorders or muscle wasting conditions. More studies are investigating their
role in supporting the therapy of diabetes and certain forms of autism.
- L-arginine, a non-essential
amino acid, is believed to play a role in immune functions, wound healing,
detoxification reactions, promoting insulin secretion, and improving sexual
- L-Glutamine serves as a fuel
source for cells lining the intestines and is involved in
several metabolic processes. It is believed to play a vital role in normal
brain function, in protecting your body from ammonia toxicity, and for
maintaining protein balance during severe stress.*
- L-Lysine appears to be
useful for treating genital herpes infections, as well as cold sores. It has
also been found to help in collagen formation as well as building muscle and
recovering from muscle injuries.*
- The body needs L-Tyrosine to
produce brain chemicals (neurotransmitters) such as epinephrine,
norepinephrine, and dopamine these substances regulate mood and a deficiency in
L-tyrosine has been linked to depression. Tyrosine is therefore known as the
‘anti-depressant’ among the amino acids. It also aids in the manufacture of
melanin, the skin pigment that also acts as an antioxidant.*
- Leucine appears to help
prevent muscle loss that is associated with aging. Researchers found that a
leucine supplements can help restore youthful patterns of muscle-protein
synthesis and breakdown in aging rats.*
- Branched chain amino acids
are found in whey proteins, which are easily digestible and absorbed by the
body. They are popularly used by athletes to reduce fatigue, help increase
workout intensity, and help promote fat loss.*
Every LifeSource Vitamins
product exceeds the standards and requirements set forth in the FDA’s Code of
Federal Regulation (21 CFR, 111) Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP).
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*Disclaimer: None of the above statements have been evaluated by the FDA. These
products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. As
always, consult your physician before taking any and all supplements.
LifeSource Vitamins. Individual results may vary.
Disclaimer: All the information contained throughout this website is based upon the
opinion of the founder of LifeSource Vitamins Bruce Brightman, and the entire
team at LifeSource Vitamins whose relentless research and studies have been
ongoing on since 1992. Other articles
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