NON-ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS
Below is a list of all the non-essential amino acids. Remember these aminos can be produced by the body with the presence of the correct minerals and vitamins.
• Alanine – Alanine helps to provide energy to muscle tissues, the brain and CNS (Central nervous system). It aids in antibody production that helps to enhance the immune system. Alanine also helps metabolize sugars and organic acids.
• Arginine – Arginine promotes healing in the body through hormone regulation. It also aids in liver regeneration. Arginine helps the body to release growth hormones for muscle growth and repairing tissues. It helps to improve immune system responses to bacteria, viruses and tumour cells.
• Aspartic Acid (Asparagine) - Ammonia is toxic to the CNS (Central nervous system) Aspartic Acid aids in the excretion of this toxin. It can help increase resistance to fatigue and increase endurance.
• Cysteine – Cysteine aids in slowing the aging process, it helps to fight free radicals and neutralizes toxins. It helps protein synthesis and antioxidant protection against radiation and pollution. It is an essential part of skin recovery from cuts and burns or any type of breakage in the skin layers.
• Glycine – Glycine is an important part of hormone production in strengthening the immune system.
• Glutamic Acid (Glutamine) – Glutamic acid helps the body to regulate sugar cravings, control alcoholism and schizophrenia. It’s an important factor in improving mental functions, it also aids in the healing of ulcers and reduces fatigue.
• Taurine – Taurine is key in Controlling biochemical changes responsible for the aging process. It aids in the excretion of free radicals. Taurine stabilizes membrane excitability in the control of epileptic seizures.
• Proline - Proline strengthens heart muscles and promotes proper joint and tendon function.
• Serine – The liver and muscles use serine as a storage source of glucose for antibody production. It enhances the immune system, synthesizes fatty acids that cover around nerve fibers (insulator).
• Tyrosine – Phenylalanine is the precursor to tyrosine, but both are considered the precursors of catecholamines (adrenaline, dopamine, epinephrine, norepinephrine and tyramine). Tyrosine is a key component in the production of skin and neuromelanin. Tyrosine transmission of nerve impulses to the brain; fights depression; improves memory and mental alertness.