Archive for January, 2010

Jan 8th, 2010

The Amino Acid Guide

L-Alanine

    Used as body fuel by tissues of the brain, nervous system and muscle
    Important in converting energy to stored energy in the body’s Kreb’s energy cycle
    Glycogenic (energy storage source of glucose by the liver and muscles)
    Important nitrogen quality for post-injury states
    Builds up the immune system, producing immunoglobulins and antibodies
    Metabolizes sugars and organic acids

L-Arginine

    Indispensable for optimum growth
    Stimulates the release of growth hormone
    Important to muscle metabolism; acts as a vehicle for transport, storage and excretion of
    nitrogen
    Increases muscle mass while decreasing the amount of body fat
    Plays an important role in post-injury problems such as weight changes, nitrogen balance and tissue healing
    Increases collagen, the main supportive fibrous protein found in bone, cartilage and other connective tissues
    Stimulates the Immune system
    Combats physical and mental fatigue
    Increases spermatogenesis
    Used in the treatment of hepatic (liver) disorders
    Transforms to L-Ornithine and urea
    Promotes the detoxification of ammonia which is poisonous to living cell

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Jan 8th, 2010

Amino trivia.

Non Essential Amino Acids:

  1. Alanine
  2. Cysteine
  3. Glutamine
  4. Taurine
  5. Aspartic Acid
  6. Cysteine
  7. Glutamic Acid
  8. Glycine
  9. Proline
  10. Serine
  11. GABA
  12. Tyrosine

Jan 8th, 2010

Amino trivia.

Essential Amino Acids:

  1. Isoleucine
  2. Leucine
  3. Valine
  4. Histadine
  5. Lysine
  6. Methionine
  7. Phenylalanine
  8. Threonine
  9. Tryptophan
  10. Arginine

Jan 8th, 2010

Prevention and Age Management

A Wellness Paradigm Shift

Conventional medicine holds the belief that aging is associated with debilitating symptoms and progressive deterioration and decline that cannot be altered.  While the aging process is inevitable, we are entering a new era in mainstream medicine that focuses on prevention of disease and living with energy and vitality.

Our Preventative and Age Management Protocol is based on early detection, prevention, and reversal of the degenerative effects of aging.  The primary goal is living healthier for a longer period of time.  The principles are well documented in medical and scientific journals, and are based on sound and responsible health care.

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Jan 8th, 2010

The Importance of Amino Acids

Aging is inevitable. As we age nutritional needs may actually increase as appetite may decrease. [23] Amino acids have been found to be lower in both blood and muscle of aged humans. [63,77] Amino acid supplements have shown exciting potential to restore and maintain the health of aging men and women, improving muscle mass, protecting from heart damage, increasing muscle strength, improving insulin sensitivity and more. [1,5,10,12,27,30,40,43,55,57,60,61,66,68,71-74,78]

We are all concerned about the seemingly inevitable increases in heart disease, adult onset diabetes, sarcopenia (muscle wasting associated with aging), age related depression, and loss of memory. Research over the past few years has shown daily supplementation of essential amino acids improves muscle mass with or without exercise [3,29,58], as well as improving insulin resistance, [2,60,61,72-74] a common complication of aging and precursor to the development of type II adult onset diabetes. (more…)