Amino acids are some of the most important parts of our diet. There are nine amino acids that are classified as essential, not just because the body needs them, but because the body cannot manufacture enough of them from other substances and have to get them from food. There are four others that are considered essential specifically for children.
Amino acids play an amazing number of roles in the functioning of the human body, acting as precursors for enzymes, proteins, hormones, and neurotransmitters. They are essential for growing and repairing bone, muscle, skin, hair, nails and cartilage. They affect our mood, sleep, memory, concentration and overall brain health. Amino acids improve acid-base balance, immunity, cardiovascular health, glucose levels, lipid metabolism, and sexual function.
Choline and Inositol
Choline is an ammonium salt which has been classified as an essential nutrient by the Institute of Medicine. It can be found in liver, eggs, codfish and many vegetables, particularly cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, wheat germ and soybeans. The body has several uses for choline, including the making of acetylcholine, which is necessary for brain health, intelligence and synaptic plasticity. Choline is also one of the reasons that human breast milk is healthier for babies than formula, and a lack of choline in the diet has been shown to increase the risk of neural tube defects. This makes it particularly necessary during pregnancy.
Inositol comes in nine different forms, called stereoisomers, but in its most common form it can be found in oranges, cantaloupe and other fruits. Inositol plays an important role in helping insulin do its work in the body, helping the cells maintain their membranes and structures, regulating the level of calcium in the cell, and helping to break down and metabolize fats. It can also help keep the lungs of pre-term babies healthy. The human body can manufacture inositol from glucose, but if youre on a low-sugar diet you may want an outside source.
An Amino Acid Supplement known as Amino Restore
TaylorMD Formulations supplies a variety of products to health care providers. One of these products is Amino Restore, a protein shake containing amino acids, choline and inositol which can be used to optimize health or as a meal replacement shake.
The protein in Amino Restore is derived from peas, and it does not contain dairy, making it acceptable for vegans and those with celiac disease. Amino Restore is available in chocolate and vanilla flavors. Amino Restore may be used in combination with, AdrenaCare, SerenCalm, Sertona, CogMed, EasyCalm, Arginine Replete and L-Theanine Rx to promote neurotransmitter balance and autonomic nervous system health. Amino Restore can also be combined with Max Health Ultra Vitamin and Green Med Rx for weight management.
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