Break It Down By Properly Fueling Up

Amino Acids are explained repeatedly as the ‘building blocks’ of protein. Although this is 100% true, that description doesn’t do the importance of amino acids justice. You may hear the word protein and think, “I get plenty of that!” But in actuality, “it has been reported that patients with liver cirrhosis suffer from protein malnutrition despite taking in adequate food.” You may hear that and say, “well, I don’t have liver cirrhosis, so I’m still not concerned about amino acids.” To that I ask you, did you know that amino acids are known for:

  • “Assisting in the creation and growth of muscles, connective tissue, and skin”
  • “Assisting in maintaining muscle tone and tissue strength”
  • “Healing and repair”
  • “Normal digestion”
  • “Providing energy for your body”
  • “Regulating moods by helping produce hormones”
  • “Producing neurotransmitters”
  • “Maintaining healthy skin, hair, and nails”

When proteins are digested or broken down, amino acids are left. Those amino acids help the body:

  • “Break down food”
  • “Grow”
  • “Repair body tissue”
  • “Perform many other body functions”

Here’s the catch: There are 9 amino acids, called essential amino acids, that the body cannot produce. This means those 9 essential amino acids that the body needs to function must be consumed. Medical News Today suggests consuming meat, eggs, tofu, buckwheat, quinoa, and dairy to obtain the essential amino acids. If protein-rich food is not part of your diet, then strongly consider an amino-rich supplement like AminoPower Advanced which has 7 vitamins and 23 free-form amino acids including all 9 essential amino acids.

Do not underestimate the power of amino acids as they’re good for kidney, liver, and brain function among many other things. They’re not just something that bodybuilders are concerned about and your science teacher preaches about. Amino Acids are part of the formula that makes you feel and operate at your highest potential. Whether it’s through an amino acid-rich diet or supplements like AminoPower Advanced, when you make it a priority to fuel your body properly your mind and body thank you.

Author: Evelyn Lindell
Certified Health & Wellness Coach