Over two years ago, we replaced our amino acid product, AminoPower Plus, with a new formula under the label of Transition Support Plus.
We are happy to announce that thanks to the valuable feedback of our participants, we have reformulated our amino product once again, and we have renamed it AminoPower Advanced.
AminoPower Advanced is a blend of 7 vitamins and 23 free-form amino acids, including all the branch chain and essential amino acids. It rapidly absorbs, providing the body and brain with an ideal balance of amino acids to promote mental and physical wellbeing.
The new formula will be available in early October 2016.
What are free-form amino acids?
AminoPower Advanced is a free-form amino acid blend. Free-form amino acids can bypass the digestive process and are rapidly absorbed. This means higher concentrations in the blood compared to normal protein digestion.
Why are amino acids important?
Amino acids are the metabolic building blocks of the body. In their natural state, amino acids form the basis of life. They are the raw essential materials your body needs to produce cells, bones, hormones, hair, skin and more.
Amino acids are also precursors or the building blocks for our neurotransmitters, messengers that communicate neurological information from one cell to another. They play a major role in shaping everyday life and function.
Let’s take the neurotransmitter serotonin for example.
During the day, serotonin is your feel good “happy” molecule. At night, it turns into melatonin so you can experience a deep and restful sleep. To produce serotonin, you need sufficient levels of the amino acid L-tryptophan. Serotonin falls into the category of calming neurotransmitters, and can act as an antidepressant to alleviate depression.
Dopamine is another neurotransmitter, and it is the parent of norepinephrine and adrenaline. Norepinephrine and adrenaline are also known as catecholamines and are often referred to as “The Cats”. To build dopamine, norepinephrine, and adrenaline, you need sufficient levels of tyrosine and phenylalanine.
These catecholamines help you focus, stay alert, and concentrate. Dopamine and catecholamines belong to the category of energizing neurotransmitters.
Why take amino acids?
In a perfect world, we’d get our amino acids from our food. Unfortunately in today’s world, limiting factors prevent our bodies from receiving a full and balanced supply of amino acids, including:
- Processed foods
- Poor diet
- Alcohol and caffeine
A lack of amino acids in itself becomes a limiting factor. This lack can affect how we produce the digestive enzymes necessary to break down protein into component amino acids, potentially leading to a cycle of poor nutrition.
Amino acids are precursors to over 15,000 enzymes made in the pancreas. If the lack of amino acids persists, your body will break down its own tissues, such as muscle, to sustain vital functions.
Another role for amino acids in the Truehope Program
When you include a broad-spectrum free-form amino acid blend like AminoPower Advanced in your diet while transitioning off of medication, it can buffer withdrawal effects, making it more comfortable to gradually reduce medications.
Medications can affect neurotransmitter synthesis, so it makes sense to take additional amino acids while transitioning from medication to nutrients.
Amino acids, vitamins, and minerals are part of the family of micronutrients. The vitamins and minerals are the cofactors, and the amino acids the building blocks. The cofactors also play a significant role in synthesizing neurotransmitters. Without sufficient levels of vitamins and minerals, the amino acids would be unable to fulfill their role as building blocks.
As you can see, there are many good reasons for you to include a broad-spectrum, free-form amino acid blend in your diet. Taking the AminoPower Advanced along with EMPowerplus Advanced makes sense!
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