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Amino Acids

The majority of our cells and tissue are made up of amino acids, and they are essential for many important bodily functions such as the structuring of cells. They often referred to as the ‘building blocks’ of protein because they are the compounds used by the body to form proteins. ...

The majority of our cells and tissue are made up of amino acids, and they are essential for many important bodily functions such as the structuring of cells. They often referred to as the ‘building blocks’ of protein because they are the compounds used by the body to form proteins. These proteins are required by the human body for repair, maintenance and growth of tissue.

Amino acids fall under two classifications; ‘essential’ and ‘non-essential’. Essential amino acids cannot be made by the body and must be supplied by foods including milk, cheese, eggs, certain meats, vegetables, nuts and grains. Non-essential amino acids are made by the body from the essential amino acids or the normal breakdown of proteins.

Amino Acids Benefits

Amino Acids are required by the body to aid tissue;

  • Repair
  • Maintenance
  • Growth

Specific amino acids have different benefits

  • 5-HTP is a safe precursor to Serotonin
  • L-Arginine with L-Ornithine together have been shown to have benefits to the immune system
  • L-Glutamine is important for digestive system health
  • Spirulina is a good natural aid to detoxification
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  1. 5-HTP Plus contains 5-HTP from the shrub Griffonia. The 5-HTP is in a bio-effective form - 5-HTP is a safe precursor to serotonin

    This supplement also contains the nutrients necessary for the conversion of 5-HTP to serotonin - magnesium & vitamin B6

    Magnesium is involved in many essential metabolic processes relating to mental well-being
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  2. The Amino Acids L-Arginine and L-Ornithine together have been shown to strengthen the immune system

    They may help to improve lean muscle mass and reduce fat - beneficially affecting cholesterol levels

    They may also help support brain function and Arginine has also been shown to improve circulation and may help with male impotence
    60 Capsules
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  3. L-lysine is an essential amino acid, one of the building blocks used by the body to make proteins. The body cannot synthesise L-lysine so it must be wholly supplied by the diet

    L-lysine has a number of roles including normal growth, muscle turnover and synthesis of L-carnitine and collagen

    Each capsule of Cytoplan’s new vegan L-Lysine provides 500mg of L-lysine (the form of lysine that is naturally occurring in food)
    30 Capsules
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  4. Taurine is abundant in many tissues including the heart, eyes, nerve cells and skeletal muscle

    Taurine has antioxidant properties and is used in the production of bile acids which are important for fat digestion and absorption

    Each capsule of Cytoplan’s new vegan L-Taurine provides 500mg of L-taurine
    60 Capsules
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    £8.20

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  5. L-Theanine is an amino acid, found in tea leaves

    L-Theanine supports the production of alpha brain waves which are associated with a state of relaxation. It is therefore used to support the relaxation response, sleep quality and memory

    Whilst it is used to support sleep quality, it is not sedative and therefore can be taken during the day to support relaxation
    60 Capsules
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    £11.20

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