All About: Amino Acids


L-Alanine – Skin conditioning agent and an essential amino acid in the conversion of proteins into energy, through the glucose metabolic pathway.

L-Glycine – Building block of collagen formation and the most plentiful amino acid in the body. While not an essential amino acid, since the body is able to synthesize it, it is a critical component in the synthesis of purines, an essential component of DNA.

L-Lysine – Heals while it soothes inflamed areas. L-Lysine is a necessary amino acid for all protein sin the body. L-Lysine is critical for calcium absorption, as a muscle protein, essential in recovering from  surgery, and in the body’s production of hormones, enzymes, and antibodies.

L-Proline – Essential amino acid that is required to make collagen fibers. It is the precursor of hydroxy proline and essential component of collagen cross-linking. It aids in wound healing, and in maintaining a youthful appearance of skin.

L-Threonine – Anti-oxidant stabilizer and an essential amino acid in building proteins. Threonine can be converted to pyruvate and use in the Krebs cycle, but it’s more common role is in building proteins and acting as a antioxidant stabilizer. The body cannot synthesize it is essential amino acid.

L-Valine – Reduces inflammation, but is an essential amino acid for building proteins. It is one of the three branched chain amino acids and is hydrophobic. It is widely used by muscle builders to increase muscle mass.