When someone mentions protein or amino acids, we automatically think about sports and
muscle repair but are we overlooking one of their most fundamental functions?
As with all aspects of the human body, we require certain nutrients and macronutrients to run
these functions. An example of this is energy production- requiring certain macronutrients
(fats and sugars) as the fundamental basis with micronutrients (vitamins & minerals) as the
catalysts to drive this process.
It’s easy to get caught up on sports performance and muscle repair but are we overlooking
our mental health as a means of enhancing our overall performance?
As we know, there are many factors that affects our mental health including inflammation, methylation, trauma,
epigenetics and genetics to a degree, however with such a progression in research we seem to
forget that the basics of our neurotransmitter production is in fact from our amino acids that
we consume. We know that amino acid absorption is dependent on adequate digestion which
in the 21 st century digestive health is one of the main areas that suffers due to high stress
levels and poor overall dietary intake and microbiome dysbiosis.
Amino acids are the building blocks of our neurotransmitters- serotonin require tryptophan,
dopamine requires tyrosine and GABA requiring glutamine. Supplements containing amino
acids have also been found to reduce symptoms, as they are converted to neurotransmitters
which in turn alleviate depression and other mental health problems. Review Nutritional
therapies for mental disorders. (Lakhan and Vieira, 2008)
These neurotransmitters are what allow us to feel happy, content, relaxed and provide us with
good sleep. With so many factors affecting our digestion and absorption of these amino acids
in our foods, a very simple means of ensuring adequate levels of these vital building blocks is
Bodyhealths Perfect amino, supplying the perfect composition of essential amino acids with
99% absorption and no waste for our kidneys or liver to process. Before we look at the more
complex process of mental health symptoms including inflammation, methylation and
biochemical disorders, make sure you are in fact nourished and amino acid replenished.
Don’t over complicate- simplify and nourish your nervous system with the most researched,
highest performing doctor designed amino acid in the globe.