L-Arginine Aspartate, L-Arginine L-arginine is an amino acid found in many foods such as dairy products, meat, poultry, fish, nuts and chocolate. It plays an integral part in several processes in the body, including cell division, wound healing, immunity to illness and the secretion of important hormones in the body. L-arginine ultimately contributes to the secretion of human growth hormone (HGH) and prolactin via stimulating the pituitary gland and pancreatic release of glucagon and insulin all of which have an effect on several body mechanisms. The body also uses L-arginine to make nitric oxide (NO), a substance that helps to relax blood vessels (termed vasodilation) and exerts several other effects in the body. L-arginine supplements may prove to be a good way for improving circulation to the heart and other affected areas such as blood vessels in the calves. These effects have been exhibited in various double-blind placebo-controlled studies.
Glycine Glycine is the simplest amino acid, used to make proteins. It works hand in hand with L-glutamine, another amino acid playing a part in brain function. Glycine has shown some positive implications in regard to enhancing mental function. A small double-blind study found evidence that glycine may help improve long-term blood sugar control. Another study hypothesizes that glycine may enhance memory and mental function. Glycine alone and in combination with other amino acids has shown to aid in wound healing.
Proprietary Blend: L-Glutamine, Colostrum, L-Lysine (as L-Lysine HCL), Taurine, DNA/RNA (from brewer’s yeast)
L-Glutamine L-Glutamine is an amino acid derived from another amino acid, glutamic acid. L-glutamine is important when it comes to the health of the immune system, digestive tract and muscle cells. It acts as fuel for the cells that line the intestines. Heavy exercise, infection, surgery and trauma can decrease the body's glutamine reserves, especially in muscle cells.
The fact that L-glutamine does several beneficial things in the body has caused some people to try glutamine supplements for various conditions that include fighting infections that often follow endurance exercise, reducing symptoms of overtraining, improving nutrition in critical illness, alleviating allergies and promoting digestive health.
Colostrum Colostrum is the clear/cloudy pre-milk that female mammals secrete prior to producing milk. Colostrum for dietary supplements is usually derived from cows and contains various immunoglobulins also known as antibodies, as well as additional antimicrobial factors including lactoferrin, lactoperoxidase, lysozyme, lactalbumin, glycoproteins, cytokines, polypeptides, growth factors, and vitamins and minerals. Colostrum is claimed to help support the immune system, healthy bowel movements, support the gastrointestinal tract, and improve exercise performance and recovery. Cow colostrum contains the same disease resistance factors (immunoglobulins) which are a component of human breast milk and unpasteurized cow's milk. There are several immune factors, which may be effective against different viruses, bacteria, yeast and other invaders.
L-Lysine L-lysine is a protein amino acid, classified as an essential amino acid, which means that it must be obtained through the diet. Some proteins, such as those found in meat, poultry and milk are rich in L-lysine. Wheat germ is rich in L-lysine. Small amounts of free L-lysine are found in vegetables, vegetable juices, and in fermented foods like miso and yogurt. L-lysine may also have some value as an anti-osteoporotic. In the liver, L-lysine, and other amino acids, participate in protein production. It may be involved in the formation of D-glucose and glycogen, as well as lipids. It may also help to produce energy.
Taurine Taurine is a non-protein amino acid and is found in high amounts in the brain, retina, myocardium, skeletal and smooth muscle, platelets and neutrophils. It is plentiful in the fluids of muscle, lungs and nerve tissue. Dietary taurine mainly comes from animal food sources. Taurine is also present in plant food sources as well as seaweeds, in smaller amounts. It is classified as an essential amino acid, necessary for micelle formation and fat absorption. It’s important in the hydration of the body and gives an energy boost by stimulating the cells’ nutrient uptake, as well as improves physical reaction time. Further, it boosts mental alertness and enhances the ability to concentrate. Taurine also has antioxidant and membrane-stabilizing activities. It supports healthy cholesterol and blood pressure. It may also help maintain a healthy cardiovascular system while delivering detoxifying activities
DNA/RNA DNA/RNA is the genetic material that we all have stored in our bodies at the most cellular levels, governing a variety of body processes. DNA, which makes up the genetic material, is made up of units called nucleotides. Some recent research shows that the body may not always produce adequate amounts of its own DNA and RNA. There are certain conditions in which the body requires dietary nucleic acids and or nucleotides to meet its physiological needs. These conditions include rapid growth, limited food supply and metabolic stress. Under these conditions, metabolic demand exceeds the capacity of de novo synthesis. Under these conditions, dietary nucleosides, nucleotides and nucleic acids become essential nutrients. Dietary nucleotides may spare the energetic cost of de novo synthesis of nucleotides. Dietary nucleic acids are found in plant and animal foods. Potential benefits of DNA/RNA supplementation include immune-enhancing and tissue-regenerating activities.
Folate (as Folic Acid) Folic acid is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Dark leafy greens, oranges and orange juice, beans and peas are the best sources as well as Brewer’s yeast, which supplies additional B-vitamins. Folic acid plays a key role by boosting the benefits of B12 supplementation. These two B-vitamins work together in maintaining normal red blood cells. Folic acid assists in the normal utilization of amino acids and proteins as well as constructs the material for DNA and RNA synthesis. Scientific studies have found that when working in tandem with folic acid, B12 is capable of promoting normal homocysteine levels. This works toward supporting a healthy nervous system.*
Magnesium (as magnesium citrate) Foods rich in magnesium include unpolished grains, nuts and green vegetables. Green, leafy vegetables are potent sources of magnesium because of The average daily magnesium intake in the U.S. for males nine years and older is estimated to be about 323 milligrams; for females nine years and older, it is estimated to be around 228 milligrams.
Magnesium is a component of the mineralized part of bone and is necessary for the metabolism of potassium and calcium in adults. It helps maintain normal levels of potassium, phosphorus, calcium, adrenaline and insulin. It’s also important for the mobilization of calcium, transporting it inside the cell for further utilization thus making it helpful in preventing osteoporosis. It plays a key role in the functioning of muscle and nervous tissue. Magnesium is necessary for the synthesis of all proteins, nucleic acids, nucleotides, cyclic adenosine monophosphate, lipids and carbohydrates. This mineral also inhibits the formation and growth of calcium oxalate stones in the kidney and bladder. Further, magnesium indirectly helps in reversing the effects of oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation as involved with the aging process.
Magnesium is required for energy release, regulation of the body temperature, proper nerve function, helping the body handle stress and regulating metabolism. Magnesium works with calcium to regulate the heart and blood pressure. Importantly, magnesium is required by the body to build healthy bones and teeth, and is required for proper muscle development. If taken in relatively high amounts, it works with calcium and vitamin D to help keep bones strong and prevent osteoporosis.