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9 essential amino acids
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cell replication and division; important in children; but new evidence now includes importance in adults as well.
it, along with two other amino acids (Leucine and Valine) promote muscle recovery after exercise. Another thing it does is it forms hemoglobin and assists with regulating blood sugar levels and energy levels. It also is involved in blood-clot formation.
stimulates the release of insulin from the pancreas; protects muscles and increases energy production. promotes tissue healing and skin repair
helps prevent herpes infections
assists with metabolic function, breaks down fat, and is the primary source of sulfur in the body. also critical for the removal of heavy metals, such as lead and mercury,
associated with PKU; part of nutrisweet; the body converts phenylalanine into tyrosine, another amino acid that's needed to make proteins, brain chemicals, including L-dopa, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, and thyroid hormones
assists in the formation of collagen and elastin in the skin.
production of niacin; used to produce serotonin, important for normal nerve and brain function. Serotonin is important in sleep, stabilizing emotional moods, pain control, inflammation, intestinal peristalsis, etc.
It has a stimulating effect and is needed for muscle metabolism, repair and growth of tissue and maintaining the nitrogen balance in the body.
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