Amino Acids in Our Collagen
Amino acids are used to build proteins in our body. These proteins are essential for building tissue, nails, blood, and functional organs. We've compiled a list of amino acids and their use with a little information from WebMD.
We didn't skimp on the good stuff! The above chart shows what you're getting in every serving of Full Body Impact® hydrolyzed liquid collagen.
AMINO ACID BREAKDOWN:
- Histidine - It's used in growth, repair of damaged tissues, and making blood cells. It helps protect nerve cells. It's used by the body to make histamine.
- Isoleucine - It may help how hemoglobin is made. This is the oxygen-carrying pigment inside of red blood cells. It may help control blood sugar. It may also boost energy and endurance.
- Leucine - one of the 3 essential branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). These amino acids can be used by skeletal muscle to give energy during exercise. may help in healing skin and bones. It may increase muscle growth and lean body mass. It may help control blood sugar.
- Lysine - essential amino acid, meaning it is necessary for human health, but the body cannot make it. You have to get lysine from food or supplements. It plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendons, and cartilage. Lysine is important for proper growth, and it plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for converting fatty acids into energy and helping lower cholesterol. Lysine appears to help the body absorb calcium.
- Methionine - It may act as an antioxidant and help to protect damaged tissues.
- Phenylalanine - It is also used for aging skin, pain, obesity, and many other conditions
- Cysteine - When taken as a supplement, it is usually in the form of N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). The body makes this into cysteine and then into glutathione, a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants fight free radicals, which are harmful compounds in the body that damage cell membranes and DNA. Researchers think free radicals play a role in aging
- Threonine - Is an essential amino acid that helps build connective tissues such as elastin and collagen. It also helps regulate muscle growth and can balance mood and digestion.
- Tryptophan - an amino acid needed for the production and maintenance of the body's proteins, muscles, enzymes, and neurotransmitters. It is an essential amino acid
- Valine - this essential amino acid can help strengthen the building blocks that make up the skin as well as locking in water and hydrating the skin. Valine is essential for mental focus, muscle coordination, and emotional calm. People may use valine supplements for muscle growth, tissue repair, and energy.
- Alanine - Known to balance moisture levels on the skin, thus providing improved hydration. Amino acid that is used to make proteins. It is used to break down tryptophan and vitamin B-6. It is a source of energy for muscles and the central nervous system. It strengthens the immune system and helps the body use sugars.
- Aspartate - used to increase absorption of the minerals they are combined with and to enhance athletic performance. can help strengthen skin's natural defense system, making it less likely to show signs of aging from environmental .
- Serine - is critical for the production of the body's proteins, enzymes and muscle tissue. Serine is needed for the proper metabolism of fats and fatty acids. It also helps in the production of antibodies. Serine is used as a natural moisturizing agent in some cosmetics and skin care products.
Arginine - Arginine keeps your skin firm, plump and smooth. Dryness. Arginine hydrates dry skin and restores moisture. Fine Lines and Wrinkles. Arginine is known for its anti-aging effects and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.. amino acid that helps the body build protein.
In the body, the amino acid arginine changes into nitric oxide (NO). Nitric oxide is a powerful neurotransmitter that helps blood vessels relax and also improves circulation.
- Glutamate - is an important building block of protein. It has a key role in the metabolism of major nutrients and is important for the reconstruction of body protein and the metabolism of energy.
- Glycine - contributes to cellular growth and health. Glycine is one of the amino acids essential to the body's synthesis of the antioxidant glutathione. Cells produce glutathione in order to fight free radicals that can otherwise cause oxidative stress and damage cells, proteins, and DNA
- Proline - plays important roles in protein synthesis and structure, metabolism (particularly the synthesis of arginine, polyamines, and glutamate via pyrroline-5-carboxylate), and nutrition, as well as wound healing, antioxidative reactions, and immune responses.
- Tyrosine - plays its role in the skin by helping to produce melanin
- Hydroxyproline - is a naturally derived ingredient often found in anti-aging skin and lip care products due to its potential protective effects on collagen and elastin.
- Hydroxylysine - plays a role in bone density and strength