What Are Amino Acids and Are They Essential for Health?

essential amino acids and proteinsIf you are like most of us, you have probably been hearing and reading a lot in the news about the importance of getting enough essential amino acids or proteins in your diet and you may wonder what the fuss is all about. Amino acids are essentially the building blocks of proteins. (Here is the scientific answer to what amino acids are.) Taking in all the amino acids, in the right combinations, is vital for our body’s ability to make proteins.

Our bodies are made up mostly of protein and water. This used by every organ and tissue in our bodies, from our hair and nails, to our muscles.  Proteins/Amino Acids are essential for life. In order for our bodies to repair and rejuvenate all of the various tissues and systems in our body, the 22 amino acids, including the essential 8, have to be part of diets each day in order to make the right amount of protein to keep us healthy.

In fact, our bodies uses these 22 amino acids combined in various ways to make over 50,000 different proteins that are bodies need every single day to work and function correctly. Basically, if you aren’t getting enough of these nutrients, (which I would suggest using a natural plant based source and not a synthetic multivitamin) your body can’t make enough proteins to gain and maintain great health and eventually every system of the body can become affected, or weakened with disastrous results.

Should you be supplementing amino acids and protein?

If our bodies are already healthy and functioning properly, we can make 14 of these 22 amino acids internally, but the other 8 essential amino acids must come from our diets. Sadly, most of us can’t eat enough foods throughout the day, each day, to meet this requirement.

If your body is already fighting some type of illness, or is under additional stress such as a busy and hectic schedule, the nutritional needs of your body then increases.

While it is possible to use supplementation to get these essential amino acids, most supplement companies do not use natural sources for their nutrients, which often makes it harder for our bodies to digest and use these important nutrients. These actually become more of a burden then a help to our bodies immune systems.

The synthetic vitamins and nutrients in these supplements are simply eliminated by our bodies natural processes without being digested and absorbed because our bodies see these as toxins.  So if you want to gain and maintain great natural health, it is important to eat a balanced and nutritious diet as well as use all natural supplements made from natural sources that are proven to be able to be absorbed and utilized by our bodies 100%

While there is a lot of hype on the market about organic this, or all natural that, many supplement companies  just don’t live up to their claims of providing nutrients that are made derived from natural sources. Thankfully there is one natural source, or plant, Moringa oleifera, which provides all 22 amino acids, including the 8 essential and at very high levels. This is great and amazing news.

The 8 essential amino acids are

More details on the functions of these following amino acids are is found here. Each has it’s very own purpose in the body and is absolutely essential for optimal health.

  1. Leucine
  2. Lysine
  3. Isoleucine
  4. Phenylalanine
  5. Methionine
  6. Valine
  7. Threonine
  8. Tryptophan

Also as well as 88 other essential nutrients, including many vitamins, minerals, 36 antioxidants, 46 anti-inflammatory that are necessary for health and wellbeing. This amazing tree is used in many traditional forms of medicine and cooking in countries with tropical and subtropical climates. The tree has been the subject of a great deal of research and studies that prove its effectiveness in providing ideal supplementation for many of the most needed and important nutrients that are essential for optimal health.

While not everyone lives in a climate where they can grow their own Moringa Oleifera tree, regardless of where you are in the world, as well as how hectic your daily schedule is, anyone can now reap the benefits of this amazing tree with the SuperMix or SmartMix from ZijaExtreme. Visit our home page to see research by huge world known organizations and companies. Also there are dozens of reviews and comments.

Taking action is always the first step to great health

Knowing now what essential amino acids are and the importance of proteins. It’s your job to make the right decisions moving forward. Optimal health isn’t going to just happen. You have to take the first step to change your life and to truly gain and maintain optimal health. Good luck to you all and God Bless.

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