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Amino Acids

Blueberry-Based Formula Boosts Brain Skills

Posted February 28, 2014

A persistent and common fear among aging adults is the decline and/or loss of the abilities to think, remember, and learn. Paula C Bickford, from the University of South Florida (Florida, USA), and colleagues have developed a formulation containing extracts from blueberries and green tea combined with vitamin D3 and amino acids – notably carnosine.

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LDL cholesterol indicates an amino acid deficiency, researcher says

Posted February 27, 2014

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the “bad cholesterol” that doctors consider a sign of potential heart disease, is merely a marker of a diet lacking all of the essential amino acids, says University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, 99, a longtime opponent of the medical establishment’s war on cholesterol.

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Tyrosine helps you stop faster

Posted February 12, 2014

A child suddenly runs out into the road. Brake!! A driver who has recently eaten spinach or eggs will stop faster, thanks to the amino acid tyrosine found in these and other food products. Leiden cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato publishes her findings in the journal Neuropsychologia.

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Suffer from joint pain? Try collagen

Posted January 6, 2014

According to Medical News Today, collagen is one of the most necessary amino acids in the body. About 30 percent of the body’s proteins are collagen-based. There are 28 forms of collagen, each responsible for various processes in the body. Although collagen is most famous for its skin-healing benefits, collagen is essential for relieving joint pain as well.

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Moringa / Drumstick Tree

Posted January 2, 2014

What is Moringa Tree? ‘Virtually all of the hungry, many of the overweight, and others of normal weight are debilitated by a deficiency of essential vitamins and minerals.’ – World Health Organization. The solution to this problem may actually lie with Moringa oleifera, a tree that has all the vitamins and minerals, and all the amino acids needed for a healthy body.

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This Amino Acid Proving to be a Breakthrough in Treating Mood Disorders

Posted December 20, 2013

Before there was psychiatry and neurology, there was neuropsychiatry. It argued that diseases of the body had internal and external factors. It’s only been in the last 20 years, since science has understood that relationship between autoimmune diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders, that the field has made significant strides.

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Dietary Amino Acids Improve Sleep Problems in Mice With Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted December 12, 2013

Scientists have discovered how to fix sleep disturbances in mice with traumatic brain injuries — a discovery that could lead to help for hundreds of thousands of people who have long-term and debilitating sleep and wakefulness issues after they suffer concussions.

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Coconut sugar: A low GI sugar rich in amino acids and B vitamins

Posted November 20, 2013

Coconut sugar, also called coconut sap sugar, is a sugar derived from the sap of coconut tree flowers. It has been used as a traditional sweetener for centuries in regions where coconut trees flourish, such as Southeast Asia. Coconut sugar is mostly comprised of sucrose, which gives it a sweet, caramel-like flavor. Unlike refined white sugar, coconut sugar is minimally processed, and few if any chemicals are added to it, meaning that most of its minerals are left intact. For this reason, coconut sugar has become increasingly popular in the West as a substitute to white and brown sugar, and it is commonly sold in health food stores.

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Researchers say supplement cuts muscle loss in knee replacements

Posted October 27, 2013

Twenty grams of essential amino acids taken twice daily for a week before and for two weeks after knee-replacement surgeries helped 16 patients, mean age 69, recover faster and with much less muscle atrophy than a control group ingesting a placebo.

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NAC Amino Acid Offers a Potential Therapeutic Alternative in Psychiatric Disorders

Posted October 8, 2013

Improved understanding of the roles of inflammation and oxidative stress in psychiatric disorders has generated new leads in the search for novel therapies. One such investigative compound currently in clinical trials is an amino acid, N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC), which appears to reduce the core symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, autism and cravings in addictions including cocaine, cannabis abuse and cigarette smoking.

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