Amino Acids & Health Benefits

Maca amino acids and their benefits to the body:

Alanine: Health benefits


  • Increased energy
  • Controls blood sugar
  • Strengthens immune system

*Alanine is an essential amino acid or enzyme found in the liver and other tissues. Alanine helps to build protein itself. It also provides energy for muscles, the brain and the central nervous system. It also boosts the immune system with the production of antibodies, and it helps to metabolize sugars and organic acids.*

Arginine: Health benefits


  • Increases blood flow
  • Prevents colds
  • Speeds up healing
  • Reduces risk of injuries during intense workout

*Arginine leads to nitric oxide, and the nitric oxide keeps blood vessels dilated, which in turn leads to more oxygen traveling to the heart.

Serine: Health benefits


  • Builds immune system
  • Maintains muscles
  • Maintains the heart
  • Natural moisturizer

*Serine, produces another amino acid, Tryptophan which makes serotonin, a neurological chemical that affects your mood. Research regarding serine suggests that low levels of the amino acid may be a factor in chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. Other studies have linked decreased serotonin and tryptophan levels to an inability to focus, anxiety, depression and insomnia.

Histidine: Health benefits


  • Increases sexual arousal
  • Increases sexual pleasure
  • Helps digestion
  • Natural moisturizer

*Histidine its important to the development and maintenance of healthy tissues throughout the body, especially the myelin sheaths that provide a protective layer around nerve cells. Lower levels of histidine may have a factor in rheumatoid arthritis.

Aspartic Acid: Health benefits


  • Important for brain health
  • Sustains stamina
  • Helps digestion
  • Removes toxins from blood stream

* Aspartic acid, plays a key role in the proper function of metabolism during the manufacturing of other amino acids and biochemicals in the citric acid cycle.

Glycine: Health benefits


  • Reduces muscle breakdown
  • Digestive antacid
  • Helps body to heal faster

*Glycine has many functions, ranging from normal function of the central nervous system to boosting creatine levels to prevent the breakdown of muscle. The body would not be capable of repairing damaged tissues without glycine.

Valine: Health benefits


  • Energy
  • Mental function
  • May help gallbladder & liver disorders
  • May help reverse effects of alcohol & drug effects on the liver, gallbladder and brain.
  • Prevents muscle breakdown during intense exercise
  • Regulates blood sugar
  • Stimulates central nervous system
  • Tissue growth & repair

*Valine, is an essential amino acid and is not synthesized by the body and must be obtained through diet to meet the body’s needs.

Isoleucine: Health benefits


  • Regulates metabolism
  • Regulates thymus & pituitary gland

*Valine, is an essential amino acid and is not synthesized by the body and must be obtained through diet to meet the body’s needs.

Phenylalanine: Health benefits


  • Protects the brain from damage
  • Helps with depression
  • Great analgesic

*Phenylalanine, is an essential amino acid that is used in the manufacture of food and drink products and sold as a nutritional supplement for its reputed analgesic and antidepressant effects. It has the ability to cross the blood-brain barrier, a group of cells that prevent unwanted substances from entering the bloodstream thus protecting the brain from damage.

Tyrosine: Health benefits


  • Prevents cancer
  • Prevents coronary heart disease
  • Fights stress

Tyrosine: is a proteinogenic amino acid, which can be found in proteins. It can be used to treat depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and even narcolepsy, which is an inability to stay awake

Threonine: Health benefits


  • Stabilizes blood sugars
  • Helps maintain a balance between glucose and insulin.
  • Responsible for the thymus gland growth on the brain
  • Relieves stress and anxiety
  • Produces neurotransmitters in the brain
  • Has been helpful in treating Lou Gehrig’s disease


Lysine: Health benefits


  • Helps absorb calcium
  • Prevents cold sores
  • Helps convert fatty acids to energy, aiding in weight reduction
  • Can relieve migraines and other types of pain and inflammation
  • Helps lower bad cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk for heart disease
  • Helps in muscle building, when taken with other amino acids like arginine
  • Supports the production of other proteins like enzymes, antibodies and hormones
  • Promotes normal growth and development by increasing collagen formation

* Lysine is an important and indispensable component of proteins, it plays a role in the production of collagen and carnitine.

Leucine: Health benefits


  • Energy
  • Increases the synthesis of muscle proteins
  • Muscle and bone repair
  • Controls sugar levels
  • Slows degradation of muscle tissue

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