What are Amino Acids?
The amino acids are essential protein building blocks. Not found in any other type food in this balance and containing both essential and non-essential amino acids. They guarantee the activities of all enzymes in our organism. They activate cell metabolism, growth and mental fitness.
List of amino acids naturally present in bovine colostrum:
What is their function?
Below is the list of amino acids present in bovine colostrum and an explanation of their important function in the body.
Alanine (non-essential amino acid)
Alanine is important for glucose metabolism. It also guards against the build up of toxin substances in muscles.
Arginine non-essential amino acid)
Arginine stimulates GH, immune function and supports wound healing and muscle growth.
Aspartic acid (non-essential amino acid)
Aspartic acid, also called asparaginic acid, is one of the nonessential amino acids. "Nonessential" means that our bodies produce it even if we don't get this amino acid from the food we eat.
ß-Alanine (non-essential amino acid)
Glutamine (non-essential amino acid)
Glutamine is the most abundant naturally occurring, non-essential amino acid in the human body. In the body it is found circulating in the blood as well as stored in the skeletal muscles. It becomes conditionally essential (requiring intake from food or supplements) in states of illness or injury.
Glutamic acid (non-essential amino acid)
Glutamate is a key molecule in cellular metabolism. In humans, dietary proteins are broken down by digestion into amino acids, which serves as metabolic fuel for other functional roles in the body. Overall, glutamic acid is the single largest contributor to intestinal energy.
Glycine (non-essential amino acid)
An amino acid that acts as a transmitter of nerve impulses in parts of the spinal cord and eye. It inhibits the action of spinal nerves supplying skeletal muscles.
Histidine (essential amino acid)
Histidine is also a precursor of histamine, a compound released by immune system cells during an allergic reaction. It is needed for growth and for the repair of tissue, as well as the maintenance of the myelin sheaths that act as protector for nerve cells. It is also required for the synthesis of both red and white blood cells, and helps to protect the body from damage caused by radiation and in removing heavy metals from the body. In the stomach, histidine is also helpful in producing gastric juices, and people with deficiency of gastric juices or suffering from indigestion, may also benefit from this nutrient.
It is thought that histidine may be beneficial to people suffering from arthritis and nerve deafness. Histidine is used as a supplement for sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis, since it has been shown that in these patients, histidine levels are low. And last not least, histidine is, like many other amino acids, important for growth and general tissue repair.
Isoleucine (essential amino acid)
Isoleucine helps in the muscle development and recovery after physical exercise. It is needed for the formation of hemoglobin, regulation of blood sugar levels as well as energy levels.
Leucine (essential amino acid)
Leucine helps with the regulation of blood-sugar levels, the growth and repair of muscle tissue (such as bones, skin and muscles), growth hormone production, wound healing as well as energy regulation. It can assist to prevent the breakdown of muscle proteins that sometimes occur after trauma or severe stress.
Lysine (essential amino acid)
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 to lower cholesterol. Lysine appears to help the body absorb and conserve calcium and it plays an important role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage.
Methionine (essential amino acid)
Methionine is used to prevent liver damage, prevents the buildup of fat in the arteries as well as assisting with digestion. It is an antioxidant, helps with collagen synthesis in skin, nails and hair.
Phenylalanine (essential amino acid)
Phenylalanine assists with neurotransmitter, is also used to give relief to the patients suffering from depression.
Proline (non-essential amino acid)
Proline is needed for the production of collagen and cartilage. It keeps muscles and joints flexible and helps reduce sagging and wrinkling that accompany UV exposure and normal aging of the skin. Proline is used by the body to break down proteins which are important for creating healthy cells in the body. It is essential for development and maintenance of healthy skin and connective tissues, especially at the site of traumatic tissue injury.
Serine (non-essential amino acid)
Serine is needed for the metabolism of fats and fatty acids, muscle growth and a healthy immune system.
Taurine (non-essential amino acid)
Taurine is an amino acids most present in the body. It is found in the central nervous system, brain, heart and skeletal muscles. It is found in high concentration in the brain and heart. Taurine has been found to be effective against a wide range of conditions, such as diabetes, anaemia, high blood pressure, kidney and liver damage.
Threonine (essential amino acid)
Threonine helps in the formation of collagen and elastin in the skin. It also assists the immune system in the production of antibodies. It is also useful for stress and anxiety.
Tryptophan (essential amino acid)
Thrytophan plays a key role in our bodies as it is converted into niacin (vitamin B3) by the liver, important to prevent symptoms of niacin deficiency. It is also used to help as an counterbalance to anxiety and depression by restoring a sense of wellbeing.
Tyrosine (non essential amino acid)
Tyrosine helps to regulate mood and stress reduction. It is also helpful in surpressing appetite, reducing body's fat and correct functioning of the thyroid. yrosine aids in the production of melanin (pigment responsible for hair and skin color).
Valine (essential amino acid)
Valine plays an important role in growth and repair of muscle tissue. it is found high in concentration in the muscle tissue. It is also important for regulation of energy.