Brian Emerson - Why I use Non-essential Amino Acids.

Brian Emerson - Why I use Non-essential Amino Acids.

Posted by Brian Emerson on Mar 28, 2016 in #Ambassador Blogs.

Okay, so we all know the benefits of taking BCAAs, Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine… To help muscle repair, decrease the breakdown of other amino acids and assist in a better Nitrogen balance.

But, did you know that we also benefit from taking non-essential amino acids?

For those who don’t know, non-essential amino acids are those that the body can create and are different from essential amino acids that are obtained from food.

‘Non-essential’ does not mean that those amino acids are less important. Non-essential amino acids aid in creating optimal health.

Here are the ones I personally use, and what they actually do.


D Aspartic Acid

D Aspartic Acid helps to elevate metabolic levels. Due to its effect on cellular energy, it is sometimes used to combat fatigue and depression.

D Aspartic Acid also acts as a synthesiser for other amino acids.


L Glutamine

Also aiding in the production of glutathione, L Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the bloodstream. Proper brain function and digestion require L Glutamine as does the immune system.


L Glycine

L Glycine supplies beneficial glucose the body needs for energy. It is essential for proper cell growth and function, and is also crucial to digestive health.

L Glycine makes up a large portion of collagen which helps skin retain its elasticity and healing properties.


L Proline

In order for the body to create new, healthy cells, it produces L Proline. This amino acid helps in the regeneration of skin and helps to reduce sagging and wrinkles.

L Proline assists in the bodies production of collagen and helps keep muscles and joints pliable.


L Taurine

Like L Glutamine, L Taurine is a free amino acid that travels through the bloodstream and is also a detoxifier and helps digestion. It has also been shown to improve brain function and athletic performance.

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