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 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 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.
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.
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.