Moringa Amino Acids

Amino Acids and Moringa.


Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Protein is the basis of all living cells. Amino acids are essential to human metabolism and to making the body function properly and promote good health.

There are 20 amino acids that are needed to build the various proteins used in the growth, repair and maintenance of human body tissues, enzymes, hormones and other vital body structures.

11 of the amino acids can be produced by the liver, and these are referred to as the non-essential amino acids. (The term Non Essential does not mean they are not important it is merely a classification)

The other 9 amino acids, which are called essential amino acids, need to be obtained from our diet.
The 9 essential amino acids are
Isoleucine
Leucine
Valine
Lysine
Methionine
Tryptophan
Phenylalanine
Threonine
Histidine

Moringa contains 18 amino acids in total and it contains all of the Essential Amino Acids that the body needs to consume for good health and cell structure.

Most other plant-based protein is Amino Acid deficient and only contains 7 of the essential amino acids. Lysine and Tryptophan are only found in very small doses in most plants. Moringa Oleifera has them all!

A description of the Essential Amino Acids found in Moringa.

Isoleucine

Isoleucine stabilizes blood sugar levels. A deficiency in Isoleucine can lead to low blood sugar levels and lack of energy. They also contribute to (when combined with Leucine and Valine) muscle tissue and muscle repair as well as increasing energy and endurance.

Leucine

Leucine lowers elevated blood sugar levels, induces growth hormone production. Combined with Isoleucine and Valine it promotes muscle, bone and skin growth.

Valine

Aids in the treatment of liver and gall bladder disease.
It maintains the metabolism of muscles, repairs tissue and maintains a proper nitrogen balance in the body.
It also functions as a great energy source for the whole body.

Lysine

Lysine contributes to the production of antibodies, hormones, collagen and enzymes. Lysine also aids in the combat of viruses with in the body.
Lysine also aids the assimilation of calcium in the body and plays an important role in the construction of proteins with in the muscles and bones.

Methionine and Cystine.

The body readily converts one into the other dependent on the bodies needs.
Methionine is the body's main source of sulphur. Sulphur is used by the body for skin, hair and nail growth.

Sulphur helps the production of lecithin in the liver which lowers cholesterol and liver fat.

Tryptophan

Tryptophan helps the body to make Niacin (vitamin B3) the body needs niacin to maintain levels of Serotonin and Melatonin. Serotonin and Melatonin are vital for healthy brain function, Serotonin acts as a calming agent and helps control moods and appetite. Melatonin is important for a good nights sleep.

Phenylalanine

Phenylalanine Aids the nervous system and memory.
It is also being used to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, and speech rigidity in Parkinson's disease. It also aids in reducing pain and inflammation.

Threonine.

Threonine aids the bodies cardiovascular system, liver, central nervous system and immune system.

Threonine also aids skin, collagen, muscle tissue, bones and tooth enamel.
It also helps in the digestion of fats to reduce fat build up in the liver.

Histidine

Histidine is released into the blood stream during an allergic reaction. It is required for the manufacture of both red and white blood cells. It also helps repair tissue and maintains the myelin sheaths that protect the nerves.

Histidine protects the body from radiation and removing heavy metals from the body.
Histidine also increases the blood flow to the sex organs.

For further information on Amino Acids go to http://aminoacidstudies.org/