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The Scoop on Amino Acids | Switch2Pure

The Scoop on Amino Acids | Switch2Pure

Posted by Estela Cockrell on Dec 12th 2019

It’s been said that amino acids are the building blocks of life… It sounds a little dramatic. But did you know that without amino acids, each individual cell in the body would lack the essential energy it needs to function? It’s because amino acids link together to form proteins in the body that control our mental and physical processes. Looks like they really are the building blocks of life. 

The Amino Acids Your Body Needs That We Offer In Our Products:

Protein Powder

Our Balancing Act Protein Powder contains an excellent array of amino acids, including healthy levels of the important branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). It is also a natural pea protein isolate made from non-GMO (nongenetically modified) North American grown yellow peas. Produced using no chemical solvents, gluten- and grain-free, and easy to digest.

Collagen:

Our Hello, Beauty! Collagen, Compared to other proteins, has a unique amino acid composition and a distinct role in human anatomy. Collagen proteins are rich in the modified amino acid hydroxyproline (approx. 12%), and they have an unusually high content of glycine and proline (approx. 22% and 13%, respectively). While other dietary proteins—beef, poultry, or fish, for example—can provide these, collagen itself is a much more concentrated source, and as such, may be a more effective choice when someone has a health and wellness goal related to collagen as a structural protein, such as in supporting the strength and flexibility of bones, tendons and cartilage, as well as the appearance of skin and nails, and GI tract health.

Detox in a Box:

Our Detox in a Box has a blend of ingredients that includes the amino acids taurine and methionine, beta-carotene, ox bile, and inositol, which promote bile flow and aid the liver in its elimination of fatty substances. This product is designed to provide nutritional support for the liver and gallbladder. The liver supports almost every other organ and tissue system in the body, healthy liver function is essential for optimal vitality and well-being.

L-Glutamine:

Our Inner-Balance supplement contains L-Glutamine which is an amino acid with a vast array of functions and health benefits, derived from its ability to feed various cells in the body. Glutamine is essential to the health of the immune system and the digestive tract. In the gut it promotes the health and proper functioning of mucosal cells, which are necessary for normal healing and repair. Glutamine also supports optimal muscle growth and strength and has been shown to be particularly useful in helping to maintain muscle tissue.

Omega-6 & Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Our Super ooo-omega nutraceutical has the proper fatty acid ratios help support:

  • The physical body: cardiovascular health, the immune system, and healthy joints
  • Aesthetics & appearance: hydrated skin and lustrous, shiny hair
  • Emotional & psychological health: clear thinking, memory and cognitive function; positive mental outlook and balanced moods

Something you may not know is that our body produces some amino acids on its own, but those are the “unessential” amino acids. The nine “essential” amino acids work to combat fatigue, sleep disorders, metabolic disorders, as well as stabilizing hormones and keeping hair, skin, and nails growing and glowing. These are the amino acids that we often don’t get enough of because they must be included in our diets or as an added supplement because our body can’t naturally make these. One of S2P’s favorite ways to up our amino acid intake is with a nourishing and health-boosting smoothie! Our protein blends are created with all nine essential amino acids in the ingredients of their plant-based, vegan protein powders. Chocolate smoothie for breakfast, with a side of glowing skin and healthy immune systems? We will take a double scoop!

A few recipes that include our supplements:

-Latte

-Protein Powder recipes

-Anti-Aging Cherry Blueberry Smoothie

Check out our whole Wellness collection and schedule a consult with you Functional Nutritionist - whether you just want to know what vitamins to take or get high-level testing to figure out what's going on inside!