Why are amino acids so important?

Amino acids are at the basis of all life processes, as they are absolutely essential for every metabolic process. Among their most important tasks are the optimal transport and optimal storage of all nutrients (i.e. water, fat, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins). The majority of diseases such as obesity, high-cholesterol levels, diabetes, insomnia, erectile dysfunction or arthritis can essentially be traced back to metabolic disturbances. This also applies to hair loss and serious cases of wrinkle formation. Continue

Amino acids

  • Arginine

    Arginine, or L-arginine as it is called with its L-structure, is a semi-essential amino acid. Arginine is Continue

  • Carnitine

    The naturally-occurring, chemical compound carnitine, or L-carnitine, is technically speaking Continue

  • Glutamine

    The amino acids glutamine and glutamic acid are closely related in a chemical sense. Continue

  • Methionine

    When in its natural L-form, methionine is a proteinogen amino acid. It is Continue

  • Ornithine

    Ornithine is a non-proteinogen amino acid that plays a central role in the urea cycle. Ornithine can be changed to Continue

  • Taurine

    Taurine is a byproduct of the sulphurous amino acids cysteine and methionine Continue

Dear reader,

We are often asked for amino acid product recommendations. As we generally cannot answer this in a universal way, the information collected from our German colleagues could be used as a guide to those who are looking for quality supplements: www.aminosaeuren.de. The site trialed and evaluated the products and services of the main providers in German-speaking countries. The information is currently only available in German, but you will nevertheless be able to see the names of the best manufacturers.

News

  • »Mitteldeutsche Zeitung newspaper«, 18/01/12

    Arginine and zinc make sperm cells more resilient

    “Men should ensure that they consume a balanced diet and get enough exercise” explained Professor Frank Sommer from the Institute for Men’s Health, at the Hamburg-Eppendorf Clinic in Germany. He specifically recommended arginine when presenting his nutritional advice, as the amino acid can have a positive effect on the dynamics and fitness of sperm cells. The trace element zinc also contributes to the resilience of these cells.

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