Ortho Molecular Amino Complex - 180 ct
Ortho Molecular's Amino Complex is a blend of essential amino acids and conditionally essential amino acids that support lean body mass, muscle protein synthesis, gut health, and neurotransmitter production.
Essential Amino Acid Functions:
Leucine is needed for hemoglobin formation and help to maintain regular energy levels. It is also important for stabilizing and regulating normal blood sugar and energy levels. Leucine ties glycine for the position of the second-most common amino acid found in proteins. Leucine is necessary for the optimal growth of infants and for proper nitrogen balance in adults.
Lysine is an essential amino acid which is a major building block for all protein and is needed for proper growth and bone development in children. Lysine helps the body absorb and conserve calcium and plays an important role in the formation of collagen.
Methionine helps to initiate translation of messenger RNA by being the first amino acid incorporated into the N-terminal position of all proteins. Methionine supplies sulfur and other compounds required by the body for normal metabolism, detoxification and growth. Methionine reacts with adenosine triphosphate to form S-adenosyl methionine. S-adenosyl methionine is the principal methyl donor in the body and contributes to the synthesis of many important substances, including epinephrine and choline.
Valine is closely related to leucine and isoleucine both in structure and function. Valine is a constituent of fibrous protein in the body and has been found useful in muscle health, supporting mental health, supporting neuron function, and supporting the production of neurotransmitters that are used in the central nervous system for normal nerve signaling.
Arginine is often found at the active (or catalytic) site in proteins and enzymes due to its amine-containing side-chain. Arginine plays an important role in cell division, removing ammonia from the body, immune function, release of hormones, and the production of nitric oxide.
Histidine is the direct precursor of histamine and is needed to help grow and repair body tissues and to maintain the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells. It also helps manufacture red and white blood cells and helps to protect the body from heavy metal toxicity. Histamine also stimulates the secretion of the digestive enzyme gastrin.
Phenylalanine plays a key role in the biosynthesis of other amino acids and various neurotransmitters.
Threonine is an important component in the formation of protein, collagen, elastin and tooth enamel. It is also important in neurotransmitter production and the health of the nervous system.
Conditionally Essential Amino Acid Functions
Serine participates in the biosynthesis of purines and pyrimidines, and plays an important role in the structure and function of many enzymes. Serine serves a neuromodulary role in the central nervous system with neurotransmitter production/function and nerve receptor modulation.
Glycine acts as a neurotransmitter in the body and can play both a stimulatory and depressant role in the brain based on the body’s need. It has been studied for its benefits on sleep quality.
Taurine acts as a cellular membrane stabilizer in the body and plays key roles as an antioxidant. It has been shown to reduce cramping and support normal stress and heart health.
Tryptophan, also known as 5-HTP, is the precursor to serotonin and is conditionally essential when levels are depleted due to stress. A small dose was added to this formula, as it plays a vital role in brain health, however, a higher dose may be required at the practitioner’s discretion based on the patient’s individual needs.
Does Not Contain: Gluten, corn, yeast, artificial colors and flavors.