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Amino Acids and Their Role in Brain Inflammation

Sunday Nov 01, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness in

Amino acids are organic compounds that create proteins and aid in metabolism. Each amino acid plays an important role in our body, but they can also band together to aid in important body system roles. There are 20 different amino acids, and each are essential to life. Amino acids that you may be familiar with include glutathione, homocysteine, arginine, taurine, and lysine. Amino acids are important in roles such as neurotransmitter function, detoxification, control of inflammation, and more. They are also essential for optimal brain function, and all major neurotransmitters are made from either amino acids and/or dietary protein.

Common symptoms of amino acid deficiencies may include chronic fatigue, mental and emotional problems, hyperactivity, depression, anxiety, and neurological disorders. We replenish our amino acids either by making more in our body or through the foods we eat. It is important to eat sufficient amounts of protein, because a low-protein diet will not make enough amino acids to make adequate brain neurotransmitters. Amino acid deficiencies can be evaluated and a customized supplement regimen plan will be created for you to replenish your needs.

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Jennie Welner, RN, FNP

Amino Acids and Their Role in Brain Inflammation was last modified: October 30th, 2015 by Essential Health and Wellness