Free-form Amino Acids

Absorb Plus Amino Acids

  • Contains the 9 amino acids automatically present in its whey protein isolate, AND it also contains 10 more – that were specifically chosen for their health-giving properties. For example, Absorb Plus contains 1000 mg of just L-Glutamine per serving (the primary amino acid used for intestinal mucosal repair)! Here are the other amino acids in our customized blend and what each of them do to help your body:
  • L-Alanine – aids in the metabolism of glucose for energy
  • L-Aspartic Acid – increases stamina, protects the liver, aids cell function and RNA/DNA formation
  • L-Cystine – aids in skin formation, helps heal burns and wounds, assists in the supply of insulin to the pancreas
  • L-Glutamic Acid – aside from glucose, is the only compound used for brain fuel. Increases firing of neurons in nervous system, metabolizes sugars and fats
  • L-Glutamine – primary substance used to rebuild the intestinal mucosal cell lining and used for muscle repair and growth
  • Glycine – retards muscle degeneration, necessary for central nervous system function and a healthy prostate
  • L-Proline – used in healing cartilage, strengthens joints, tendons and the heart muscle
  • L-Serine – needed for proper metabolism of fats and fatty acids, aids in production of immunoglobulins and antibodies
  • L-Threonine – helps maintain protein balance in the body, aids formation of collagen and elastin
  • L-Tyrosine – aids function of pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands. Used to treat anxiety, depression, headaches and allergies

Other Products

  • Usually contain only the amino acids that are automatically present in their protein source.

Absorb Plus Free-form Amino Acids

Absorb Plus contains an extensive array of free-form amino acids. Amino acids are crucial to virtually every function of the body and our profile contains many which are specifically helpful for those with IBD, IBS, or immune system challenges. When combined with whey protein, amino acids are fully utilizable for building muscle and gaining solid weight (ie. not fat).

The amino acids specially added to Absorb Plus have been selected for the specific functions and benefits they provide the body and immune system. For example, Absorb Plus contains a full gram (1000 mg) of L-Glutamine per serving. L-Glutamine is an amino acid that is the primary nutrient for the mucosal lining of the intestine. Often, intestinal healing formulas (in capsule form) contain L-Glutamine as a primary ingredient as it has been shown to heal conditions ranging from ulcers to Crohn’s lesions.

Absorb Plus also supports hormone health and gland functioning due to its extensive array of vitamins, minerals and amino acids. Hormone pathways require certain vitamins, minerals and amino acids at key points to facilitate their synthesis. Unfortunately, due to prescription drug use (eg. Prednisone, Birth Control Pill, etc.) adrenal and thyroid gland function is often impaired in people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and other chronic illnesses. Absorb Plus supports the body in its return to balanced hormone levels and glandular function.

All the amino acids in Absorb Plus are present in the L-form, which means they are in the same natural form as amino acids found in living plant and animal tissue. And we’ve purposely included those that enhance the action or absorption of other key amino acids, vitamins and minerals.

Following are the free-form amino acids contained in Absorb Plus (this is a custom-blend that’s been added, NOT just the naturally occurring amino acids found in the whey protein) and a brief outline of some of the key functions of each:

  • L-Alanine aids in the metabolism of glucose for energy
  • L-Aspartic Acid increases stamina, protects the liver, aids cell function and RNA/DNA formation
  • L-Cystine aids in skin formation, helps heal burns and wounds, assists in the supply of insulin to the pancreas
  • L-Glutamic Acid aside from glucose, is the only compound used for brain fuel. Increases firing of neurons in nervous system, metabolizes sugars and fats
  • L-Glutamine primary substance used to rebuild the intestinal mucosal cell lining
  • Glycine retards muscle degeneration, necessary for central nervous system function and a healthy prostate
  • L-Proline used in healing cartilage, strengthens joints, tendons and the heart muscle
  • L-Serinee needed for proper metabolism of fats and fatty acids, aids in production of immunoglobulins and antibodies
  • L-Threonine helps maintain protein balance in the body, aids formation of collagen and elastin
  • L-Tyrosine aids function of pituitary, adrenal and thyroid glands. Used to treat anxiety, depression, headaches and allergies

In addition, the following amino acids are automatically present in the whey protein isolate contained in Absorb Plus:

  • L-Arginine retards growth of tumors and cancers by enhancing immune function, aids in liver detoxification, is involved in a number of enzyme and hormonal pathways, is a major component of collagen and aids in building new bone and tendon cells.
  • L-Histadine helps in tissue growth and repair, useful for treating ulcers, hyperacidity, allergies, rhematoid arthritis and anemia.
  • L-Isoleucine needed for hemoglobin formation, stabilizes and regulates blood sugar and energy levels.
  • L-Leucine promotes the healing of bones, skin and tissue.
  • L-Lysine aids calcium absorption and production of antibodies, hormones and enzymes, helps build muscle, collagen formation and tissue repair.
  • L-Methionine assists in the breakdown of fats, prevents brittle hair, beneficial for allergic chemical sensitivities and osteoporosis.
  • L-Phenylalanine can elevate mood, decrease pain and aid in memory and learning.
  • L-Tryptophan necessary for production of vitamin B3, helps combat depression, insomnia and stabilize moods, helps control hyperactivity in children.
  • L-Valine used in combination with Leucine and Isoleucine to improve muscle metabolism, tissue repair and nitrogen balance.
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