Amino acids are required for neurotransmitter and hormone production such as glutamate, histidine, tyrosine, tryptophan, arginine, ornithine and glutamine. Arginine is needed for nitric oxide production and glutathione production requires glutamine, cysteine, glycine and methionine. The most common phase II liver detoxification reactions involve glutathione conjugation, amino acid conjugation (taurine, glycine) methylation, sulphation and acetylation and glucuronidation. Proline, isoleucine, leucine and valine are required for connective tissue, muscle metabolism and tissue repair, while glutamic acid, aspartic acid and alanine form derivatives which are intermediates in the citric acid (cellular energy) cycle.
- Cardiovascular disease
- Inflammatory conditions
- Mental health
NOTICE TO PATIENTS
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