Amino acids help your body develop protein and are critical for helping the body regulate energy usage, promote would repair, eliminate waste deposits related to metabolism, and promote healthy muscle, bone, skin, and hair tissue. Your body can produce 10 of the 20 types of amino acids. Glutamate and glutamine are two types of amino acids our bodies produce. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant made from glutamine and two other amino acids, cysteine and glycine.
Glutamate is a nonessential amino acid. You need nonessential amino acids for optimal health but most people make enough of them to fulfill the body’s requirements. Glutamate helps form proteins, acts a neurotransmitter helping relay signals to your nervous system, and is essential for forming the neurotransmitter, GABA. GABA plays an important role in behavior, cognition and your body’s response to stress.
Most people produce enough glutamate and glutamate supplements can cause adverse side effects. For example, the MSG, or monosodium glutamate is a food additive that can cause headaches, flushing, or sweating.
Glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the human body and like glutamate, is a nonessential amino acid. Glutamine helps with wound recovery, eliminates the waste product ammonia, helps your immune system function normally, aids with the proper functioning of your digestive system and helps maintain brain function. Most people produce enough glutamine and do not require a glutamine supplement however, some conditions such as chronic stress, infection or injury can lead to glutamine deficiency. Foods such as dairy products, red meat, poultry and spinach with amino acids including glutamine.
Glutathione is your body’s most powerful antioxidant. It helps protect your cells from free radicals, helps your body absorb and use amino acids. and plays a significant role in the types of bonds formed between proteins and other substances in your body. Glutathione helps boost your energy level, enhances your immune system by fighting the damaging effects of free radicals and protects you from age related diseases such as cancer, heart disease and dementia. Unfortunately, as we age, our levels of glutathione may not be sufficient to fight all of the damage being done by the increasing amounts of free radicals due to pollution, diet, aging, increased amount of medications, stress, and trauma.
Before starting any supplement, you should consult with a physician trained in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. The experts at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic can help you develop a customized health program based on specialized testing, individual risk assessment and your personal health history. A customized health plan at the Anti-Aging and Wellness Clinic will help you achieve your peak physical and mental performance.
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