All of us are trying our best to eat healthy and stay fit, and of course we want the best out of the food in our diet and we want our workouts to be optimal and have maximum effect on our health. I think we can agree on this, right?
What if I told you that there is a better way to get the most nutrition from your diet and an improved way to get the maximum benefit out of your workouts and exercises?
We recently started exploring this and would love to share a few of our findings and products we sell with you!
Enter the exciting world of AMINO ACIDS!
What are Amino Acids?
Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and muscle tissue. Our bodies are constantly breaking down and building up muscle tissue. Exercise typically causes the muscles to break down, making it essential to get proper nutrition to help them rebuild and grow. Certain amino acids, like essential amino acids (EAAs) and branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) are the most important when it comes to supporting healthy muscle tissue.
What are Essential Amino Acids?
There are twenty amino acids that make up the proteins in our body. There are 11 that the body can make, and nine that it cannot. Essential amino acids are those nine amino acids that our body cannot make on its own – making it essential to get them from our diet.
Each of the nine essential amino acids—histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine—has unique properties. For example, while some essential amino acids are extra important for muscle development, others play a greater role in collagen production or regulating mood. This means it may be particularly beneficial for you to seek certain ones depending on your individual needs. For health conditions including metabolic syndrome and anxiety, doctors have had success treating patients with therapeutic doses of specific amino acids.
Do you need to supplement with essential amino acids?
This is a question to consider, but when deciding, there's a better one to ask yourself: Are you eating enough protein?
The foods in the following list are the most common sources of essential amino acids:
- Lysine is in meat, eggs, soy, black beans, quinoa, and pumpkin seeds.
- Meat, fish, poultry, nuts, seeds, and whole grains contain large amounts of histidine.
- Cottage cheese and wheat germ contain high quantities of threonine.
- Methionine is in eggs, grains, nuts, and seeds.
- Valine is in soy, cheese, peanuts, mushrooms, whole grains, and vegetables.
- Isoleucine is plentiful in meat, fish, poultry, eggs, cheese, lentils, nuts, and seeds.
- Dairy, soy, beans, and legumes are sources of leucine.
- Phenylalanine is in dairy, meat, poultry, soy, fish, beans, and nuts.
- Tryptophan is in most high-protein foods, including wheat germ, cottage cheese, chicken, and turkey.
What do EAAs Do?
There are nine essential amino acids, all of which contribute to muscle building, tissue repair, and exercise endurance. However, they all serve their own functions in the body as well.
|Essential Amino Acid||Primary functions in humans|
|Histidine||Nerve protection, immune function1|
|Isoleucine (also a BCAA)||Muscle metabolism, immune function, energy from fats and carbohydrates2|
|Leucine (also a BCAA)||Muscle repair, blood sugar control, energy from fats, protein synthesis3|
|Lysine||Protein and collagen production, calcium absorption, immune function4|
|Methionine||Growth and metabolism of energy from food5|
|Phenylalanine||Enzyme and neurotransmitter function6|
|Threonine||Structural tissue, immune function, fat metabolism7|
|Tryptophan||Used to make serotonin and melatonin, which regulate appetite, mood, and sleep8|
|Valine (also a BCAA)||Stimulates muscle growth and energy from carbohydrates9|
Consuming essential amino acids is crucial for good health.
Eating a variety of foods that contain protein each day is the best way for people to ensure that they are getting adequate amounts of essential amino acids. With today’s modern diet and access to a wide variety of foods, this should not be a problem. But with each of us having a bit of Covid Quanitine depression people has been eating 2min Noodles and any strange oven or microwave meals, which means we aren't getting the right nutrients.
We have all new supplements since we partnered with GLONUA (GoNutro) and with PUHDISTAMO which offers the best quality to make sure you get all the nutrition and right building blocks to see the results you need, whether it is weight loss, muscle health, strength fitness etc.
Puhdistamo Athletics Optimal EAA, 350 g is a high quality & fresh tasting amino acid powder that contains the eight most important essential amino acids (EAA) in an optimal ratio!
Puhdistamo Athletics Optimal Pre-Workout, 350 g, Mango & Raspberry is a top-quality power booster that helps you achieve your results faster and allows you to get the most out of your performance in training, whatever your sport!
Puhdistamo Electrolyte Powder is a holistic, delicious-tasting electrolyte beverage powder that helps maintain the balance of necessary electrolytes in our body. In addition to the most important electrolytes, it contains Guerande sea salt, vitamin C and OptiMSM, an organic sulfur.
GONUTRO - Collagen Protein Powder - Vanilla Flavour with MCT and prebiotic Acacia fiber. Use in Shakes or other recipe ideas. Zero Carbs, Zero Sugar, 100% Natural Ingredients. Great for muscle and joint recovery and healthy skin, nails, bones and digestive system.
GONUTRO - Exogenous Ketones BhB, Instant Ketones - Exogenous Ketones Beta-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) is a scientifically superior formulated powder to increase blood ketone levels into Ketosis. Boost Energy both mentally and physically and control blood sugar levels. Stimulant-free, carbohydrate-free and sugar-free. Great for weight management or between meals. Mixes easily in cold water and shakes.
Exogenous ketones are one of the most popular keto supplements for good reason. They’re a clean energy source that offer a variety of potential benefits such as fat loss, higher levels of athletic performance, and increased mental clarity.
People should always talk to a doctor before using supplements.