Amino-mix is an excellent source of natural amino acids, the building blocks of life.
New Roots Herbals Amino-Mix is made from 100% pure pharmaceutical grade Lactalbumine Hydrolysate for maximal protein utilization. Each tablet provides the optimal mix of free-form di- and tri-peptide amino acids. Amino-Mix is a scientifically balanced source of both essential and non essential amino acids. Amino-Mix should be taken with a complete multi-vitamin, such as New Roots Herbals Multi-Max or Multi-Max Immune. Amino acids are dependent on vitamins and minerals to work.
Amino acids are organic molecules that form the basic constituents of protein. Proteins are simply collections of large particles of accumulated links of peptides (or polypeptides). In the digestion process proteins are broken down, in a process called hydrolyzation, from polypeptides to smaller oligo-peptides, then to di-peptides or tri-peptides, which are made up of two or three links of specific amino acids, called free-form amino acids, that are finally absorbed into the bloodstream. Therefore, we can see that amino acids are, quite simply, the most basic building blocks of proteins. Typically, discussions of amino acids revolve around about 20 or so amino acids that are involved in body function. Of these, eight (some say 10) are deemed to be essential due to the fact that;
1) the body cannot make them, therefore they must be taken in from an external source, and
2) the body cannot survive with a deficiency of any one of them.
The essential amino acids are Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, Methionine, Lysine, Threonine, Phenylalanine, and Tryptophan. The first three, Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine, are commonly referred to as the branch chained amino acids and are of particular importance due to their ability to provide the body with about 70% of its nitrogen needs. Studies have shown that a shortage of branch chained amino acids, coupled with increased physical demands on the body, can lead to a cannibalization of muscle tissue to respond to the bodys need for nitrogen.
Free-form amino acids are made up of high-grade individual amino acids. This form of amino acid needs no digestion and passes directly into the bloodstream to provide a hard training athlete with aminos for tissue repair and muscle hypertrophy. (Pre-digested amino acids have relatively low absorption and lack any amount of natural tryptophan). --In the human body, amino acids not only form the building blocks of our voluntary, or skeletal, muscle tissue, such as the biceps, quadriceps, etc., but they also form the building blocks of our involuntary muscles, such as the heart.
In addition to this muscle building function, each individual amino acid has a specific function in the body. These functions include assisting in transporting long chain triglycerides and dietary fat into the cells for energy. Stimulating the pituitary to secrete growth hormone, which is involved in developing lean muscle tissue as well as mobilizing fatty acids from the adipose tissue. Importantly, they also supply the body with nitrogen. One of the more controversial topics regarding amino acids today is capsule absorption versus the value of using tablets. In past years, capsules definitely proved to have a quicker entry time into the system. However this is no longer true. Due to advances in tabulating technology, using magnesium stearate, the modern tablet today can actually dissolve faster than capsules.
Each tablet contains:
Hydrolyzed alpha-lactalbumin (whey protein) 850 mg
l-Glutamic acid 107 mg
l-Leucine (BCAA)* 78.25 mg
l-Asparatic acid 65 mg
l-Proline 62.5 mg
l-Lysine* 54.5 mg
l-Threonine* 42 mg
l-Isoleucine (BCAA)* 39.5 mg
l-Valine (BCAA)* 36.25 mg
l-Alanine 28.25 mg
l-Serine 27.5 mg
l-Phenylalanine* 19.5 mg
l-Tyrosine 18.25 mg
l-Arginine 15.75 mg
l-Cystine 12.5 mg
l-Glycine 11.25 mg
l-Methionine* 11.25 mg
l-Histidine* 10.75 mg
l-Tryptophan* 10 mg
*Essential amino acid BCAA = Branched-chain amino acid