It takes 90 – 180 days (3-6 months) to replace all cells in the body.
The quote, “You are what you eat” is very much true.
Biologically important organic compounds composed of amine and carboxylic acid. The key elements of an amino acid are carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen. Building blocks of proteins.
There are about 500 known amino acids
22 standard amino acids* either are used to synthesize proteins and other biomolecules or are oxidized to become sources of energy for the body.
*Of the 22 standard amino acids, 9 are called essential amino acids. Because the human body can’t synthesize them from other compounds at the level needed for normal growth, they must be obtained from food.
Amino Acid Deficiencies
Similar to deficiencies of protein
Non-protein amino acids also have important roles as metabolic intermediates, such as biosynthesis of neurotransmitters gamma-amino-butric-acid (GABA).
A semi-amino acid, L-arginine is considered an important nutrient for healthy immunity. L-arginine’s ability to ramp up non-inflammatory immunity may be due to its use in the production of nitric oxide, which is used by the body to kill pathogens. L-arginine also plays a key role in cell division, tissue regeneration, and wound healing. For that reason many hospitals add it to enteral and parenteral tube feedings for burn and trauma patients.
Controls blood sugar levels. Aids in metabolism of carbs, proteins and fats. Stimulates cholesterol synthesis (cholesterol is used to produce certain hormones in the body).
Transports oxygen in the blood. Aids in immune function, thyroid health and mood regulation. If your periods are heavy, you may be low in iron.
Regulates estrogen in ovaries and breasts. Extremely important for healthy thyroid functioning and is an essential component of T3 and T4 thyroid hormones.
Since it is not possible for the body to synthetize leucine, it is critical that foods containing leucine be included in your diet. Leucine is the only dietary protein that has the capacity to cause the growth of muscle tissue and as a dietary supplement has shown to slow muscle atrophy in aged mice.
Supports the formation of the corpus luteum. Nourishes the nervous system. Improves the nervous system. Improves insulin, leptin and thyroid hormones. Hormonal birth control depletes magnesium.
The Ningxia wolfberry is one of the highest whole-food sources of potassium. Potassium is an essential mineral micronutrient in human nutrition. It works in conjunction with sodium because each cell in the body is a miniature sodium/potassium pump.
Potassium is not made by the body, so we have to get it through dietary sources.
Potassium cations are important in neuron function (brain and nerve) and in influencing osmotic balance between cells.
Uses of Potassium in the body
flushes waste out of cells
normal blood pressure
balances body fluids
Possible Deficiencies of Potassium
Refined sugars, over salted foods, high fats lead to a possible potassium deficiency.
Proteins are large biological molecules or macromolecules consisting of one or more long chains of amino acids.
Proteins perform a vast array of functions within living organisms, including catalyzing metabolic reactions, replicating DNA, responding to stimuli and transporting molecules from one location to another. Proteins differ from one another primarily in their sequence of amino acids, which is dictated by the nucleotide sequence of their genes, and which usually results in folding of the protein into a specific three dimensional structure that determines its activity.
Uses of Protein in the body
protects against disease
builds protoplasm, the fundamental life-giving substance
sustains life and growth
forms new tissues and cells
when broken down to amino acids, it renews and rebuilds
tissues, organs, fluids, hormones and enzymes are mainly protein
Crucial for healthy ovarian follicle (egg) development. Aids in the conversion of thyroid hormone T3 to T4. Hormonal birth control inhibits selenium absorption.
All eight B-vitamins play a central role in hormone production, detoxification and mood regulation. B6 is especially important for progesterone production and GABA formation.
Plays a central role in the regulation of hormones and immunity. Promotes bone health by improving absorption of calcium. Deficiency is common.
Essential for hormone production, ovulation and corpus luteum formation. Used to form neurotransmitters. Hormonal birth control depletes zinc stores. Copper IUDs displace zinc.
With a total of 15.6 percent protein (dry weight), the Ningxia wolfberry contains as much protein as raw oats, one of the richest known sources of plant protein.
10 REASONS TO DRINK NINGXIA RED EVERY DAY
200 oranges OR 1628 blueberries OR 44 carrots OR 20 pounds of spinach OR 118 broccoli florets OR 146 strawberries OR 186 apples OR 45,628 almonds