Amino Acids

The Supplements containing Amino Acids

Amino acids are chemical compounds that constitute proteins, which in turn are the main building substance of the human body. The presence of amino acids is extremely important as they play many critical roles in your body. Apart from building the proteins, they are needed for the synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters – chemical substances crucial for fundamental processes within the body. Three categories od amino acids can be differenciated : essential, conditionally essential or nonessential. Essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body, so they need to be supplied by food or, if you are not on a varied and diet rich in nutrients, they can also be supplemented. The are 9 essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. They are often found together in nutritional combinations that aid the body in proper functioning. Nonessential amino acids comprising: alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine compose a group of chemical compounds that are produced by the body irrespective of food supply. The third group of amino acids – the so called conditional amino acids include: arginine, cysteine, glutamine, tyrosine, glycine, ornithine, proline, and serine. They are not essential, but their production is activated in times of need, e.g. under stress, or in times of illness. Consuming essential and nonessential amino acids at every meal is not critical, but keeping a balance of them over the whole day is important. Reduction diets or inadequately composed ones may pose a risk of protein deficiencies, which may ultimately bring health hazards or disfuncions of some organs. Your body needs 20 different amino acids to grow and function properly. Though all 20 of these are important for your health, only nine amino acids are classified as essential. In this section you will find detailed information of supplements containing optimal doses of amino acids, for various needs.



GABA, 500 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)GABA, 500 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)

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GABA, 500 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods) contains Pyridoxine, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride and Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid.
GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) is a non-protein amino acid that functions as a neurotransmitter in the human brain. GABA is naturally produced in the body and its presence within the central nervous system may help promote relaxation and ease nervous tension.
Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules (Now Foods)Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules (Now Foods)

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Taurine, 500 mg, 100 Capsules (Now Foods) contains Taurine.
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is not utilized for protein synthesis, but is mainly found free in most tissues, especially throughout the nervous system. It functions in tissues by stabilizing cell membranes, aiding the transport of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium in...
Acetyl-L Carnitine, 500 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)Acetyl-L Carnitine, 500 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)

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Acetyl-L Carnitine, 500 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods) contains Levocarnitine, Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Acetyl-L-Carnitine Hydrochloride.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALC) is a modified amino acid that supports cellular energy production by assisting in the transport of fat into the mitochondria where it is converted into ATP (cellular fuel). ALC is a highly bioavailable form of L-Carnitine that can cross the blood-brain barrier, where it...
Sports, Beta-Alanine, Endurance, 750 mg, 120 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)Sports, Beta-Alanine, Endurance, 750 mg, 120 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)

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Sports, Beta-Alanine, Endurance, 750 mg, 120 Veg Capsules (Now Foods) contains Beta-Alanine.
Beta-Alanine is a non-essential amino acid that is used by muscle cells to synthesize Carnosine. Carnosine is a dipeptide (Beta- Alanine plus Histidine) that functions as a buffer for the hydrogen ions (acid) produced during strenuous exercise, thus helping to maintain optimum muscular pH. NOW...
Glutathione, 500 mg, 30 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)Glutathione, 500 mg, 30 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)

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Glutathione, 500 mg, 30 Veg Capsules (Now Foods) contains Thioctic Acid, Milk Thistle, Flavonoids, Silibinin and Glutathione.
Glutathione is a small peptide molecule composed of three amino acids: cysteine, glutamic acid, and glycine. It is produced by every cell of the body, with especially high levels in the liver. Glutathione is critical for healthy immune system function and is necessary for proper detoxification...
Taurine, Double Strength, 1,000 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)Taurine, Double Strength, 1,000 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)

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Taurine, Double Strength, 1,000 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods) contains Taurine.
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is not utilized for protein synthesis, but is mainly found free in most tissues, especially throughout the nervous system. It functions in tissues by stabilizing cell membranes, and aiding the transport of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium...
NAC, 600 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)NAC, 600 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)

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NAC, 600 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods) contains Sodium Molybdate, L-Selenomethionine, L-Cysteine and Acetylcysteine.
N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a stable form of the non-essential amino acid L-Cysteine. It is a sulfur-containing amino acid that acts as a stabilizer for the formation of protein structures, and is also necessary for the formation of glutathione. Molybdenum and selenium are essential trace minerals...
Taurine, Pure Powder, 8 oz (227 g) (Now Foods)Taurine, Pure Powder, 8 oz (227 g) (Now Foods)

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Taurine, Pure Powder, 8 oz (227 g) (Now Foods) contains Taurine.
Taurine is a conditionally essential amino acid that is not utilized for protein synthesis, but is mainly found free in most tissues, especially throughout the nervous system. It functions in tissues by stabilizing cell membranes and aiding the transport of potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium...
GABA, 750 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)GABA, 750 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)

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GABA, 750 mg, 100 Veg Capsules (Now Foods) contains Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid.
GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) is a non-protein amino acid that functions as a neurotransmitter in the human brain.. GABA is naturally produced in the body and its presence within the central nervous system may help promote relaxation and ease nervous tension.
Mood Support with St. John's Wort, 90 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)Mood Support with St. John's Wort, 90 Veg Capsules (Now Foods)

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Mood Support with St. John's Wort, 90 Veg Capsules (Now Foods) contains St. John’s Wort, Valerian, Magnesium Oxide, Manganese Glycinate, Thiamine, Thiaminhydrochloride, Nicotinic Acid, D-Pantothenic Acid, Calcium Pantothenate ... and many others.
NOW Mood Support is a nutritional supplement that has both nutrients and herbal extracts that aid in the support of a healthy nervous system and a positive, balanced mood state.