Key Amino Acids

The key, foundation amino acids identified in the InnovAAte research forming the building blocks of InnovAAte products

The Key Amino Acids

Amino acids are best known as the components used by the body to build proteins. The Key Amino Acids, which InnovAAte have identified as being lost at faster rates, underpin the integrity of an additional range of important functions in the body.

  • His

    Histidine

    An essential amino acid

    • Required for synthesis of haemoglobin
      • A deficit in diet can lead to anaemia
    • Required for the formation of carnosine.
      • Carnosine is highly concentrated in the muscles and brain
        • Has many roles including acting as an anti-oxidant
      • Required for the formation of histamine and the immune response
      • Stimulates digestion
      • Histidine is a major component in muscle proteins
  • Ser

    Serine

    Utilised in numerous major pathways of metabolism

    • Production of DNA
    • Has a prominent role in cell growth and repair
    • Needed for making cell membranes
    • Precursor for synthesis of numerous metabolites in the body

    Lost in high quantities via sweat

    It can be synthesised by the body, but when demand is high during high-intensity exercise

    • Serine synthesis can be insufficient to meet body demands.
  • Lys

    Lysine

    Is an essential amino acid

    • Required for synthesis of proteins
    • Muscle proteins
    • Soft tissues (collagen)
    • Essential for formation and repair of soft tissues in the body
    • Precursor for the synthesis of carnitine
      • Facilitates mitochondrial oxidation for energy production
    • Lysine enhances the intestinal uptake and conservation of Ca2+

    Lost in high quantities via sweat

  • Asp

    Aspartic acid

    Utilised in numerous major pathways of metabolism

    • The urea cycle for the safe removal of waste nitrogen as urea
    • Energy metabolism
    • Synthesis of DNA
    • Neurotransmitter

     Lost in high quantities via sweat

    Maybe conditionally essential during recovery from injury and infection

  • Gln

    Glutamine

    Utilised in numerous major pathways of metabolism

    • Energy source for
      • immune cells and digestive tract
    • Vital for management of nitrogen metabolism

    Lost in high quantities via sweat

    Maybe conditionally essential during recovery from injury and infection

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