Amino acids are the subunits that make up proteins. They are necessary for the function of all cells, for tissue repair, and for the production of enzymes and neurotransmitters. The body uses 20 amino acids to construct proteins, but nine "essential amino acids" cannot be made by the human body and must be supplied by the diet in order to achieve proper protein synthesis and maintain overall health. People with limited diets or poor digestion may not get enough essential amino acids from their diet. In contrast to proteins or peptide-bound amino acids, NOW Amino-9 Essentials contains all 9 essential amino acids in their superior free-form state and in the proportions recommended by the National Academy of Sciences to optimize protein synthesis and tissue repair for adults age 19 and over.*
I have been using this product since Aug 2012 for medical reasons. Specifically, I had celiac disease which triggered Hashimotos/hypothyroidism, and hypoproteinemia due to gut destruction by gluten. My total blood protein, unsupplemented, is usually around 6.1 g/dl; whereas vigorous people will have a reading in the upper half of the 6.2-8.3 g/dl range. Hypoproteinemia causes severe middle insomnia for me, but taking a couple tablespoons of amino-9 when I wake up, followed by 10mcg T3 an hour later to support protein synthesis, puts me into deep sleep with no side effects next day. This is a much better solution than any allopathic sleeping medication, all of which make me feel horrible.
Contains NO salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, milk, egg, shellfish of preservatives.
Other Ingredients: NONE
Recommended Use: As a dietary supplement, mix 2 1/4 level teaspoons with 8 fl oz of juice or your favorite beverage 1 to 3 times daily. Competitive athletes and individuals engaged in resistance training may take 2 servings 3 times daily. Taking with juice or other beverage is recommended due to the bitter taste of free form amino acids.
Warning: KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. Pregnant/lactating women, those taking anti-depressant medications (such as SSRI's or MAOI's), or those with liver disorders, high blood pressure or phenylketonuria (PKU) should consult a health care practitioner before using this product.
The tryptophan in the product is naturally occurring.
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