Top 3 nonessential amino acids needed by the brain and body

Replaceable amino acids are synthesized in the human body and come to it with food.This article will tell you about the most important of these amino acids and their food sources.

  • Alanine

Alanine is an important source of energy for the brain and central nervous system. It is necessary to maintain muscle tone and adequate sexual function. It is regulator of blood sugar level, participates in the synthesis of antibodies (stimulates immunity). It is synthesized from branched amino acids (leucine, isoleucine, valine). It is widely distributed in nature. The body tends to maintain a constant level of glucose in the blood, so a drop in sugar level and a lack of carbohydrates in food leads to the fact that the muscle protein is destroyed, and the liver turns the received alanine into glucose. Natural sources of alanine: corn, beef, eggs, gelatin, pork, milk, soy, oats.

  • Arginine

Arginine is conditionally essential amino acid that has a stimulating effect on the production of insulin by the pancreas as a component of vasopressin (a pituitary hormone) and helps the synthesis of growth hormone, which, in turn, improves the resistance to diseases. It promotes tissue recovering, enhances protein synthesis for muscle growth, reduces urea levels in blood and urine, participates in fat burning processes, converting it into energy. L-arginine is able to increase muscles and reduce body fat mass. It makes a person more active, initiative and enduring, bringing a psychic energy to human behavior. Also it has a positive psychotropic effect. The lack of arginine in the diet leads to a slowdown in the growth of children. Arginine intensifies the growth of adolescents, but its overabundance can cause gigantism. Arginine is not recommended for pregnant and lactating women.

Arginine sources are: chocolate, coconuts, dairy products, gelatin, meat, oats, peanuts, soybeans, walnuts, white flour, wheat and wheat germ.

The best natural sources: nuts, corn, gelatin, chocolate, raisins, oatmeal, sesame.

  • Asparagine

Asparagine helps to protect the central nervous system because it helps to allocate harmful ammonia (acts as a highly toxic substance) from the body. It is necessary to maintain balance in the processes occurring in the central nervous system; it prevents both excessive excitation and excessive inhibition. It participates in the processes of amino acid synthesis in the liver. Recent research indicates that it can be an important factor in increasing resistance to fatigue. When aspartic acid salts were given to athletes, their stamina and endurance were significantly increased.

Most of all asparagine is found in meat products.

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