ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS
IMPORTANCE: A natural relaxant, helps alleviate insomnia by inducing normal sleep; reduces anxiety and depression; increases the level of serotonin; helps in the treatment of migraine headaches; helps the immune system; helps reduce the risk of artery & heart spasms; works with Lysine in reducing cholesterol levels.
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in depression, insomnia, anxiety, disturbed sleep, migraine headaches, impaired immune system, heart disease and high cholesterol levels.
IMPORTANCE: Insures the adequate absorption of calcium; helps form collagen (which makes up bone cartilage & connective tissues); aids in the production of antibodies, hormones & enzymes. Recent studies have shown that Lysine may be effective against herpes by improving the balance of nutrients that reduce viral growth.
DEFICIENCY SYMPTOMS: May result in excessive fatigue, irritability, inability to concentrate, bloodshot eyes, retarded growth, hair loss, anemia & reproductive problems.
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