So what are amino acids for?
This question is answered by our representative:
Every living organism, from the largest animal to the smallest microbe, is made up of proteins. Various forms of proteins are involved in all processes occurring in living organisms. Proteins form muscles, ligaments, tendons, all organs and glands, hair, and claws; proteins are part of the liquid media of the body (lymph, blood, synovial and interstitial fluid) and bones. Enzymes and hormones that catalyze and regulate all processes in the body are also proteins.
In addition to the fact that amino acids form proteins that make up tissues and organs, some of them act as neurotransmitters (neurotransmitters) or are their precursors. Neurotransmitters are chemicals that transmit nerve impulses from one nerve cell to another. Thus, some amino acids are essential for the normal functioning of the brain. Amino acids contribute to the fact that vitamins and minerals adequately perform their functions. Some amino acids directly supply energy to muscle tissue.
Thus, amino acids play a crucial role in the body, directly affecting:
- regulation of processes of excitation and inhibition of the nervous system
- increased immunity, production of immunoglobulins and antibodies
- formation and renewal of the skeletal system, strengthening of articular joints, ligaments, muscle growth
- normalization of the condition of the skin, wool, claws
- optimization of the digestive system
- production of hormones, antibodies, enzymes, albumins
Each protein in the body is unique and has its own purpose. Proteins are not interchangeable. They are synthesized in the body from amino acids, which are formed as a result of the breakdown of proteins found in foods. The process of protein synthesis in the body is continuous, so amino acids must be supplied with food in quantities and proportions that meet the needs of the body. Free, or unbound, amino acids are the purest form. They do not need to be digested and are absorbed directly into the bloodstream. After oral administration, they are absorbed very quickly and, as a rule, do not cause allergic reactions.
There are about 20 amino acids that make up the basis of proteins. Ten of them – tryptophan, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, isoleucine, valine and threonine – are called “essential” or essential, as they are not produced by the body and must be obtained from food.
The proposed complex of amino acids has a versatile complex effect on the body, associated with the influence of the amino acids contained in it on various functions of organs and systems:
Glutamine – most commonly found in free form in muscles, is also necessary to maintain normal brain function, acid-base balance in the body and a healthy state of the gastrointestinal tract, is necessary for the synthesis of DNA and RNA, is used for the synthesis of skeletal muscle proteins.
Asparagine – necessary to maintain the balance of excitation and inhibition processes in the nervous system, accelerates the formation of immunoglobulins and antibodies, increases the detoxifying function of the liver, reduces fatigue.
Lysine – is part of almost any protein, is necessary for the normal formation of bones and the growth of puppies contributes to the normal absorption of calcium and the maintenance of normal nitrogen metabolism in adult dogs. Lysine is involved in the synthesis of antibodies, hormones, enzymes, collagen formation and tissue regeneration.
Leucine – lowers blood sugar levels, promotes the restoration of bones, ligaments, skin and muscles.
Alanine – contributes to the normalization of glucose metabolism. One of the forms of alanine – beta-alanine is an integral part of pantothenic acid and coenzyme A – the most important catalysts in the body.
Arginine – stimulates the immune system, slows down the growth of tumours, increases the activity of the thymus gland that produces T-lymphocytes, promotes detoxification processes in the liver.
Valine – used by muscle tissues as an energy source, necessary for the restoration of damaged tissues and metabolic processes in muscles, has a stimulating effect.
Glycine – slows down the degeneration of muscle tissue, plays an important role in the synthesis of nucleic acids, is necessary for the normal functioning of the nervous system stimulates the immune system, and improves oxygen supply to organs.
Isoleucine – is necessary for the synthesis of haemoglobin regulates blood sugar levels and energy supply processes, increases endurance, and helps restore muscle tissue.
Threonine – supports the lipotropic function of the liver, plays an important role in the formation of collagen and elastin, improves immunity, and is involved in the production of antibodies.
Serine – is involved in the production of immunoglobulins and antibodies, contributes to the normalization of the condition of the skin, coat, and claws, is necessary for the full exchange of fats and fatty acids, muscle growth and the maintenance of the immune system.
Proline – being the main component of collagen, promotes its reproduction, strengthens joints, ligaments, fascia, and strengthens muscles (including the heart) by increasing elasticity.
Phenylalanine – stimulates mental activity and memory, and participates in the formation of neurotransmitters (transmitters of nerve impulses) that improve mental perception.
Tyrosine – entering with iodine compounds, forms active thyroid hormones, is a precursor of adrenaline, glutamic acid, and neurotransmitters that regulate mood. Tyrosine reduces appetite, reduces fat mass, has pronounced antioxidant properties, and relieves stress.
Methionine – prevents the accumulation of fat in the liver, improves digestion, removes heavy metals, protects against radiation, provides protection for glutathione, preventing its breakdown when the body is overloaded with toxins.
Histidine – promotes tissue growth and repair, is part of the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells, is also necessary for the formation of red and white blood cells, protects against the damaging effects of radiation, and promotes the removal of heavy metals.
Tryptophan – is necessary for the production of vitamin B3 and serotonin, normalizes sleep, improves mood, reduces the formation of cholesterol, lowers blood pressure, dilates blood vessels, participates in the synthesis of albumins and globulins.
Cystine – improves immunity, plays an important role in the formation of skin, and is necessary for the synthesis of insulin.
Indications for use:
- recovery periods after surgical interventions, diseases associated with intoxication, metabolic disorders
- pregnancy and lactation
- growing puppies and young animals, especially in the autumn-winter period
- violation of mineral metabolism, weakness of ligaments
- for the formation of a strong musculoskeletal system, including for the prevention of dysplasia
- to improve immunity
- to create an excellent show form by strengthening the muscular frame and maintaining the coat in the best possible shape
- unhealthy skin (dermatitis, eczema, scratching, incessant shedding)
- period of active physical activity
- with unbalanced feeding, keeping in adverse climatic conditions
- for any chronic digestive disorders
- stresses and recovery periods after them
- increase in energy, vitality, efficiency and endurance
- inflammatory and degenerative diseases of the musculoskeletal system (arthritis, arthrosis, gout, myositis, contractures)
- improving the quality of life and its duration by adjusting and optimizing all physiological functions
Dosage and administration:
Recommended for use from the 14th day of life.
It can be given with food 1-2 times a day, but for the most effective assimilation, it is recommended to feed in the morning 1-1.5 hours before the main feeding, before a walk or physical activity, mixing with a little water.
Compatible with any food.
To achieve the result, a course intake is recommended for at least 2 months. The effect is cumulative.
From 14 days to 9 months – a dose of 2 g per kg of dog weight
From 9 months – a dose of 1 g per kg of dog weight.
Initial dosages for primary use range from a third to a half of the daily allowance, depending on the fat content of the food and the activity of the dog. Within five to ten days. One tablespoon, approximately 15 grams.