Amino acids and their roles

Amino acids are critical to life, and have many functions in metabolism. One particularly important function is as the building blocks of proteins, which are linear (straight) chains of amino acids. Laminine’s unique blend of ingredients combines to produce a complete chain of 20 amino acids. The following is a list of those amino acids and their potential benefits. Amino acids are organic compounds that combine to form proteins. When proteins are digested, amino acids are left. The human body requires a number of amino acids to grow and breakdown food and is a very important part of nutrition.

A complete balance of amino are contained in Laminine and include:

Essential Nonessential /  Conditionally Essential
Histidine Alanine
Isoleucine  Arginine
Leucine  Asparagine
Lysine  Aspartic acid
Methionine  Cysteine
Phenylalanine  Glutamic acid
Threonine  Glutamine
Tryptophan  Glycine
Valine  Ornithine
Proline (Hydroxyproline)

Glycine and glutamine are precursors of nucleotides. Nucleotides are molecules that, when joined together, make up the structural units of RNA and DNA.  Please note:  Glutamic acid and Glutamine are NOT monosodium glutamate.  There is no added MSG in Laminine.

These building blocks of proteins perform various vital roles in the body and help us to remain healthy in many ways:

  • Antioxidants helping with combating free radicals and environmental toxins including ultraviolet light, radiation, cigarette smoking, and air pollution.
  • Benefits in treating some respiratory conditions, such as bronchitis and COPD. Angina, Chronic bronchitis and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Influenza, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), HIV/AIDS.
  • Reducing symptoms of asthma, cystic fibrosis, and emphysema.
  • Helping to Improve or Preventing colon cancer.∙ Helping to Improve or Preventing cataracts and macular degeneration.
  • Helping increase HDL “good” cholesterol.
  • Helping increase fertility when taken along with fertility drugs in people with polycystic ovary disease.
  • Helping improve outcome in children with advanced cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, a type of leukemia.
  • Helping treat cocaine addiction, schizophrenia, and gambling addictions.
  • Reducing lung cancer risk among smokers.
  • Decrease Cell oxidation.
  • Enhances neurotransmitters in the brain.
  • Assist in the formation of tooth enamel.
  • Blood coagulation regulation.
  • Immune response.
  • Increased memory function, cognition, and voluntary movement and learning ability.
  • Aid in the elimination of toxic ammonia in the form of nitrogen from the body.
  • Improve hair and skin.
  • Fight insomnia.
  • Increase energy and endurance.
  • Regulation of blood pressure under stress.
  • Controls release of serotonin and mood improvement.
  • Increased vasodilatation which increases blood flow.
  • Humans with atherosclerosis, diabetes or hypertension often show impaired Nitric Oxide pathways.

The role of petides

Small amino acid chain peptides (such as those contained in Laminine), commonly known as oligopeptides, are very easily transported through the intestinal, membrane. They are sometimes used as transport mechanisms for drugs.

Peptides are short polymers formed from the linking, in a defined order, of α‐amino acids. Proteins are multi peptide chains. Proteins must be broken down to smaller and smaller peptides, and eventually an amino acid, to perform its functions.  Dietary intake of peptides and amino acids, which can reach their destination, therefore, can be extremely beneficial.  Peptides are the most abundant compounds in the hypothalamus of the brain, and perform vital functions of communicating sensory impulses to the endocrine system (hormone producing glands).

Understanding the mechanisms of the effect of peptides, and the types of peptides, is a complex field and is being studied extensively. Unfortunately, these studies are done in isolation and disregard the whole picture of the many complex mechanisms which exist in our body. Further, these studies are usually focused on a particular amino acid, peptide or other neurotransmitters. While the results identify the final activity with the amino acid/peptide, the mechanism of transport of such critical amino acid/peptides to the final destination is a subject of major arguments. These arguments cast a shadow on the importance of nutritional supplements.

Most doctors will tell you that nutritional supplements “cannot hurt”, but stop short of endorsing them.

The reason is the lack of evidence that the active ingredients have been formulated in the correct form that can be used by the body.

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