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What are Free Form Aminos and why do we need them?

What are Free Form Aminos and why do we need them?

Amino acids are known as the building blocks of proteins - which most people know are essential to their bodies for muscle development and physical strength.  They are maybe less well known as essential for enzymes, hormones and neurotransmitters.  Aminos come as either 'peptide-bound', where they are linked together to form proteins, or as 'free-form'  where they are still individual, are readily absorbed, and can be assigned to different functions in the body.  

The Hardy Nutritionals aminos are free form, and provided in proportions based on the formulation of human milk, which is remarkably similar the world over.  As such they can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream without need to digest.  

They can therefore be used for wellknown purposes such as muscle recovery from exercise, and growth.  They can help rebuild the body after illness, and aid those on a balanced weight loss diet without weakness, along with a feeling of satiety.  Those amino acids like glutamine play an important role in the proliferation of immune cells during illness so supporting the immune system.

Less well known is the roleof amino acids with neurotransmitters and the brain.  Trytophan, for example, is a precursor to serotonin,  helping with sleep and mood regulation, promoting a sense of wellbeing, relaxation and reducing stress and anxiety.  Along with others, such as tyrosine and phenylalanine, tryptophan plays a critical role in the production of neurotransmitters like dopamine and norepinephrine which are involved with cognitive function and mental alertness.

Moreover amino acids can mitigate symptoms of withdrawal from a variety of drugs and medications.  These can include alcohol, opiods, benzodiazipine, and nicotine, providing a calming effect and easing cravings.  *  Amino acids have been combined with Hardy multivitamin formulation Daily Essential Nutrients to provide a comprehensive holistic plan.

*Please note that this needs tobe done with the supervision of your healthcare provider as there can be strong physical and psychological symptoms associated with withdrawal