“New therapeutic strategies treatment with amino acids and proteins”
Effectiveness of amino acids
Current studies tend to show that amino acids are effective in the fight against diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, myocardial infarction, lipid disorders, disorders of erection and low immune and in the field of medicine “anti-aging” (anti-aging, anti-aging “).
But as pointed out in Prague Dr. Doris Meister Munich, Nutrition Specialist, Germany amino acids do not play unfortunately not yet their role in nutritional medicine, although regulators all processes of the human body.International Symposium of the Society for Applied Research on amino acids in the therapy and the clinic (GFA) attended by 100 scientists from six nations (Austria, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, Russia and Czechoslovakia) held in Prague from 25 to 27 February 2005.
The tenor of the symposium:
Studies on the effects of amino acids are positive, but their recognition in medicine in Europe is still largely insufficient. Proteins are composed of amino acids. These are necessary for the formation of structural proteins such as collagen, enzymes, clotting factors, antibodies, transport molecules, muscles and hormones (eg insulin).
In addition, the amino acids are necessary for the detoxification of the body, the formation of neurotransmitters, energy metabolism and the synthesis of substances essential to life as coenzyme A.
Among amino acids, taurine has an anti-oxidant, glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine are glutathione, which also an anti-oxidant clear.
Overall, amino acids play an important role in many diseases, but also in general health problems, explains Jürgen Reimann, doctor of biology, member of the GFA.
Reimann also noted that due to poor general nutrition, amino acid intake is often below recommended international capital. Discussion among members of Congress led to the following consensus: for the prophylaxis and treatment of certain diseases, the need is for gram for certain amino acids, so it is frequently necessary to provide supplementation. Vegetarians and those with chronic liver and kidney have a high risk of deficiency in amino acids.
According to Doris Meister, expert in nutrition, amino acid deficiencies can easily occur if catabolism of toxic injury and oxidative stress. Amino acids such as arginine, cysteine, glutamine, glycine, lysine and taurine have an immunomodulatory action and are beneficial for people with weak immune systems.
Professor Erich Roth of the University Hospital of Vienna, internationally renowned researcher in the field of amino acids, provides an overview of the immunostimulating action of the amino acid glutamine. Studies show that two amino acids, lysine and arginine exert a positive influence on bone metabolism.
Optimal treatment of ostéporose must at least include the administration of amino acids, further emphasizes Reimann. Everything suggests that amino acids may even stimulate osteoblasts, and amino acids that exceed the effects of traditional drug treatment of osteoporosis. Cons by alanine, cysteine and glycine are amino acids that protect against prostate diseases.
Overall, amino acids have great potential with regard to the therapy and prophylaxis of diseases, and this is perfectly demonstrated by scientific studies, said Dr. Jürgen Reimann biology.
Professor Enno Freye of the University Clinic of Düsseldorf is thus strengthened in its own investigations to include amino acids and micronutrients in the fibromyalgia treatment. Patients have chronic pain are benefiting from the taking of amino acids, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. In one study, dusseldorfois doctor was able to demonstrate a diminished perception of pain and increased tolerance to pain, demonstrating the utility of amino acid therapy in cases of fibromyalgia.
Dr. med. Martin Landenberger recommends the regular use of branched amino acids such as isoleucine, leucine and valine in chronic liver diseases.Branched amino acids are essential for muscle development in targeted high-level athletes. Their effects are positive in cases of neurodegenerative diseases and they regulate the metabolism of serotonin.
But amino acids are also of crucial importance in cancer therapy: Dr. med.Thomas Tallberg, Helsinki University professor, presented his studies showing that patients with prostate cancer, blood and skin derive enormous benefit from taking amino acids and other micronutrients. He said the amino acids must be part of any cancer treatment.
In malignant diseases, physicians and patients are up against the wall, says Prof. Köstler, medical oncologist in Vienna. According to his statement, the therapy of cancer is on the verge of collapse. Professor Köstler criticism that it is almost no cancer prevention and that people act only when cancer is already declared. Köstler considers that the stimulation of defense capability by amino acids is essential for the survival of cancer patients and advocates a custom administration of amino acids and antioxidants in cancerous diseases.
Prof. Jürgen Spon for the “Ludwig Boltzmann Institute” at the University Clinic of Gynecology in Vienna, custom administration of amino acids (which must be preceded by a precise balance of amino acids) is a possibility of complete treatment depressed patients and make it more effective. In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, the renowned scientist has demonstrated that administration of amino acids provides a significant improvement in depression.
The fact that with the aging process amino acid availability decreases and also that the dietary habits change, resulting in less absorption of amino acids with food, Professor Spon recommends the inclusion of amino acids within strategies “anti-aging.” In conclusion, spontaneous arginine qualifies for “natural Viagra”.
Allergies are increasing dramatically among young children, said Dr. John G.Ionescu Neukirchen. He criticizes the fact that currently do pediatricians treat the symptoms of allergies and not their causes. Dr. Ionescu claims that he is given more importance in pediatrics measures promoting a healthy intestinal flora as a prevention against allergies. Infants from families with allergies need to be in his power to breast milk, or through hypoallergenic baby milk foods.
Dr. med. Udo Bohm Unterwossen of shows in his presentation that one amino acid, arginine, combined with folic acid effectively protects against cardiovascular disease. Arginine ensures a constant production of nitric oxide in blood vessels and optimization of irrigation of the heart and brain.Arginine protects the heart against infarction. This action is compounded by the simultaneous intake of folic acid and arginine, stressed Dr. Bohm in Prague.
Amino acids in anti-aging
An appropriate mixture of amino acids acts as a complete cure for regenerating skin, hair and nails. It provides important bioactive substances to improve the quality of hair, nails to strengthen and increase the elasticity of the skin.
Beautiful shiny hair, strong nails and skin firm and smooth are the hallmarks of health and natural beauty. This implies an adequate intake of vital substances and nutrients that nourish skin, hair and nails inside. They allow a good building of connective tissue components such as collagen, elastin and keratin. And the skin remains supple and elastic, nails hard and tough and strong and beautiful hair.
Cysteine cons hair loss
When treatment against hair loss, it is also wise to monitor the eating habits. Compared to the overall protein content of hair and nails, the proportion of sulfur amino acids is unusually high. Therefore we must pay particular attention to the cysteine in terms of hair growth.
In one study, it was found that cysteine associated with vitamin B gives good results against hair loss.
As part of a conference of dermatologists in Florence in 2005 were published the results of a study which was attended by patients suffering from hair loss. Results of the study: women who have been given a preparation composed of amino acids and a vitamin B complex, there is an increase in hair growth phase.
Thirty women with diffuse hair loss participated in the study. There is talk of diffuse hair loss (diffuse alopecia) where there is loss of hair throughout the scalp. This hair loss affects more men than women. The 30 study participants were divided into two groups. In one group was administered a combination of an amino acid, cysteine, and vitamins B, the other received a placebo.
After six months, the proportion of hairs in growth phase was approximately 10% higher in the group with cysteine than in the placebo group .
Cysteine may also contribute to detoxification of the body system because it binds with heavy metals that the body has stored – particularly copper – which can then be eliminated. Cysteine can also help protect the body from other harmful and destructive effects of consumption of tobacco and alcohol.
Arginine stimulates hair growth
Arginine as a precursor of nitric oxide (NO) is crucial for hair growth. The vasodilatory action of arginine promotes hair growth: since the increased amount of nitric oxide opens potassium channels, which can improve the blood supply to the hair roots and stimulate hair growth.
Furthermore, as our skin, our hair needs major zinc. As “guardian of immunity”, selenium is at least as important for the scalp skin. All B vitamins are essential for healthy growth of hair. Hair loss and / or dull and brittle hair are one of many signs of deficiency in one or more of these vitamins.
During the process of aging, slow cellular functions. Collagen and elastin are less synthesized by the skin, causing the typical symptoms of skin aging such as wrinkles, diminished elasticity and a thinner skin. More highly reactive molecules that damage the genetic material of cells, and production of repair enzymes is reduced. The current hypothesis is that creatine stimulates energy metabolism weakened by age, so it exerts a positive influence on cell function and strengthens the mechanisms of the skin. In addition, creatine can protect the cell from external influences, forming a water jacket around the cell so that harmful substances can not penetrate into the cell. The ability to form envelopes of water also increases the water content of the skin.
Creatine is made up of glycine, arginine and carnitine
Creatine is an amino acid derivative that coming naturally in the body and plays an important role in energy metabolism of the cell. It is composed of amino acids glycine and arginine. The body of a man weighing 70 kg contains about 120 grams of creatine.
More creatine = more collagen
Creatine serves as a sort of energy reserve for times of increased energy demand. In tests with cell cultures, it has been demonstrated that energy metabolism is increased when an external supply of creatine. This allows the cells to produce more proteins, such as collagen and elastin essential to the skin, as well as enzymes that repair the genetic damage in cell1.
Collagen provides the natural beauty from the inside out
Collagen is an endogenous protein that provides the tension and firmness of skin tissue. It binds to water and thereby increases the water content of the skin. The skin becomes smooth and velvety. The aging of the skin starts from the age of 25, and therefore reduces the rate of collagen in the skin. In addition, the remaining collagen is not as effective.
Collagen is an important factor for skin hydration. It is particularly effective when it acts from inside. In traditional methods, collagen is injected into the skin regularly. But that takes a light heart to suffer to be beautiful? A more gentle and more natural is to stimulate the endogenous production of collagen. For this, we need amino acids such as glycine, arginine and carnitine.
The skin reflects the metabolism
In general, amino acids act as a skin care practiced indoors. The skin is an early warning system, particularly sensitive and reliable, and its appearance is both a component and a reflection of metabolism. Allergic reactions, inflammation, skin pale poorly irrigated, all these signals indicate an imbalance in our body metabolism.
Many U.S. studies have rightly highlighted in recent years the importance of amino acids for healthy hair and smooth skin.
Glutamine to a smooth skin
Produced by the body itself, glutamine is the most abundant amino acid in the body. But with age, it is no longer produced in sufficient quantity.Glutamine plays an important role in protein synthesis. When it is not quite at his disposal, the body draws the proteins in muscle mass and convert existing glutamine and energy. Thus muscle protein disappear, muscles melt and the skin becomes more flaccid!
One might almost say, as for plants, with age, it fades, it dries out. In this context, glutamine is an excellent complement “anti-aging” and not without reason that some scientists describe as the “fountain of youth within”.
Carnitine is essential for the firmness of the skin as it plays an important role in fat burning
The greater the amount of carnitine available, the greater the transport of fat is fast, and so the more fat that can be converted into energy. As “Fatburner” (“Fat Burner”), carnitine may contribute significantly to weight control.
Carnitine is an important component of fitness programs and wellness, and may allow long-term success of a scheme.
A diet contains more acid accelerates the aging process
The hyper-acidification destroys cells and tissues because the recommended acid content no longer satisfied. This balance is however absolutely necessary to maintain metabolism, intact since the pH affects each hormone and each enzyme.
The human body itself to sleep offset the acid content: what are the amino acids that neutralize the acid particles. However, there are fewer amino acids in the diet, and the agency must use its own reserves. Muscle fibers and whole skin tissue loses its elasticity. Thus appear facial wrinkles, hair loss and possibly osteoporosis, a disease characterized by excessive fragility of the skeleton. In short: we get older!
Glutamine regulates the acid content of the body
The amino acid as essential to the regulation of acid content is glutamine.This amino acid release ammonia in the liver through urea (which is then transported to the kidneys) and kidney (a phenomenon known as the “deamidation”) through the urine. Ammonia is removed by a proton (acid).This process allows one hand to remove acids, and secondly allows the organization to save the expense of bicarbonate (synthesis of carbamyl-phosphate). Thus, the body is able to regulate its proton content (ie acid) through the elimination of harmful substances.