Essential Amino Acids Benefits & Functions

Amino acids are the building blocks of life.  Moringa provides 18 amino acids in all, including all 9 essential for human health.  ‘Essential’ means that they cannot be synthesised within the body – they have to be provided from the food we eat.

  • Histidine – Develops and maintains healthy tissues, especially important for nervous system and brain signaling. Supports detoxification and boosts production of red and white blood cells.  It is vital to immune response, digestion, sexual function and sleep-wake cycles
  • Isoleucine – Increases endurance, boosts energy, and helps the body recover from exercise.  It is also important for immune function, hemoglobin production and energy regulation
  • Leucine – Helps regulate blood sugar levels, stimulates wound healing and produces growth hormones
  • Valine – Promotes a sharp mind, muscle coordination and calm mood. Valine helps stimulate the central nervous system, and is needed for proper mental functioning.
  • Lysine – Boosts the immune system and improves illness recovery through antiviral properties and production of antibodies.  Lysine plays major roles in protein synthesis, hormone and enzyme production and the absorption of calcium. It’s also important for energy production, immune function and the production of collagen and elastin.
  • Metheonine – Methionine plays an important role in metabolism and detoxification. It’s also necessary for tissue growth and the absorption of zinc and selenium. It reduces cholesterol and liver fat while promoting healthy skin, hair and nails.
  • Phenyalanine – Stimulates brain function and improves memory. Enhances mood and motivation, reduces anxiety and depression, and increases focus and concentration.
  • Threonine – Promotes digestion and prevents fat absorbtion. Precursor for amino acids that build collagen, elastin, and muscle tissue. It helps maintain strong and elastic connective tissue and muscles including the heart, where it is found in significant amounts.
  • Tryptophan – Reduces anxiety, depression, migraine symptoms and can help regulate mood and sleep regulate behaviors that involve serotonin signaling in the brain (such as mood, sleep, and anxiety)