Essential Amino Acids. Arginine. Nictric Oxide precursor : relaxes smooth fibers of the blood vessels Plays a part in the synthesis of urea from ammonia. If newborns puppies are deficient, they can develop cataracts and go blind
Abundant in animal tissue such as muscle, skin and hair.
Together these two amino acids create Carnitine, a non essential amino acid. Carnitine helps turn fats into fuels for cells. Very useful during physical effort
Carnitine also plays a role in reproduction
Carnitine is synthesized in the liver, but fresh meat is also a rich source specifically mutton and lamb
Lysine has shown benefit in combating the herpes virus in cats
It is very sensitive to heat, which may make it unavailable to the body. This makes it a good tracer in the control of food cooking.
Lysine can be found in animal tissues and soy
Active in the creation of the non essential amino acid Tyrosine
This is the key enzyme to melanin production, which is important in coat color
Supplementation may help with the intensity of hair coloration
Has a role in hair and iris pigmentation, and is also a dopamine, noradrealin and adrenalin precursor. The are involved in proper functioning of brain and reproduction
Phenylalanine can be found in milk, bananas, eggs and meat.
Used to prevent cardiomyopathy and is also needed for vision and reproduction.
It is also a first rate antioxidant.
It is found in most animal tissue and concentrates in the muscle.
It does not have a role in protein synthesis, unlike most other amino acids.
Enables the liver to synthesize bile salts and regulates calcium flowing in and out of the cells.
Meats are a primary source.
Aids in proper growth and development, therefore important in young animals
Histidine aids in wound healing
A precursor of histamine
Tryptophan can be metabolized into serotonin and melatonin neurotransmitters that exert a calming effect and regulates sleep.
**However, L-tryptophan needs to be taken on an empty stomach and without any other amino acids or protein in order to make you drowsy.