Why are Amino Acids Important?

Amino Acids, Scottsdale

Amino Acids: What Are They & And Why are They Important?

Amino Acids are the building blocks of life. We use 23 amino acids in our body in various formations to build proteins. The following is a list of some of the amino acids found in the body:

Lysine plays an important role in muscle building throughout the body. It also helps to maintain bone health and strength. Lysine has also been found to improve wound healing. Some studies have suggested it may also help reduce anxiety.

Histidine helps to facilitate growth, the creation of blood cells and tissue repair. It has also been found to be helpful with rheumatoid arthritis.

Threonine is used in the treatment of various nervous system disorders including Lou Gehrig’s disease. Threonine is changed in the body to a chemical called glycine. Glycine works through the nervous system to help control muscle spasticity.

Methionine is used to treat liver damage, specifically damage from acetaminophen. Other uses include alcoholism, depression, allergies, asthma, wound healing and Parkinson’s disease. Too, methionine is one of the ingredients in the MIC injection helpful for weight loss.

Valine is an essential amino acid that helps to enhance energy, assist in muscle tissue damage and repair and increase endurance. It can also be helpful for those who suffer from insomnia and nervousness.

Isoleucine is another essential amino acid beneficial in promoting muscle repair and growth. Its muscle recovery properties make isoleucine popular among individuals looking to improve muscle growth.

Leucine is an amino acid used by the muscles as fuel. It helps to stimulate protein synthesis and muscle repair and growth. Leucine has also been found to help improve energy and endurance.

Phenylalanine has been studied for its potential beneficial effects on depression, pain, skin disorders, ADHD, vitiligo and multiple sclerosis.

Tryptophan is an amino acid that plays an important role in producing niacin, which is essential in creating the neurotransmitter serotonin. It has also been shown beneficial for individuals who suffer from insomnia.


What Causes Amino Acid Deficiency?

Essential amino acids cannot be made by our bodies and must come from food. Some people simply don’t get enough amino acids from their diet. In modern society, a common problem is the inability to break down and use the protein that is consumed. This is called malabsorption, and it actually affects how well proteins, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins and minerals are processed and taken up by our digestive tract.

Malabsorption can occur for a number of reasons. You may not be able to properly break down food. This is referred to as maldigestion, and it is usually caused by deficiencies in stomach acid, pepsin, or digestive enzymes. Another associated problem is intestinal inflammation. This can cause damage to the layer of small intestine cells that play an essential role in digesting protein.

Common conditions that lead to damage and intestinal inflammation are:

  • Stomach surgery
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver damage
  • Alcohol use and abuse
  • Infections
  • Diabetes
  • Small Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
  • Antibiotics
  • Auto-immune Diseases – e.g. Celiac, Crohn’s Disease
  • Stress
  • Intense Exercise

Symptoms of Amino Acid Deficiency:

  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Low energy levels
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Low thyroid function
  • Allergic symptoms
  • Digestive symptoms
  • Increased body fat

What is in Amino Acid IV Therapy?

Amino Acid IV Therapy contains various amino acids that are important for bodily optimization, here is a list of some of the amino acids found in IV therapy:

L-Glutamine: one of the most abundant amino acids in the body, helping promote energy and athletic performance, boosting metabolism, and healthy weight loss.

L-Ornithine: helps relieve stress and improve sleep quality related to fatigue.

L-Arginine: promotes improved circulation, strong immune responses, and helps kidneys secrete waste products.

L-Lysine: helps reduce anxiety by blocking stress receptors and allows your body to hold on to calcium, vital for bone health.

L-Citrulline: new ongoing research has shown that this amino acid may help with boosting immunity, exercise, and athletic performance, as well as reducing the risk for high blood pressure in young adults

L-Carnitine: a useful amino acid that helps conditions such as chest pain (angina) and swelling of the heart (myocarditis)—a recent side effect after COVID-19 infection.

All of the above amino acids are available for iv infusion.

What is Tri-Amino IV Infusion Therapy?

Tri-Amino IV Therapy, Scottsdale


Tri-Amino combines three amino acids – L-Arginine HCl, L-Citrulline, and L-Ornithine. Amino acids are proteins that help to keep your body regulated; specifically, hormone balance and blood pressure.

These amino acids are ‘non-essential’. This means that your body is responsible for producing them. However, when your body is under stress, it struggles to produce these amino acids in sufficient quantities. Thus, getting this blend of non-essential amino acids intravenously can have a profound impact on your health and well-being.

Tri- Amino is available for injection into the muscle, and individuals can be taught how to give themselves weekly injections. This is helpful for those that cannot afford or do not have the time for weekly IV infusions.

What are the Benefits of Tri-Amino IV Infusion Therapy?

The main benefit of the Tri-Amino infusion is increasing nitric oxide production. So why is this beneficial?

These amino acids boost the production of nitric oxide (NO). NO is a vasodilator, it opens blood vessels to increase blood flow and enhance circulation. Your circulation is one of the key measures of your general health. Your blood transports essential nutrients and oxygen around your body, which is necessary for daily function.

Boosting nitric oxide production has an array of benefits including:

  • Lowering blood pressure – Hypertension is linked to heart attacks, strokes, heart failure, blood vessel damage, metabolic syndrome, dementia, and more.
  • Boost exercise performance – When your circulation is improved, your muscles are able to exert force for longer as they have a plentiful supply of nutrients.
  • Enhance exercise recovery – Studies have found NO production reduces the intensity of delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and aid in recovery.

How Does Tri-Amino IV Infusion Therapy Work?

Tri-Amino is an IV infusion that is offered at Body R-N-R. A medical provider will add the Tri-Amino blend into an intravenous infusion that goes directly into your bloodstream for maximum benefits.

You can expect to feel energized, and you’ll notice a huge improvement in your exercise capacity. For this reason, it’s an injection highly recommend for athletes. Click to schedule your Trip-Amino IV Therapy today.



About the Author

Alisa La Liberte, MSN, RN began her career in 1992 in Los Angeles and has served in various roles in hospitals, schools, & clinics throughout the country. She earned her Master of Science in Nursing at UCSF, as a Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist. Alisa’s strong background in clinical research pushed her to launch Body R-N-R, a wellness practice in Scottsdale, AZ, with technology backed by clinical studies. Read more about Alisa here.

Alisa La Liberte, MSN, RN, Founder of Body R-N-R

Alisa La Liberte MSN, RN

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