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Amazing aminoz – what are they for?


I frequently get questions about why there are amino acids in Good Idea, and how they work. The answer is a bit complicated since every amino acid has more than one function, but here´s a try to clarify: The balanced combination of five essential amino acids in Good Idea seems to be able to ”prime” the metabolism to handle carbs from food in a more efficient way. Besides being building blocks of proteins, the individual amino acids have different, but also overlapping functions in our bodies. Three of the amino acids, Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine form a group called the branched-chain amino acids (BCAA), and they are especially interesting for their involvement in stress, energy, and muscle metabolism. Here are some other important functions of the amino acids included in Good Idea:

L-Leucine: has a vital role in hemoglobin formation, blood sugar regulation, growth & repair of muscle and bone tissue.

L-Lysine: is active against viruses like Herpes Simplex.

L-Isoleucine: stimulates immune functions and facilitates wound healing and detoxification.

L-Threonine: is essential for the nervous system and has a role in the build-up of tooth enamel and collagen, prevention of fatty liver, and indigestion.

L-Valine: promotes muscle- and mental vigor/emotional calm.

Natural sources of essential amino acids are; meat, fish, chicken, eggs, dairy products, cereals, and legumes. In addition to the five amino acids, Good Idea also contains a small amount of chromium picolinate that increases insulin sensitivity, meaning that less insulin is needed to transport the energy (glucose) from our blood stream into the cells.