Unless you are on a strict and specific diet for health, fitness or weight loss, you probably don’t think too much about day-to-day nutrition. In fact most of us eat sporadically, grabbing a bite on the run, and trying to make the best nutritional choices from limited options.
One set of nutrients that is increasingly lacking in the American diet is amino acids, the building blocks of protein. Protein makes up much of your body’s tissues including muscles, tendons, arteries and vital organs.
Amino acids play an important role in multiple metabolic processes, including:
- hormone production
- cell formation
- oxygen transport
- wound healing
- tissue repair
- metabolic waste removal
- bone formation
At least 20 distinct amino acids have been identified, but nine of them are considered “essential” because your body cannot make them, and you must get them from diet or through supplements.
Are You Getting Enough Amino Acids?
All nine essential amino acids can found in abundance in animal products, including meat, fish, eggs and dairy. However, many people either avoid animal protein altogether or eat it sparingly, leading to deficiency.
Symptoms of amino acids deficiency include:
- hair that breaks easily or falls out
- brittle nails
- saggy sallow skin
- wounds that don’t heal
- increased infections and poor immune function
- increased bone fracture risk
- loss of muscle mass
- systemic inflammation
- poor brain function
- poor blood circulation
- muscle weakness and reduced physical performance
Because your body constantly uses available amino acids, they must be replenished on a daily basis. However, many dietary sources take hours to be broken down and absorbed by your digestive system. If you are already deficient, getting caught up can be a challenge, especially if you eat a vegan or vegetarian diet.
Amino Acid Therapy via IV Infusion
One sure way to get all the amino acids your body craves is with IV infusion therapy. During an amino acid therapy session, essential amino acids are infused, drip by drip, directly into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive tract.
Because Amino Acid IV therapy sidesteps the digestive process, amino acids are made immediately available, wherever they are most needed.
Benefits of amino acid IV therapy include:
- Improved joint health
- Stronger muscles
- Increased energy
- Increased immune function
- Healthier skin, hair and nails
- Improved reproductive health
- Better digestion
- Reduced risk of metabolic disease
- Slowed effects of aging
- Faster workout recovery
Amino Acid Therapy in NYC
To make sure your body has all the building blocks it needs for health, beauty and performance, visit Advanced Cryo NYC. Our friendly staff will help you select the IV cocktail that meets your needs for amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other essential micronutrients.
Relax in our spa-like clinic while essential nutrients drip their way into your bloodstream, to be carried to cells throughout your body. And be sure to check out our growing menu of therapies and treatments to support your youthful active lifestyle.