What Are Amino Acids?
Amino acids are organic compounds that provide building blocks for proteins that form the tissues and structure of your body. They also play important roles in a variety of metabolic functions. There are 20 known amino acids in proteins, eleven of which are made by your body, but nine of them have to be gotten via diet or supplementation. Animal products like meat, fish, eggs and dairy are called complete proteins because they supply all nine essential amino acids.
Each amino acid is made up of groups of amine and carboxyl, with a side chain that is specific to that particular amino acid. The chemical properties of a protein’s amino acids determine its biological activity. Your body uses amino acids to build and repair its structures, and they also serve as precursors for your neurotransmitters, making them vital for physical activity and mental health.
Who Needs Amino Acid Therapy?
Amino acid therapy is used to treat a broad range of conditions. including:
- Depression and anxiety
- Loss of memory
- Sarcopenia (wasting of muscle tissue)
- Addiction to drugs and alcohol
Amino acid therapy is effective for all these conditions because amino acids support and balance your neurotransmitters.
Neurotransmitters are special brain chemicals that control your thoughts, metabolism, emotions, memory, sensory receptors and movement. Some are inhibitory and others are excitatory, and they need to remain balanced for your brain and body to function properly.
Amino acid therapy zeros in on your brain’s primary neurotransmitters:
- Dopamine works best when amino acids L-Dopa and L-Tyrosine are present. It governs pleasure, motivation and reward.
- Norepinephrine needs amino acids L-carnitine, L-tyrosine and L-theanine. It is responsible for metabolism, alertness and focus
When amino acids are deficient, your neurotransmitters can get out of balance, wreaking havoc with your physical and mental health. People on vegan or vegetarian diets, or those with poor nutrition, are at higher risk for amino acid deficiency.
Benefits of Amino Acid Therapy by Invita
Amino acid therapy can be beneficial for anyone suffering from the above-mentioned conditions, and for people whose dietary consumption of animal proteins is limited or restricted.
- Improved mood and emotional health
- Better sleep and decreased fatigue
- Improved liver function
- Enhanced metabolism
- Increased muscle mass
- Improved memory and cognitive function
- Better control of appetite and addictive behaviors
How to Optimize the Results of Amino Acid Therapy
Amino acid therapy works best when supported by a healthy lifestyle. Getting daily exercise, staying hydrated, managing stress, eating an organic plant-based diet and other positive lifestyle behaviors will help your brain and body enjoy the maximum benefits of amino acid therapy.
In addition, boosting other essential nutrients like Vitamin C, B12, B-Complex, Electrolytes, Taurine, Carnitine, MIC, Glutathione, and NAD can help optimize the effects of amino acid therapy.
When you visit the Invita Lounge, be sure to ask your clinician about compatible micronutrient boosters, to get the full effect from Invita amino acid therapy.
Amino Acid Therapy in Manhattan’s SOHO
The recent lockdowns have spawned a wide array of physical and mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, obesity and insomnia. Regularly scheduled amino acid therapy can help you restore balance and reclaim your health. Contact our Invita Lounge in SOHO, and make an appointment for your first amino acid IV therapy session today.