Why Do You Need Amino Acids?

Elite athletes and bodybuilders all know how essential protein is for top performance.

Protein is the nutrient mostly responsible for building muscle.  But it does a lot more.

Protein is in every cell in our body.  It builds muscle, grows hair, regenerates skin, nails, cartilage, and ligaments and helps produce hormones.

Protein is the “building block” for our body tissue, and amino acids are the “building blocks” of protein.

There are 3 types of Amino Acids:

1. Essential Amino Acids
The body does not produce these and they are considered essential because we need to get them from food or supplements.

2. Non-Essential Amino Acids
These are just as important as essential amino acids, but are produced by the body.

3. Conditional Amino Acids
These are usually non-essential, however, sometimes because of illness or stress they need to be supplemented.

When we developed Nanohydr8, glutamine was the amino acid that our sports scientists most emphasized in our formula.
There are some great reasons for this!
Of the 20 amino acids, your body uses glutamine more than all of them.  Glutamine is also responsible for more benefits than all other amino acids.

Glutamine is a conditional amino acid because the body uses so much of it that in addition to our body producing it, we also need it from food and supplementation for optimal performance.

Here are just a few of the many benefits we get from the absorption of glutamine:

1. Helps heal the lining of the digestive tract and this dramatically improves digestion.
2. Improves Energy & Athletic Performance
3. Burns Fat & Boosts Metabolism
Glutamine burns fat by causing the secretion of human growth hormone (HGH).

HGH is also responsible for new muscle growth.  Glutamine supplementation can increase HGH by as much as 300%. This results in rapid new muscle growth and a huge boost to the metabolism!

Nanohydr8 has numerous amino acids, but glutamine is the one we added the most, and now you know why!

As always, work hard and have fun!

Adam Legas

Founder/ CEO Nanohydr8

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Photo: Professional Dunker, and Nanohydr8 User, Jordan Kilganon