Scientists have, for years now, been experimenting with how to treat the human condition at its most basic levels. That is, by altering the building blocks themselves, which make up our biology. While we are, at the moment, taking baby steps into this brave new world, it would seem inevitable that at some point in our future, near or far as that may be, science will tame our genetic code. Instead of going to the beauty parlor, will we simply be able to turn on a gene for blonde hair? Will we be able to live out extended lives in a disease free body, designed to our own exacting standards?
The gastrointestinal system, also known as the digestive tract, is a collection of organs within humans and other animals dedicated to the intake, digestion, and eventual expulsion of nutrients. It is therefore responsible for turning that candy bar into a needed energy spike or that second baked potato into an unwanted bit of pudge around the midsection. The systems consist of the mouth, the esophagus, the stomach, and the intestines, which are aided along the way by other important organs such as the liver, pancreas, and gallbladder.
L-citrulline gets it name from the Latin word for watermelon, the fruit from which it was first isolated in 1914. This important amino acid is synthesized in the body by two other amino acids, arginine and ornithine. It is known to improve cardiovascular health by relaxing the arteries and blood vessels, allowing them to work better and thus improving blood flow throughout the body.
L-carnosine acts to prevent diabetes by fighting the glycation process and increasing the number of insulin producing cells in the pancreas. It can also be an effective agent in the prevention of cancer due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can hinder the production of cancer cells, and help prevent metastatic growth. And yet another added benefit is its action against the helicobacter pylori bacterium, known to cause stomach and peptic ulcers.
Amino Acids are essentially the building blocks of protein. Separated into two categories – essential and non-essential amino acids, these protein making structures can be found within the body, and absorbed via a healthy diet.
I particularly suggest vegetable and fruit dietary supplements to everyone who is traveling. Even though you attempt your very best, eating while traveling is rarely as easy when eating in your own home. The leading deficient usually will come in the restricted quantities of veggies and fruits you might have available.
When we consume protein, this is broken down in our gastrointestinal tract into the various amino acids. These substances are then transformed into new protein material and amino acids, as needed, by a process known as biosynthesis. But if you do not consume enough protein, or the proper type of protein, this process cannot be effective.