ATP Science Vegan Essential Amino Raspberry 180g
Why would you not take Vegan Essential Aminos? These amino acids are exactly the same, they are just made more ethically with more transparency and they are cleaner.
How are aminos made?
They don’t extract aminos from plants. It is too expensive and too low yield with too much burden on the environment and potential GMO infiltration. Instead, vegan essential aminos are made through the fermentation of sugars from plants; the sugars are NON-GMO and the microbes involved are also non-GMO. This is how our intestinal microbiome makes amino acids for us and them in our normal digestive process. So that is actually common sense and nice and clean with very low environmental impact.
This project has taken ATP Science over a year to complete because finding vegan essential aminos from a vegan source was extremely difficult. Many amino acids are simply not available in vegan form. The non-vegan aminos are made from things like duck feathers, animal blood or animal skin, in some cases the starting material may be any combination of these three but you may never know which one.
To make things even harder, when ATP Science did finally find a non-animal source of amino acid they then discovered it was made from the fermentation of sugar by bugs but GMO sources of everything; GMO corn or wheat sugar fermented by GMO mould to excrete an amino acid. ATP Science does NOT do GMO.
So, getting NON-GMO Vegan Essential aminos was the goal to provide a solution to the vegan problem. However, regardless of your omnivore/herbivore status, these aminos we have sourced for our Vegan Essential Aminos are the nicest, cleanest and most transparent ones on the market.
Amino Acid Requirements for Vegans
Everyone, yes, all humans require the 9 essential amino acids. These are; histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
We cannot convert or synthesize these on our own, they must come from our diet.
Vegans are rarely deficient in total dietary protein. Animal meat protein foods yield on average 20-30% protein; where the plant sources are about 10-30% protein so not a huge difference in total protein content.
But the amino acid profile can be very different.
Exclusively plant-based diets supply a different amino acid profile to those who consume animal protein (meat and dairy) as well. In the plant proteins there is less of the anabolic amino acids such as leucine (which makes up 50% of what we call BCAA (branched chain amino acids), the dietary vegan sources of hydroxyproline are almost impossible to find and eat, lack of methionine, inadequate lysine and histidine for anyone doing any extra exercise.
Deficiency of Hydroxyproline in Vegan diet
Hydroxyproline is used to make collagen in our bodies. Plants do not contain collagen and hydroxyproline is almost totally absent in a plant-based vegan diet. Hydroxyproline can be made from Proline and Vitamin C making it technically not essential, but there is a relatively low intake of proline in most vegan diets. There simply just aren’t adequate doses of Proline and Hydroxyproline available in plants and those that do contain it have such a low yield you would have to be eating it by the truckload.
If you do not have adequate Hydroxyproline you cannot support and maintain collagen. If you are training, aging, or on a campaign to be better then you need adequate collagen to support your nutritional needs;
So, there can be a massive deficit in the hydroxyproline availability in the plant-based protein group. This increased demand for hydroxyproline will also deplete proline and vitamin C stores leaving them deficient for other functions.
The amino acid profile of collagen is unique.
Within collagen you typically find 3 x the amount of glycine and proline compared to all other animal and vegetable proteins; however, the most remarkable difference and unique trait is the hydroxyproline that is almost exclusively found as a part of collagen in animals. Collagen is made like a spiral or a compact helix that allows for cushioning, stretch and snap-back elasticity; the Hydroxyproline makes the sharp twisting in the structure to form the spiral helix structure. Without it, collagen loses its elasticity and bounce. The hydroxyproline of collagen explains why other proteins do not have any direct effect on collagen production. Only collagen due to the hydroxyproline content can directly feed hydroxyproline back into collagen.
Hydroxyproline is made specifically for inclusion into collagen. Ensuring adequate hydroxyproline will allow proline and vitamin C to maintain ideal levels and not be depleted. The rate-limiting step for collagen synthesis is nutrient availability and in particular hydroxyproline. Hydroxyproline has excellent bioavailability, absorbed intact as hydroxyproline and delivered to collagen peaking at 1-hour post ingestion.
What is Astragin® and why did ATP Science add it?
AstraGin® is a combination of ginseng and astragalus, it supports the digestion of food and the absorption of nutrients. It is a modern innovation that follows some ancient traditions.
*Please note Vegan Aminos on sale have an expiry of 3-10months with the earliest batch expiring in December 2020.
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