Amino Acids

Amino Acids – Foods High in specific Amino Acids

Alanine Meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy, avocado, chicken, salmon    *
Arginine Peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, walnuts, lentils (raw), flax seed, beans, soy beans (green, raw), tofu – extra firm, raw garlic, egg yolk, chicken, fish    *
Asparagine Asparagus, poultry, eggs    *
Aspartic Acid Asparagine, arginine, lysine, methionie, threonine, isoleucine, & several nucleoticles Low levels chronic fatigue & decreased cellular energy.  
  Soy beans – raw, peanuts – raw, lentils – raw, almonds, chickpeas, flax seed, salmon, egg yolk    
Cysteine Poultry, yoghurt, egg yolks, red peppers, garlic, onions, brussel sprouts, oats, wheat germ Synthesises Gluthionine – important for eyes & liver to detoxify free radicals.  The ultimate antidote for lead, metal and cadmium poisoning.   *
Cystine   Cystine needs methionine to synthesize it into glutathionine.  Needs to be bioactive and undernatured or it will not work.  
Glutamine Poultry yoghurt, cottage cheese, raw spinach, raw parsley, cabbage, fish, dairy One of three amino acids involved in gluthionive synthesis – the others are cycteine & glycine.  Intracellular antioxident & liver detoxifier.  Glutomic Acid is an important neurotransmitter. * but depleted under stress
Glycine Fish, beans, dairy Manufactured in body from serine and threonine.  Required for synthesis of nucleic acids.  Helps with absorption of calcium.  *
Histidine Dairy, meat, poultry, fish, rice, rye For growth and repair of tissue – maintenance of myelin nerve sheaths.  Lengthens orgasms.  
Hydroxyproline Egg white, wheat germ, ostrich meat, red & blue berries, lean ground beef Needs Vitamin C – For Collagen Synthesis.  
Isoleucine Egg white – dried powder, seaweed dried, spirulina, parmesan cheese, non fat dried milk, lentils, sunflower seeds, chicken, almonds For hemoglobin synthesis for muscle building.  
Leucine Soy beans, lentils, fish Needed for protein synthesis – skeletal muscles.  
Lysine Poultry, parmesan cheese, cod, sardines, eggs, soy beans, tofu, spirulina, beans, lentils Converts fatty acids into energy, helps maintain blood cholesterol.  Formation of collagen  Helps body absorb and conserve calcium  
Methionine Sesame seeds, soy, protein, brazil nuts, wheat germ, fish Needed to synthesise cysteine, carnitine, taurine, leelthin, choline, phospholipids.  Improper conversion of methoionine can lead to atherosclersis. AUG encoded by single codex in DNA
Phenylalanine Cottage cheese, fish, sesame seeds, lentils, avocados, almonds, peanuts Converts to tyrosine in the body.  No repinephrine, neurotransmitter – dopamine.  
Proline Gelatin, shredded parmesan, non fat dried milk Collagen synthesis.  
Serine Dried egg white powder, seaweed, spirulina, sesame seed Stimulation the synthesis of glucose (blood sugar) in the liver.  Foods high in serine stabilize blood sugar.  
Threonine Dried egg white, seaweed, spirulina, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds Supports cardiovascular, liver, CNZ, immune functions, builds strong tooth enamel, muscles, collagen.  Helps stimulate  thymus gland.  
Tryptophan Fresh and dried cherries Not Melatonin.  Effects on synthesis – release of serotonin important for sleep and mood.
Tyrosine Raw flax seed, pineapple, kelp, sunflower seeds, tofu, turkey, almonds, banana, baked potatoes, spinach, lentils, peanuts, soy beans, figs Important for neurotransmitter production.  Dopamine – also important to sex drive.  
Valine Egg white, parmesan shredded, spirulina, peanuts, vegetables    *

Bold – essential to the body
* Can be manufactured by the body