So many people these days are trying to protect their health, and often there is a stampede to the chemists and health food stores to buy whatever has been suggested by their best friend or family.

What is not realised is that not all supplements work well with each other, many in fact negate another, and so many dollars are wasted in purchasing expensive vitamins and minerals that will not improve our health at all. 

So many westerners believe that “more is better”, which is not always the case – often the less that is taken is shown to be more effective in achieving our health-rated goals.

An example is Amino Acids:

There are 20 Amino Acids in total, 10 of which are produced naturally by the body, and 9 which are not and are vital to a variety of necessary bodily functions.

The 10 Amino Acids our bodies naturally produce are Alanine, Asparagine, Aspartic Acid, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine, Glycine, Proline, Serine and Tyrosine.

The 9 essential Amino Acids not produced by our bodies are Histidine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine.

Amino Acids are essential for the transportation of nutrients around the body, a healthy immune system, reduced fatigue, hormone development and muscle growth, including muscle recovery (hypertrophy) after strenuous exercise, making them a popular oral supplement among athletes, bodybuilders and active individuals in general.

A deficiency in Amino Acids, on the other hand, is linked to poor immunity to illnesses and infections, digestive problems, depression, slowed growth in children and teenagers, reduced mental alertness, weight gain and more.

Start Maintaining a Well-Rounded and Balanced Diet

Like many things, more is not always better, particularly with BCAA (chain amino acids – found in popular fitness supplements), and thankfully the essential Amino Acids our bodies need can be received organically and steadily by mindfully maintaining a healthy and well-rounded balanced diet. 

A diet involving a healthy intake of lean meats, fish, dairy, eggs, legumes, beans, nuts and seeds will provide all the vital Amino Acids with our bodies require to function properly, and this can be done without having to overcompensate, or rely on, expensive supplements that may lead to unwanted side effects such as nausea, stomach pain, unstable blood sugar, weight gain and more.

A healthy body starts with a healthy diet, so it’s important to always be mindful of what we’re eating, day in day out, before running to the chemist or health store to buy in-demand, and often overpriced, vitamins, minerals and other supplements that may negate each other and also lead to harmful side effects.

Here at Naturopath Australia, our goal is to look after bodily health with natural medicine solutions and practices, as well as provide the best organic products needed, at home and on the go, to maintain a healthy and happy lifestyle.

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