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Flashcards in Amino Acid Indications Deck (18):
1

Arginine

Immunodeficiency, infertility, wound healing

2

Histidine

anemia, RA, allergy

3

Isoleucine, Leucine, Valine

Huntington's chorea (with niacin)

4

Lysine

HSV, decreases TGs

5

Methionine/SAMe

hyperestrogenism, alcoholism, OA, depression

6

Phenylalanine

precursor to tyrosine, vitiligo, depression, Parkinson's
Avoid in PKU

7

Threonine

Brain: alcoholism, epilepsy, depression, MS, ALS, detoxification

8

Tryptophan

Precursor to serotonin: depression, insomnia, pain, anxiety, migraines

9

Alanine

BPH
Alan has a large prostate

10

Aspartic Acid/Aspargagine

Liver protective, Immune function
Asparagine: increase endurance, improve fatigue, detox

11

Cysteine

Cys: cataracts, heavy metal poisoning, detox, skin repair
NAC: chronic bronchitis, asthma, HIV infection, CF, detox

12

Glutamate

Could increase energy and stop alcohol/sugar cravings
Excess can cause cell damage. Caution.

13

Glutamine

Any GI pathology

14

Glycine

Onset of panic attack or anxiety
Do not use with clozapine

15

Proline

Cartilage, joint, tendon, ligament health
Heart muscle support

16

Serine

Blood sugar regulation
Immune support
Myelin sheath support (MS)

17

Taurine

Cardiomyopathy, CHF, HTN, epilepsy

18

Tyrosine

Hypothyroidism
Parkinson's Disease
Depression