Are Amino Acids the Secret Fountain of Youth?
We’ve all been there, and if you haven’t you will. We are searching for the fountain of youth. It often involves purchasing creams, pills, and wishes…but do you know about the anti-aging benefits of amino acids?
During your quest for anti-aging miracles, you likely have often heard of the Human Growth Hormone (HGH) as the Holy Grail. It’s also considered the Holy Grail for bodybuilding.
What if you learned that HGH can be stimulated with amino acids? What if you could take a supplement before you workout that improved your results in the gym AND in the mirror?
Well, hold onto your seats, you’re about to get a quick lesson in science that will blow your mind and revive your youth and workout results.
The Human Growth Hormone Has Anti-Aging Properties
The Human Growth Hormone is birthed in the brain in the pituitary gland. The hormone is released into the blood stream and converted into growth factors by the liver. Studies show, when deficient, HGH promotes growth of lean body mass, decreases fat mass by increasing fat oxidation and total body energy expenditure, increases bone mineral density and improves cardiovascular risk factors.
It also stimulates collagen production.
Collagen Production Improves Skin Elasticity & Firmness
Most women over 30 know what collagen is. Because they begin losing it as they age. It’s a protein formed from amino acids and important for the skin, bones, tendons, connective tissues and cartilage.
Collagen helps skin retain its thick elasticity and reduces the appearance of wrinkles. As collagen production slows, the skin gets thinner and sags, wrinkles form, hair becomes thinner and less vibrant. In addition, as collagen production diminishes the body’s tendons and ligaments become less elastic and joints are stiff and sore.
So where do we get it? You don’t have to buy a syringe and stick it in your face.
Collagen is formed by the amino acid carnitine and also includes other amino acids glycine, proline, hydroxyproline and arginine. Remember that part right there about arginine and carnitine—put a pin in it.
Lysine Produces Carnitine, Carnitine Converts Fat to Energy and Forms Collagen
Lysine is an essential amino acid our bodies can’t produce on its own. We must acquire it through diet. Lysine plays an essential role in the production of carnitine, a nutrient responsible for changing fatty acids into energy and assisting in lowered cholesterol.
While lysine is well-known for its role in tissue repair and recovery for athletes, like HGH, it also plays a crucial role in forming of collagen.
When we increase carnitine production with lysine, we are increasing the conversion of fat into energy and the production of collagen.
Lysine Taken WITH Arginine Increases HGH Levels
Now, get this: Lysine alone is not as great as when it is COMBINED with another amino acid. When we combine lysine with arginine, it raises HGH levels.
HGH=leaner, tighter muscles and skin and more collagen.
So who is this arginine character anyway?
Arginine Increases Blood Flow and Burns Fat
Arginine is a semi-essential amino acid that is involved in a lot of metabolic processes. Central to its benefits is that it improves circulation.
Arginine converts to nitric oxide which then improves circulation and oxygen supply. This relaxes the walls of the blood vessels, causes arteries to be more elastic and enhances circulation. An additional benefit is that it improves fat burning and collagen production.
Arginine Stimulates Collagen Production
Most skin care products applied directly to the skin are done so because blood has a more difficult time traveling through smaller capillaries on the surface of the skin to carry nutrients to it. So when you slather on that vitamin C serum, this is why you’re putting it directly on the skin rather than relying on a vitamin. Obviously, if you increase nitric oxide, you expand blood vessels and blood can carry critical nutrients to the surface of the skin more easily—nourishing skin with nutrients that can help with collagen production and skin elasticity.
Arginine also supports collagen production through its role in forming creatine.
Arginine Helps form Creatine
Creatine is a combination of arginine and other aminos. Creatine is one of the most important amino acids for your skin because of its collagen producing abilities.
So you have lysine producing carnitine and HGH which also stimulates lean muscle, reduced fat and collagen production.
AND, since lysine produces carnitine and arginine helps produce creatine, you have that, too.
AND, as a bonus to maximize the results of amino acids,you have arginine expanding blood vessels to help deliver nutrients to your body.
Now, like Brad and Angelina, we know arginine and lysine are awesome together, but what if they break up?
Will they be as great alone?
No, here’s why.
Amino Acids Lysine and Arginine Combined Stimulate HGH
Aside from the clear evidence above of how lysine and arginine’s byproducts work together, there is actual evidence that show they only produce HGH when working TOGETHER.
Studies show combining 1.5 grams of arginine and lysine equally raises HGH levels.
Not when separated, only when combined.
In fact, studies show when arginine is taken prior to exercising without being combined with the amino acid lysine, HGH levels actually lowered.
We call this result in MaxQ formulas “synergistic pairing.” Scientifically you can combine amino acids in a supplement to maximize or even produce results.
That’s what we’ve done. Our formula contains amino acids L-Arginine and L-Lysine so that you can achieve results in the gym and in the mirror. Carnitine, creatine, collagen all from the budding relationship between lysine and arginine. Ahhh, the romance of amino acids….brings a tear to your eye, doesn’t it?
Now, we’re not saying it’s a magic pill, because if it was, it wouldn’t work.
In pill form that is.
Pills Forms of Amino Acids Can Kill Results
Many may have found they didn’t get the results they’d hoped for when they bought pill forms of any amino acids or nutrients touting magical pill benefits. The reason being—it’s in pill form.
The pill form of these amino acids are literally flushed down the toilet. Many companies choose pill over powder form because it’s cheaper.
But that makes your benefits severely cheapened.
According to Physician’s Desk Reference the absorption rate of pills and capsules is 5% – 18%. Meaning 80% – 95% of the ingredients contained in pills are excreted from the body. WASTED.
On the flip side, liquid or water soluble forms can be absorbed up to 98%. Which means, when you take a supplement with water, you are feeding your body nearly 100% of the amino acids and the benefits they provide.
Formulas in powder form that you mix with water will get you the most out of what you’re taking. Nearly 100% will be absorbed and used by the body. In this way, you are not only improving your training results, but you are also improving the value of your purchases.
Get Powder Forms of Amino Acids that Work Together to Get Results
So you know amino acids lysine and arginine boost HGH when combined, stimulate creatine and collagen production. You may also now know why many of the magic pills you’ve purchased didn’t produce the results you wanted.
Whether you’re seeking HGH increases for bodybuilding results or for anti-aging benefits, take amino acids in powder form, take the right ones together, and get results in the gym and the mirror.
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