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Amino Acid Assessment is Essential and Here's Why


Many people have hidden amino acid impairments that go undiagnosed.  Rather than just being associated with specific symptoms, they may often be related to or increase susceptibility to sustained or degenerative disease.  Amino Acid Analysis from Doctor’s Data provides a wealth of valuable information and may be recommended anytime time a thorough nutritional and metabolic workup is called for.
Amino Acids and Neurotransmitters
Some amino acids obtained from the diet or synthesized in the body may act as neurotransmitters or neuromodulators.  Other amino acids serve as precursors for neurotransmitter synthesis. The synthesis of non-essential amino acids must occur behind the blood-brain barrier. Low levels of amino acid precursors and enzyme nutrient cofactors may affect neurotransmitter synthesis or metabolism.
Plasma Amino Acid Assessment for:

Status of essential AA supply
Status of conditionally essential AA supply
Markers of neurologic dysfunction
Markers of vitamin and mineral deficiency
Markers of renal function

Urine Amino Acid Assessment for:       

Markers of vitamin and mineral deficiency
Markers of bone loss or muscle wasting
Markers of intestinal dysbiosis
Markers of renal function

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 Customized Amino Acid Solution For Your Patients
Your patient’s specific test results will be used to customize an amino-acid formula designed to target their deficiencies and goals (see image below). These customized formulations provide appropriate amounts of essential and conditionally essential amino acids delivered in a balanced ratio.
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This recommended Amino Acid Supplement Schedule is calculated based upon the difference between the test results for the specific patient and optimal urine levels, and guidelines for human amino acid requirements as provided by the Food and Nutrition Board of the NRC. The calculated levels of amino acids only apply to ORAL administration.
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Want to see the latest research on this topic?

Nicastro et al.  Does Branched-Chain Amino Acids Supplementation Modulate Skeletal Muscle Remodeling through Inflammation Modulation? Possible Mechanisms of Action.   J Nutr Metab. 2012: 136937.
Tada et al.  A Oral supplementation with branched-chain amino acid granules prevents hepatocarcinogenesis in patients with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis: A propensity score analysis.  Hepatol Res. 2014 Mar;44(3):288-95.
Nahid Tamanna and Niaz Mahmood.  Emerging Roles of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation in Human Diseases.
International Scholarly Research Notices Volume 2014: 235619

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Doctor's Data, Inc. has provided innovative specialty testing to healthcare practitioners around the world from our advanced CLIA-licensed clinical laboratory since 1972. A specialist and pioneer in essential and toxic elemental testing, the laboratory provides a wide array of functional testing to aid in decision making and better patient outcomes.  Choose DDI to help you assess and treat heavy metal burden, nutritional deficiencies, gastrointestinal function, cardiovascular risk, liver and metabolic abnormalities, and more.