Sickest Patients Cannot Digest Protein: M.D. Offers Solution to Facilitate Healthy Function and Repair

by BodyHealth Representatives January 25, 2017 3 min read

Sickest Patients Cannot Digest Protein: M.D. Offers Solution to Facilitate Healthy Function and Repair

Countless adults cannot digest the proteins they consume, which can lead to “a range of problems from a buildup of toxins, aging, weight gain and lowered immunity”1.

According to Dr. David Minkoff, M.D, many people who struggle with protein digestion are also dealing with serious health issues such as Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, multiple sclerosis and other inflammatory or autoimmune diseases.

At the other end of the scale are scores of high-intensity athletes such as triathletes and ultrarunners, who may eat a high-quality diet but still have significant amino acid deficiencies. Per Dr. Minkoff, when the body cannot digest amino acids, they are discarded as toxic waste instead of being utilized throughout the body. This is the missing link: amino acids are the building blocks of protein, which is essential to proper function of the digestive and central nervous systems, skeletal, hormonal and muscular systems, detoxification mechanisms and other vital life processes.

“In my medical practice, I routinely see very sick patients who are deficient in one or more amino acids,” said Dr. Minkoff, founder of BodyHealth.”Amino acids affect every aspect of the body, and a deficiency in even one can adversely affect health.”

In fact, amino acid deficiencies can lead to a host of issues, including:

  • Hormone problems
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased metabolism
  • Osteoporosis
  • Immune system problems
  • Insufficient healing
  • Digestive problems
  • Slow muscle recovery
  • Chronic fatigue

As Dr. Minkoff explained, amino acids support healthy body function in every way, from muscle development and repair to blood sugar regulation, metabolism, and antibody production.

“The problem is that most amino acid sources are not fully utilized by the body, leading to deficiencies and less than optimal health,” he said. Proper absorption of these essential amino acids allows the body to build proteins and support the immune cells and hormones, skeletal and muscular systems, and every other bodily function. Of particular importance is maintaining the barrier tissues, which protect the brain, intestines, lungs and other organs. These barrier layers are made of amino acids; when compromised, they leak—allowing toxins to cross over into these sensitive organs. In an effort to help the public improve their health through better absorption of amino acids, Dr. Minkoff created PerfectAmino, which is perfectly balanced and 99% utilized by the body.

PerfectAmino’s balanced formula requires no digestion; rather, it is utilized by the bloodstream within 23 minutes, so the body can quickly utilize the complete amino acids to make every protein needed for life.

While alternative protein sources such as whey, egg white, and pea protein are currently gaining in popularity, per Dr. Minkoff, they present issues with absorption rates. A case study showed that PerfectAmino was 99% utilized throughout three different test groups, compared to 48% for egg protein. The same is true regarding other amino acid formulas—PerfectAmino is more completely and readily absorbed by the body, with virtually no waste.

PerfectAmino contains the eight essential amino acids:

  • Tryptophan, which encourages the release of serotonin and melatonin.
  • Lysine, which is important for proper growth and plays an essential role in converting fatty acids into energy.
  • Methionine, which supplies sulfur and other compounds required by the body for normal metabolism and growth.
  • Valine, which is needed for muscle metabolism, tissue repair, and the maintenance of proper nitrogen balance in the body.
  • Leucine, which stimulates muscle protein synthesis and may be the major fuel involved in anabolic (tissue-building) reactions.
  • Isoleucine, which is important for blood sugar regulation, muscle development and repair, and energy regulation.
  • Threonine, which is important for antibody production.
  • Phenylalanine, which stimulates certain hormones, including adrenaline and noradrenaline, which are activating substances in the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Moreover, PerfectAmino ingredients contain no fat, sodium, sugar, GMOs, preservatives, animal products or allergens such as yeast, gluten, soy, corn, wheat, rice or dairy.

For more information about improving health with PerfectAmino and additional Bodyhealth products, visit http://www.bodyhealth.com/products/perfectamino.

About PerfectAmino®:

PerfectAmino contains the eight essential amino acids the body needs to support and maintain its muscular, skeletal, enzymatic, and hormonal systems. The essential amino acids in PerfectAmino are in the exact proportions needed for maximum utilization by the body and have been used by Tour de France athletes to improve muscle recovery. Perfect Amino balances protein deficiencies for optimal natural health, performance, and healing. It contains no fat, sodium, sugar, yeast, gluten, soy, corn, wheat, rice, GMOs, preservatives, dairy or animal products. For more information, visit http://www.bodyhealth.com/products/perfectamino.

1. "The Surprising Reason You May Be Aging Prematurely: Improper Protein Digestion." N.p., 18 Dec. 2006. Web. 6 July 2015. bodyecology.com/articles/getting_enough_protein.php
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