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Essential Amino Acid Deficiency: Making Your Life Miserable

May 24th, 2010

We need nine essential amino acids to survive. Without them a cascade of serious events leading to cell damage can take place. The most common cause of essential amino acid deficiency is  a poor diet and the remedy swift and easy, if deficiency is caught and treated early.

Essential amino acid deficiency happens when we do not ingest them in required daily amounts.  Our body is able to use them but we do not provide sufficient essential amino acid amounts.  With nothing to work with our body either waits until we do or depletes our muscles to compensate. Kept up long enough, it causes us to get ill. The cure? We simply have to make sure we meet our essential amino acid daily requirements. The longer the wait the worse it will get. So back to label checking and pestering the nutritionists (it is ok – that is their job).

Whatever the cause may be, essential amino acids deficiency will create health problems, as follows:

  • Isoleucine Deficiency
    • Hypoglycemia like afflictions
    • Dizziness
    • Depression
    • Confusion
    • Irritation
  • Leucine
    • Dizziness
    • Irritation
    • Headache
    • Fatigue
  • Lysine Deficiency
    • Anemia
    • Lack of energy
    • Hair loss
    • Growth retardation
    • Weight loss (not a good kind!)
    • Reproductive system complications
  • Methionine Deficiency
    • Paralysis
    • Hair loss
    • Depression
    • Schizophrenia
    • Parkinson’s disease
    • Liver deterioration
    • Retarded growth
  • Phenylalanine Deficiency
    • Fatigue
    • Lethargy
    • Skin rashes
    • Liver disorders
    • Slow growth.
  • Threonine  Deficiency
    • Agitation
    • Mental health deterioration
    • Decreased digestion
    • Intestinal malfunctions
    • Increased liver fat
    • Poor nutrient absorption
    • Decreased protein uptake.
  • Tryptophan  Deficiency
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Insomnia
    • Aggression
    • Suicide
    • COD
  • Valine Deficiency
    • Myelin sheaths deterioration
    • Muscle function and mental health deterioration
    • Insomnia
    • Skin hypersensitivity
  • Histidine  Deficiency
    • Joint pain
    • Eczema
    • Cataracts

It takes quite a while for  essential amino acid  deficiency to manifest. Do not assume that every headache, every anxiety and every hypoglycemic attack is a sign of deficiency and automatically grab the supplement bottle. Chances are it is not, especially if you have a variable and healthy diet. It could be anything from sinusitis to migraine, skipped breakfast and a really lousy day. Check your diet, do come calculations, and consult your local nutritional specials to see here you stand. There are many services offering free nutritional counseling. Where essential amino acids are concerned- it is always best to ask for a qualified advice.

For more advice on essential amino acids, consult your local expert, Herbal Diet.

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