Essential Amino Acids For Dogs & Cats
ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS ARE THE POWER OF PROTEIN
Protein is crucial to providing your best friend with a healthy and balanced diet. Protein and amino acids are vital to optimal function, health and immunity.
There are three macronutrients in nutrition – protein, fat, and carbohydrates. Proteins are the structural components of organs, soft tissues, muscle fibres, skin, hair, nails, and blood. They can function as enzymes, hormones, and antibodies. Proteins are used to transmit and store molecules throughout the body. Excess protein that surpasses the need for muscle tissue maintenance is used for energy.
NutriFlex™ Collagen has a unique amino acid profile, unlike any other source. NutriFlex™ Collagen contains 18 amino acids including 8 essential amino acids (essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body and can only be derived from the diet). Amino acids are the building blocks of tissues and the primary component of proteins. Glycine, Proline and Hydroxyproline are key to any collagen’s anti-ageing, vitality and mobility boosting benefits and these represent around 50% of NutriFlex™ Collagen’s total amino acid content; the Glycine and Proline concentration in NutriFlex™ Collagen is 10 to 20 times higher than in other proteins. As a result, NutriFlex™ Collagen offers health benefits that cannot be found in other protein sources.
Deficiencies of any essential amino acids over time can lead to premature ageing and health problems.
If protein levels are higher than needed, any excess will be excreted as urine. If very high levels of protein are fed for an extended period, excess protein not used for energy can be stored as fat. Protein deficient diets may lead to fatigue, weakness, weight loss, and a rough and dull-looking coat.
Each daily scoop of NutriFlex™ fortified collagen contains 18 naturally derived amino-acids with a unique abundance of glycine, proline and hyroxyproline.
* Essential Amino Acids that cannot be synthesised by the body and must be supplied in the diet.