Aids Joints & Tendons
Proline is a Non-Essential Amino Acid
Proline is extremely important for the proper functioning of joints and tendons; also helps maintain and strengthen heart muscles.
Information is very limited on this nutrient. Proline is a nonessential amino acid that can be synthesized from glutamic acid and does not require dietary sources.
Proline improves skin texture and aids collagen formation and helps contain the loss of collagen during aging. Being the major constituent of collagen, proline is integral in the production and maintenance of collagen as we age. Collagen would cease to exist without the inclusion of proline.
According to the current information available it would be recommended that an ample supply of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) be present to maximize the efficiency of proline.
Proline is found with the highest concentrations in meat sources, dairy products, eggs; various plant sources (e.g. wheat germ) also contain minimal amounts.
Further clinical study is needed to determine the positives concerning dietary supplementation of proline, and the accompanying benefits it may provide in human physiology.
Current theories are continually being put forth by nutritional scientists. Diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, cognition diseases, and cancer, are all conditions of interest that may be properly influenced by additional intakes of proline.
Individuals receiving adequate amounts of protein in their diets are unlikely to develop a deficiency of this nutrient. Persons suffering from specific diseases, conditions, or infections may be at an increased risk for developing a deficiency state. Conditions that may contribute to amino acid deficiencies: chronic liver disease, sepsis (infection of the blood), and acute alcohol intake.
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