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Proteins and Growth Factors 

Amino acids - precursors for all protein production, aids tissue growth, muscle recovery and repair

Insulin-like growth factors (IGF-1) - promotes muscle growth, tissue growth and organ health 

Epidermal growth factor (EGF) - protein that stimulates cell growth to produce collagen, for cell renewal and wound healing 

Collagen - a structural protein present in bone, tendons, ligaments, other connective tissue and articular cartilage

Glycosaminoglycans (GAG’s)

Glucosamine - builds, maintains and repairs joint structures including bone, cartilage, ligaments, joint fluids and tendons 

Chondroitin - helps protect and rebuild degenerating cartilage, gives cartilage elasticity, an anti-inflammatory agent

Hyaluronic acid - a substance that binds cartilage cells together and lubricates joints

Lipids

Phospholipids - builds cell components and enhances cellular activities, repairs structural damage caused by free radicals, pathogens and toxins

Glycosphingolipids - compounds involved with growth and metabolism of cells and with memory and learning

Prostaglandins - regulates contraction and relaxation of muscles, regulates inflammatory mediation

Minerals

Calcium - builds and maintains bones, teeth and nerves, important for muscle contraction, nerve transmission, blood pressure and blood clotting

Phosphorus - a key component of metabolic reactions, provides structure for bones and teeth, important for function of heart and kidney

Potassium - essential for electrolyte balance and also muscle and nerve function 

Sodium - allows the body to maintain normal fluid balance and electrolytes

Magnesium - helps cells restore and release energy for regular muscle and nerve function

Trace Elements

Selenium - powerful antioxidant that reduces infections, protects blood cells, the heart, liver and lungs

Sulphur - element of insulin and various amino acids, protects body against toxins

Zinc - a component of more than 90 enzymes necessary for healthy skin, growth and the healing of wounds

Copper - essential for formation of red blood cells, energy making, bone and connective tissues 

Iron - essential in the blood cells transporting oxygen through the body

 

 

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