Successfully added to your cart!

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

by BodyHealth Representatives January 25, 2017 3 min read 0 Comments

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
BodyHealth Representatives
BodyHealth Representatives

BodyHealth bloggers include the following. Team members from our Corporate Offices, Valued Industry Professionals, Our sponsored athletes, trusted affiliates, and others. If you have the ability and desire to create content for the BodyHealth channel, please contact our eCommerce Director @ 1-877-804-3258



Also in BodyHealth

Everything You MUST Know About Vitamin B12
Everything You MUST Know About Vitamin B12

by Dr. David Minkoff October 26, 2020 5 min read 0 Comments

Imagine yourself in a group of 100 people – roughly half of the number that will fit in the average movie theater. Now consider this: Roughly 15 of those people are actively suffering from a B12 deficiency. They are tired, weak, predisposed to illness, suffer from memory loss and nerve dysfunction. Some experience fairly severe symptoms, while others are gradually feeling worse – usually without even realizing it!

And no – this is not a joke or an exaggeration. According to the National Institute of Health, up to 15% of people are deficient in B12, which makes it one of the most common nutritional deficiencies.

With this in mind, we believe it is important that everyone becomes educated on this critical nutrient: What it is, what it does for your body, where to get it, how to avoid a deficiency, and then finally, the BEST ways to reap the benefits of having optimal B12 levels.

Sound good? Read on.

Read More
The Truth About Dietary Fat: What YOU Should be Eating
The Truth About Dietary Fat: What YOU Should be Eating

by Dr. David Minkoff October 22, 2020 8 min read 0 Comments

Over the last 50 years, “fat” has become a bad word.

Foods are marketed as “low fat” and “fat-free” based on the idea that dietary fats are bad for your heart and are linked to weight gain.

Fortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth, according to modern scientific research by experts in the health field.

Dietary fats, in their pure, unadulterated forms, are exceptionally healthy – especially when consumed in proper ratios. They are involved in many important bioactive functions, let's review these...

Read More
100% Grass-Fed Glandular Organ Complex: Ancient Superfoods
100% Grass-Fed Glandular Organ Complex: Ancient Superfoods

by Josh Taylor October 22, 2020 5 min read 0 Comments

Have you thought about adding Ancient Superfoods to your diet, like those found in 100% Grass-Fed Glandular Organs?

When you go to your local grocery store to buy meat, you usually pick out some steaks, chicken breasts, ground beef, or another tasty meat – right? You buy them for the protein content, heme iron, B12, and most importantly, the delicious flavor of a juicy steak.

Here is the scientific truth: The liver, heart, pancreas, kidneys, and spleen are all jam-packed with vital nutrients that can help supercharge your energy levels, digestion, and overall health – not to mention that they provide a high concentration of protein… but who wants to eat them?

Read More