Nutrition

The Better Parts of Amino Acids

All of us have long known that amino acids are the main basis of the building material of which all proteins of the body are composed and without which not one process in our body can be done, be it the production of various hormones, the restoration of physical and mental tonus or the catabolism of subcutaneous fat and even the intellectual activity of our brain.

All this ultimately requires a large amount of protein in our body. Not to mention the fact that the protein itself and amino acids are the main building material and the main source for muscle tissue. There are 20 proteinogenic amino acids in total, nine of which are essential amino acids.

  • It is these amino acids that we receive only with food. Our body cannot independently synthesize them in our body in sufficient for this amount.
  • But all the other amino acids are interchangeable
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Should I Avoid Artificial Tears for My Dry Eyes?

Everyone produces tears.  Tears are the body’s way of protecting the eyes, showing emotion, and keeping the eyes healthy.  However, when we produce too many tears, they can wash away the protective tear film over the eye.  When this occurs on a regular basis, the eyes can become dry, irritated, red, and even infected.

According to the Mayo Clinic, there are many different causes leading to watery eyes:

  • Certain medications such as epinephrine or chemotherapy drugs
  • Eyedrops that contain echothiophate iodide or pilcarpine
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Dry eye syndrome
  • Blocked tear ducts
  • Allergies
  • Common cold
  • Various eye dysfunctions
  • Certain autoimmune conditions such as Lupus and Sjogren’s Syndrome

Using eye drops for watery dry eyes just doesn’t work.  Instead of using artificial tears, we must treat dry eyes to stop watery eyes from tear overproduction.

What’s in Our Tears?

Human basal tears are not merely water for the eyes.  Tears … Read the rest

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