Basics

This section to explore some common terms we use to communicate with you on the properties of AFA. How they effect your body and why they are good to learn about.

 

Essential:

Molecules that are necessary for life processes but impossible for the body to produce. Essential amino acids, fatty acids must be supplied by the diet.

 

What is a Vitamin?

They are biomolecules that are required for health and survival. 

English Scientist Casmir Funk realized they were vital and thought they belonged in the “amine” family. Vital + Amines=Vitamins. 

 

Amino Acids:

Molecules that bind together to create polypeptides or proteins. There are 20 amino acids the body requires. 8 are considered essential. AFA consists of ⅔ its weight in amino acids which contains all 20 amino acids perfectly balanced for your body to absorb. 

 

Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s)

Consist of amino acids, valine, leucine, isoleucine, which consist of 1/3 of our muscle tissue.

 

Minerals:

Contain metallic and nonmetallic elements are essential for all forms of life. They provide a “spark” to each of cells. Minerals pair with, vitamins, activate enzymes and amino acids.

Essential minerals: (Magnesium, Calcium, Sodium, Potassium)

Trace minerals: ( Vanadium, Selenium, Boron)

 

Electrolytes:

Substances that when added to water, break up or ionize in positively or negatively charged electrical particles called ions. 

 

Enzymes:

Activate processes of the body without being consumed or chemically altered. Each cell requires hundreds of several thousand different enzymes.

 

Coenzymes:

Contain non protein molecules (typically B vitamins) that bond to protein molecules so they can function as enzymes.

 

Micronutrients:

Necessary substances to fuel all functions of the body. Consist of trace minerals, vitamins, certain amino acids, coenzymes, antioxidants, bioflavonoids, and essential fatty acids. 

 

Essential Fatty Acids (EFA’s) 

Vital for survival, provide energy, insulation, and structure while maintaining fluid and flexible cellular membranes. Assist the body to produce hormones.

 

Hormones:

Regulatory molecules secreted by specialized cells, such as those of the endocrine glands. Hormones affect bodily functions as digestion, growth, and sexual development. 

 

Dopamine:

Important neurotransmitter helps, to promote memory and improve alertness, derived from amino acid tryrosine. 

 

Serotonin:

Brain hormone that may reduce depression, elevate mood, constrict blood vessels, regulate sleep, trigger intestinal peristalstis, and convert to melatonin in the pineal gland. Powerful neurotransmitter, synthesized from amino acid tryptophan.

 

Neurotransmitters

Molecules that transmit messages through nerve tissue. They are composed of several amino acids, which regulate our mental state, like anxiety and depression.

Cells:

Fundamental units of living matter capable of reproduction.

 

Chlorophyll:

Similar to the composition replacing a magnesium molecule in place for Iron. Magnesium has an effect on over 325 different enzymes. The bio product of photosynthesis, cleans, oxygenates blood, regenerates cells, and assist in absorption of nutrients. As well as stores antioxidant rich beta carotenes. AFA consists of ⅔ chlorophyll establishing it as the highest amount of source of chlorophyll of any other substance on earth.