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Amino Acids Supplements

What function do amino acids perform in the body? Amino acids are molecules that contain a carboxyl group; as components of proteins, they play a critical role in metabolism, and structure and function of cells. There are around 500 known amino acids but only around 20 build proteins. Nine of these are termed ‘essential’ since they cannot be produced by the body and must be ingested from the diet. Other amino acids (notably arginine and cysteine) may also be considered ‘essential’, depending on an individual’s age, state of health or diet.

Amino acids can also be important biosynthesis precursors and play a crucial role in the physiology of many processes related to health (sleep, fertility, physical activity, muscle-building ...). That is why they are so widely used in dietary supplements.

Most of the natural amino acids in the human body have a levorotary structure which is why many have an ‘L’ in front of their name (l-carnitine or l-tryptophan for example) as opposed to a ‘D’ which signifies a dextrorotary structure. The molecules offered by Supersmart (sulphur-containing amino acids, branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs), proline, carnitine …) are all natural-source.

5-HTP 50 mg5-HTP 50 mg
Supports Serotonin synthesis Griffonia Simplicifolia extract
90 Veg. Caps
$23.00
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Acetyl L Carnitine Arginate 500 mg 100 VcapsAcetyl L Carnitine Arginate 500 mg 100 Vcaps
Superior molecular combination of acetyl-l-carnitine and l-arginine
100 vegetarian capsules
$39.00
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Arginine Alpha Ketoglutarate (AKG) 1000 mgArginine Alpha Ketoglutarate (AKG) 1000 mg
Improved form of arginine with higher bioavailability
100 tablets
$30.00
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Arginine Silicate Inositol 750 mgArginine Silicate Inositol 750 mg
A new generation of arginine.
60 tablets
$52.00
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BCAA's 500 mgBCAA's 500 mg
The three branched-chain amino acids in the ideal ratio of 2:1:1.
120 Veg. Caps
$29.00
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Bone Morphogenetic ProteinsBone Morphogenetic Proteins
Cyplexinol® For complete regeneration of the osteo-articular system
30 DR Caps™
$59.00
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-35%
Bromelain 500 mg/1000 GDUBromelain 500 mg/1000 GDU
Powerful, multi-benefit proteolytic enzyme. Now in DR Caps™. New acid-resistant delivery method.
90 DR Caps™
$27.30$42.00
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Carcinine 150 mgCarcinine 150 mg
An innovative form of carnosine for combatting glycation
60 Veg. Caps.
$35.00
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Carnosine 500 mgCarnosine 500 mg
Natural antiaging amino acid helps prevent glycation
90 Veg. Caps
$59.00
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Catalase 250 mgCatalase 250 mg
A natural enzyme for increased longevity
60 DR Caps™
$26.00
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Digestive EnzymesDigestive Enzymes
Ultra-powerful, all-inclusive digestive formulation. Now in DR Caps™.
100 DR caps™
$30.00
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Homotaurine 50 mgHomotaurine 50 mg
Slows the decline in brain and cognitive function
60 Veg. Caps
$17.00
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Keranat™Keranat™
Natural formulation for fighting hair loss
60 Softgels
$48.00
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L-Carnitine FormulaL-Carnitine Formula
Key role in production of cellular energy
105 g
$21.00
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-40%
L-CitrullineL-Citrulline
Precursor of arginine as part of the urea cycle
100 g
$16.20$27.00
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-35%
L-GlutamineL-Glutamine
Essential for protein synthesis, pharmaceutical grade
150 g
$12.35$19.00
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L-Lysine 500 mgL-Lysine 500 mg
Lp(a) chelator. Pharmaceutical grade.
180 Veg. Caps
$25.00
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-40%
L-Proline 500 mgL-Proline 500 mg
Collagen precursor and chelator of Lp(a), the main constituent of atherosclerotic plaque
180 Veg. Caps
$20.40$34.00
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L-Tryptophan 500 mgL-Tryptophan 500 mg
Essential amino acid and precursor of serotonin, melatonin and niacin.
120 tablets
$34.00
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Lactoferrin 250 mgLactoferrin 250 mg
Cytokine with remarkable and unrivalled immunostimulant, antibacterial and antiviral properties
60 Veg. Caps
$55.00
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Marine CollagenMarine Collagen
To fight the signs of skin ageing and improve joint health
100 g
$20.00
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N-Acetyl Cysteine 600 mgN-Acetyl Cysteine 600 mg
The most effective and immediate precursor of glutathione
100 Veg. Caps
$22.00
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N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine 300 mgN-Acetyl L-Tyrosine 300 mg
Rapidly converted into noradrenaline and dopamine
60 Veg. Caps
$19.00
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-70%
Nattokinase 50 mgNattokinase 50 mg
Japanese fibrinolytic enzyme for reducing cardiovascular risk
60 softgels
$10.20$34.00
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-35%
Ornithine Alpha Ketoglutarate (OKG) 1000 mgOrnithine Alpha Ketoglutarate (OKG) 1000 mg
Improved form of ornithine with higher bioavailability
60 tablets
$24.05$37.00
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PancreatinPancreatin
Improves digestion and absorption of nutrients, and much more besides.
120 DR Caps™
$32.00
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-50%
Peptidea® 200 mgPeptidea® 200 mg
Effective relief for stress-related fatigue, anxiety and depression.
90 Veg. Caps
$14.50$29.00
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Sarcosine 500 mgSarcosine 500 mg
The new nootropic
100 Veg. Caps.
$27.00
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Serrapeptase 60 000 IUSerrapeptase 60 000 IU
Double dose : 60,000 IU of serratia peptidase per capsule. Now in gastroresistant DR caps™
90 DR Caps™
$34.00
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-60%
Systemic EnzymesSystemic Enzymes
The body’s first line of defence against inflammation, with numerous health benefits
100 DR Caps™
$16.40$41.00
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TMG 750 mgTMG 750 mg
Methylates toxic homocysteine into methionine.
100 tablets
$21.00
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Taurine 1000 mgTaurine 1000 mg
Powerful antioxidant
100 tablets
$16.00
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Carnitine, arginine and tryptophan: why are they so popular?


Carnitine is an amino acid produced by the body from lysine and methionine. It plays an important role in transporting fatty acids into mitochondria. As this process enables energy to be produced from ATP, carnitine is considered essential for healthy muscle function.

The body is able to synthesise carnitine from food; rich sources include meat, especially red meat, dairy products, avocadoes and the soy product, tempeh. Though carnitine deficiency is uncommon, some people gain a variety of benefits from supplementation. Studies have shown that carnitine actually reduces muscle stress following exercise and increases sperm quantity and motility. Carnitine also has antioxidant properties.

Arginine is one of the 20 amino acids which build proteins in the body. It is involved in various functions such as cell division, wound-healing, the immune system and muscle function.

Arginine is considered a ‘semi-essential’ amino acid because our bodies make enough for our needs. Nevertheless, serious infection and trauma can increase these requirements. Which foods contain arginine? It is found in many foods such as pulses, red meat and nuts. Studies have demonstrated that at certain doses, arginine improved erections, increased stamina and optimised immune response.

Ornithine is a non-essential amino acid produced from arginine. It is traditionally used to increase sports and athletic performance though studies appear to have produced inconsistent results.

Tryptophan (or l-trypophan) is an essential amino acid found in both plant and animal protein. A valuable dietary supplement, it has sedative effects, helps smokers quit, and is believed to help with insomnia and depression.

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