Lamberts® Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg is a one-a-day formula. Made in the UK and produced in premises that operate to stringent pharmaceutical standards of GMP. It is suitable for vegetarians. Acetyl L-Carnitine is an altered form of the amino acid, L-Carnitine, and is one of the most researched forms of carnitine. Furthermore, evidence suggests that the absorption from the small intestine of the acetyl form of this particular amino acid is enhanced.
Carnitine is an important amino acid made in the body from lysine, in the presence of vitamin C, and is mainly found in animal based foods. It is best known for its role in supporting mitochondrial health since it is responsible for transporting fatty acid chains to the mitochondria within cells, where they are oxidised to produce energy. Carnitine is also in charge of removing waste products from the mitochondria. L-Carnitine and in particular, Acetyl L-Carnitine, is widely recommended by practitioners.
There is much interest amongst sports therapists in the branch chain amino acids (BCAAs), Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine since they are the only amino acids actually metabolised in the muscle. Indeed they make up approximately 33% of muscle protein and hence are particularly useful for high intensity sport or resistance training.We are delighted to introduce BCAA to the Lamberts® range with each tablet providing a full 250mg of L-Leucine, 125mg of L-Isoleucine and 125mg of L-Valine. This 2:1:1 ratio is thought to be the optimal ratio for these three essential amino acids. As with our other amino acids they are presented in their 'free-form' which means they are ready to be absorbed and used by the body.
Arginine is considered a non-essential amino acid although research indicates that it is 'conditionally essential' in that the body may not be able to manufacture a sufficient amount in times of rapid growth,trauma and other physical stresses. For this reason research has been carried out on the use of arginine supplementation to help aid recovery.
The body uses arginine to make nitric oxide (NO), a substance that relaxes blood vessels, and the vasodilator effect of arginine is an important factor in maintenance of healthy blood flow around thebody. Arginine therefore plays an important role in cardiovascular performance.
Arginine is also required for optimum growth and takes part in the release of growth hormones. It is also involved in the removal from the body of ammonia, a waste product of nitrogen metabolism. Arginine isfound in foods such as dairy products, meat, poultry, fish and nuts, but is generally present at low levels in fruit and vegetables.
Lamberts® L-Arginine is a pure, free-form amino acid that is ready to be absorbed by the body without needing to be broken down by digestive enzymes. Each tablet provides a full 1000mg of L-Arginine HCl.
Glutamine is considered a non-essential amino acid because it can be derived from glutamic acid, another member of the amino acid family. Both glutamine and glutamic acid can be found in protein-rich foods such as red meat, nuts and fish.
Glutamine is particularly important for the health of the gut with the cells of the gut lining obtaining much of their growth material through utilising glutamine as a fuel. This is why, out of the 20 amino acids, glutamine, is often referred to as the 'gut restorer' amongst practitioners and is frequently recommended when the integrity of the gut wall is compromised, as is often the case in conditions caused by microflora imbalances and some chronic conditions associated with poor gut function.
It is also often used for sports recovery since large quantities of glutamine are stored in our muscles where it plays an important role in repairing and building new muscle. Heavy training can deplete our glutamine stores so a supplement may help speed recovery.
This supplement provides 500mg of glutamine in its 'free-form' state which means that it 100% pure and can be absorbed immediately.Our product is manufactured, tested and packed in the UK.
Glutathione is a tripeptide containing glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine. Since it can be formed from these three amino acids in the body, it is deemed non-essential, in that is does not have to be obtained from food. As cysteine is relatively rare in foodstuffs, it is this amino acid that is the rate-limiting factor in glutathione synthesis by the body.
Glutathione is found in all cells in the body, with the highest concentration being found in the liver, making it critically important in the detoxification and elimination of free radicals. It forms the enzyme glutathione peroxidise which is one of the body's most powerful antioxidants.
Metabolically, glutathione has numerous functions. It plays a substantial role in the functioning of the body's immune system. And its antioxidant property makes it vital to white blood cells. It even helps keep antioxidants such as the vitamins C and E in their active forms.
Lamberts® Glutathione Complex contains good levels of each amino acid as well as complete glutathione to maximise absorption. Produced in premises that operate to stringent pharmaceutical standards of GMP.
Histidine is considered a non-essential amino acid for adults, however dietary sources (meat, fish, and dairy products) of histidine probably account for most of the total found in the body. Histidine is used by the body to build proteins, and is also used as the precursor of the neurotransmitter, histamine, which is released by the body during allergic reactions such as hay fever.
Histidine is involved with the regulation and utilisation of several essential trace minerals in the body including zinc, copper, manganese and iron. It is also used in the formation of red and white blood cells. And is involved in maintaining the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells.
Lamberts® L-Histidine is a pure, free-form amino acid that is ready to be absorbed by the body without needing to be broken down by digestive enzymes. Each capsule provides a full 500mg of L-Histidine HCl.
As with most free form amino acids, L-Histidine absorption is best when taken between meals without food and without accompanying minerals.
Lysine is an essential amino acid and is therefore one of the eight amino acids that our bodies can not make, so we are completely reliant on our diets to provide sufficient lysine. It is used by the body in a number of ways and, particularly in the formation of collagen, the most abundant protein in the body. Practitioners frequently recommend this particular amino acid during an attack of cold sores as it has been shown to inhibit the replication of the Herpes Simplex (Type I) virus.
We require 2-3g a day of lysine and it is most abundant in animal based foodstuffs such as meat. Vegetables and vegetable proteins are not particularly high in lysine, and so some experts believe that vegetarian and vegan diets may provide rather low levels of lysine.
Lamberts uses a USP grade of L-Lysine, which is the quality used in clinical nutrition products. Some very cheap products are likely to contain animal feed-grade lysine as huge quantities are produced for agricultural use.
Amino acids are classified as either essential or non-essential. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised in the body and must be obtained from the diet, whereas non-essential amino acids, whilst still essential for health, can be synthesised in the body and are therefore not classified as 'essential'. This sulphur containing essential amino acid has antioxidant properties and is necessary for the mineral selenium to be absorbed and utilised. Additionally, methionine can be a detoxifying agent assisting in the removal of certain heavy metals from the body.As with all our amino acids, Lamberts L-Methionine is presented in its free-form for maximum absorption. Each capsule provides a full 500mg of L-Methionine.
Amino acids are used by the body to build proteins. Proteins are essential for the formation of cells and are also involved in the biochemical structure of hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters and antibodies. Ornithine releases growth hormone and helps maintain the health of the immune system and the liver. It has similar properties to arginine since these two amino acids convert into one another in the body, as required.As with all our amino acids, Lamberts®L- Ornithine is presented in its free-form for maximum absorption. Each capsule provides a full 500mg of L- Ornithine.
Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid so it can not be synthesized by the body and must therefore be obtained from food. In the body phenylalanine is converted in to another amino acid, tyrosine, which in turn is used by the body to produce the neurotransmitters called catecholamines which include adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine. These three neurotransmitters are important in alertness, memory and muscle co-ordination.
Phenylalanine occurs in two forms; L-Phenylalanine which is a natural amino acid found in proteins and D-Phenylalanine which can be produced in a laboratory but is not needed by the body as a nutrient. Lamberts® Phenylalanine is the natural L-Phenylalanine and is presented in its free-form to help ensure optimal absorption.
Each capsule provides 500mg.
Please Note: People with a condition known as phenylketonuria (PKU), in which phenylalanine cannot be broken down, should not take phenylalanine supplements. Nor should phenylalanine supplements be taken in conjunction with prescription antidepressants, particularly monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors.
Everyone knows that a nice cup of tea is the best thing for someone who has had some kind of shock or stressful ordeal. No other hot drink seems to offer this kind of support so there must be something in tea that has this calming effect. Tea certainly contains a surprising amount of caffeine and yet is not generally considered as a stimulant in the same way that coffee is. Some researchers think that this maybe because tea contains something else - in effect cancelling out the caffeine.The mystery ingredient in tea is now thought to be an amino acid called L-Theanine. Whilst it is not unique to tea, the tea plant seems a particularly rich source. When L-Theanine has been given to people in clinical studies many of the positive effects of tea can be reproduced.
Lamberts® L-Theanine is the purest form available and is the one used in clinical studies. Our L-Theanine is painstakingly produced by a process of fermentation. We do not use L-Theanine extracted from tea as this contains a high proportion of D-Theanine which is not believed to be as active as the L-Theanine form. Better still, we have just increased the potency of this product to 200mg for the original 100mg price. And unlike most supplements that need to be part of a regime for several weeks before a response may be noted, frequently with L-Theanine there is a response within the first few hours of use.
Amino acids are classified as either essential or non-essential. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesised in the body and must be obtained from the diet, whereas non-essential amino acids, whilst still essential for health, can be synthesised in the body and are therefore not classified as 'essential'.
Tyrosine is considered a non-essential amino acid because the body can make it from phenylalanine. It is important to brain nutrition because it is a precursor of the neurotransmitters - dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline. It also acts as a precursor for certain hormones, including thyroxine and for the major human pigment melanin.
As with all our amino acids, Lamberts L-Tyrosine is presented in its free-form for maximum absorption. Each capsule provides a full 500mg of L-Tyrosine.
Lamberts® N-Acetyl Cysteine (NAC) is a one-a-day formula that provides a full 600mg of NAC. Made in the UK and produced in premises that operate to stringent pharmaceutical standards of GMP. It is suitable for vegetarians.
NAC is an altered form of the amino acid L-Cysteine and is one of the few amino acids to contain sulphur. As a consequence, NAC has strong sulphur like odour, which is completely normal.
NAC increases the amount of a substance called glutathione in the body and is widely recommended by practitioners.
Lamberts® Pea Protein is a highly concentrated protein product sourced from yellow peas. The extraction and purification processes raise the protein content from the normal level of 6% in fresh peas to 80% in this product. This unique process produces protein that is highly soluble and therefore easy to digest and absorb. We specifically chose peas as the source of protein because the amino acid profile is excellent as it is rich in 'branched chain amino acids' (leucine, isoleucine and valine) and is richer in arginine than any other commercially available protein. Arginine is involved in the immune system response to challenges and also plays a part in weight control.
Pea protein has many uses as it is free from wheat, gluten, dairy products, eggs, soya and animal products. It is unsweetened and has a mild savoury taste making it useful for mixing in to soups and stews. It can also be blended with fruit such as a banana to make a fruit smoothie.
Taurine is one of the lesser known sulphur amino acids, and can be synthesised by the body from cysteine as long as vitamin B6 is present. It plays a variety of roles in the normal functioning of the brain, heart, gallbladder, eyes and vascular system.
Taurine has many diverse biological functions, serving as a neurotransmitter in the brain, a stabiliser of cell membranes and a facilitator in the transport of ions such as sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Taurine, after GABA, is the second most important inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain. The amino acids alanine, glutamic acid and pantothenic acid inhibit taurine metabolism, while vitamins A and B6, zinc and manganese help to synthesise taurine. Cysteine and vitamin B6 are the nutrients most directly involved in taurine synthesis.
The gallbladder utilises taurine for the formation of taurocholic acid, one of the two primary bile acids necessary for the breakdown of fats in the small intestine. Taurine is also involved with bilirubin and cholesterol excretion in bile.
Lamberts® Taurine is a pure, free-form amino acid that is ready to be absorbed by the body without needing to be broken down by digestive enzymes. Each capsule provides a full 500mg of Taurine.
L-Theanine is a fascinating amino acid that is present in normal tea and is believed to be responsible for that unique 'nice cup of tea' feeling. It has been shown to raise levels of GABA and alpha waves in the brain and this can result in a calming effect without drowsiness. As a result, L-Theanine is widely recommended by practitioners for those during times of stress and anxiety.
Lemon balm has a long history of use in traditional herbal medicine, primarily as a sedative and relaxant, with recent studies also showing it to be useful for improving attention and memory.
Lamberts® Theanine & Lemon Balm Complex combines a full 200mg of L-Theanine alongside a significant 6000mg of lemon balm plus three relevant B vitamins. Folic acid and biotin are both included in view of the fact that they contribute to normal psychological functions and pantothenic acid as it contributes to normal mental performance.