If you’d like to stay strong and independent as you age, then listen to the story of my friend David Minkoff.
David is a doctor. He’s also a “health nut.” He exercises daily. He watches what he eats. And he uses anti-aging treatments like oxidative medicine and bio-identical hormone replacement. So you’d think he would have no trouble staying strong and youthful.
But despite David’s health regimen, he noticed that he started losing muscle mass as he got older. And he couldn’t seem to stop it. Even worse, he started getting more injuries when he exercised. One time, he pulled a hamstring muscle and could not get it to heal. He tried chiropractors, acupuncture, body work, and more. But nothing worked.
Then David came across an amazing breakthrough that changed his life forever. Within 4 weeks of using this breakthrough, David healed his hamstring injury completely. Even more amazing, he put on 12 pounds of lean body mass! And he did it without exercising more or changing anything else about his lifestyle!
Today, David is 69 years old and he’s in better shape than people 30 years younger. His muscles are strong. His abs are flat and hard. His body fat percentage is only 8%. And he competes in Ironman triathlons!
You’ve probably heard of the Ironman. It’s a race that consists of a 2-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle race, and a 26-mile marathon. And there is no break between the three parts of the race.
David has completed over two dozen triathlons. And if you go to his office, you’ll see a wall full of the trophies, medals, and ribbons he won from these competitions.
So what was this breakthrough that caused David to not only stop his muscle loss but actually reverse it? Believe it or not, it’s protein. Yes, protein.
But David didn’t get his amazing results by eating more protein or drinking protein shakes. No, he got those results by getting his body to make more protein!
Yes, David got his body to make more protein. And in a moment, I’m going to show you exactly how he did it. But first, let’s review why proteins are so important.
Proteins form your muscles, bones, skin, and hair. They form the connective tissue that holds you together. They even make up the “messengers” in your body … including your hormones, your immune cells, your enzymes, and your brain chemicals.
Think about what that means. If you don’t have enough proteins, you lose muscle mass. Your hair gets brittle and your skin sags. Your bones become weaker. Your immune system becomes sluggish.
But that’s not all. Your sex drive suffers. You become anxious or depressed. You become more likely to fall and suffer a hip fracture … and less likely to recover from one.
I’m sure you can see why proteins are so important ... and why not having enough can be bad for your health.
So where do all these important proteins come from? Most people think they come from the diet. But that’s not entirely accurate. The truth is that proteins are made by your body. But your diet is important, because it supplies amino acids, which are the building blocks that create proteins.
How It Works
Let’s say you’re eating a protein source like meat or fish. This meat or fish goes into your stomach and begins to get digested. Your digestive system then breaks down the protein into amino acids.
Those amino acids then go through your small intestine and into your bloodstream. And from there, they are distributed throughout the body. The body then takes those amino acids and uses them to make whatever proteins it needs. Some of the amino acids are made into muscle. Some of them are made into organ cells. Some of them are made into hormones. And so on.
The Dietary Protein Trap
However, not all the amino acids get turned into proteins. Some of them are turned into glucose and are burned for energy.
This is a remnant of our caveman days. When we were cavemen, food was scarce. So we needed to be able to get energy regardless of what food we ate.
Berries? No problem. They contain carbs that are burned for energy. Nuts? They contain fats that are burned for energy. Freshly killed squirrel? Some of the protein in the meat is turned into lean body mass … and the rest of it is turned into glucose for energy.
How to Tell
So how can you tell if your body is using the protein for muscle or if it’s turning it into excess glucose? Scientists have answered this question.
You see, amino acids contain nitrogen. And when amino acids are turned into proteins, the nitrogen remains in your body as part of the protein. But when amino acids are converted into sugar, the nitrogen is released and passes through to your urine.
So if you want to know if your food is being turned into protein or sugar, all you have to do is measure the amount of nitrogen in your urine!
This measurement is called Amino Acid Utilization, or AAU. Here’s how it works:
If a dietary protein has an AAU of 100%, it means that there is no nitrogen in your urine and that the body is using 100% of the amino acids in that food to build body protein. That’s great!
On the other hand, if a protein source has an AAU of 10 % that means your body is only using 10% of the amino acids to make body protein. That means your body is turning 90% of those amino acids into sugar. Not good!
So what’s the best source of dietary protein, with the highest AAU? Scientists found that it’s breast milk, with an AAU of 49%. That makes sense, because babies need an efficient source of dietary protein. But we’re not babies, so what’s the next best source of protein?
The next best source of protein is whole eggs. Whole eggs have an AAU of 47%. But it has to be the whole egg. If you eat egg whites like many so-called health experts tell you to do, you will only get an AAU of 17%. Why? Because egg yolks contain the essential amino acid methionine. Take out the yolk, and you seriously limit the egg’s protein-building value.
After whole eggs come meat, poultry, and fish. They’re all equal, with an AAU of 32%. But it really goes downhill from there.
The Truth About Protein Shakes
You know all those expensive protein powders? They’re supposed to be so great at building muscle. But if they’re your go-to source of protein, you may be disappointed. Protein powders have an AAU of just 17%. This includes protein powders made from soy, dairy, and even eggs. An AAU of 17% means that 83% of the protein is turned into sugar.
And finally, how about spirulina, a popular protein supplement made from algae? Depending on the brand, spirulina has an AAU from 0% to 6%. It’s practically worthless as a protein source.
So let’s go back to the original problem. Why do people lose so much lean body mass as they get older? There are 3 main reasons:
The first reason is that they’re not eating enough protein. The second is that they are eating the wrong sources of protein. And the third is that they are not digesting their protein. You see, it’s not enough to eat the right proteins; you also have to digest those proteins and break them down into amino acids.
Unfortunately, the older we get, the weaker our digestive systems tend to be. We make less stomach acid and digestive enzymes. And this can cause a downward spiral.
Remember earlier when I mentioned that enzymes are actually proteins? Well, if you’re protein-deficient, it stands to reason that you would not make enough digestive enzymes. That means that you would not digest your food properly. This would make you even more protein-deficient …which would lead to even lower enzyme production. And so on.
But what if you didn’t have to rely on your digestive system to build protein? What if you could skip that part of the process entirely and just take amino acids? The amino acids would go directly into your bloodstream. They would then be used to build muscle, bone, connective tissue, hormones, enzymes, and more.
Well that is exactly what my friend Dr. David Minkoff did. He took amino acids orally.
The Right Combination
But he didn’t just go to the health food store and buy an off-the-shelf amino acid product. Why? Because he found that you can’t just take amino acids willy-nilly. You have to take the right amino acids in the right combinations.
Let me explain how this works. You already know that proteins are made up of amino acids. Some of these amino acids are made up by your body all on its own. But there are 8 amino acids you have to get from your diet. These 8 are called the essential amino acids.
You’d think that if you take all 8 essential amino acids, your body would turn all of them to protein, right? That’s what I always thought, because that’s what I learned in medical school. But like many things I learned in school, there’s more to the story.
It turns out that we can’t just take those 8 amino acids; we also need to get them in the right balance. Because otherwise, we may end up with too much of one amino acid and not enough of another.
To illustrate this concept, imagine you owned a bicycle factory. And imagine you had plenty of handlebars and seats and frames, but you only had one pair of tires. Well, it doesn’t matter how many of the other parts you have; if you only have one pair of tires, you can only make one bicycle! The rest of the parts go to waste.
That’s the same thing that happens when you take amino acids in the wrong balance. Remember earlier when I mentioned that when you eat meat your body only gets 32% of the protein? The reason is that the amino acids in meat are not in total balance. So the extra aminos get turned into sugar.
Fortunately, Dr. Minkoff was able to solve this problem.
He created a product that contains all 8 essential amino acids in the perfect balance. How do we know it’s the perfect balance? Because when Dr. Minkoff tested the product, it had an AAU of 99%!
That’s right; 99%! That means that 99% of the amino acids in the product are used by your body to make proteins, and only 1% are wasted. The results were so great that he decided to name the product PerfectAminoTM.
I already told you about what happened when Dr. Minkoff took these aminos. In just a few weeks, he healed his hamstring injury … boosted his strength and overall health … and put on 12 pounds of lean body mass!
He was so excited by the results that he started giving it to all his patients. And they got great results, too. They got more muscle and less body fat. They got stronger nails and shinier hair. They reported an overall sense of greater well-being.
But that’s not all. I mentioned earlier that Dr. Minkoff is a triathlete. Well, he started giving PerfectAmino to his triathlete friends. One of these friends competes in the World Championship in Hawaii every year. As part of his preparation for the race, he gets there a few weeks early and does a 145-mile bike ride to gauge what kind of shape he’s in.
Well, the first time he took the PerfectAmino, he was able to finish that bike ride a half hour faster than he had ever finished it before! He called Dr. Minkoff in a panic, thinking that the PerfectAmino contained banned substances that would get him disqualified! David laughed and assured his friend that the tablets contained nothing more than amino acids. And by the way, David’s friend won the World Championship that year.
What About You?
Thousands of people have already benefited from PerfectAmino. And now you can, too.
You can get your youthful muscle mass back. You can strengthen your bones to protect yourself from fractures. You can gain an overall sense of health and vitality.
Imagine how great it will feel to have a strong body for life. Imagine how great it will feel to enjoy life without the fear of being dependent on others. And without the fear that you will fall and suffer a hip fracture.
Well, you can have all that and more with PerfectAmino.
But you know what? PerfectAmino isn’t just for boosting muscle and bone mass. It also helps you:
Lose weight ... and keep it off.
In a clinical study, 500 overweight people were put on a diet of healthy vegetables and fats. But there was a twist: instead of meat or fish or dairy, they were given the aminos as their only protein source. Result: They lost between 2-16 pounds per week, while maintaining muscle mass. By the way, Dr. Minkoff now puts his patients on a similar diet. He reports that his patients losing weight and keeping it off – and they are doing it without the feelings of hunger and deprivation that normally come with a diet.
Get younger-looking skin and hair.
The people in the above weight-loss study didn’t just lose weight — they also reported younger-looking skin and shinier, stronger hair. That’s because youthful skin and hair have more collagen, and collagen is made from — you guessed it — protein!
Improve your endurance.
In one case study, a 51-year-old female athlete hiked for 341 miles while carrying a 48-pound backpack. But this was no ordinary hike. It was through the Taklimakan Desert, where the terrain is treacherous and the daily temperatures range from scorching heat to below-freezing. During the hike, she took the amino tablets as her only source of dietary protein. The doctors monitoring her expected her to waste away. Instead, she increased her lean body mass … improved her cardio-respiratory function … increased her red blood cells and hemoglobin … and lowered her resting heart rate!
A friend of Dr. Minkoff’s works with professional cyclists. He found that no matter what kind of treatments he gave them, they developed injuries after long-distance races. But when Dr. Minkoff gave his friend the aminos and his friend gave it to the cyclists, they remained injury-free!
Strengthen your bones.
Collagen is very important for strong bones. In fact, bones consist almost entirely of minerals (like calcium) plus collagen. It’s the collagen that holds the minerals together. So when you don’t have enough collagen, the minerals leak out of your bones. From there, they can form kidney stones, plaques, and other things you don’t want! But when you do have enough collagen, the minerals stay in your bones and keep them strong.
Support better mental concentration and a better mood.
Your mood and concentration are governed by brain chemicals called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are proteins. And to make them, your body needs to have the right balance of aminos.
Boost your immunity to fight infections.
Antibodies help you fight off infections. And antibodies are made of protein. So when your body has the right protein building blocks, it can make plenty of antibodies.
Help alleviate food sensitivity symptoms.
If you suffer from food sensitivities, you may have leaky gut. Those leaky membranes allow undigested food particles to go into your bloodstream, which causes your immune system to attack. But here’s good news: your gut membranes are made of proteins. It’s no wonder that Dr. Minkoff gives PerfectAmino to his patients with leaky gut.
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