Silk Protein is one of only a few pure proteins. That is, it is protein only with no other ingredients. Most vegetable and meat protein have other factors as well. Protein from silk provides 18 amino acids and unlike most proteins, has no fat, no cholesterol and no carbohydrate (sugars).
AMINO ACIDS are the "building blocks" of the body. Besides building cells and repairing tissue, they form antibodies to combat invading bacteria and viruses; they are part of the enzyme and hormonal system; they build nucleoproteins (RNA & DNA); they carry oxygen throughout the body and participate in muscle activity.
When protein is broken down by digestion the result is 22 known amino acids. Eight are essential (cannot be manufactured by the body) the rest are non-essential (can be manufactured by the body with proper nutrition).
Valine - promotes mental vigor, muscle coordination and calm emotions. Leucine & Isoleucine - Production of energy, helping you to be more alert. Ornithine - helps to prompt the release of growth hormone * Promotes the metabolism of excess body fat * Is necessary for proper immune system and liver function. * It detoxifies ammonia and aids liver regeneration. * Useful for healing and repairing damaged tissue
In general, amino acids also enable vitamins and minerals to perform their job properly.
Many factors can contribute to deficiency like impaired absorption, infection, trauma, stress, drug use, age and imbalances of other nutrients.
Deficiency can cause problems like indigestion, depression, allergies, auto-immune disorders and premature aging.