The Body’s Fundamental Building Blocks

Amino Acids make up proteins found in every tissue of the body. They play a major role in nearly every chemical process that affects both physical and mental function. They also have more diverse functions than any other nutrient group, including cellular energy production, formation of antibodies, ligaments, tendons, bones, and more. Defy Medical offers three testing options: plasma, urine, and bloodspot.

Factors that May Impact Amino Acid Testing;

  • Aging
  • Depression
  • Chronic Stress
  • Low Protein Diets
  • Poor digestion
  • Toxic Chemical Exposure
  • Improper use of medications such as antacids or acid blockers.

A non-invasive alternative to a blood draw, the Bloodspot assay can determine essential amino acid imbalances. The test kit is simple enough for the patient to use at home.

Receive your Custom Amino-Acid Formula with each test result!

Your specific test results will be used to customize an amino-acid formula designed to target your deficiencies and goals. These customized formulations provide appropriate amounts of essential and conditionally essential amino acids delivered in a balanced ratio.

“ Although free form amino acids are only a very small proportion of the body’s total mass of amino acids, they are very important for the nutritional and metabolic control of the body’s proteins.”
- Institute of Medicine (2005)


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