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Amino Acids

Amino Acids

Amino acids make up proteins and are found in every tissue of the body such as ligaments, tendons and bones and play a major role in nearly every biochemical function. A lack of protein in the diet, poor digestion due to over-use of beta-blockers or antacid medication, increased stress, poor eating habits and ageing can all affect the availability of these essential amino acids.

The results of this report come with a come with a full recommendations for Amino Acids supplemetation.

This can, for example, result in a variety of disorders affecting the immune system, cardiovascular disease and mental or emotional conditions. Measuring the levels of amino acids, proper balance between them, and conversion capability are of paramount importance in preventing illness and getting to the root of many chronic disorders.

Conditions Associated with Amino Acid Deficiencies

  • Alzheimers Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Autism
  • Behavioural disorders
  • Cardiovascular disorders
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Hypoglycaemia
  • Immune disorders
  • Learning disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Muscle weakness
  • Neurological disorders
  • Parkinsons Disease
  • Poor concentration
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Seizures
  • Tremor or shakiness

What is being measured

  • 1-Methylhistidine
  • 3-Methyhistidine
  • Alanine
  • Alpha-amionadipic Acid
  • Alpha-amino-N-Butyric Acid
  • Ammonia
  • Anserine
  • Arginie
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic acid
  • Beta-alanine
  • Beta-aminosobutyric acis
  • Carnosine
  • Citruline
  • Cystathione
  • Cystine
  • Cysteine
  • Ethanolamine
  • Gamma-amino butyric acid
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glutamine
  • Glycine
  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Orthinine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Phosphoethanolamine
  • Phosphosieine
  • Proline
  • Sacosine
  • Serine
  • Taurine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Tyrosine
  • Urea
  • Valine

Age range this test is suitable for

Adults 18 years+

Specimen Requirements


Before Taking This Test

Please refer to the instructions that come with the test.

Abnormal kidney function or use of diuretics may influence test results. Some medications may impact test results. DO NOT change use of medications unless instructed to do so by your healthcare provider.

Female patients should not collect samples during menstruation.

Turn Around Time

15 Days

You will need to send your sample back to the lab via a next day postal service – If you are in the UK, Royal mail offer a suitable next day service. If you are outside of the UK then please check with your postal service for options. The cost of the test does not cover the return postage.
Please note that samples should only be posted on Monday – Thursday so that they do not arrive over the weekend when the lab is closed.
A courier returns option is offered by the lab and details will be included in with your test kit. This is an optional service and the cost is not included in with the test fee. Details about payment, should you wish to take up this offer, are included with the courier details.

All sample reports are for representational and educational purposes only. Biomarkers, references ranges, results, and all other data may differ from actual reports. All data included in no way represents an actual patient. Any comparisons of results to actual patients, is completely incidental. 

Smart Nutrition Amino Acid Urine Sample Report