Kidney Disease Diet Mistake | You’re Not Getting Essential Amino Acids
This video is about a common kidney disease diet mistake. The number one problem people face when going on a low protein diet is they don’t get their essential amino acids in. Essential amino acids come from protein. Your body breaks down protein into amino acids and of those amino acids nine are essential so you have to get those in your diet to live healthy, to have good immunity, and muscle mass.
Although we highly recommend a low protein diet to kidney disease patients, it is important to supplement in these essential acids into your diet so you can benefit from them. The 9 essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.
Amino acids are important because they are the building blocks of proteins, are compounds that play many critical roles in your body. Your body required them for vital processes such as building proteins, hormones, and neurotransmitters. Amino acids are also used to break down food, grow and repair body tissue, provide an energy source and maintain healthy skin, hair and nails.
For decades, various health benefits have been attributed to low protein diets with CKD, such as favorable metabolic effects, reduction of proteinuria and uremic symptoms and improvement in insulin-sensitivity. Also, many studies suggest that reducing the amount of protein and including more plant-based foods in the diet may help slow the loss of kidney function.
So when you’re on a low protein diet you want to get essential amino acids in so you get those protein levels that you need. You can get them in individual form, but we make a product that helps the kidney called Pure Kidney. Pure Kidney is just the essential amino acids and the right ratios to support a low protein diet.