Amino acids are critical for life and health. They make up proteins found in every tissue of the body and play a major role in nearly every body process.
Amino Support is a complete amino acid product manufactured using free-form amino acids. These free-form amino acids are synthesized, not derived from animal or protein sources. This product is specially formulated for individuals with special requirements and sensitivities. It is hypoallergenic and, therefore, contains no flavoring.
Amino Support was formulated by Jon Pangborn, Ph.D., using a weighted average of human laboratory results based on human needs for amino acids as published by the U.S. Research Council (Recommended DietaryAllowances, 10th ed, National Academy Press, 1989).
Our intestinal tract is a tunnel through the body in which food is digested and to which the liver adds wastes. In the lower part of the intestinal tract, a vast population of microorganisms works to further process these wastes, sometimes into useful things like vitamins. Meanwhile, in the upper part of this tunnel, foods are being broken down into basic components. Only the basic components are allowed to pass through the tunnel wall into our bodies. The mucosal tissue that lines the intestinal tunnel controls this passage as long as it remains healthy.
One of the digestive processes that begin in the stomach is digestion of food protein. In the stomach, proteins are broken into fragments called peptides - - chains of amino acids from two to perhaps a hundred or more amino acids. These dietary peptides are then further digested in the small intestine to form individual amino acids.
An amino acid is one of those basic food components that the intestinal mucosa welcomes into the body (proteins and most peptides are not supposed to be allowed in). The objective of protein digestion is to break down giant, complex chains of amino acids into individual, free form amino acids. Inside the body, organs and tissues reassemble these amino acids into body proteins. Muscles, skin, hair, bone, the heart and other organs contain protein that is needed for structure and function. Besides being used for building materials, amino acids form components of the immune system, act as hormones (often when bound together as human peptides), operate tissue cleanup systems (detoxification) and form enzymes that are catalysts for operating the body's biochemistry.
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Components of Kirkman's Amino Support hypoallergenic capsules are as follows:
Taurine: Helps form bile, spares magnesium in cells and in the body, helps support glutamate/GABA neurotransmitter activity and neutralizes the oxidant called "hypochlorite.” Taurine is present in human milk but not in cows’ milk.
L-Lysine: A nutritionally essential amino acid that is the anchor for vitamin B-6 in enzymes that process the amino or nitrogen part of amino acids. Lysine is present in meat, fish and poultry protein.
L-Leucine, Isoleucine, and Valine: Essential "branched chain" amino acids that are important for formation of flexible, structural tissue such as skin. All protein foods contain these amino acids.
L-Methionine: The essential precursor of cysteine, taurine and S-adenosylmethionine, "SAMe.” This amino acid accounts for most of the body's "methylation.” It provides sulfur that may eventually be used for sulfation, but it needs vitamins B-6, B-12 and folate to be properly utilized. Organ meats, poultry, milk and beef are rich in methionine.
L-Glutamine: Nonessential, but the major nitrogen carrying amino acid in the animal kingdom. Glutamine makes vitamin B-3 work and it nourishes gut mucosal cells. All animal protein is rich in glutamine.
L-Threonine: An essential amino acid that is the precursor of glycine and serine. It is the slowest amino acid to cross the intestinal mucosa and is typically low in malabsorption. Threonine is one of only a few amino acids that allow sugars to bond to proteins or peptides, examples of which are immunoglobulins, interferon and cell-to-cell recognition molecules. Threonine is found in the same foods as lysine.
L-Phenylalanine: Another essential amino acid, and the precursor to tyrosine which forms adrenal hormones called catecholamines.
L-Tyrosine: Nonessential (comes from phenylalanine and directly from dietary protein). Tyrosine becomes "dopa,” dopamine, noradrenalin, part of thyroglobulin (the part that attaches iodine), and it helps form melanin, a pigment or coloring substance in body tissues. Dairy products, fish and soy contain lots of phenylalanine and tyrosine.
L-Arginine: Sometimes essential in infants and young children and "semi-essential" throughout life. Our bodies make some but not enough. Diet provides the rest. Arginine helps support immune function, helps form creatine (for muscle metabolism) and forms urea. Seeds, nuts, buckwheat, lamb, beef and soy are rich in arginine.
L-Asparagine: Nonessential, but the major nitrogen-carrying amino acid in the plant kingdom. Often a limiting amino acid for leukocyte and lymphocyte growth. Asparagine, like threonine, allows sugars to bond to proteins forming structures required for immune response and regulation.
L-Proline: Not essential, but very necessary for formation of connective tissues, such as ligaments, skin, and the intestinal mucosa. Wheat germ, barley, soy, dairy and fish are rich in proline.
Alpha Ketoglutaric Acid (A-KG): Not an amino acid but an organic acid, "A-KG" balances nitrogen levels in body tissues. A-KG is necessary for cellular energy processes.
Most individuals tolerate amino acid supplements very well and they can derive remarkable benefits. Amino acids help support immune function, build enzymes, support the body's cleanup processes and allow tissue growth.
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- As such, orders placed after 3pm (CET) on Friday will be dispatched the following Monday.
- Orders will not be dispatched on Bank Holidays (Netherlands) or Weekends.
We have access to a variety of shipping options, provided by Deutsche Post, DPD and DHL Courier. You will select your delivery preference at the checkout when you place the order. We will endeavour to use your preferred delivery service wherever possible, while reserving the right to use an alternative courier of our choice as we deem necessary, this would always be a delivery upgrade, and never a downgrade.
As standard, we are only using delivery services that include tracking and insurance against damage/loss. This means if your parcel doesn’t arrive, or is damaged on arrival, you are entitled to a refund/replacement. All you need to do is send us some pictures of the damage. If you prefer to use a cheaper delivery service without tracking and insurance we can provide this for you by request, but if the parcel doesn’t arrive, or is damaged on arrival then you are not entitled to any refund/replacement/compensation.
Unless the delivery method you select contains the word ‘Guaranteed’, the delivery service is not guaranteed. For example – ‘Next-Day Delivery with DPD Courier’ is not guaranteed next-day delivery, and no compensation or refund is provided if the delivery guideline from the carrier is not met. If you select a guaranteed delivery service, and you do not receive the delivery within the delivery guideline after it has been dispatched, you are entitled to a full refund of the delivery cost.
The delivery guidelines for the services are below:
DHL Global Mail by Deutsche Post within Netherlands = 2-3 working days
DHL Global Mail by Deutsche Post within EU = 3-7 working days, depends on country
DPD Home Delivery within Netherlands = 1 working day
DPD Home Delivery within EU = 2-7 working days, depends on country.
DHL Express Courier within Netherlands = 1 working day, guaranteed.
DHL Express Courier within EU = 1-3 working days, depends on country.
We retain proof of postage at all times.
Shipping Issues, Delays, Lost Parcels etc.
At MandiMart we pride ourselves on our same-day dispatch and fast delivery. We are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve our delivery service and avoid delays for our customers.
It is your responsibility as the customer to ensure you have entered the correct shipping address. When you place an order, you will be sent a confirmation email confirming your order details. Your address and the product details are included in the order details; this is your opportunity to correct any possible mistakes with your order. If you become aware of errors with your order, please make us aware at the earliest possible time by sending an email to MandiMartLimited@gmail.com. We will endeavour to alter your order before it is dispatched. Unfortunately, if your order has already been packed and labelled at our warehouse, we cannot affect it in any way. We cannot be held responsible for any issues that arise due to the incorrect information you have provided.
While we try our absolute best to minimise any shipping errors, we are only human. In the event we have sent you the wrong product, we believe that we have caused enough inconvenience through our mistake, and as a result of this we will dispatch the correct product to you at the next available opportunity, irrespective of whether or not you have returned the incorrect product at that moment. However, we do ask that you return the incorrect product promptly, but at your leisure. Failure to return the incorrect products will incur an invoice and subsequently debt collection as required.
If you have not received your order after the expected delivery guideline has passed, please contact your local post/delivery office, and quote your tracking number to them. In 90+% of cases a ‘failed delivery attempt’ has been made but the postman didn’t leave a card to let you know this. If the parcel is indeed at the local delivery office you will be able to re-arrange delivery or collection of your parcel via an online portal on the carrier’s website, or by contacting the local delivery office directly.
Unfortunately, we are not able to guarantee delivery or the time/date that our carrier will plan to make the delivery – this is out of our control. If you parcel is delayed or lost you can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to help you trace your lost parcel. This will include following up tracking numbers and contacting carriers for further clarification if the tracking information is not explicit. MandiMart cannot accept responsibility for delays or losses caused by carriers until the ‘claims waiting time’ has expired. Until this has happened the only message we will receive from carriers is to wait. After this time, we are more than happy to begin a complaint/claim against the carrier for the delay/loss of your parcel.
If you have entered a ‘SafePlace’ for your parcel to be left (i.e. when you are not present to accept the delivery) and the carrier states that they have left the parcel in the specified ‘SafePlace’, then MandiMart cannot be held responsible for any losses that you have experienced through using the ‘SafePlace’ service.
We understand that your supplement requirements are subject to change and, as such, you may occasionally need to return unused/no longer prescribed products. We offer a ‘no contest’ return policy if the product is in reasonable expiry date, in its original condition, unopened with the security seal still in place and the return is initiated within 90 days of the order being placed. If it has been longer than 90 days, send an email and we will decide this on a case-by-case basis.
We will process a refund once we have received the returned product, and inspected its condition. MandiMart accepts no responsibility for returns that are lost or damaged en route to our address. For this reason, we strongly recommend using a tracked/registered service and ensuring the products are adequately protected, as required.
MandiMart cannot accept opened, unsealed products for return in any situation other than a (possible) manufacturing defect. In this situation we require the product to be returned to us and then we will converse with our supplier/manufacturer as to whether a manufacturing defect is present in the product. This could include returning the product to our supplier/manufacturer. If a manufacturing defect is present then you will be issued a new product replacement or a refund, whichever you should prefer. Please note that the return shipping is to be paid by customer and only on discovery of a manufacturing defect will this be refunded. If there is no manufacturing defect present you will not be refunded nor will a replacement be sent to you.
While we continually strive for perfection, we are only human and mistakes will happen from time to time. If we have mistakenly sent you the wrong product, we are more than happy to cover the cost of returning this wrong product to us. We believe that you have been inconvenienced enough through no fault of your own, and as such should not have to pay for the return, or wait until the initial product is returned before the correct product is dispatched. We will immediately dispatch the correct product for you, with no regard to whether we have received your product return. However, in the instance that you have ordered the wrong product or no longer require the product you have ordered, we would expect you to fund the return yourself.
These conditions do not affect your statutory rights.