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Amino Acid Supplements

Amino acids are organic compounds that are primarily composed of carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and hydrogen. They are often referred to as the building blocks of proteins, and while our bodies may require twenty different amino acids to function properly, only nine of them are actually deemed as essential.

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What are the 9 essential amino acids?

 

These are leucine, lysine, histidine, isoleucine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan, valine and phenylalanine.

 

Why can't we make the 9 essential amino acids?

 

Our bodies are unable to make the nine essential amino acids because we do not have the enzymes from other biological molecules which create them. We must therefore supply our bodies with these nine essential amino acids via diet or supplementation.

 

How do you get all 9 essential amino acids?

 

The best dietary sources of the nine essential amino acids are eggs, meat and poultry. Soy products, such as tofu and edamame, also contain essential amino acids. If your diet lacks any of these foods, you may wish to consider a supplement like Lamberts BCAA (Branch Chain Amino Acids) or Higher Nature Positive Outlook.

 

Who should take amino acids?

 

Amino acid supplements are considered safe for most individuals but they're usually not necessary if their diets are rich in protein. These Supplements may however offer certain benefits for specific groups of individuals who may be recovering from surgery, experience long periods of low mood or sports people, who are regularly involved in elite athletic performances.