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Amino Acids

Amino acids are essentially the building blocks of your body. Amino acids make up the proteins that create our cells, tissues, muscles, and organs. They are critical for the production of bones and other structures. They are vital ingredients for the manufacture of various hormones and enzymes throughout the body. Amino acids can also be used as a fuel source by the body. They are in fact essential for all human growth and for overall health and well-being.

There are 22 essential amino acids that your body requires to build new tissues, cells and muscles. Your body is able to synthesize or produce some of these amino acids, but nine of these amino acids cannot be produced, and therefore must be provided by a healthy diet.
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Due to the diverse nature of amino acids, dietary sources of amino acids include cocoa and walnuts that are high in tryptophan, to proteins like meat, chicken and fish, which provide other amino acids. Because of this varied nature, ensuring you get sufficient amino acids in sufficient quantities can be challenging to say the least.

The nine amino acids that we cannot produce include tryptophan along with Lysine, Histidine, Leucine and Methionine.

An amino acid supplement is a great way of ensuring you get sufficient quantities of amino acids, in the proportions you need, to ensure overall health and well-being without the aggravation of trying to keep track of all the amino acids you require.