Amino Acid Supplements
Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and a part of nearly every system and function within your body from enzymes to hormones, from metabolism to the brain and more. The human body is not able to produce nine of the essential amino acids, which means that they need to be consumed via food, or as a supplement.
What are Amino Acids?
There are 21 different Amino Acids - they are the building blocks of life! The body uses the individual Amino Acids in different combinations to create proteins. 20% of the human body is made up of protein, which plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes.
Why do we need Amino Acids?
There are thousands of different proteins in the human body providing all sorts of functions essential to our survival. A large proportion of our cells, muscles and tissue is made up of amino acids. They give cells their structure, they play a key role in the transport and the storage of nutrients, they also have an influence on the function and integrity of organs, glands, tendons, and arteries. They are the backbone of the many thousands of enzymes, and they are essential for healing and replenishing tissue, especially in the muscles, bones, skin and hair.
Essential Amino Acids
Nine Amino Acids are considered ‘essential’ – this means that they are not able to be produced by the body, and therefore need to be attained through consuming foods such as meats, dairy products, eggs and the careful combining of certain plant-based protein sources. However, when our daily protein intake is low, natural supplements that provide additional amino acids may be a great option to fill any nutritional needs.
- One essential Amino Acid of note is Lysine – which supports immune health for lips.
- Collagen is an example of a protein, that is made up of a few Amino Acids which can be supportive of healthy joints and skin.
- L-Arginine to supports healthy circulation.
- L-Theanine supports a calm state of being, soothes mental tension and supports achieving a good night sleep.
By maintaining an ideal daily intake of amino acids your body and brain are able to function at their best. The Amino Acid supplements are a part of the Specialty Supplements range here at HealthPost.