Amino acids are essentially responsible for protein production and are used by all body cells for various important functions. Usually, amino acids are obtainable from food sources that contain high amounts of proteins. These foods are broken down into amino acids that are then used for building specific kinds of protein required. Further below are benefits of amino acids.
Humans require 20 different amino acids to make protein, and nine of them — the essential amino acids — must be obtained through food. That’s because you can’t produce them on your own. The essential amino acids include leucine, isoleucine, valine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, histidine, lysine, methionine and threonine. The other 11 non-essential amino acids that you can produce include alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine and tyrosine.
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