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Amino acids are the building blocks of protein which serve more than just maintaining and building muscle mass. They are also used for tasks such as production of hormones and enzymes, absorption of nutrients, regulation of the immune system, and many other functions. Assuring sufficient levels of amino acids allows for the body to smoothly coordinate the biochemical processes needed to keep itself running. Of the amino acids, there are nine that are classified as essential, all of which we have included.

The Research

Essential Amino Acids: Definition, Benefits and Food Sources.

The Brain’s Response to an Essential Amino Acid-Deficient Diet and the Circuitous Route to a Better Meal.

What to know about essential amino acids.



Those who have an essential amino acid deficiency are more prone to anemia, insomnia, reduced mental function, muscle atrophy, and skin rashes.

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