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The Amino Acid Manifesto

September 4, 2013 — Leave a comment
This entry is part 1 of 7 in the series Amino Acid Manifesto
Know the amino acids - essential and non-essential.

Know the amino acids – essential and non-essential.

This series of articles is about everything you wanted to know about amino acids, but were afraid to ask.

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are a total of 22 amino acids.

9 of these amino acids are considered “essential” amino acids, meaning they are essential for proper body function and muscle utilization since the body cannot synthesize them from other compounds.

3 of those 9 essential amino acids are considered BRANCHED CHAIN AMINO ACIDS, which you can read more about in our article about BCAAs.

Let’s jump right in and list the amino acids for you to have extensive background knowledge on the topic. Continue Reading…