Last update: 1.5.2017.
Building blocks of the body
Our cells, muscles and tissue are in large proportion made up of amino acids. They give our cells structure and carry out many important funtions in the body. They are essential for healing wounds and repairing tissue. Amino acids are also needed for muscle growth which is why bodybuilders take amino acid supplements.
Large proportion of the human body is made up of protein which plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein.
The amino acids that we have in our body are also connected to metabolism so that having the correct balance of right amino acids in your body is important for achieving a balanced metabolism.
Uses for amino acids
Amino acids have been used to treat all kind of conditions starting from sleep disorders to increasing libido. They are also considered as important part in anti-aging treatment. Amino acid derivative 5-HTP has been used to treat depression and sleep disorders.