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Amino Acid Supplements

20% of the human body is made up of protein. Protein plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes and amino acids are the building blocks of it. The body uses them for its own growth, repair, strengthening and development of various hormones, antibodies and enzymes. On amino acids depends: increase the strength and the "masses" of muscles, restoration of physical and mental tone after training, catabolism, and even intellectual activity of the brain.

20 different amino acids are used to synthesize proteins, which can be divided into two groups: essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids.

Essential amino acids are amino acids which our boby can not synthesize own. Therefore, you need to get a certain amount of them in your diet to function properly. Essential group consists of 8 to 10 amino acids: Histidine, Lysine, Valine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Tyrptophan, Leucine, Phenylalanine. Non-essential amino acids: Alanine, Arginine, Aspartic Acide, Cysteine, Cystine, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine, Glycine, Hydroxyproline, Proline, Serine, Tyrosine.

Benefits of Amino Acids in Bodybuilding

  1. Produce hormones that contribute to the improvement of biochemical reactions;
  2. Produce antibodies that provide assistance to the immune system in the fight against various infections and viruses;
  3. Produce hemoglobin, which provides oxygen delivery to different cells of the body;
  4. Produce enzymes that are responsible for the support of biochemical reactions.
  5. Improve the process of assimilation by the body of minerals and vitamins.

Amino acid supplements are available in the several forms: amino acid powder, amino acid tablets or pills, liquid aminos (amino acid drinks), capsules, however. There are also injectable forms of the amino acids that are administered intravenously.