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To put it simply, protein is an assembly of amino acids which means that you have to eat protein so that your body can have amino acids. There are a total 20 amino acids, 8 are essential and 12 nonessential. Be careful, nonessential amino acids are also needed. When you see an amino acid with the word « star », it means that it’s an important amino acid to be in shape.
What we call essential amino acids are those that our body doesn’t not produce. That’s why you have to look for them from an outside source. This outside source is the food you eat in the form of meat, egg, fish, dairy product, etc. And it’s possible that the outside source is whey protein powder in concentrate, isolate or hydrolyzate form.
Each amino acid has one or more important functions that’s why I’m only going to talk about important functions to be in shape.
Essential amino acids
Here are the 8 amino acids :
This amino acid transports calcium to your body and reduces the tryglycerin’s rate.
Isoleucine, Leucine and Valine are BCAA (amino acids star)
These 3 amino acids have the function of giving energy, repair muscle tissue, anticatabolic, helps in congestion (pump) and helps burn fat.
This amino acid is an antioxidant, helps in burning fat in the liver.
This amino acid creates elastin and collagen, it’s for the skin. This is beneficial for slowing down old age.
This amino acid increases alertness.
Tryptophane (amino acids star)
This amino acid reduces appetite and promotes sleep. It’s also a precursor of serotonin, that is to say gives you a good mood.
Nonessential amino acids
Here are the 12 amino acids :
This amino acid helps recovery and growth.
Arginine (amino acids star)
This amino acid is the Viagra of amino acids. It’s also the precursor of nitric oxide which helps with congestion.
Glutamine (amino acids star)
This amino acid helps to be focus, to have more energy and helps with recovery.
This amino acid increases testosterone but is not definitive. There has been a lot of scientific studies concerning this amino acid but unfortunately, it has not been 100% proven that aspartic acid naturally increases testosterone. This is why it’s interesting to read the latest scientific studies on amino acids because we’ll discover new things.
This amino acid is a neurotransmitter and it’s also used as a fuel of the brain.
This amino acid a detoxifier for the liver, fat burner and antioxidant.
Ornithine (amino acids star)
This amino acid derived from arginine. It increases your growth hormone, increases your sleep and gives you more vitality.
This amino acid increases your energy and helps the synthesis of creatine.
This amino acid protects your joint.
This amino acid increases your energy, your memory and focus.
This amino acid increases your energy, focus and endurance.
This amino acid is important for the body because it regulates your hormones which are dopamine, epinephrine and adrenaline.
Amino acid derivatives
These amino acids are not part of the list of essential and nonessential amino acids because they derive from these 2 lists.
This amino acid derives from Methionine and Lysine. This increase your energy, helps burn fat in your liver and burns fat.
Citrulline Malate (amino acids star)
This amino acid derives from Arginine which allows you to produce more Arginine in your body, helps to create more nitric oxide, more vasodilatation, more congestion, more endurance and more recovery buffer of lactic acid.
Choline and Inositol
These amino acids derive from Methionine and Serine. This helps in burning fat in the liver, helps to focus and it’s a fat burner.
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