What are Amino Acids?

What are Amino Acids?

Amino Acids (AA) are the building blocks of protein. Protein is a critical macronutrient your body needs. Protein helps the body perform functions such as grow, repair body tissue, and break down food.

Over twenty AA are needed to synthesize protein. AA are not stored by the body that is why they are either made by the body (non-essential) or obtained via food (essential). There are (9) essential AA: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

In order to help your body build and use protein throughout the day, have a balanced intake of AA at each meal. There is no need to consume essential and nonessential amino acids at every meal.

How much protein should I consume?

The National Academy of Medicine recommends that adults get a minimum of 0.8 grams (800mg) of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. This is just over 7 grams for every 20 pounds of body weight (source).

Another recommendation, according to the FDA, is if you have a 2000-calorie diet, then the Daily Value of protein is 50g per day. “Protein generally has no % Daily Value (%DV) listed on the label, so use the number of grams (g) as a guide.”

Where can you get 100% Amino Acids in a single product?

Yes. All of our liquid proteins, Dipeptide Power (DPP) and Liquid Protein Supplement (LPS), and LPS Critical Care contains 100% amino acids. DPP contains collagen dipeptides & 100% amino acids for wound repair & support from within. LPS contains hydrolyzed collagen and whey protein, making it have 100% amino acids. LPS promotes muscle growth and prevents muscle wasting. It also supports ligaments, tendons, skeletal muscles, hair, skin, & nails. LPS Critical Care® is made with a mix of hydrolyzed collagen and whey protein with Zinc, L-Arginine & Vitamin C for optimal wound healing & preventing muscle wasting.

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