is very essential to every living organism. Next
to water, it makes up the largest portion of our
body weight since it is contained in almost every
part of the body such as muscles, organs, hair,
derived from diet is broken down into amino
acids, and the body then re-constitutes
these amino acids into the specific proteins
19 out of the 28 known amino acids,
the body can manufacture.
The liver manufactures about 80% of these
amino acids, but the remaining 20% of such
amino acids must be,supplied directly by
diet, and these amino acids are referred
to as the essential amino acids.
amino acids include histidine, isoleucine,
threonine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine,
tryptophan, and valine.
gamma-aminobutyric acid, glutamic acid, glutamine,glycine,
ornithine, praline, serine, taurine, and tyrosine.
The functioning of amino acids is interrelated.
Therefore a balanced and steady supply of these
nutrients are needed to maintain proper body functioning.
A dietary shortage of amino acids can have a negative
impact on your health.
When the body manufactures protein, ammonia is formed
in the liver as a waste product.
So too many protein
in the diet can result in too much ammonia being
formed, and in so doing placing extra stress on
the liver and kidneys to flush it out the body.
Vitamin supplements come in various forms but can
essentially be divided in three types of products
Derived from animal protein, yeast
or vegetable protein and other whole food Vitamin.
Amino acid formula can also be purchased in most
There are also many herbal Vitamin
and Vitamin supplements that contain an essential
amount of amino acid.