Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. The major sources of Amino Acids come from protein rich foods such as meat, fish, dairy, and vegetables such as legumes, grains, and peas. It is essential that the human body ingests amino acids for proper function and development. Supplementing amino acids can benefit bodybuilders, athletes and regular trainers as they aid in the growth, development, repair of muscle tissue and can increase performance capacity when taken before or throughout a workout .
There are two types of amino acids mainly talked about in bodybuilding, non-essential amino acids and essential amino acids. Non-essential amino acids can be produced by the body, however essential amino acids cannot be produced by the body and are absorbed through the foods eaten. There are 11 Non-essential amino acids and 9 Essential amino acids, for muscle repair, maintenance and development, both Non-essential amino acids and essential amino acids are required by the body.
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