acids comprise the second-largest component (water is the largest) of human muscle
cells and other tissue.
They are the
building blocks of
proteins, and they
also perform critical roles
and biosynthesis, and when
taken into the human body Amino Acids are either used to synthesize proteins
and other molecules; or they are oxidized by the body as a source of
The body's requirements for the
amino acids in proteins increases during periods of growth - such as infancy,
during pregnancy and breast feeding, during recovery from weight loss, or in
healing or recovery from burns.
is true when trying to build muscle.
If there is an insufficient supply
of Amino Acids in the body then muscles tissue itself may be broken down for
energy causing intense workouts to be counter productive.
In addition to vitamins, minerals
and essential fatty acids, Amino Acids may also be used to provide therapeutic
benefit. Therapeutic uses of amino acids with certain diseases where there may
be increased demands for proteins
and if these proteins are high
in one particular amino acid then the requirements for that
amino acid may well
For example, Amino Acids have been
used to improve sperm count, to treat cold sores and herpes infections.
They have been used in the treatment of pain,depression, and rheumatoid arthritis
More uses for amino acids will be
found as research progresses because they are essential for the body's structural
components - bones, muscle and connective tissue.
They are also necessary for the function of
some hormones and other chemicals.