Amino acids are also referred to as the building blocks of proteins. These are important compounds that have numerous roles in the body. Amino acids help in building hormones, proteins, and neurotransmitters (1).
They are concentrated in foods rich in proteins, including fish, meat, and soybeans. However, some people also consume certain amino acids in the form of supplements to help boost their mood and athletic performance.
Amino acids are categorized as conditionally essential, essential, or nonessential depending on various factors.
Who Uses Amino Acids?
While anyone can choose to take amino acid supplements, they are mostly used by active people and athletes. You can reap the numerous benefits of taking the supplements below, as you will learn.
How Can You Benefit from Essential Amino Acid Supplements?
While you can get essential amino acids from a wide range of foods, you can reap more benefits from taking amino acid supplements in concentrated doses. Nine essential amino acids exist. They include:
Here are some of the health benefits you can reap from essential amino acid supplements (2).
Enhance Your Mood
Tryptophan helps in the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter in your body. Serotonin helps in regulating sleep, mood, and behavior. Having low levels of serotonin can lead to a depressed mood and sleep disorders.
Taking tryptophan supplements has been found to help in reducing depression symptoms and improving mood.
Improved Recovery and Exercise Performance
Many active people turn to leucine, valine, and isoleucine to help get rid of fatigue. These essential amino acids also help stimulate muscle recovery after a workout and enhance athletic performance.
Essential amino acids help reduce soreness after intensive exercise. They can also help minimize muscle damage and soreness in men who engage in resistance exercises. For those doing high-intensity exercises, these amino acids can help reduce the rating of perceived exertion, which is the intensity one feels while working out.
Exercise damages one’s muscles in the long run. Your body needs to rebuild the damage and get stronger. However, in some instances, things get out of hand which ends up in your muscles getting broken down and used as fuel. Taking BCAAs can help in protecting the muscle fibers from getting extremely damaged.
Improved Wound Healing
Sometimes, exercise comes with injuries. Some may even require surgery, which leaves one with wounds. Amino acids can help those healing from surgery. BCAAs can also help reduce postoperative complications from fluid accumulation in the stomach and infections. They can also help minimize muscle volume loss in elderly people recovering from knee replacement surgery.
Essential Amino Acids Natural Sources
Foods containing all the essentials are known as complete proteins. They include:
- Dairy foods
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