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Essential amino acids

Health benefits of Essential amino acids:
Twenty percent of the human body is made up of protein. Protein plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes and amino acids are the building blocks of protein.

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What are the essential amino acids?

The essential amino acids cannot be generated by us and must be obtained from the food we eat. Together these 9 amino acids are vital for many of the biological processes we require to be alive.

Please see the protein page or any of the nine essential amino acid pages for the health benefits attributed to them.

The 9 essential amino acids are:

Histidine, Isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine

Research from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology in Germany has shown that simple amino acids may be more effective at treating bacterial infections than antibiotics1.
Review date: 2/9/2022
Next review date: 2/9/2023
Essential amino acids nutritional information