Amino Acids are the building blocks of muscle protein and essential in the human body. There are 20 amino acids in total, which can be split into two categories essential and non-essential. Essential amino acids cannot be made in the body and therefore must be consumed through the diet.
Essential amino acids include branched chain amino acids, BCAA, which are considered to be an anabolic aid within all forms of exercise. Non essential and semi- essential amino acids include glutamine, whereby supplementation is thought to enhance muscle energy supplies and prevent muscle breakdown.
Supplementation with various amino acids can therefore help achieve the right dietary balance and Myprotein is here to help with a variety of products to optimise healthy protein maintenance.
How much should I take?
To find out more information on your recommended amino acid intake, check out our new interactive nutritional guide. There you can will see your recommended amounts broken down by sport, making it incredibly simple to ensure you are getting the most out of your training sessions.