Amino acids play an important role in the sports supplement market. Because Amino Acids are the simplest form of protein, being almost pre-digested they are extremely effective for many purposes. So of these include, muscle repair, muscular endurance, strength, joint health, mental focus and many more.
Typically Amino Acids are coupled into two different groups, essential amino acids and non-essential amino acids. Essential Amino Acids are those that your body cannot produce itself, so the only way you can get them are through ingestion. Within this family of Essential Amino Acids you have the well know Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA’s), which play an important role in muscle growth and anti-catabolism. The non-essential amino acids are those that your body can produce.