Why Are Amino Acids Essential to Your Health?
You’ve probably heard of amino acids, or AAs (for short) but might not be quite sure what they do. They are molecules made of chains of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen that join together to form proteins. Twenty-two are considered important, and 10 are considered essential to human health. This means that the human body can’t produce these protein building blocks and it needs to get them from the diet. All amino acids have universal links that allow them to join up with others to form a protein chain.