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blog-calendar Mar 23

Amino Acids: The Building Blocks of Proteins

Commonly known as the building blocks of proteins, amino acids are needed for the synthesizing and building of neurotransmitters (or signals) and hormones in the body. Amino acids play many vital roles in the body, from helping break down food, repairing body tissue, helping develop neurotransmitters, and regulating hormone actions.

Benefits of Amino Acids

As mentioned, amino acids play many vital roles throughout the body. Healthy amino acids levels may aid in healthy musculoskeletal system development, by building up proteins in the body and preventing muscle waste. They may also aid in healthy sleep/wake cycles with the production of the amino acid glycine. Amino acids may also promote a healthy immune system with their ability to aid in immune function repair. They are also well-known for their potential to help regulate digestion; L-glutamine, specifically, can be good for those with IBS or other gastrointestinal issues, as it is naturally plentiful in the stomach and supports intestinal health. By supporting the immune system, amino acids also show the potential to stimulate the growth of healthy skin, hair, and nails, maintain hydration in the skin, and promote an overall healthy appearance to the skin. As the body produces and uses the amino acid glycogen, it also breaks down muscle tissue into two separate amino acids. Through biochemical reactions, the liver will use these amino acids to help store fat, which will later be used to make energy. Because of this, amino acids can be very beneficial to athletes or people looking for a more active lifestyle.

Amino Acid Deficiency

When the body cannot properly break down proteins in the digestive system, you face the risk of developing Amino Acid Deficiency. This may be a result of many different factors, from a pure lack of protein in your diet, parasites or infections, damage to the pancreas, liver, or kidney, or other defects within the intestines. Lack of proteins within the body or the inability to properly break them down can oftentimes lead to Amino Acid Deficiency. This may result in decreased immunity, digestive problems, depression, fertility issues, lower mental alertness, and slowed growth in children. 


Amino acids are crucial for good health, and while deficiencies are rare, they can happen. Bio-Tech’s line of amino acids can be ideal for a variety of lifestyle types and activity levels, as they show the potential to increase stamina and energy, support blood flow, promote healthy muscle and tissue regrowth, provide anti-inflammatory effects, and may aid in preventing muscle waste.

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