Amino Acids

Protein is made up of a combination of anything up to 26 amino acids. Each different amino acid has a different function within the human body, which can range from boosting the immune system to increasing sperm count and from increasing stamina to increasing fat loss. Complete proteins are proteins that contain every amino acid, with chicken, tuna, milk, whey protein and micellar casein being complete proteins.

Branched Chain Amino Acids

Readers of this website will probably be most interested in which amino acids help increase muscle tone and support an increase in muscle mass. The best amino acids supplements for this purpose are Arginine, Cysteine, Glutamic Acid, Glutamine and Ornithine. Most important for muscle building are the Branched Chain Amino Acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine, which make up around 35% of muscle tissue in the body. Supplementing with BCAAs before and after training sessions will optimise recovery and muscle gains. Our most popular product in this category is AST BCAA, which provides more per serving than most other brands of BCAAs.

Essential Amino Acids

Of the amino acids, eight are considered essential, because they can only be sourced from the food or supplements that are consumed, i.e. the body cannot make them. It is therefore essential that you consume regular complete sources of protein throughout the day if you want to see muscle gains, increased tone and fat loss. Supplementing with BCAAs will further boost muslce building results and are even more important for vegetarians, as there aren't many complete protein sources available to vegetarians. If you would like to buy amino acids supplements, please take a look at the products below.