Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins and are necessary for many functions in the body .
They are divided into "essential" and "non-essential" . Essential amino acids are understood to be those that the body cannot produce but must obtain from the diet .
Amino acids can also be used by the body to make hormones, enzymes, neurotransmitters, antibodies, and nutrient transporters . An insufficient supply of essential amino acids increases the body's need for non-essential amino acids that it must obtain through the diet.
Foods that increase the supply of amino acids are meat, beans, cheese and eggs. Arginine is a non-essential amino acid and, although the body can synthesize it, some groups of people may benefit from an extra supply.
non-essential amino acid.
Participates in muscle metabolism. Contains the free form of the amino acid to improve its absorption.