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amino acids

1. Molecular building blocks of proteins.
2. Organic compounds that form the ingredients of proteins.
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Essential amino acids and muscle protein recovery from resistance exercise.
SA Bioproducts is the only South African company exploiting large scale third generation bio-technology, producing essential amino acids for the animal nutrition and human pharmaceutical markets.
In the same experiment, 6gm of essential amino acids doubled protein synthesis, leading the researchers to conclude that non-essential amino acids were not required to promote protein synthesis.
Mixing these sources together ensures you get all the essential amino acids your body needs.
THEY ARE billed as a super food, thanks to their high content of vitamins A and C and essential amino acids.
In fact the colourant in the new version is made from spirulina, a brain food that is seemingly rich in vitamins, protein, minerals and essential amino acids.
Available in Original and Nutella-like Kids varieties, the shelf-stable spreads are rich in essential amino acids and omega-3 and -6 fats, as well as tradition--Greek newlyweds still feed each other a mixture of honey and nuts to symbolize a wish for sweetness, fertility, and good health in their marriage.
Varieties include: Berries GoMega, a combination of cranberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and packing a whopping 1,000mg of essential omega-3 fatty acids from ground flax; Cranberry C Monster, cranberries, rolled with crunchy oats and containing 250 percent of the daily values for vitamin C; Carrot, carrots, raisins and cinnamon spice, with hefty helpings of vitamins A and E; Superfood, with raisins, dried bananas and rolled oats, supplying calcium, folic acid, iron and vitamins A, C and E; Super Protein, 16g of vegetarian protein, eight essential amino acids, blended with soy nut butter; Peanut Crunch, peanuts, crisp rice and soy nuts and containing 4g of protein; and Chocolate Chip Peanut, semi-sweet chocolate chips and roasted peanuts and containing 4g of protein.
In discussing dietary protein sources, protein quality refers to the content of essential amino acids in the feedstuff.
Most animal products tend to have the essential amino acids in one serving.
If all the essential amino acids are present in the correct proportions, the protein has a high biological value.
Quinoa--the seed of a spinach-like leafy plant grown in the Andes--is said to be high in protein, complex carbohydrates and essential amino acids, low in sodium and gluten-free.