There are 20 naturally occurring amino acids that make up the basic chemical structural units of protein.
AMINO ACIDS are combined within the body to form proteins. Protein is an important component of all living cells that must be supplied daily through the diet. The advantage of amino caps/tabs over whole or partially predigested protein is that protein must be broken down by the body into amino acids before they can be absorbed, while an amino acid blend can be easily absorbed without further digestion. Amino Acids are ideal for consuming just before, during or immediately after strenuous exercise. Leucine, Valine, and Isoleucine are called "branch chain" aminos, well known for their anticatabolic (muscle-saving) benefits