Written by Bobby Bushnell
Amino acids are the building block of proteins that offer a wide variety of benefits. They help reduce fat around the abdominal section and with proper diet; amino acids can enhance fat loss. Amino acids help build and maintain muscle mass. They can prevent muscle breakdown during resistance training and at rest. They help improve exercise performance by increasing endurance. Amino acids also help regulate your mood. The amino acids Tyrosine and phenylalanine are precursors to dopamine which is a brain neurotransmitter involved with pleasure and adrenaline. The amino acid tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin which is a brain neurotransmitter that regulates sleep, mood, and appetite. Also, the amino acid Glycine can improve agility, coordination, and movement. L-Glutamine can help with muscle growth. There have been studies indicating that it can also suppress your appetite. L-Arginine supports cardiovascular health and it expands blood vessels from the increase of blood flow allowing you to lift heavier weight. The best foods with a high concentration of amino acids are meat, dairy products, and seafood.