What is Collagen and the Benefits?

What is Collagen and the Benefits?

What is Collagen? Collagen is a protein. We have various proteins in our bodies made up of amino acids. There are 20 different types of amino acids. These can be combined to make any one of the estimated 80,000 – 400,000 proteins that exist in our bodies. These proteins are broken down into 8 groups […]

What are BCAAs? Why Should I Take Them?

BCAA

First, What Are Amino Acids? BCAAs belong to a group called amino acids. Amino acids are what is left once we digest proteins. Our body collects, organizes and puts them back together as proteins we need. Proteins make up 75% of our entire body. It’s like cutting down a tree to make paper. We can’t […]

Health Benefits of L-Theanine – Caffeine’s Partner

Cup of Tea

Theanine is an Amino Acid Theanine is an amino acid. To learn more about amino acids, check out What Are Amino Acids? Usually, an amino acid is what is left after we break down proteins. When someone says “protein”, most people think of meat, fish or eggs. However, proteins find many forms and there are […]

What is L-Glutamine For? Why Should I Take It?

Glutamine

The Popular Amino Acid Glutamine is an amino acid. If you want to know more about amino acids, read What Are Amino Acids?  Glutamine makes up 30% of the amino acid-based nitrogen in our bodies. We use Glutamine for more amino acid interactions than any other amino acid. It is considered a non-essential amino acid […]

What Are Amino Acids? The Body’s Building Blocks

Amino Acid Diagram

Amino Acids What are amino acids? Amino acids are the pieces that are left over after your body breaks down proteins. If the protein was a Lego house, amino acids are the Lego blocks. (Science explanation warning) Each of those protein Lego blocks is made up of a carbon atom as the foundation. Attached to […]