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Why are amino acids important to my health?

Next to water, protein makes up the greatest portion of your body’s weight.  Amino acids are the essential building blocks of protein and form the basis of life itself.  They are the raw materials for the growth and reproduction of every cell in the body.  Amino acids are the materials that build the neurotransmitters in your brain, digestive enzymes and enzymes that work in all metabolic pathways, immune system, and even the adult stem cells are constructed mostly of amino acids.  Every bone, organ, muscle, and almost all hormones are made from combinations of amino acids with the help of vitamins, minerals, and other co-factors.

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