Amino acid can also be referred to as a component of proteins. In nature there are approximately 20 amino acids. The human body is able to produce 10 of these substances; the remaining substances are essential and must be taken in food.
Amino acid is not only the basic nutrient of proteins, but also the finished product of your digestion. In order to utilise and produce proteins properly the human body needs all essential amino acids. These substances must be in exact proportion to each other. If one of these substances does not exist or is temporarily missing the production of protein will be influenced negatively. This can also lead to serious pancreas disease. A lack of amino acid may also be the reason why somatic cells age faster. In contrast to this, somatic cells will be renewed much faster if the ingestion of amino acid is sufficient.