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Which Foods Contain Amino Acids?

Updated: Feb 25, 2022

The Ingredients That Work Together To Make It Happen

What are Amino Acids?

Amino acids are compounds that combine to make proteins. So they are in essence the building blocks of protein. Your body needs 20 different amino acids to function and grow, of these 9 amino acids are classified as essential meaning they cannot be made by the body and must come from food, namely histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan and valine.

What do they do for me?

The body combines amino acids in various amounts of ways to carry out a range of important bodily functions e.g. protein synthesis, hormones and neurotransmitters, tissue repair and nutrient absorption.

What foods can I get Amino Acids from?

When you eat a food that contains protein, your digestive system breaks that protein down into amino acids. The best sources of essential amino acids are animal proteins like meat, eggs and poultry.


Amino Acids you can find in BioThrive Supplements


L-Leucine is an essential amnio acid. Leucine has potential benefits for weight, maintaining lean muscle mass and cholesterol levels as well as other reported health benefits.

Leucine has been associated with slowing muscle degeneration/ wasting, endurance, increased energy production, (used in the biosynthesis of proteins, increases protein and muscle); reduces hardening of

arteries, liver and kidneys.

​Muscles/ Endurance / Energy

Acetyl L-Carnitine


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