What are amino acids and branch-chained amino acids you ask? Well, this article has the answer for you. However, it will be extremely hard to digest what this article has to offer in one go so why don’t we take it step by step? First of all, this article will explain everything that there is to know about amino acids. Next, this article will kick it up a notch and tell you all you need to know about branch-chained amino acids so that you won’t have any trouble digesting whatever this article states and so you do not get confused between the two extremely different phenomena.
Amino acids- First of all, a person should know that amino acids are the English translation for the Italian/Dutch term “aminoacidi”. Basically, amino acids are proteins that occur naturally in the body. This means that they are not artificially produced by the body but are naturally produced in the body. The reason why they are naturally produced in the body is because they are extremely important to the muscles in the human body as they are the fuel on which the muscles move and work. They are nitrogen-containing compounds, meaning they contain nitrogen atoms and molecules, which compose the structure of proteins and are said to be essential in maintaining a healthy metabolism. Again, that is because they are the fuel for the body’s muscles and because they help the body maintain its muscles. When analyzed separately, it appears that each individual amino acid may have a specialized function and a specific structure to go with that unique function, but insufficient scientific evidence exists to prove that any one amino acid can do its job without the help of others and without the help of any other amino acids that have same or different structures.
Branch-chained amino acids- First of all, what a person should know is that branch-chained amino acids are the English terms for the Italian/Dutch terms “aminoacidi ramificati”. Branch-chained amino acids are amino acids that have such structures that they seem similar to a tree that is branching out. Their bonds seem to be similar to the structures of branches and that is the reason for their appropriate name- Branch-chained amino acids. Out of the nine essential amino acids (EAAs), three EEAs are branch-chained amino acids. In total, there are only three branch-chained amino acids and the specialty of these amino acids is that they are only synthesized in the skull tissues.