The 9 Essential Amino Acids
A whole body of evidence.
Protein, the building block of life, is itself made up of 20 amino acids, of which 9 are ‘essential’ which means they can’t be made by the body, but must be brought in through the food and drink we consume.
But not all proteins are equal: some don't have enough of all the essential amino acids to satisfy your body’s needs. This is where Good Whey becomes interesting.
What is whey protein? - whey protein is a remarkable food which naturally contains lots of all 9 of the essential amino acids your body needs every day.
The 9 Essential amino acids which your body can’t make itself:
Pssst.Good Whey protein not only contains all nine essential amino acids, but plenty of them - couldn’t resist reminding you of that. It’s essential!
The ‘Non-essential amino acids’ are made by the body from essential amino acids or in the normal breakdown of proteins:
- Aspartic acid
- Glutamic acid
And last but not least, Conditional amino acids are usually non-essential, except in times of illness and stress:
Don't forget the leucine
There’s a lot of leucine in whey protein – good news for Good Whey. The reason that’s good news is that Leucine is the amino acid that kick starts the process of regenerating and building healthy muscles – a real aid to enjoying an active life. Leucine belongs to a group of amino acids called the branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) that are used by the body as an energy source when it needs to get physical.