Amino acids

Amino acids are chemical compounds in which molecule to contain at the same time carboxyl and amine groups, are construction material for proteins. Also amino acids it is possible to be considered as carboxylic acids in which several atoms are replaced with amine groups.

Main functions

Except that amino acids participate in formation of proteins, they carry out some more functions:

  • Supply muscular tissue with energy
  • Help vitamins and it is correct to miners to carry out the functions
  • Are predecessors of neuromediators (the chemicals transferring nervous impulse) or carry out their role, thus, being of great importance for normal work of a brain.

Protein synthesis

Many of amino acids in a human body are synthesized by a liver. However the organism cannot make some connections itself, in that case they have to be delivered with food. It is possible to carry the following to irreplaceable amino acids: valine, threonine, methionine, leucine, histidine, lysine, isoleucine, etc.

Continuous protein synthesis is necessary for the correct life activity of an organism and when though any amino acid lacks, education of proteins cannot be continued that as a result leads to various diseases and deviations from which it is possible to distinguish digestive disturbances, a stress, delay of growth and many others. Even when food is completely balanced, all the same there can be cases of deficit of irreplaceable amino acids. As the reason for that serves disturbance of absorption in a gastrointestinal tract, a stress, infections, injuries, an imbalance of other nutrients, reception of certain medicines, etc.

Now many replaceable and even irreplaceable amino acids are made in the form of food additives that is important at some diseases and diets.

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