jEanne Angleberger

Shaklee Associate for a Healthier Life

There are nine essential amino acids that the body must obtain through the diet. What are they? How do we get them in our diet? Amino acids are important because they are required for the synthesis of body protein and other important nitrogen-containing compounds, including peptide hormones and some neurotransmitters.

The nine essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.

Be sure to read the label when purchasing a specific supplement for essential amino acids. Compare products that are designed to give you these important supplements.

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body. It is found in skin, muscles, ligaments, and bones. It is an important ingredient when considering amino acids.

Some dietary supplements promote the marine collagen. Others contain bovine collagen. There is a difference.

I would encourage you to research each one before choosing a collagen dietary supplement. You want to be sure the product contains the essential amino acids.

Healthiness is always on my mind. Hoping you make it a priority, too. It’s the best way to go!

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