Why do I need Amino Acids? Did you know deficiency can result in muscle tissue breakdown. The majority of Amino Acids are produced naturally by the body, twelve in all.
However there are another eight, described as essential, which can only be achieved through diet or natural health supplements. Protein-rich foods, for example dairy and meat products although not regarded as particularly cheap, are best preferred - if not food supplementation can help.
A lack of protein rich food, may be identified in the form of under-nutrition, where, although rare may be found in the diets of those undergoing weight loss programmes or possibly the elderly.