What are amino acids ? Amino acids are the main constituants of proteins of our body. There are 21 amino acids (20 are standards) that our body can encode. Among them, 9 amino acids (Lysine, Histidine, Leucine, Tryptophan, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Methionine, Valine) can not be synthesis by our body and we need to supply them from our diet and this is why they are called essential amino acids. All the others amino acids can be synthesis by our body.
Are amino acids presents in medicinal plants ? Yes, medicinal plants as other plants are rich in amino acids. The most abondant amino acids are glutamic acid and aspartic acid and this depending aslo on plants species. Others amino acids such as Valine and Alanine are also abondent.
Can amino acids become glucose in our body ? Yes, almost all amino acid can be converted into glucose, except two of them which are Leucine and Lysine and they are both essentials so we need to get them from our diet.
What are the most important amino acids ? All amino acids are important, each of them play a key role in many reactions in order to maintain a healthy body. Three of them Phenylalanine, Tryptophan and Tyrosine are very important because they are involved many synthesis (Dopamine, Serotonin, Melanin, etc..)
What are important amino acids for muscle ? There are three very important amino acids for muscles: Valine, Leucine and Isoleucine. These three amino acids are essentials and therefore we need to get them from our diet.
Do amino acids buid Collagen ? Amino acid proline which is found in collagen provides support to tissues in our body (face and joints, etc.). Proline can be synthesis by our body but is also present in food as well in many medicinal plants.