Amino acids are critical to life, and have a variety of roles in metabolism. One particularly important function is as the building blocks of proteins, which are linear chains of amino acids. Because of its central role in biochemistry, amino acids are very important in nutrition and diet.
Most people, especially athletes, the elderly, women and dieters should look into their needs for amino acid supplementation. Depleted Amino Acids can lead to premature aging, injury, illness and slowed recovery.