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essential amino acid

[i′sen·chəl ə′mē·nō ‚as·əd]
(biochemistry)
Any of eight of the 20 naturally occurring amino acids that are indispensable for optimum animal growth but cannot be formed in the body and must be supplied in the diet.
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According to the present result, increasing the lysine:DE ratio can result in increases in crude protein digestibility and urinary nitrogen excretion, although apparent protein digestibility and nitrogen excretion were not affected by energy density Further, increasing the lysine:DE ratio also increased the apparent digestibility of essential amino acids except for leucine regardless of energy density.
The human body does not produce nine of the essential amino acids found in protein, so it needs to be replenished daily.
It suggests that while adequate protein supplementation might slow loss of muscle mass, a high leucine and essential amino acid protein blend may be more effective at maintaining and building muscle mass in older persons .
Many vegetarians and athletes depend on dietary supplements to get enough protein and all the essential amino acids.
Developed exclusively by Ajinomoto AminoScience, Amino Vital[R] draws its strength from a premier class of five essential amino acids - leucine, isoleucine, valine, arginine and glutamine, manufactured by the industry's worldwide leader.
Edamame, also known as The Wonder Veggie(R), is a specialty soybean that is rich in soy protein, contains all the essential amino acids, is high in essential fatty acids, contains no cholesterol and is low in carbohydrates.
With this process all the essential amino acids and protein are absorbed quickly into the bloodstream.
The company has also made available its Pro95[TM] Soy Protein and Pro-Life[TM] Soy Protein in two-pound size canisters, These zero carbohydrate vanilla-flavored protein powders with isolated soy protein contain 25 grams of protein and all eight essential amino acids.
It includes antioxidants, essential amino acids and naturally occurring proteins.
The publication reports that isoleucine, one of the essential amino acids, induces epithelial cells to produce beta-defensins, and may represent a new class of immunostimulants.
Acai is harvested by hand and processed within 24 hours from the Amazon in Brazil and has the highest antioxidants of any fruit in the world and is an almost perfect blend of essential amino acids along with a high level of omega fatty acids and vitamins.
Aloe vera also contains eight essential amino acids that enhance the health of the vine.