The Importance of Amino Acids

The knowledge of nutrition is the most helpful thing in the field of medicine because of the constant need for food during health as well as illness.” – Maimonides > 1000 years ago

There is a great deal of scientific information on amino acid structure and biochemical functioning. However, medical professionals and health-concerned individuals are typically most interested in the amino acid function. This web site provides information on each of the 20 “primary” amino acids as well as many of the “secondary” or “minor amino acids” so that you can better understand the powerful role amino acids play in your life.

Information on amino acids is presented at three levels depending on your interest/background:

1) General Introduction to Amino Acids
Targeted to consumers/clients

2) Detailed Function of Each Amino Acid
Useful information for medical professionals and consumers alike

Why are we sometimes deficient in amino acids?