Amino Acids are extremely important in human nutrition. There are 22 standard amino acids which the human body assimilates from food.
Of the 22 standard amino acids, 8 are termed essential amino acids. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized from any compounds other than food – it is important that our diet provides us with natural replenishment of essential amino acids through foods and dietary supplements.

The amounts required by the human body depends generally on our age, health and gender. The amino acids are listed as follows –

  • Isoleucine
  • Alanine
  • Leucine
  • Asparagine
  • Lysine
  • Aspartic Acid
  • Methionine
  • Cysteine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Threonine
  • Glutamine
  • Tryptophan
  • Glycine
  • Valine
  • Proline
  • Selenocysteine
  • Serine
  • Tyrosine
  • Arginine
  • Histidine
  • Ornithine
  • Taurine

Many supplements are designed to provide one or more of the amino acids but there are questions raised as to their effectiveness when it comes to assimilation into the human body.

Bee products are known to provide us with the essential amino acids that our body’s need, but it’s important to retain the ‘live’ state of the product and not to subject it to harmful processing. Royal Jelly in particular is high in amino acid content, as is bee pollen. Taking these products in combination form, using ingredients free from harmful processing, is a good way to supplement our regular diet and to deliver the essential amino acids that our body’s need to function healthily.