Did you know that the amino acids found in protein can be purchased and consumed as individual components? Did you also know that the body does not synthesize these essential amino acids and therefore they must be consumed through food or supplementation? These essential amino acids are what we call branch-chain amino acids, or BCAAs. They are leucine, isoleucine, and valine. There are nine essential amino acids that the body cannot synthesize on its own – phenylalanine, methionine, threonine, tryptophan, histidine, arginine, lysine and leucine. These are known as branch chain amino acids because they have been shown to have a special concentration in branches of proteins in the body. Looking for the best amino acid supplements for you? Check out our shop for the best amino acids found in todays market!