Amino Acids

Why Take Amino Acid Supplements?

Amino acids are essential components for optimal health. They combine to form proteins, one of our most important nutrients. They have a number of key roles and responsibilities in our bodies. These involve assisting with the break down of food, aiding muscle growth and aiding tissue repair.

Types of Amino Acids

They are divided into three categories: essential aminos, non-essential aminos and conditional aminos. There are 9 essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. These cannot be naturally created by our bodies hence they should be sourced through food or supplementation. There are four non-essential amino acids - alanine, asparagine, aspartic acid, and glutamic acid. The body can generate these nutrients itself and so they do not need to be sourced elsewhere. Finally, there are eight conditional amino acids: arginine, cysteine, glutamine, tyrosine, glycine, ornithine, proline, and serine. These are not essential except when you are suffering from illness, stress or are specifically directed that you require these nutrients.

How Amino Acids Help Your Health

It is vital that you obtain a healthy balance of these key nutrients on a daily basis, whether it be through foods or supplementation. They are an important nutrients for athletes and sports people.

Buying Amino Acids at

At, we stock a vast selection of amino acid supplements available in many forms including tablets, capsules, liquids, chewable vitamins, sprays and powders Only the best brands of amino acid supplements are available at We stock Solgar, Viridian, Terranova, Higher Nature, NHP and Patrick Holford to name but a few! Food supplements are an effective and easy way to ensure your body is getting the adequate levels of amino acids it requires, as modern diets often lack all of the amino acids that we need to stay healthy. We also stock amino acid supplements which are kosher and halal approved and are suitable for use by vegans and vegetarians.
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  1. 25% OFF image BioCare Permatrol

    BioCare Permatrol

    BioCare Permatrol provides nutrients to help with maintenance of the intestinal mucus membranes. The health of the intestinal tract depends upon good nutrition. This is vital as the tract acts as a... Learn More
  2. Higher Nature Glutamine

    Higher Nature Glutamine

    Glutamine is one of the most plentiful amino acids in the body and is utilised in many body systems. Glutamine may help support and maintain a healthy digestive system and immune system. Glutamine ... Learn More
  3. Higher Nature Theanine

    Higher Nature Theanine

    Higher Nature Theanine contains a natural amino acid, L-theanine, which is present in green tea. This is ideal to use for when you want to feel alert, yet more at ease. It can encourage concentrati... Learn More
  4. I'm New image Macanta L-Lysine

    Macanta L-Lysine

    Macánta L-Lysine gives you 1000mg in two tablets of the essential amino acid Lysine, which is a necessary building block for all protein. L-Lysine is a key element in the growth, maintenance and he... Learn More
  5. I'm New image Macanta L-Theanine & L-Ornithine Complex

    Macanta L-Theanine & L-Ornithine Complex

    Macánta L-Theanine & L-Ornithine Complex gives you a powerful combination of L-Theanine, Lemon Balm and Chamomile, combined with B Vitamins, Hops and Ornithine. This complex has been formulated to ... Learn More
  6. Nature's Aid Lysine 1000mg

    Nature's Aid Lysine 1000mg

    Natures Aid L-Lysine is a high potency, essential amino acid. (Suitable for vegetarians and vegans)

    It promotes the integrity of skin and lips, and is used by the body to produce collagen... Learn More
  7. NHP Amino Support

    NHP Amino Support

    NHP Amino Support (Lose Your Belly) capsules are formulated by Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD who is Ione of reland and the UK's leading nutritionists specialising in women's health. This Amino Support B... Learn More
  8. One Nutrition L - Glutamine Powder

    One Nutrition L - Glutamine Powder

    L-Glutamine is the most needed amino acid found in the body, extensively in the intestinal wall, immune cells and muscle cells. This a great choice for sport enthusiasts who are seeking help with m... Learn More
  9. Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy (Multiple Flavours)

    Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy (Multiple Flavours)

    Optimum Nutrition Essential Amino Energy combines an ideal ratio of free form amino acids including muscle building BCAAs and arginine as well as natural energisers, beta Alanine, and Nitric Oxide ... Learn More
  10. Out of Stock image Patrick Holford CoQ plus Carnitine

    Patrick Holford CoQ plus Carnitine

    Patrick Holford Co-Q Plus Carnitine is a unique combination of nutrients formulated into a powerful supplement. This product assists energy production and also helps to support cellular health. Thi... Learn More
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