What are amino acids?

Hvad er aminosyrer? - Vild Nord

The important building blocks of the body

Amino acids are the molecules that protein is made up of.

When we consume protein through our diet, the proteins are broken down into individual amino acids. Once that has happened, the body can then build the proteins it needs. It does this by forming peptides, which are chains of compound amino acids. This process is called protein synthesis.

This is why amino acids are the body's most important building blocks. 


What are amino acids?


Esestential amino acids

Proteins can be combined by up to 22 different amino acids, two of which rarely occur (selenocysteine ​​and pyrrolysin). One distinguishes between two types of amino acids: the essentials and not-Essential. Out of the 22 amino acids, 9 of them are essential. The difference is that the body can form they does not-Essential amino acids themselves while they Essential must be added via the diet or as a dietary supplement.

The 9 essential amino acids are:

  • Histidin 
  • Isoleucine 
  • Leucine 
  • Lysine 
  • Methionine 
  • Fenylalanin 
  • Threonin 
  • Tryptophan 
  • Valin


Amino acids in collagen from Vild Nord


Amino acids in Vild Nord's collagen

The protein quality in foods depends on the total amino acid composition, and therefore there is a difference between the nutritional value of the protein according to the source. If you eat fish, meat and dairy products, you do not need large quantities to meet the amino acid requirement, while as a vegetarian you have to pay special attention to getting your essential amino acids otherwise. You can read more about proteins here.

Vild Nord's collagen contains 20 amino acids and all essentials that the body cannot form itself.

Amino acids per 100g Vild Nord Collagen

Glycine 29.24 g

Alanine 10.85 g

Hydroxyproline 7.02 g 

Proline 12.19 g 

Valine 2.37 g 

Leucine 2.93 g 

Isoleucine 1.65 g 

Serine 7.44g 

Threonine 3.06 g 

Aspartic Acid 7.44 g 

Glutamic Acid 11.98 g 

Methionine 1.67 g 

Cystine <0.006 g 

Tyrosine 0.77 g

Phenylalanine 2.12 g 

Histidine 1.42 g 

ARginine 9.77 g 

Lysine 4.28 g 

Ornithine <0.05 g 

Tryptophane 0.06 g


The body and amino acids



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