An essential amino acid (EAA) is an amino acid that cannot be synthesised by your body, and thus must be supplied in its diet. The 8 essential amino acids are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, methionine, leucine, isoleucine and lysine. 3 out of 8 essential amino acids are known as branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs). These are L-leucine, L-isoleucine and L-valine.
EAAs support muscle growth, recovery, reduce exercise fatigue, boost cognitive health, brain power and sleep.
EAA’s are abundantly found in protein rich food, such as lean poultry, lean red meats, dairy products, eggs, and soy.