Which products contain exogenous amino acids?

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Which products contain exogenous amino acids?

A balanced diet and varied nutrition are the foundation for an athletic body. Everyone who exercises knows that an adequate supply of macro and micronutrients plays an important role. Maintaining the proper distribution of proteins, fats and carbohydrates together with the optimal amount of vitamins and minerals will cause the workouts to translate into real results. However, you should not forget about the important role of amino acids, which should also be included in your dietary plan. Which products contain amino acids and which of their natural sources are particularly notable?

Which products contain exogenous amino acids?

Exogenous amino acids are defined as a group of organic compounds that must be supplied to the body with a daily diet. Their complex structure makes it impossible for the human body to produce them by itself. What is more, they are part of a larger group of protein amino acids, which, as you can easily guess, are the fundamental components of the proteins that build, among others, muscle tissue. This also explains why exogenous amino acids are often called essential. This group includes:

  • phenylalanine,
  • histidine,
  • isoleucine,
  • leucine,
  • lysine,
  • methionine,
  • threonine,
  • tryptophan,
  • valine.

Which products contain exogenous amino acids? Primarily, these will be food products containing large amounts of complete protein. First of all, you should focus on products of animal origin, i.e.: meat, milk and dairy products, certain types of cheese, eggs and seafood.


The issue with plant products, whose protein is incomplete, is completely different - it has no complete amino acid profile. Therefore, vegetarians and vegans should compose their meals with regard to the content of the proteins present, in order to ensure that the body has access to the necessary amino acids. The plant diet should include soya, mushrooms, sea algae, bran, whole-grain cereal products, seeds, nuts, legumes and quinoa.

Which products contain amino acids? Is it worth to take dietary supplements?

The role of supplements is to enrich the daily diet with the necessary nutrients and other active substances, which are important for the proper functioning of the metabolism. Products bearing the Olimp Sport Nutrition logo are a good choice because of the necessary safety and pharmaceutical production standards. Each supplement of this brand is prepared from high quality, raw materials tested for purity, using innovative technology in modern laboratory facilities.


Which products contain exogenous amino acids in a well-assimilable form? As an example, we can use the Amino EAA Xplode Powder, which supplements the daily diet with more than 9.3 g of the most important amino acids every serving. The formula has been additionally enriched with the addition of B vitamins (niacin and vitamin B6), which have a beneficial effect on the reduction of the feeling of fatigue and help maintain proper functioning of the nervous system. The supplement is available in the form of an easily soluble powder, which comes in several fruity and refreshing flavours.