Essential amino acids

Do you know what the essential amino acids are? We will introduce these essential protein building blocks below. The main focus is on the primary importance of the protein substances for the human organism and on the sufficient supply of them in a usable quality.

Almost all of the tissue structures in the body are made up of the body’s own protein. This body protein synthesis requires amino acids. These are the basic building blocks of life. Digestive processes break down dietary protein into amino acids. These are absorbed in the small intestine and transported by blood to body parts where they are converted into body protein (e.g. muscles, skin, organs, connective and bone tissue, but also immune cells, blood cells, enzymes, hormones or other messengers).

An adequate and high quality supply of amino acids is therefore important for the strengthening and maintenance of lean body mass and muscle substance, for metabolism, vitality and resistance, and ultimately also for the promotion and maintenance of fitness and mobility into old age.

Essentielle Aminosäuren für Menschen

What are essential amino acids?

Amino acids are the smallest basic building blocks of proteins. They serve as the basis and building material for the body’s own proteins. This is at least the case for about 20 members of this group of substances, which we also refer to as the proteinogenic amino acids. These amino acids may be essential or non-essential.

The essential amino acids are also referred to as EAAs for short.

These eight building blocks are

isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine

They are considered essential because our body cannot produce them on its own.
Non-essential amino acids, on the other hand, are synthesized by the body from essential amino acids.

Essential has a double meaning. It means that these special protein building blocks are indispensable for the body. After all, one fifth of our body is made up of proteins and protein building blocks.

Some of the functions of isolated amino acids

EAAs are not only the basis of endogenous proteins. They are also used to make other important substances in the human body.

IsoleucineMuscles, tissues, energy supply during physical exertion, and regulation of the hormonal balance.
LeucineRelease of insulin and reduction of stress
LysineStrengthens the immune system and builds collagen. Collagen is the structural protein of connective tissue.
MethionineComponent of the hormone adrenaline, detoxification of the body
PhenylalanineImprove mood, perform, and control blood pressure
ThreonineGrowing, building collagen and regulating uric acid metabolism.
TryptophanProducing serotonin – the feel-good hormone
ValineNerve communication, growth promotion and energy supply during exertion.

Maximum effect due to amino acid master pattern

For almost 100 years, research has been conducted on the nutritional effects of amino acids in the body. The functions of isolated amino acids on our body’s metabolism have been well documented. But there’s more!

It was not until 1990 that Prof. Dr. Luca-Moretti was successful in the discovery of the master amino acid pattern (MAP). Luca-Moretti was able to prove that the whole is more than the sum of its parts when formulated as needed!

The 8 essential amino acids proportioned according to the Master Amino Acid Pattern provide the highest building value of any protein supplement. They are almost completely (< 99%) converted into the body’s own protein. This is due to the synergy of this formulation.

This specific formulation is available as a dietary supplement under the name MAP®. It is available in the form of pressed pellets.

What are the benefits of MAP®?

Every second, protein-rich tissues in the human body undergo a multitude of building, degrading, and remodeling processes.

Your body needs essential amino acids as the basic building blocks for these protein synthesis processes. These amino acids must be obtained from your diet. The other 12 non-essential amino acids are made from the 8 essential amino acids by the body itself. In order for this to happen, it is important that the 8 essential amino acids are available to the body in a sufficient amount.

Animal foods usually contain the full range of essential nutrients. They must be consumed daily because protein building blocks are constantly being used. Only when all the necessary amino acids are present at the same time and in the right proportions can the metabolic processes in the body function properly. This can be achieved by eating animal-based foods on a regular basis. These foods have an optimal MAP ratio. Or by supplementing with MAP® Pressings. These contain 100% of the specific amino acid mixture fermented from vegan legumes.

Essentielle Aminosäuren für Menschen

Due to its specific composition according to the Master Amino Acid Pattern, MAP® provides the world’s highest anabolic value for endogenous protein synthesis, namely > 99%. It can contribute decisively to basic health, such as

  • Anti-aging by repairing and regenerating cells, e. g. skin and tissue elasticity,
  • Building and maintenance of muscle and bone mass,
  • Preservation of organ mass,
  • Improvement of the organ and metabolic functions,
  • Boost immune defenses,
  • Fitness and vitality.

With so many applications, what can MAP® do? And how can it do it?

The 8 essential amino acids are necessary for the building and repair of all body cells, especially tissues, muscles, organs, skin, bones, but also all protein metabolic aids such as enzymes, hormones, messengers and immune bodies.

Supplementing with MAP® also ensures that you are not missing any of the essential amino acids and that you are getting all 8 of them in the right proportions.

Our basic recommendation for supplementing during low stress is to take 5 MAP Pellets daily. However, your individual situation is the deciding factor. When stressing, exercising or recovering, the requirement may increase. You can get an idea from the MAP® calculator at

The need for essential amino acids can increase significantly under these circumstances:

  • Stress
  • Physical or sporting requirements
  • Disease management
  • Special physiological conditions, such as menopause, metabolic imbalances, or allergies
  • Pregnancy and breast-feeding
  • Child and adolescent growth stages
  • in old age
  • Dietary protein digestion and utilization impaired
  • Malnourished and undernourished

A lot of users tell us about another, more subjective effect. They feel that a generous supply of protein is like a kind of “super fuel” for them. In any case, these people report more strength and endurance. They also find it easier to cope with their physical or athletic workload. With more amino acids, even in old age and under stress, life can be perceived as dynamic and easy again. But stress is also a burden and a drain on the body. Amino acids also stabilize here.