Why Amino Acids?
The Building Blocks of Life
Proteins are composed of amino acids, which are simple building block molecules. There are 20 different amino acids that are covalently bound together to form proteins. Each amino acid has a unique chemical structure, giving proteins their characteristic sequences. When a small number of amino acids bind together, they form peptides. Peptides with less than 10 amino acids are called oligopeptides, while those with more than 10 are called polypeptides. Proteins are long chains consisting of more than 50 amino acids. The sequence of amino acids determines the structure and function of each protein.
Higher plants have the ability to synthesize all the amino acids they need, unlike animals which require amino acids from their diet. They synthesize amino acids from nitric or ammonic nitrogen found in soil. However, this synthesis requires a significant amount of energy.
It is important to note that this requires a significant amount of energy.
Extraction of Amino Acids: Hydrolysis Process
- Amino acids can be supplied to plants through amino acid-based products, which provide a readily available source of amino acids.
- the most common method to obtain amino acids is through protein hydrolysis, which breaks the peptide bridges. Other methods include:
Importance of L-form Amino Acids in Amino Acid-Based Products:
Amino acid-based products should contain the L-form of amino acids to ensure maximum effectiveness and compatibility with plant metabolism. Plants have specific enzymes that recognize and utilize the L-form of amino acids. By supplying plants with amino acids, these products support protein synthesis, hormone regulation, root development, nutrient absorption, and stress tolerance. They promote plant growth, development, and overall health, leading to improved yield and quality.
We use enzymatic hydrolysis to extract the active ingredients in AminoA Products from a variety of protein sources. This ensures that all amino acids in AminoA products are of the L type.
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