Miracle Collagen contains 18 essential and non-essential amino acids. Non-essential doesn’t mean they are not important. Rather it means that your body can make them on their own, so it’s “not-essential” you get them from your diet.
“Essential” amino acids mean your body can’t make the amino acid, they have to be supplemented from the diet.
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins - and the collagen that plumps and firms your skin is protein.
Amino acids have a very specific role in skincare because it is literally the scaffolding that holds your skin up and keeps it plump, firm and hydrated from within.
Amino acids maintain skin’s texture, skin barrier function, and an overall supple, healthy appearance.
There are nine essential amino acids: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine.The 11 non-essential amino acids, which the body can make on its own, include alanine, arginine, asparagine, aspartic acid, cysteine, glutamic acid, glutamine, glycine, proline, serine, and tyrosine.