Amino acids, the building blocks of protein, are necessary for growth and maintenance of all intracellular and extracellular tissues. Stress can create biochemical burdens and a need for additional protein.
When an increase in dietary protein intake is needed, one may:
1. Increase intake of high-protein foods
2. Supplement with protein powder
3. Supplement with protein hydrolysates
4. Supplement with free-form amino acids