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Amino acids are the components of protein. When we consume protein in our food, our body breaks the protein down into individual amino acids. These are then rebuilt into the many specific proteins that our body needs, including muscle proteins and collagen needed for our skin, bones and joint cartilage. Each amino acid also has different roles in making less obvious proteins such ...Read more as hormones, neurotransmitters that carry messages between nerve cells, haemoglobin that carries oxygen in our blood, and enzymes that catalyse all the chemical reactions that happen in our body.