Proteins are complex molecules made up of thousands of smaller units called amino acids that play many critical roles in our bodies. They are a powerhouse when it comes to the work they do in cells and are required for the structure and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs.
Without protein we will not be able to function because protein is found throughout our bodies. At a minimum, there are 10,000 different proteins that make you what you are and keep you that way. Our bodies make amino acids in two different ways: either from scratch or through modification of others. A few essential amino acids must come from food.