Amino acids owe their fame to the research and further development of enteral and parenteral nutrition, in which nutrients, especially the essential amino acids, are administered directly via the small intestine or vein. This counteracts the exhaustion of protein stores, muscle loss and deficiency symptoms.
In contrast to energy sources such as carbohydrates and fats, amino acids contain nitrogen (N) and are able to form tissues such as organs, muscles, skin and hair.
Studies of the past 100 years in human and veterinary medicine and tissue-specific analyzes lead to the following results:
Each species has its own specific amino acid pattern, a composition that is only valid for this species. It is from this specific amino acid pattern that those proteins are built, which enable the physical substance and life of this specific species.
The more similar dietary proteins are to the body proteins in terms of their amino acid composition, the better the body can utilize them to build its own structures.
In theory, pre-digested human meat would therefore contain the highest protein value for humans, dog meat for dogs, cat meat for cats, etc.