Food protein is formed by long chains of molecularly bonded amino acids. The body must first break these molecular (peptide) bonds for amino acid absorption. A. Naturals' amino acids are already in their simplest single, free form molecular state (no peptide bonds), and can readily be absorbed. A. Naturals' Amino Balance is hypoallergenic, well tolerated by most highly allergic individuals and is free of all common allergens. Amino Balance pure crystalline powder is suitable for vegetarians.