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Are polypeptides vegan?

Polypeptides is potentially vegan - it can be derived from plants or animals. You should ask the manufacturer for more details.

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So, what is polypeptides?

Polypeptides are long chains of amino acids that are essential building blocks of proteins. They are created when multiple amino acids are linked together through peptide bonds, forming a single chain. Polypeptides are found in various food sources, including meat, dairy, and plant-based proteins, and play a crucial role in the human body, contributing to the formation of muscles, tissues, and enzymes. They also aid in the transportation of molecules throughout the body and act as hormones, regulating physiological processes. In addition to their nutritional value, polypeptides have been studied for their potential therapeutic benefits, including wound healing and immune system support.

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