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Essential And Non Essential Amino Acid

Below is a list of better known Essential and Non Essential Amino Acid. The body requires some types of amino acid but not others. The amino acids that the body requires are divided into two classes: essential amino acid and non essential amino acid.

What is Amino Acid?

Amino acids are the structural units of proteins. Essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body and must be obtained from the diet. Non essential amino acids can be synthesized by the body and do not need to be eaten.

List of essential amino acid

  • Arginine
  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine

List of non essential amino acid

  • Alanine
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic Acid
  • Cystine
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Glutamine
  • Glycine
  • Hydroxylysine
  • Hydroxyproline
  • Proline
  • Serine
  • Tyrosine
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