Amino acids are used in the human body to make proteins which help the body grow, repair body tissue and break down food. Amino acids help with muscle control, build muscle tissue and protect the body’s nervous system. T... More »

Amino acids are biologically organic compounds that are merged together to form proteins. Together, these combinations are the building blocks of life. There are about 20 amino acids, eight of which are considered essent... More »

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In humans, there are nine essential amino acids. An essential amino acid is one that cannot be manufactured in the body; it must come from the food humans eat. The other 11 amino acids are considered to be nonessential. More »

Amino acids are organic compounds that are the building blocks from which proteins are made. They are common to all living things, but they are not a part of lipids or carbohydrates, and they are not found in inorganic m... More »

Amino acids are biologically organic compounds that are merged together to form proteins. Together, these combinations are the building blocks of life. There are about 20 amino acids, eight of which are considered essent... More »

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Amino acids universally contain an acidic carboxylic acid functional group connected to their alpha carbon. The alpha carbon is also connected to an amine functional group and an R group that is distinct to each amino ac... More »

An amino acid pool is the collection of amino acids available in an organism's cells at a given time, based on the proteins and fats recently consumed by the organism. Both plants and animals have amino acid pools, which... More »