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Amino Acid

Definition - What does Amino Acid mean?

An amino acid is defined as any of a large variety of compounds that are found in living organisms within cells. They all contain carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. Amino acids of different kinds form together to form proteins which make up 20% of the human body and are important for nearly all biological processes within the body to function properly.

Safeopedia explains Amino Acid

Amino acids are essential for every metabolic process in the body apart from proteins. One of the very important tasks that amino acids are important for is the transfer and storage of nutrients like fat, water, vitamins, minerals, and, of course, protein. The majority of diseases can often be traced to metabolic issues which are greatly influenced by amino acids.

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