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Amino acids

Amino acids

Overview

Amino acids are either "essential", which must be supplied by food, or "nonessential", which are made in the body.

Review Date 1/13/2018

Updated by: Emily Wax, RD, The Brooklyn Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.