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Amino Acids

Amino acids are organic compounds that integrate into different forms of protein. As the basic building blocks of most solid matter of the human body (skin, eyes, heart, intestines, bones, and muscles), amino acids and proteins are essential to healthy living. Amino acids naturally reside in protein, which when digested forms into new specific amino acids that are selected to be used in different bodily tasks and functions that include the breakdown of food, growth and cellular repair, and a source of energy. Amino acids are often classified into three groups: essential, nonessential, and conditional amino acids.