Amino acids are the chemicals that make up proteins. The human body needs 20 different amino acids to function properly.
Some amino acids are made by the body, while others, called essential amino acids, can be obtained only from foods.
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
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Current as ofNovember 20, 2015
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