Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They are compounds containing at least a carboxylic acid group and an amino group. In other words, proteins are polymers of amino acids with each amino acid residue joined to its neighbor by a specific type of covalent bond which we refer to as peptide bonds. Amino acids are classified physiologically into Essential and Non-Essential amino acids; Non-essential amino acids are synthesized or made by the body and are almost always available when needed but essential amino acids cannot be synthesized by the body and therefore must be supplied by the diet. Essential amino acids include Glycine, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Leucine, Isoleucine, Threonine and three of these essential amino acids are further classified as the Branched Chain Amino Acids
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