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    Define essential amino acids and define non essential amino acids

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    An essential amino acid is one that you can only get through your diet.

    So what do you think a non-essential amino acid is?
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    (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
    An essential amino acid is one that you can only get through your diet.

    So what do you think a non-essential amino acid is?
    thanks

    oh, so this means that non essential amino acids are already in the body and therefore protein synthesis can happen ?
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    (Original post by otrivine)
    thanks

    oh, so this means that non essential amino acids are already in the body and therefore protein synthesis can happen ?
    Correct! Non-essential amino acids are ones that you can make in your body by yourself. The fancy word for it is "de novo synthesis", which basically means "make from scratch."
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    (Original post by Hype en Ecosse)
    Correct! Non-essential amino acids are ones that you can make in your body by yourself. The fancy word for it is "de novo synthesis", which basically means "make from scratch."
    Thank you so much
 
 
 
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