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    Purpose of Non-Essential Amino-Acid Supplements

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    There are many protein supplements that contain non-essential amino acids. What is the purpose of that since we can make those proteins?

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    Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. They help synthesis protein, promoting muscle and tissue growth and repair. There are nine essential amino acids that must be obtained through the diet because the body cannot produce them. Non-essential amino acids are produced in the body, when there are "adequate supplies of nitrogen, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen" (Bluebonnet Nutrition Company, 2009). Amino acids are not stored in the body for later use. In the event a person is experiencing muscle loss due to poor nutrition a protein supplement that contains non-essential ...

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    This solution addresses the purpose of non-essential amino acids: why someone would use these supplements and their effectiveness. It also includes APA formatted references.