The Essentiality of Amino Acids


Amino acids are basic yet a crucial protein unit containing of a carboxylic group and an amino group.  Our body contains amino acids in very large proportions. Amino acids are considered to be the building blocks of all the biological processes taking place in our body in which protein happens to play an important role. Our body tissues, cells and muscles constitute of amino acids and are responsible for carrying out many of the important body functions.  If you get a bruise or a cut or any type of wound, amino acids are the one’s responsible for the healing process of that wound. Ruptured or damaged tissues are also repaired by amino acids. Amino acids also undertake the job of eliminating the deposited waste produced in our body by metabolism.

The nature consists of approximately 700+ kind of nutrients that are uncovered.  These kinds of Amino Acids are found in big molecules such as:

  • Acidic structures
  • Proteins and Peptides
  • Ethyl ethanoate
  • Phenols
  • Amines
  • Mixture of alcohol and carboxylic acids
  • Other types of amide
  • Leucine
  • Alkylated structures
  • Polar
  • Basic structures

The importance Of Amino Acids in Human Body

Amino Acids are also believed to be present in free form. 20 such free form amino acids are considered extremely important for human body and its existence and functioning as these amino acids hold proteins and peptides that are play the role of building blocks of all living creatures. Controlled by genes, these amino acids act in the process of protein synthesis.

The different roles of amino acids in a human body are:

  • Promoting cellular structure
  • Producing hormones
  • Looking after the healthy functioning of Human nervous system
  • Muscle Structure
  • Vital Organs health

Protein synthesis would be unable to take place in case a human body suffers from the deficiency of amino acids.

Classifying Amino Acids

Amino Acids have been classified by experts depending upon their essentiality in humans.

  1. Conditionally essential
  2. Nonessential
  3. Essential

Yet it is believed that this classification doesn’t hold any importance as all the 20 amino acids are considered to be of immense important for the healthy living of a human body.

20 Amino Acids

  • Aspartic acid
  • Alanine
  • Asparagines
  • Arginine
  • Cysteine
  • Glycine
  • Glutamine
  • Isoleucine
  • Glutamic acid
  • Histidine
  • Tyrosine
  • Proline
  • Phenylalanine
  • Leucine
  • Theronine
  • Valine
  • Serine
  • Tryptophan
  • Selenocystenine
  • Methionine

Hence, it is pretty evident that Amino Acids carry immense importance in regulating the existence of human species and other living creatures and are responsible for a number of functions including protein synthesis, healing of wounds and tissues and in the elimination of accumulated waste.