Minerals and Amino acids
Minerals are inorganic substances containing amino group and a carboxylic group which humans need to maintain their health. Amino acids are organic compounds which combine to form protein. When proteins are digested, amino acids are left which are used by our body to repair body tissue and other body functions like synthesis of hormones or neurotransmitters. Our body also uses amino acids as the source of energy. Essential amino acid, non-essential and conditional amino acids are three types of amino acids. Essential amino acids come from food while non-essential amino acids can be produced by our body. Amino acids can help improve mood and sleep, can boost physical performance, can prevent muscle loss and may promote weight loss.
- Mineral metabolism
- Role of minerals in diet
- Role of amino acids in building protein