Non-essential amino acids


Unlike essential acids, the human body can produce non-essential acids on its own.

Non-essential acids include:

  • alanine
  • arginine
  • asparagine
  • aspartic acid
  • cysteine
  • glutamine
  • glutamic acid
  • glycine
  • proline
  • serine
  • tyrosine

Non-essential acids help regulate the blood components content. For example, glutamine makes up 30–35% of the amino acid nitrogen in the blood and 60% of skeletal muscle. It helps with digestion and regeneration and supports metabolism.

Arginine promotes wound healing and improves sports performance and heart and brain health.

Alanine helps regulate blood glucose and processes vitamins, increases immunity and regulates cholesterol levels.