Amino acids are divided into two types i.e.
Some of the essential and non essential amino acids:
|Essential Amino Acids||Non-Essential Amino Acids|
|1. Valine (Va)||1. Alanine (Al)|
|2. Leucine (Leu)||2. Glycine (Gly)|
|3. Isoleucine (ILe)||3. Asparagine (Asn)|
4. Phenylalanine (Phe)
|4. Proline (Pro)|
|5. Tryptophan (Trp)||5. Aspartic acid (Asp)|
|6. Lysine (Lys)||6. Serine (Ser)|
|7. Methionine (Met)||7. Cysteine (Cys)|
|8. Threonine (Thr)||8. Tyrosine (Tyr)|
|9. Glutamic acid (Glu)|
10. Glutamine (Gln)
Arginine and Histidine are included in semi-essential amino acid as they are produced in our body but at a slow rate. But they are essential for children.