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Estimates of Amino Acid Requirements for adultsmg / kg per day

  • Phenylalanine + tyrosine: 14
  • Leucine: 14
  • Methionine + cystine13
  • Histidine: 8–12
  • Lysine: 12
  • Isoleucine: 10
  • Valine: 10
  • Threonine: 7
  • Tryptophan: 3.5

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All Essential Amino Acids

An essential amino acid, or indispensable amino acid, is an amino acid that cannot be synthesized by the organism, and must be supplied in diet. 

The 9 amino acids humans cannot synthesize (F V T W M L I K H):

  • phenylalanine
  • valine
  • threonine
  • tryptophan
  • methionine
  • leucine
  • isoleucine
  • lysine
  • histidine

Animal and plant proteins are made up of about 20 common amino acids.

Synthesis of 6 other amino acids - conditionally essential - can be limited under special conditions (R C G Q P Y)arginine, cysteine, glycine, glutamine, proline, and tyrosine.

Dispensable amino acids can be synthesized in the human body, 5 (A D N E S): alanine, aspartic acid, asparagine, glutamic acid and serine . Apple