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What Is Nitrogen?

Nitrogen is a vital component in all amino acids. It is classified as an trace mineral. It exists in all living matter. Nitrogen in foods benefits us with body growth, maintenance, and recovery.

Nitrogen In All Living Matter

Nitrogen is one of the most abundant elements in living matter. Nitrogen is an integral structural component of proteins and nucleic acids found in all living cells. (source đź——)

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Nitrogen In The Body

Nitrogen is released by protein degradation. Nitrogen is lost in body secretions and excreted in sweat, feces, and urine. In a healthy adult, stable protein intake and synthesis should be balanced by protein degradation and loss to maintain tissue integrity. (source đź——)

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Sara Niemelä

co-founder Care Omnia, Head Content Creator


I’m a wife and a mother of three. I enjoy the outdoors, cooking, and spending time with my family. Nutrition is my passion. I have spent thousands upon thousands of hours reading, analyzing, categorizing and comparing research studies. Nutrition is the foundation you build a healthy and fulfilling life upon!