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.
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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 🗗)
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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 🗗)