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What is Nitrogen?


What is Nitrogen?

Nitrogen is a fundamental component of amino acids. As a result, nitrogen is essential for all livings things. Amino acids are the molecular building blocks of protein (see: Wikipedia). Nitrogen-containing compounds include creatine, peptide hormones and some neurotransmitters; even DNA. Generally, amino nitrogen accounts for approximately 16 percent of the weight of proteins.

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