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What is example of a nonessential nutrient?

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In brief: Body makes it

Building blocks of proteins, called Amino Acids - some we can make from other substances, some we have to ingest - you can find lists in biochemistry or nutrition sites or books.
Cholesterol is an example of a nonessential nutrient. We need it to build hormones. We consume it but we also make it from smaller substances, so nutrient but nonessential.

In brief: Body makes it

Building blocks of proteins, called Amino Acids - some we can make from other substances, some we have to ingest - you can find lists in biochemistry or nutrition sites or books.
Cholesterol is an example of a nonessential nutrient. We need it to build hormones. We consume it but we also make it from smaller substances, so nutrient but nonessential.
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