Essential nutrient

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An essential nutrient is a nutrient required for normal human body function that either cannot be synthesized by the body at all, or cannot be synthesized in amounts adequate for good health (e.g., niacin, choline), and thus must be obtained from a dietary source.[citation needed]

Fatty acids[edit]

Further information: Essential fatty acid

Amino acids[edit]

Further information: Essential amino acid

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