What is Aspartic Acid
Chemical Name: (2S)-2-aminobutanedioic acid
Molecular Weight: 133.1
Nitrogen Content: 10.52%
Aspartic Acid (13, 14)
- L-aspartic acid is one of the non-essential amino acids commonly occurring in the L-form
- Existing mainly in the form of its amide, asparagine
- Found in abundance in plant proteins, especially in sprouting seeds but can be manufactured in the body from oxaloacetic acid
- Aspartic acid, as well as glutamic acid, is the only amino acid that has a negatively charged carboxylate group on the side chain
- It is of paramount importance in the metabolism during construction of other amino acids and biochemicals in the citric acid cycle
- Among the biochemicals that are synthesized from aspartic acid are asparagine, arginine, lysine, methionine, threonine, isoleucine, and several nucleotides
- It is needed for stamina, brain and neural health
assists the liver by removing excess ammonia and other toxins from the bloodstream
- It is also very important in the functioning of RNA, DNA, as well as the production of immunoglobulin and antibody synthesis
- It also performs an important role in the urea cycle and helping to transport minerals
- Along with potassium or magnesium salt, aspartic acid is useful in physiological cellular function
Aspartic acid and resistance to fatigue (87)
- Because aspartic acid increases stamina, it is an excellent supplement to battle fatigue and depression
- Chronic fatigue has in fact been traced to low levels of aspartic acid, because that in turn can lead to lowered cellular energy
- For these reasons, athletes in particular can benefit greatly from a supplement of aspartic acid
Aspartic acid and Expulsion of harmful ammonia (88)
- Aspartic acid aids in the expulsion of ammonia from the body
- When ammonia enters the circulatory system it acts as a toxin that can be harmful to the central nervous system
- aspartic acid remove harmful ammonia by combining with other amino acids to form larger molecules that absorb toxins and remove them from the bloodstream
- By disposing of ammonia, aspartic acid helps protect the central nervous system
Deficiency of aspartic acid (89)
Aspartic Acid and Food
- Aspartic acid can be found in dairy, beef, poultry and sprouting seeds
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