Aspartic Acid

What is Aspartic Acid

Chemical Name: (2S)-2-aminobutanedioic acid

Molecular Weight: 133.1

Structrual Formula:

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)

  • fatigue
  • depression

Aspartic Acid and Food

  • Aspartic acid can be found in dairy, beef, poultry and sprouting seeds


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