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Nutritional Supplements Library Glutamic acid

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Glutamic acid


What is Glutamic acid?

Glutamic acid, a non-essential (can be made by body) amino acid and is synthesized from a number of amino acids including ornithine and arginine. It helps with the transportation of potassium across the blood-brain barrier, although glutamic acid, itself does not pass this barrier that easily. It is the most common excitatory (stimulating) neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. Although glutamine and glutamic acid have similar names, they are structurally different. A source of glutamic acid includes high-protein foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Some protein-rich plant foods also supply glutamic acid.


What is the effective dosage of Glutamic acid supplementation?

The effective dosage of glutamic acid is 500 to 2000mg per day.

What are the benefits of Glutamic acid supplementation?

• Glutamic amino acid is important in the metabolism of sugars and fats, and aids in the transportation of potassium mto the spinal fluid and across the blood-brain barrier.
• It also promotes and maintains energy; it improves energy production from Branched chain amino acid.
• It is an intermediary in the kreb cycle (which produces energy).
• It also helps remove metabolic waste product ammonia.


What are the side effects of Glutamic acid supplementation?

There are no known side effetsc of glutamic acid, but high dosages of glutamic acid may include symptoms such as headaches and neurological problems.
Cautions-
• For adult use only not for children or pregnant or breast feeding women.