Aspartic Acid is a non-essential amino acid and is found in abundance in plant proteins, especially in sprouting seeds. But this amino can be manufactured in the body from oxaloacetic acid. First isolated in 1868 from legumin in plant seed, 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 of and 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 and assists the liver by removing excess ammonia and other toxins from the bloodstream. Aspartic Acid is also very important in the functioning of RNA, DNA, as well as in the production of immunoglobulin and antibody synthesis. Deficiency symptoms may include fatigue and depression. It is found in dairy, beef, poultry, and sprouting seeds.
Jo Mar sells 100% pure, U.S.P. grade L-Aspartic Acid in both powder and capsules. The powder is water soluble and weighs about 4.2 grams per level measuring teaspoon. Capsules may contain less than 1% magnesium stearate, an inert ingredient used in the encapsulation process.
The information stated here is not complete and should not be considered a recommendation. Please consult a qualified physician or nutritionist before beginning amino acid supplementation.
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