Aspartic acid is a non-essential, acidic, genetically coded amino acid. Aspartic acid is thought to help promote a robust metabolism, and is sometimes used to treat fatigue and depression. Aspartic acid plays an important role in the citric acid cycle, or Krebs cycle, during which other amino acids and biochemicals, such as asparagine, arginine, lysine, methionine, threonine, and isoleucine, are synthesized.
What it is
Aspartic acid is a non-essential amino acid and is found in abundance in plant proteins, especially in sprouting seeds but can be manufactured in the body from oxaloacetic acid and was 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.
What it does
Aspartic Acid increases stamina and is good for chronic fatigue and depression. It rejuvenates cellular activity, cell formation and metabolism, which gives you a younger looking appearance. It protects the liver by aiding the expulsion of ammonia and combines with other amino acids to form molecules that absorb toxins and remove them from the bloodstream. It helps facilitate the movement of certain minerals across the intestinal lining and into the blood and cells. Aspartic Acid aids the function of RNA and DNA, which are carriers of genetic information.
- Used by body to eliminate waste
- Promotes metabolism function
- Useful for treatment of fatigue and depression
- Promotes youthful appearance
- Detoxifying qualities
Dosage for adults can range between 800 mg to 2000 mg of supplemented L-Aspartic acid.