Aspartic Acid

Aspartic Acid

Aspartic Acid

Formal Name: L-aspartate
Supplement Forms: Pills, food, liquid

Recommended Daily Allowance

  • Infants: (0 to 12 Months) N/A
  • Children: (1 to 13 years) N/A
  • Adolescents: (14 to 18 Years) N/A
  • Adults: (19 and Older) N/A
  • Lactating Women: N/A
  • Pregnant Women: N/A

Notes: Aspartic Acid is a non-essential amino acid that is produced internally within the body.

Additional Information

Aspartic acid is only one of two acidic amino acids. It is greatly associated with alanine because they share similar chemical form, with the main difference being aspartic acid's negatively charged carboxylic acid group. Aspartic acid can be produced from glutamic acid and oxaloacetic acid by the body, but can also be found in plant proteins.

Bodily Functions Aspartic Acid Assists

One of aspartic acid's greatest benefits is its ability to be used in the synthesis of other important amino acids such as asparagine, arginine, lysine, methionine, threonine and isoleucine. Additionally, aspartic acid has a role in maintaining general central and peripheral nervous system health and is needed in maintaining an appropriate pH level within the blood stream.

Symptoms Of Deficiency:
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue via reduced cellular energy
Foods High In Aspartic Acid

Quality sources of aspartic acid include meat, poultry, fish, cheese, milk and sprouting seeds.

Ailments That Aspartic Acid Helps Against:
  • May aid in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome
  • May be used in liver detoxification
  • Helps remove excess ammonia
Side Effects And Toxicity

Aspartic acid's tolerable upper limit level is 1.5-2.0 grams per day. Toxic levels of aspartic acid have not been identified.