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merf - May 18, 2006, 19:23
what function does glutamic acid do in a vitamin supplement?
ZooScape Moderator - June 7, 2006, 13:56
Glutamic acid, structurally different from glutamine, is a non-essential amino acid that the body uses to build proteins. High-protein foods like meats, poultry, fish, and eggs are good sources of glutamic acid.
Preliminary studies suggest that glutamic acid plays a beneficial role in prostate health. Some evidence also suggests that glutamic acid may have a protective effect on the heart as well.
Since adequate amounts of glutamic acid are present in a diet that consists of a generous amount of protein-rich foods, then the majority of people won't require it in supplement form. Furthermore, glutamic acid can be created from other amino acids if none is available for normal body function - thus it is referred to as a 'non-essential' amino acid.
However, higher-than-normal levels of glutamic acid have demonstrated favorable health results where the prostate, the heart, the liver, and even mental function and genetics are concerned. So, while we don't need to take supplemental glutamic acid, glutamic acid therapy continues to be studied to fully understand its benefits for the human body.
Currently, glutamic acid is used alone and in combination with other vitamins, minerals, and herbs known to promote prostate health.
Take 1 capsule, 3 times daily, with meals.
Those with kidney or liver disease, or any neurological disorder such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) or epilepsy should consult their healthcare professional before taking glutamic acid supplements.
Those with an allergy, sensitivity, or intolerance to the sodium salt of glutamic acid - the popular food flavor enhancer known as monosodium glutamate (MSG) - should avoid taking glutamic acid supplements.
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