Clayton's Health Facts: Aspartic Acid.

Clayton South, SPN (ISSA), is a recognized expert in the bodybuilding / fitness industry with over 150 bodybuilding, fitness and nutrition publications to his credit.
Aspartic Acid is a non-essential amino acid, which means that it can be manufactured by the body with proper nutrition. It can be found in animals and plants, especially sugar cane and sugar beets.

Aspartic Acid is good for helping the body get rid of harmful ammonia. When ammonia enters the bodies circulatory system, it acts like a highly toxic substance which can harm the central nervous system. Recent studies show that Aspartic Acid may increase resistance to fatigue and increase endurance.

Even though Aspartic Acid is considered a non-essential amino acid, it does play a major role in metabolism. During the citric acid cycle Aspartic acid aids in the construction and synthesis of other amino acids and biochemicals. Among these biochemicals are asparagine, arginine, lysine, methionine, threonine, isoleucine, and several nucleotides.

Aspartic acid increases stamina making it good for fatigue. Low levels of aspartic acid can cause chronic fatigue, because it can lead to lowered cellular energy. Aspartic acid is also beneficial for neural and brain disorders.

Aspartic acid is one of the key components in all living things. Proteins are synthesized by formation of peptide bonds during ribosomal translation of messenger RNA.

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