Non-Essential - Proteogenic - Glycogenic - Acid Side Chain
Glutamic Acid (Glutamate), a non essential amino acid, a precursor to Glutamine and GABA, is a key molecule in cellular metabolism serving as a metabolic fuel for other functional roles in the body. Glutamic Acid helps speed the healing of ulcers; gives a "lift" from fatigue; helps control the craving for sugar.
Glutamic Acid is a component of GTF and is required for the production of other nonessential amino acids and folic acid. Assists in the metabolization of sugars and fats. L-Glutamic Acid is abundant in the brain as a neurotransmitter sending messages from one brain cell to the next. Glutamic Acid increases firing of neurons in the nervous system. Helps correct personality disorders. The brain converts L-Glutamic Acid to a compound that regulates brain activity. A deficiency in L-Glutamic Acid can result in brain damage. L-Glutamine nourishes the brain and is important for the prevention of depression, impotence and fatigue. L-Glutamic Acid is abundant in the brain as a neurotransmitter sending messages from one brain cell to the next.
Glutamic Acid is a precursor to Glutamine and GABA (2 neurotransmitters).
One of two excitatory neurotransmitters, the other being Aspartic acid or Asparagine.
Excesses in brain tissue can cause cell damage. This is thought to be one of the mechanisms by which strokes kill brain cells; that is through the release of large amounts of Glutamic Acid.
Helps stop alcohol and sugar cravings.
Accelerates wound healing and ulcer healing.
Detoxifies ammonia in the brain by forming glutamine, which can cross the blood-brain barrier, which Glutamic Acid cannot do.
Plays major role in DNA synthesis.
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