Glutamic Acid Benefits
Glutamic acid's benefits include:
- Glutamic acid helps to metabolise carbohydrates and fats
Glutamic acid is required in the process of metabolising carbohydrates and fats so that they are broken down to a form that can be absorbed and used by the body.
- Glutamic acid assists with potassium transportation
The body needs glutamic acid to help transport potassium (an electrolyte), especially across the blood-brain barrier. This is necessary so that the body has a balanced level of this electrolyte and ensures that there is no fluid retention.
- The brain can use glutamic acid for energy
If glucose is in short supply, the brain is able to use glutamic acid for fuel for energy it requires, which is why there is a great deal of glutamic acid in various parts of the brain.
Glutamic acid is required in the process of metabolising carbohydrates and fats so that they are broken down to a form that can be absorbed and used by the body
- Glutamic acid detoxifies the brain of ammonia
Glutamic acid is able to attach itself to nitrogen atoms and form glutamine, which is exactly the only way it is able to detoxify the brain of any excessive amounts of ammonia (this is because ammonia can harm the brain and needs to be removed).
- Glutamic acid is an excitatory neurotransmitter
Glutamic acid (or glutamate) is an excitatory amino acid neurotransmitter and it actually stimulates over 70% of the synapses of the neurones (nerves) in the brain to function.