Glutamic acid is defined as a crystalline amino acid that is widely distributed in plant and animal proteins and that acts throughout the central nervous system especially in the form of a salt or ester as a neurotransmitter which excites postsynaptic neurons. An excitatory amino acid neurotransmitter that is an agonist at all subtypes of glutamate receptors (metabotropic, kainate, NMDA, and AMPA).
BENEFITS OF HAVING ENOUGH L-GLUTAMIC ACID
Helps improve brain function.
Detoxifies the brain providing mental clarity.
Aids in metabolism of sugars and fats.
Converts into glutamine as needed.
Useful in treatment of children’s behavioral disorders, epilepsy, and muscular dystrophy.
DEFICIENCIES OF L-GLUTAMIC ACID MAY LEAD TOO
Excessive ammonia build-up in the brain.
Brain damage from toxic build-up.
Overall dullness and depression of normal thought processes.