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.
- Confusions, loss of appetite.
- Schizophrenia and other disorders.