All About Amino Acids

Aspartic Acid
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Why aspartic acid is good for you

L-aspartic acid (or aspartate) is a non-essential amino acid as it can be produced in the body. Aspartic acid is found in abundance in plant proteins, especially in sprouting seeds. L-aspartic acid plays a vital role in energy production.

 

Important aspartic acid facts

 

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Groups at risk of aspartic acid deficiency

Deficiency is very rare, but can occur in the following individuals:

People in these groups at risk of aspartic acid deficiency should talk to a medical professional about aspartic acid supplementation BEFORE trying them.

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Symptoms of aspartic acid deficiency

Symptoms may include fatigue and depression.

 

Aspartic acid and health

Talk to a medical professional about aspartic acid supplements BEFORE taking them

 

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Aspartic acid in food

FOOD AMOUNT
Aspartic Acid (mg)
Lean Round Beef
450g
13150
Lean Leg of Veal
450g
10899
1/2 Turkey Breast - no skin
306g
8937
1/2 Chicken
329g
6274
Clams - mixed species
20 small (190g)
4682
Snapper, cooked
1 fillet (170g)
4576
Atlantic cod, cooked
1 fillet (180g)
4209
Northern pike, cooked
1/2 fillet (155g)
3919
Ling, cooked
1 fillet (151g)
3764
Yellow fish tuna , cooked
100g
3069
Alaskan king crab, cooked
1 leg (172g)
2680
Blue crab, cooked
1 cup (118g)
2643
Pacific cod, cooked
1 fillet (90g)
2115
Whiting, cooking
1 fillet (72g)
1731
Atlantic perch, cooked
1 fillet (50g)
1223
Bacon, pan-fried
28g
1010
Ricotta, park skim
100g
1007
Milk, 1% fat
1 cup
759

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Aspartic Acid recommended daily intake (RDI)

RDA No information available
 
TOLERABLE UPPER LIMIT 1.5g - 2.0g per day
 
TOXIC LEVELS No information available

 

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Aspartic acid works best with

 

Overdosage, toxicity and cautions for aspartic acid

No information known.

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references

 

Last reviewed: 11 January 2007 || Last updated: 26 September 2007

 

NOTE: Mega doses of vitamins, minerals or other nutrients cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of amino acid supplement.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.

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