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Glutamic acid

Considered to be nature's "Brain food" by improving mental capacities and is used by the body to build proteins. It can attach itself to nitrogen atoms in the process of forming glutamine, and this action also detoxifies the body of ammonia. Glutamate is the most common excitatory (stimulating) neurotransmitter in the central nervous system and is also important in the metabolism of sugars and fats. It helps with the transportation of potassium across the blood-brain barrier, although itself does not pass this barrier that easily. It also shows promise in the future treatment of neurological conditions, ulcers, hypoglycemic come, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy, Parkinson's, and mental retardation. The fluid produced by the prostate gland contains significant amounts of glutamic acid, and this amino acid may play a role in normal function of the prostate. Glutamic acid may have protective effects on the heart muscle in people with heart disease. Monosodium glutamate (MSG), the form of glutamic acid that is used as a flavour enhancer, has been reported in anecdotal studies to have a number of different adverse effects (including headache, fatigue, and depression).

Good sources of Glutamic acid are:
dairy products
meat
poultry
fish

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