L-Aspartic Acid is a white crystal or crystalline powder. It improves biological quality of protein and acts as a nutrient and dietary supplement. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is L-Aspartic Acid?
L-Aspartic Acid, also known as Aspartate, is an amino acid that presents itself as a white odorless powder that is characteristic of an acid-like taste. It is slightly water soluble and insoluble in fat. It is used as a food additive to improve protein content, and can also be used as a flavor enhancer. It has found application as the base of the common sweetener aspartame.
Possible Side Effects of L-Aspartic Acid
Although L-Aspartic Acid generally regarded as a very safe and effective supplement, there can be some minor side effects. The side effects may:
- Abdominal pain
GRAS Affirmation: Yes
Generally recognized as safe (GRAS) is an American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) designation that a chemical or substance added to food is considered safe by experts, and so is exempted from the usual Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA) food additive tolerance requirements. L-Aspartic Acid is considered safe.
Special Populations Precaution
There is a lot of concern about diet and nutrition for these population, like Newborns, children, pregnant, sensitive to L-Aspartic Acid populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake L-Aspartic Acid.
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