L-Proline is used in the food and beverage industry as a nutritional supplement and as a flavoring agent. It can be used as a spice, cheeses, meat products, and yogurts, etc. Though it’s considered safe, some are convinced it has potentially dangerous health effects.
What Is L-Proline?
L-Proline is a non-essential amino acid synthesized in the body via breakdown of L-glutamate. It is found naturally in protein-rich foods such as meat, eggs, and dairy. L-Proline is important for collagen production, joint health, proper immune function, and cellular health. It is used as a component of dietary supplements such as protein powders
Possible Side Effects of L-Proline
Though L-Proline is regarded as safe supplement, there maybe some side effects:
- Blurred vision
- Abnormal heart rhythm
- Toxic impaired or dim vision
- Inflammation of the liver
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-Proline 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-Proline populations. Better consult to your doctor if you would like to intake L-Proline.
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