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L-Aspartic Acid

L-Aspartic Acid

Health benefits

  • Highly bioavailable

  • Joint & bone health
  • Skin health
  • Weight management

Technical facts

  • Excellent flowing properties
  • Superior wetability
  • Instant dispersibility
  • Solubility in cold water
  • Food grade
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Product Name : L-Aspartic Acid
Other Names: alpha-Aminosuccinic acid;Asparagic acid;asparagicacid;Asparaginic acid;asparaginicacid;asparaginsaeure
CAS number : 56-84-8
Molecular Formula: C4H7NO4

Molecular Formula:

Appearance/Color : White powder

Applications:Medecine Dietary Supplement Products

Package: 20kg/bag, 500kg/pallet.

L-aspartic acid becomes part of proteins synthesized in the body and is responsible for encouraging the production of antibodies that support the function of the body’s immune system.

Aspartates are used to increase absorption of the minerals they are combined with and to enhance athletic performance. Some forms are used to reduce brain damage caused by cirrhosis of the liver (hepatic encephalopathy) when given intravenously by a healthcare professional.

Structure and Properties: L-Aspartic acid is one of the 20 proteinogenic amino acids, meaning it is a building block of proteins. It has a molecular formula C₄H₇NO₄ and a molecular weight of 133.1 g/mol. Structurally, it is an alpha-amino acid with an acidic carboxylate side chain. In its natural form, it exists as a white crystalline powder that is soluble in water.

Biological Significance:

  1. Protein Synthesis: L-Aspartic acid plays a vital role in the synthesis of proteins, where it serves as a precursor for other amino acids and peptides.
  2. Neurotransmission: It acts as an excitatory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, facilitating the transmission of signals between neurons.
  3. Energy Production: L-Aspartic acid is involved in the Krebs cycle, also known as the citric acid cycle, where it participates in the production of cellular energy in the form of ATP.

Health and Nutrition: In addition to its role in protein metabolism and neurotransmission, L-aspartic acid is important for overall health:

  • Sports Nutrition: It is commonly used in sports supplements to enhance athletic performance and aid in muscle recovery.
  • Metabolic Functions: Aspartate is involved in the urea cycle, contributing to the elimination of ammonia from the body.

Industrial Applications: Beyond its biological roles, L-aspartic acid has various industrial applications:

  • Food Industry: It is used as a flavor enhancer (E620) due to its ability to impart a savory or umami taste to food products.
  • Cosmetics: L-aspartic acid derivatives are utilized in skincare products for their moisturizing and anti-aging properties.

Safety and Regulation: L-Aspartic acid is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by regulatory authorities when used in accordance with good manufacturing practices. However, excessive intake through supplements should be monitored, as high doses may lead to potential side effects.