Glutamic acid, a non-essential amino acid and is synthesized from a number of amino acids including ornithine and arginine. It is an important excitatory neurotransmitter, and glutamic acid is also important in the metabolism of sugars and fats.
Glutamic acid is a major precursor of glutamine, proline, ornothine, arginine, glutathione, and GABA. It is a potential source of energy. Glutamic acid is important in brain metabolism and metabolism of other amino acids.
Molecular Weight - 147.13
Occurence - 6.26%
Glutamic acid Deficiency Symptoms
Although the deficiency symptoms of Glutamic Acid is unknow but some may notice are dullness of brain, insomina. As the brain is able to store relatively small quantities of glucose, it is dependent upon glutamic acid. The shortage of glutamine or glutamic acid in the brain results in brain damage or dullness of brain due to excess ammonia.