Did you know that a naturally generated amino acid known as aspartic acid could completely relieve fatigue within just 7 days falt?
During the 1950s and 1960s, European researchers uncovered a simple and inexpensive way to treat physical and mental fatigue — including the kind caused by chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). They discovered that aspartic acid supplements could give lagging stamina a serious boost and improve alertness .
Aspartic acid is the key to a healthy metabolism
Aspartic acid (also called L-aspartate) is a nonessential amino acid, which means that your body produces it naturally. It’s also an excitory amino acid transmitter, which means it stimulates the synapses in the central nervous system and spreads messages and instructions through your brain.
Aspartic acid plays an important role in the conversion of carbohydrates into energy. Proper levels of this amino acid are necessary for the synthesis of other biochemicals and amino acids.
In fact, aspartic acid is the key to a healthy metabolism. One of the primary tasks of aspartic acid is to generate cellular energy.
The mechanism by which it generates cellular energy is complex, but here’s a bare bones breakdown of how it works….s
- NADH (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is an active coenzyme form of vitamin B3.
- Aspartic acid moves NADH from the main body of the cell to its mitochondria.
- As a result, aspartic acid manufactures adenosine triphosphate (ATP).
- ATP is the basic product used by your body to fuel all cellular activity.
- Aspartic acid essentially controls how much ATP your body produces.
The upshot? Aspartic acid is crucial for achieving and maintaining the healthy, high energy of youth.
Boost energy & cure chronic fatigue in 7 days flat
It’s no wonder that scientists believe aspartic acid can cure CFS. In fact, in many cases CFS may result from a deficiency of aspartic acid, which lowers cellular energy — and subsequently decreases your stamina.
Aspartic acid is responsible for the production of cellular fuel. The more of it your body has, the more energy you have throughout your day.
A study published in The Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences demonstrated how additional energy is created when rats were dosed with aspartic acid. For the study, 2 groups of rats swam until metabolic exhaustion set in. The lucky rodents who got the aspartic acid were able to swim significantly longer than those that didn’t get the supplement.
In other words, aspartic acid increases physical endurance.
Aspartic acid increased endurance and stamina in athletes
More recent human studies conducted with folks who rely on energy to do their jobs—athletes—supports the results of that earlier rat study.
The athletes who took mineral salt preparations of aspartic acid experienced greater aerobic competency. It also appeared that the mineral salts increased endurance and stamina levels overall.
Other studies showed that 75 percent to 94 percent of patients suffering fatigue due to a multitude of different causes experienced notable improvement when treated with aspartic acid.
In fact, in one study of 80 patients who had struggled with post-surgical fatigue for more than one year, one gram of potassium-magnesium aspartate twice daily brought more than 90 percent complete relief from all symptoms within 2 weeks!
Aspartic acid helps eliminates harmful toxins
Aside from escalating cellular energy, aspartic acid makes other essential contributions to your body’s fight against fatigue. One of these is is to help eliminate waste and toxins from your cells.
Aspartic acid helps get rid of the waste that’s created from dietary protein.
Build up protein waste can cause . . .
- chronic headache
- irritabilityiIntolerance of high-protein food
- lack of concentration
Aspartic acid absorbs and removes those toxins, preventing the buildup of harmful chemicals like ammonia — a condition that can be extremely damaging to your body and especially to your nervous system, liver and brain.
Another aspartic acid benefit is better brain function brought to you courtesy of the higher levels of NADH and cellular energy. NADH literally amps up the cells in your brain making you feel sharper and more focused due to the increased production of neurotransmitters and other chemicals necessary for healthy mental functioning.
Correcting an aspartic acid deficiency
Your body is capable of producing its own supply of aspartic acid. However, extreme fatigue or depression can be signs that you lack enough naturally generated aspartic acid.
Aspartic acid deficiencies can be caused by:
- a diet too low in protein
- eating disorders
- general malnutrition
- or overall deficit of amino acids
Eating a well-balanced diet, which allows your body to produce optimal levels of aspartic acid, can correct a deficiency.
Foods high in aspartic acid include…
- lean beef or veal
- sprouting seeds
- sugar cane (limit for other health reasons)
If diet alone doesn’t restore balance, consider adding a protein supplement, such as amino acid tablets, whey protein powder drinks or protein bars to your routine. But make sure the product you choose contains the aspartate form — that’s the one that’s been tested — not another form like chloride, gluconate or oxide.
So if you’re struggling through a haze of constant tiredness and you just can’t get back to the energetic self you remember, it might be time to consider whether your aspartic acid levels need a boost. The health consequences of inadequate aspartic acid are serious and unpleasant — but fortunately they are also very easy to remedy.
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