Glutamic Acid & Why It Even Matters

A quick refresher: what are amino acids and why are they even important.


Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein, which are the building blocks of life.

Amino acids are essentially the building blocks of life and are absolutely essential for every metabolic process. One of their most important tasks is the transport and storage of all nutrients (i.e. water, fat, carbohydrates, proteins, minerals and vitamins). They the foundation of our bodies and so essential for so many functions that take place every minutes of every day that the majority of diseases such as obesity, high-cholesterol levels, diabetes, insomnia, erectile dysfunction and even arthritis can be traced back to metabolic disturbances.


Not only is this amino acid important for protein synthesis it is also critical for healthy brain development and function, as it is essentially fuel for your brain. It is a direct energy source for your brain to help support and stimulate learning, alertness, long term memory and other cognitive functions. It's also important for energy production, helps protect your immune system, removes toxic ammonia from the body and supports muscle growth and healthy muscle function.


Now let’s talk about hemp!

Hemp protein contains all 20 known amino acids including the 8 essential and 2 semi-essential amino acids (EAAs) our bodies cannot produce. Glutamic acid is one of the main aminos in hemp seeds! So make sure you're eating your hemp seed to fuel your brain, your body, and all it's incredible functions. 

As always, eat more plants! 🙂🌱

 

 

 

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Sources:

http://www.aminoacid-studies.com/areas-of-use/

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/L-glutamic_acid#section=Top

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3562502

http://www.hempseed.ca/high-protein-food/

 

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