Aspartic acid is a non-essential amino acid. This means it can be made from other
substances in your body. It helps make other amino acids and some nucleotides. Aspartic
acid also plays a role in energy production in the body. It also helps send chemical
signals through the nervous system.
There may be benefits that have not yet been proven through research.
Some athletes claim aspartic acid improves stamina. It may enhance your immune system.
Aspartic acid may protect you from toxins and neural and brain disorders. It may help
treat chronic fatigue.
Amino acids are available as single amino acids or in amino-acid combinations. They
also come as part of multivitamins, proteins, and food supplements. The forms include
tablets, fluids, and powders.
By eating enough protein in your diet, you get all the amino acids you need.
There are no conditions that increase the need for aspartic acid.
Side effects, toxicity, and interactions
Using a single amino acid supplement may lead to negative nitrogen balance. This can
lessen how well your metabolism works. It can make your kidneys work harder. In children,
taking single amino acid supplements may cause growth problems.
You should not take high doses of single amino acids for long periods of time.
Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use aspartic acid supplements.