Got my blood results for an amino acid test. Laid off all supplements and powders for a few days beforehand and was surprised to see that the levels of all the amino acids were in the range apart from one - Glutamic Acid. I realise nobody seems to care about Glutamic acid as it appears to be readily available in food and easily converted from a number of other amino acids and compounds - aspartic acid,ornithine, arginine, proline, and alpha-ketoglutarate. My levels of ornithine, arginine were at the high end. I also had good levels of Glutamine which I think is made from Glutamic acid.
Does anyone understand how this can be? Looking at food sources - I eat oats and peanuts which both look loaded with it.
I am also looking to optimise the other amino acids which may be at the lower end of the range compared to others - eg lysine was low whereas arginine was high end.
BTW I am on T replacement now in middle of range and have osteoporosis. I’m also taking Vit D, Calcium, Magnesium, B Complex, K2, Boron and zinc mainly for the bone health.
I am also suffering from death by Google!