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L-ALANINE is a non-essential amino acid and is used by the body to build protein and was first isolated in 1879. The alpha-carbon in L-ALANINE is substituted with a levorotatory (l)-methyl group, making it one of the simplest amino acids with respect to molecular structure and is one of the most widely used in protein construction. It is required for the metabolism of glucose and tryptophan and beta-alanine is a constituent of vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) as well as coenzyme A. It has also demonstrated a cholesterol-reducing effect in rats. People suffering from Epstein Barr (also sometimes referred to as glandular fever) as well as chronic fatigue syndrome, have been linked to excessively high levels of alanine while having low levels of tyrosine and phenylalanine.
Directions: Take 1-3 capsules per day or as recommended by a health care professional. Pure L-ALANINE should be taken with vitamins and minerals. Tyson’s MVM (Multivitamin) is highly recommended. Powder equivalent is 1/4th level teaspoon for each capsule.
Boosts immune system by assisting in production of antibodies.
Required for growth and maintenance of muscle.
- Alanine is the primary glucogenic amino acid of the body.
- Liver’s ability to utilize alanine for gluconeogenesis is enormous, reaching saturation only when alanine levels approximate 900 micromole/100 ml (20-30 times normal levels).
- Main transporter of nitrogen from the muscles to the liver (glutamate also transports nitrogen from the muscles, but carries it primarily to the kidneys and intestines).
- Plasma levels are controlled predominantly by:
- Insulin: which regulates the release of alanine from the tissues.
- Glucagon: which regulates the transport of alanine to the liver.
Adult Reference Ranges
|Low||Normal (17-50 micromol/100 ml)||High|
|High glucagon and insulin levels||Protein Restriction|
|Fatigue||Diseases with secondary lactic acidosis|
|Viral Infection||Low glucagon and Insulin levels|