ALANINE (Non-Essential Amino Acid)
Alanine plays a major role in the transfer of nitrogen from peripheral tissue to the
liver. It aids in the metabolism of glucose, a simple carbohydrate that the body uses for
energy. It guards against the buildup of toxic substances that are released into muscle cells when muscle protein is broken down quickly to meet energy needs, such as what happens with aerobic
exercise. Alanine strengthens the immune system by producing antibodies.
Formulas that contain ALANINE
(NON-ESSENTIAL AMINO ACID): Alert
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