Glutamic acid is one of the most common amino acids and can be found in abundance in all plants and animals. It is well known for its ability to help support mental function, as it is the primary food for our brain. Glutamic acid has shown to help thinking, mental alertness, boost intelligence, increase mood, and has powerful antioxidant properties that lock onto ammonia and remove it from our muscles and brain.
The daily amount of Glutamic acid should be between 500-2,000 mg and should be taken first thing in the morning without food.
Monosodium glutamine (MSG) is a salt form of Glutamic acid, so if you are sensitive to MSG you should avoid using Glutamic acid even though the two affect the body in very different ways.