Characteristics of asparagine
What is asparagine?
Asparagine is an amino acid from the metabolism of other amino acids, which has an acidifying effect. Its hydrolysis produces another amino acid called aspartic acid and a nitrogenous substance.
The abbreviation for this amino acid is Asn.
Properties of asparagine
Asparagine has stimulating properties at the level of the central nervous system, it interferes with brain functioning and the correct maintenance of its connections and, therefore, of its actions, avoiding the appearance of related pathologies.
It also helps to synthesize the muscle mass of the organism.
In food, asparagine is involved in the Maillard reaction and produces substances such as acrylamide.
Contraindications of asparagine
Pregnant women or people suffering from liver and kidney diseases should not take asparagine supplements.
Although asparagine supplements can be taken, it is recommended to cover the needs of this amino acid through a balanced diet. In case of supplementation, it is advisable to consult with the specialist doctor beforehand.
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8 July, 2019