Glutamic Acid is important in the metabolism of sugars and fats, and aids in the transportation of potassium into the spinal
fluid and across blood-brain barrier. It is found at high levels in the blood and may infiltrate the brain in small amounts. The brain can use
glutamic acid as fuel.
Glutamic acid (glutamate) is an amino acid used by the body to build proteins. Glutamate is the most common excitatory (stimulating)
neurotransmitter in the central nervous system.
Sources of glutamic acid include high-protein foods, such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and dairy products. Some protein-rich plant foods
such as noni also supply glutamic acid.