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Aspartate sources
« on: June 30, 2021, 07:14:42 AM »
I'm trying to hunt down an Aspartate source. Supplements with Ornithine tend to make me very tired, so I was curious as to whether L-Aspartic Acid would fit the bill? I saw someone linked to D-Aspartic Acid on the discord previously, and that you suggested against it, but the product below seems to be the L isomer. 

https://uk.iherb.com/pr/Source-Naturals-L-Aspartic-Acid-Powder-3-53-oz-100-g/998?gclid=CjwKCAjwrPCGBhALEiwAUl9X03_4QVTeEqOcnZ3V379uIZUVvxomonIbcg1p-436VWSX-TtG6FqEDRoCouYQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

What do you reckon Joshua?


Re: Aspartate sources
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 03:11:05 AM »
Yes, given that l-ornithine l-aspartate appears to have gotten quite popular and seems to be out of stock everywhere, this looks like a sensible option.

https://au.iherb.com/pr/Now-Foods-L-Ornithine-Powder-8-oz-227-g/725
https://au.iherb.com/pr/Source-Naturals-L-Aspartic-Acid-Powder-3-53-oz-100-g/998

I think "SHOPAPP" gives 20% off still..

HEPA-MERZ in EU is another (expensive) option.
NB. I am NOT a doctor and all information provided is for educational purposes only.

Please consult your physician before attempting anything you read here.


Re: Aspartate sources
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2021, 06:14:11 AM »
I've been wondering about this, too.

I don't think the L isomer versus an R isomer would be as functional. I really don't know if they work equally well in re-supplying Aspartate to the reactions necessary.

I had thought about going after the Mg / Potassium Aspartate's as a replacement given the inability to source LOLA, but so many of those have other forms of Potassium / Mg compounds. And, calculating Aspartate dosing from the mix is possible, but a bit of a pain.

Luckily I found a source thru Walmart's network


Re: Aspartate sources
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2021, 09:35:44 PM »
I've been wondering about this, too.

I don't think the L isomer versus an R isomer would be as functional. I really don't know if they work equally well in re-supplying Aspartate to the reactions necessary.

I had thought about going after the Mg / Potassium Aspartate's as a replacement given the inability to source LOLA, but so many of those have other forms of Potassium / Mg compounds. And, calculating Aspartate dosing from the mix is possible, but a bit of a pain.

Luckily I found a source thru Walmart's network
D-aspartic acid has a very different biological action. Someone here did try that out once and the comment was that it was similar to consuming a large dose of MSG.

L-aspartate has functions for protein synthesis. 
D-aspartic acid can provide benefits for hormone synthesis.. It also has an acute relationship with NMDA receptors.