Shilajit component in focus: Glutamic Acid

Shilajit is a natural compound made of various elements. We have already discussed the multiple benefits of shilajit for our health but there is still a lot to learn. All these benefits are courtesy of the myriad of elements found in shilajit.  One of these elements is glutamic acid. It is quite abundant in Shilajit and possesses a vast array of interesting effects on our health. Let's explore the wonders of glutamic acid in detail.

What is glutamic acid?

 Glutamic Acid is an amino acid used to form proteins. In the body, it turns into glutamate.This is a chemical that helps nerve cells in the brain send and receive information from other cells. It may be involved in learning and memory.It plays a vital role in neural activation. It is one of the 20 amino acids.There are two types of amino acids, essential amino acids, and non-essential amino acids. Glutamic acid is a non-essential amino acid that forms proteins.

When we eat proteins, they are broken down into smaller parts in the stomach with the help of stomach acid. These smaller parts are called amino acids. The body then incorporates them into its cells and we could say that amino acids are an integral part of every cell. The importance of amino acids is told by the fact that the cell membrane is made up of 75% fat and 25% protein and if we lack protein, the body cannot form new cells, it cannot regenerate, and as a result, our immune system drops. Amino acids make up nails, hair, and skin, as well as hormones. In addition, amino acids are involved in the transport of nutrients throughout the body and are an integral part of hemoglobin. They affect the acid-base balance in the blood and represent a source of energy.

Uses and Functions of Glutamic Acid

Metabolism: It plays a vital role in cellular metabolism. In the human body, dietary proteins are broken down into amino acids by digestion. Transamination is one of the key processes in amino acid degradation. Glutamate also plays a vital role in the disposal of excess nitrogen in the human body.

Functioning of Brain: It acts as an energy source for the brain for high functioning and stimulates mental readiness. A lack of amino acids can lead to attention deficit disorder. Glutamic acid is recommended by medical practitioners as it helps with behavioral problems and helps in creating an improved learning environment.

Functioning of Heart: Monosodium glutamate is a form of glutamic acid that helps in improving the functions of the heartbeat. It also helps to decrease chest pain associated with coronary heart disease.

Prostate Health: Glutamic acid aids the normal functioning of the prostate. Naturally, the prostate consists of a high concentration of glutamic acid.

Immune System Support and Detoxification: Glutamic acid is necessary for the removal of toxic metabolic waste products produced by the human body. Mainly, it is essential for detoxifying ammonia which is done by conversion of glutamic acid into glutamine.

Natural sources of Glutamic Acid

  • The prime source of glutamic acid includes food products with high proteins namely eggs, dairy products, fish, meat, and poultry. These amino acids are also used as an additive to add certain flavors to the products.
  • Vegetable Sources of glutamic acid include cabbage, beets, spinach, parsley, kale, wheat, and wheatgrass.
  • All the legumes and beans are very rich in proteins and contain a significant amount of glutamic acids.
  • And last but not least, Shilajit. When talking about amino acids in Shilajit, the percentage of glutamic acid is quite high. Is it a coincidence that such a wonderful substance has everything we need? Definitely not.You can well understand how amazing a substance is shilajit and what is the reason behind all its superb qualities.

Shilajit is sold in several forms, including capsules, powder, and liquid resin. But authentic shilajit comes only in resin form. 

Why Shilajit Canada?

Choosing a reputable source, like Shilajit Canada is very important for the supplement to be effective and safe. Shilajit Canada directly sources shilajit above 18,000 ft. from the Himalayan range near K2 Mountain. We only select the best gold grade and discard all other material that is of inferior quality. Purified at source using ancient techniques, glacial water, and sun; we are privileged to introduce the K2 Himalayan Gold graded shilajit – the finest standard you can buy. Our Shilajit is fairly traded where villagers are earning full value for their hard work and we are supporting communities by giving back a percentage of our sales for health care and education. We are making a difference in people’s lives and now you have an opportunity to make a difference too by choosing us.


The information provided on this site is intended for your general knowledge only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment for specific medical conditions. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. The information on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.