Aspartates

18/Description

About

Aspartate is a vitamin-like substance called an amino acid. As a dietary supplement, aspartate is combined with minerals and is available as copper aspartate, iron aspartate, magnesium aspartate, manganese aspartate, potassium aspartate, and zinc aspartate.

Aspartates are used to increase absorption of the minerals they are combined with and to enhance athletic performance. Some forms are used to reduce brain damage caused by cirrhosis of the liver (hepatic encephalopathy) when given intravenously by a healthcare professional.

How it works

There isn't enough information to know how aspartates work.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Liver cirrhosis

Developing research suggests L-ornithine-L-aspartate given by IV (intravenously) might reduce brain damage in some patients with liver cirrhosis.

Enhancing athletic performance
Increasing mineral levels

So far there is not evidence that aspartates increase mineral absorption. Except in cases of mineral deficiency, such as iron-deficiency anemia, a well-balanced diet typically provides the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of minerals.

Other conditions

Concerns

It is not known if aspartates are safe.

18/Warnings

Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of aspartates duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Aspartates.

Interactions

No information available.

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