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Jerry Story
Posted on Saturday, June 04, 2005 - 8:16 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is there a difference between the way the body handles glutamate and glutamic acid?

Glutamic acid is an amino acid. Does glutamate also qualify as an amino acid?
Deb A.
Posted on Sunday, June 05, 2005 - 3:38 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I it is free glutamic acid and free glutamate, there is very little difference...the "mate" at the end, as I understand it, means that it (free glutamic acid) is combined with another substance like sodium to make salt. In this form, it can dissolve better in foods. The amino acid, glutamic acid, is still present....so in the body, it effects one the same way.
Deb A.
Posted on Sunday, June 05, 2005 - 3:39 pm:   Delete PostPrint Post   Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That should start: If it is free....sorry!

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