An amino acid present in the human body and more specifically in our nervous and endocrine system, naturally created by the organism, with no need to be received by a particular food.
The neuro-endocrine system plays an important role in the body since it coordinates many actions taking place simultaneously in the body.
The D-Aspartic acid is used by many dietary supplements as a testosterone booster. Its activity lasts about one and a half weeks and the recommended dosage is 2000, or 3000mg daily. For a proper use, it should be discontinued after about 12 days of use.
Research on this substance has just begun so clear conclusions will be reached when this is completed.
D-Aspartic acid, as mentioned, is an amino acid. In general, Amino acids produce proteins and hormones performing various functions in the body. We usually see them in two forms. In this case, D-Aspartic Acid is present in D and L. Form L produces proteins while Form D produces and releases hormones.
Following clinical trials, it has been shown that in people with normal levels of testosterone, the D-Aspartic acid has offered many benefits. However, no changes were found in persons with reduced testosterone levels.
The procedure followed in the body is as follows: D-Aspartic Acid sends signals to brain to release several hormones. These hormones help in the production of testosterone.
Help is provided in the human body at many levels and in particular:
1. Raises energy levels. The higher the testosterone levels, the more amount of oxygen flow to the muscles, and the greater promotion of red blood cells, resulting in greater energy production.
2. Increases muscle mass. Natural testosterone boosters increase the muscle mass. Muscle protein is produced and thus more lean mass is created.
3. Improves blood circulation. With testosterone, many red blood cells are collected and more oxygen is directed to muscles. So an increased muscle mass and higher strength levels are observed.
4. Increases the amount of sperm. The result is higher chances of fertility and pregnancy of the partner.
5. Improves the quality of sleep. Increased testosterone brings better sleep, therefore more energy and generally better health.
As mentioned, clinical studies have only started a while ago, so no statement could be made on whether D-Aspartic Acid increases testosterone levels. A certain number supports a theory that this increase is very high while deny any difference. Conclusions are therefore mixed and the actual response will only be given when the studies are completed.
Though no scientific answers may support something similar, conclusions drawn up to date show that D-Aspartic Acid helps increase muscle mass and enhance endurance.
D-Aspartic Acid provides important assistance to those involved with bodybuilding. This reason it is used in many supplements.
Based on a research conducted, in the case of 3 grams of D-aspartic Acid administered daily, produced no change in body weight, while no increase in testosterone or muscle mass was observed. Surely, we can not take this finding as a safe conclusion, and since the sample of research was too small, any statements have limited use.
The results from a very limited research showed that the effect of the substance on male fertility is minimal or negligible. Again, we are not talking about a comprehensive and clear research.
The limited number of studies so far does not seem to favor a raise of testosterone levels in the body, so no recommendation on its use is made. Further, it is a personal case of each potential user to assess whether or not there is a reason to test it and draw its own conclusions.
Generally, however, any increase, even small, observed with the use of this substance, is observed in people with very low testosterone levels who have mainly a sedentary life pattern of living. Again this is a conclusion of a small research carried out.
This substance could be useful in certain categories of persons:
It is recommended to have your testosterone level tested by a specialist doctor, prior to using this supplement.
Persons who should not use D-Aspartic Acid include:
In some cases increased aggression, intense hair growth and an increased appetite have been observed.
The purity of the substance plays an important role in the presence of side effects. When this substance coexists with the filler substance for achieving a longer duration, side effects such as frequent headaches have been observed. In other cases where D-Aspartic Acid does not coexist with the filler, no side effects are likely to occur.
Other side effects observed and reported by users are:
Generally speaking, any of those effects mentioned or reported are of mild form and do not last for long.
An important detail is that in all previous reports it is unclear whether these side effects were detected in supplements of D-Aspartic Acid or in supplements in which simply this substance was part of the overall composition.
D-Aspartic Acid is not included in banned supplements. It is considered as safe so far. So you should not worry about possible side effects that may occur.
Certainly, it is important that the correct dosage should be followed in all supplements. Excessive use is very likely to cause side effects.
The recommended dose is 3 grams daily and is enough to increase the amount of testosterone in people from 21 years of age or older.
Its effect on sperm is also important. In addition to increasing its quantity, also improves quality and therefore helps a lot to a possible fertility problem.
Regarding the duration of use, opinions differ. Others claim that the ideal duration is 12 days and then a discontinuation for some days is ideal, while others consider it as safe for a continued use of 90 days. Of course, there is a huge gap between these two theories, but we do not have enough data to support either of these. Unfortunately, the information is very limited.
The side effects, observed in some cases, are of mild intensity and duration, however, if we are talking about the use of the D-Aspartic Acid supplement and not a supplement that includes this substance among its ingredients.
Similar research shows that the use of D-Aspartic Acid is quite economic and beneficial. For those who want an improvement in testosterone levels relatively economically, it is an ideal solution.
Taking into account all information available so far, I would say that the effectiveness of D-Aspartic Acid as a testosterone booster is rather doubtful.
This conclusion is due to the fact that studies so far are incomplete.
On one hand, there are reported side effects of “mild” form which still exist. No matter how short they are, they are still undesirable for all of us.
Generally there are controversial comments and opinions not convincing me personally and I think this happens with most of you.
I would suggest that you visit a specialist doctor, make appropriate testosterone tests and let the doctor decide if you should use supplements or if you really need it.
If you have its consent, then make sure you choose something supported by clear conclusions.
You should always opt for positive reviews and a number of research studies carried out resulting to a safe conclusion.
Any selection not carefully made could cause serious problems to your organism and in the end it is a waste of time.
In this case, per example, there are serious disputes on some important points as in the time this substance could be received with no problem.
A number of persons support that 12 days with a break of one week is ideal, while others insist that a continuous use of 90 days could not cause any problem. This difference alone is a very significant parameter in the use of the substance and the safety of its use.
So trust a tested product on which many studies have been conducted so you do not have to risk time and money. Make a safe choice safe because our health is the most important factor and we should never risk it.