D-aspartic acid was first discovered in 1827 by a French pharmacist, Plisson. DAA is one of the twenty proteinogenic amino acids in the body. These twenty amino acids are the building blocks of protein. DAA is formed by the uniting of L-aspartate and a “racemate,” which then forms D-aspartate (D-aspartic acid). &...
D-aspartic acid was first discovered in 1827 by a French pharmacist, Plisson. DAA is one of the twenty proteinogenic amino acids in the body. These twenty amino acids are the building blocks of protein. DAA is formed by the uniting of L-aspartate and a “racemate,” which then forms D-aspartate (D-aspartic acid). Located in the pituitary gland and testes, DAA has been shown to have positive effects on testosterone production in the body.
DAA when consumed can help the body increase testosterone production in the body. By allowing the body to produce testosterone naturally, DAA can be a potentially safer alternative to steroids. A study in the late ‘90s showed a 42% increase in male participants’ testosterone with just 12 days supplementing with DAA.
A rise in testosterone production leads to an increase in muscle mass, strength, fat loss, and even improves sex drive. More testosterone can facilitate faster improvements in physique development. Whether you’re a competitive bodybuilder, strength athlete or simply want to look better on the beach, increasing testosterone with a DAA supplement can help you reach your fitness goals faster.
Supplementing with DAA has also been shown to increase nitric oxide levels in the blood. Nitric oxide helps facilitate blood flow through the body, improving muscle pumps as well as speeding up lactic acid removal. Both of these effects have been show to help weightlifters gain muscle more effectively.
Sources and Dosage
DAA can be consumed through some common foods. A few examples are lunch meats, sausage, asparagus, oats, and wild game. Although DAA can be consumed through diet, it is undoubtedly in small amounts. If a consumer is attempting to use DAA to improve testosterone production, a supplement form may be easier to consume. The typical dosage recommendation for DAA is around 3 grams per day. Some supplements found at MFN containing D-aspartic acid are:
-Revolution PCT by Final Flex
-Pure Test by Final Flex
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