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Can glutamates from natural sources be excitotoxic?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology
2 doctors agree

In brief: You flunked the quiz

Excitotoxicity is COMPLICATED.
Don't assume you understand it just because you've read a few lines about it here or there. But that's not really relevant to your question. Glutamic acid (glutamate) is NOT an essential amino acid. Your body makes all the glutamate it needs from alanine &/or aspartic acid. Consuming "natural sources" of glutamate simply means your body needs to make less of it.

In brief: You flunked the quiz

Excitotoxicity is COMPLICATED.
Don't assume you understand it just because you've read a few lines about it here or there. But that's not really relevant to your question. Glutamic acid (glutamate) is NOT an essential amino acid. Your body makes all the glutamate it needs from alanine &/or aspartic acid. Consuming "natural sources" of glutamate simply means your body needs to make less of it.
Dr. Mark Fisher
Dr. Mark Fisher
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Excitotoxicity is the mechanism by which neurons die in pathologic processes like spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, als, brain trauma and stroke.
Natural sources (for example, eating foods with glutamate) will not cause harm.

In brief: No

Excitotoxicity is the mechanism by which neurons die in pathologic processes like spinal cord injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, als, brain trauma and stroke.
Natural sources (for example, eating foods with glutamate) will not cause harm.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
Thank
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