What is DAA?

The existence of D- forms of amino acids has been known for many, many decades though often overlooked.   However, as analytic methods became more fine, it was discovered that D-amino acids were present in certain locations and tissue types.  Some areas accumulated D-amino as a result of aging changes; others seem to generate free D-amino acids, suggesting certain D-amino acids may have a functional role – similar to neurotransmitters, hormones, or secondary messengers.

A D-amino acid, D-Aspartic Acid is generating a string of interesting research on the role of D-aspartic acid (DAA) on the growth and physiology of living organisms.  DAA is both an endogenous substance and part of the natural food supply; DAA is created within the body itself from L-aspartic acid.

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