Alanine, an amino acid, has an important role as an energy source. It is one of the few amino acids that becomes glucose. Glucose is a sugar that the body uses as an energy source. Alanine is not really popular as a single supplement but is found in some energy drinks and formulas.
|Key Uses of Alanine|
|*Can reduce symptoms of prostate enlargement in men when used with some other amino acids.|
*Regulate blood sugar
*Helps produce cells in the bloodstream that support the immune system.
*Beta-alanine, another form of alanine, helps the adrenal glands function.
Animal proteins are the best source. Other sources include dairy, oats, and avocado.