Other names: Ala, A
Specimen: Blood



Your Alanine is

Alanine is a nonpolar alpha-amino acid with the chemical formula CH3CH(NH2)COOH. Its codons are GCU, GCC, GCA, and GCG. It is a non-essential amino acid, meaning humans can naturally synthesize it, and it need not be ingested through diet. L-Alanine is second only to leucine in rate of occurrence, accounting for 7.8% of the primary structure in a sample of 1,150 proteins. D-Alanine occurs in bacterial cell walls and in some peptide antibiotics.
Eating properly and take supplements doesn't always translate into good health. Sometimes individuals can believe they are eating properly and, in fact, either not get enough or get too much of one of the essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids needed for good health. Vitamin, mineral, and amino acid imbalances are often associated with disease processes and the overall condition of one's health; with effects ranging from chronic fatigue syndrom and autoimmune diseases to neurological and cardiological disorders.