Alanine

Alanine is a non-essential amino acid used in protein synthesis and the regeneration of glucose within the liver via the glucose–alanine cycle.

Our evidence-based analysis features 5 unique references to scientific papers.


Research analysis by and verified by the Examine.com Research Team. Last updated on Jul 19, 2018.

Scientific Support & Reference Citations

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  1. Harris RC, Söderlund K, Hultman E. Elevation of creatine in resting and exercised muscle of normal subjects by creatine supplementation. Clin Sci (Lond). (1992)
  2. Diet and Refsum's disease. The determination of phytanic acid and phytol in certain foods and the application of this knowledge to the choice of suitable convenience foods for patients with Refsum's disease.
  3. Rawson ES, et al. Creatine supplementation does not improve cognitive function in young adults. Physiol Behav. (2008)
  4. Benton D, Donohoe R. The influence of creatine supplementation on the cognitive functioning of vegetarians and omnivores. Br J Nutr. (2011)
  5. Phytanic acid: measurement of plasma concentrations by gas–liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry analysis and associations with diet and other plasma fatty acids.

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"Alanine," Examine.com, published on 25 August 2012, last updated on 19 July 2018, http://examine.com/supplements/alanine/