The most abundant amino acid found in muscles
; helps build and maintain muscle tissue
; helps prevent muscle wasting that can accompany prolonged bed rest .
; a "brain fuel" that increases brain function and mental activity
; assists in maintaining the proper acid/alkaline balance in the body
; promotes a healthy digestive tract
; shortens the healing time of ulcers and alleviates fatigue, depression and impotence
; decreases sugar cravings and the desire for alcohol
; recently used in the treatment of schizophrenia and senility.