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Healthy people do not need to take glutamic acid as a supplement; for those who do use this amino acid, appropriate amounts should be determined with the consultation of a physician.
Most food sources of protein supply glutamic acid, so only a person deficient in protein would become deficient in glutamic acid.1
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