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  • CAS No:338-69-2 (2R)-2-aminopropanoic acid
    Molecular Structure

    Detailed Description


    product Name: D-Alanine
    Synonyms: D-2-Aminopropionic acid; (R)-2-Aminopropionic acid; H-D-Ala-OH
    Molecular Formula: C3H7NO2
    Molecular Weight: 89.09
    CAS Registry Number: 338-69-2
    EINECS: 206-418-1

    Alpha-alanine is a non-essential amino acid. Non-essential amino acids can be made by the body, so they don’t have to be provided by food. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins.

    You may see the terms “L-alpha-alanine” and “D-alpha-alanine.“ The “L” refers to the “left-handed” chemical form of the alpha-alanine molecule. The “D” refers to the “right-handed” chemical form of the molecule. The L and D forms are mirror-images of each other.

    Alpha-alanine is used for low blood sugar (hypoglycemia), diarrhea-related dehydration, liver disease, enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, BPH), fatigue, stress, and certain inherited disorders including glycogen storage disease and urea cycle disorders.


    Possibly Effective for:
    Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) in people with type 1 diabetes. Some research shows that taking L-alpha-alanine by mouth can raise blood sugar levels after a “blood sugar low” due to taking too much insulin. L-alpha-alanine can also prevent blood sugar from dropping too low overnight.

    Insufficient Evidence for:
    Diarrhea-related dehydration. Studies to date have produced mixed results about the effectiveness of L-alpha-alanine in treating dehydration due to diarrhea.
    An inherited disorder called glycogen storage disease. There is some evidence that L-alpha-alanine can improve some, but not all, symptoms of the disease.
    Schizophrenia. Early research suggests D-alpha-alanine might help regular drugs work better for improving symptoms in people with schizophrenia.
    Liver disease.
    Enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, BPH).
    Urea cycle disorders.
    Other conditions.
    More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of alpha-alanine for these uses.

    Side Effects
    Alpha-alanine seems to be safe when used appropriately for a short time. Side effects have not been reported in studies of alpha-alanine.
    Special Precautions & Warnings:
    Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of alpha-alanine during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

    Diabetes: L-alpha-alanine can increase blood sugar levels in people with diabetes. This can be helpful if blood sugar levels are too low, but it can be harmful if blood sugar levels are normal or too high. Monitor your blood sugar carefully if you have diabetes and use alpha-alanine.

  • Alpha-alanine/D-Alanine
  • Alpha-alanine/D-Alanine