Know your Amino Acids fact sheet:

Full name Alanine
3 letter name Ala
1 letter name A
   
What you see: What a biochemist sees:
synmod-alt-17  Alanine-x
Speciality There is a correlation between high levels of alanine and higher blood pressure, energy intake, cholesterol levels, and body mass index
Sources (animal) Meat, seafood, caseinate, dairy products, eggs, fish, gelatin, lactalbumin
Sources (plant) Beans, nuts, seeds, soy, whey, brewer’s yeast, brown rice, bran, corn, legumes, whole grains
   
Chemical formula C3H7NO2
Essential
Non-essential X
   
Hydrophobic X
Hydrophilic (neutral)
(positive)
(negative)
   

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