Workout-Related Benefits of D-Aspartic Acid
Due to promoting healthy testosterone levels, you may notice an increase in energy. Also tied to this benefit is a likelihood of increased lifts and reduced recovery time.
D-Aspartic Acid Dosage and Cycling
Take 3 grams of D-aspartic acid once daily. The cycle times for this supplement for maximum benefits is a debated topic.
We recommend cycling off after 2 weeks of D-aspartic acid supplementation, as you may start to see a reduction in benefits after 2-3 weeks. Then wait for 3-4 weeks before resuming supplementation.
You can also cut your D-aspartic acid cycle short if you stop noticing the benefits before two weeks. This will reduce your wait time before resuming the next cycle.
Breaking down DAA
Let’s keep the boring stuff for last. You can skip this section if you aren’t interested in anything past the supplement’s benefits.
DAA, short for D-aspartic acid, is a non essential amino acid. This means that your body naturally produces this, so supplementation isn’t needed for survival.
If you’ve ever wondered about the ‘D’ in the supplement’s name, it’s due to being an enantiomer of aspartate. This means that its structure is a mirror image of another enantiomer. In this case, its “mirror image partner” is L-aspartic acid. But despite having similarities, these supplements fulfill different roles. One of L-aspartic acid’s primary roles is synethesizing proteins. However, unlike D-aspartic acid, supplementing with it does not seem to convey increased benefits.