Amino Acid Toxicity

When an excess amount of one or more amino acids is administered, some adaptive failure can lead to accumulation of the amino acids or certain metabolites in the organism, leading to anatomic or functional damage. The acute oral toxic levels have been studied by adding increasing quantities of individual amino acids to a protein diet (41)

Table 10. Acute Oral Toxicity of Amino Acids in Rats

Amino Acids LD50 (g/kg weight of rat)

Table 10. Acute Oral Toxicity of Amino Acids in Rats

Amino Acids LD50 (g/kg weight of rat)

L-Alanine

>16

L-Arginine

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