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in what ways are vitamins similar to essential amino acids for humans

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
It's about balance: Veganism is a lifestyle that includes no animal-based food and sometimes even clothing, soaps and cosmetics. Humans are omnivores by design, meaning w ... Read More
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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Vegan: Quinoa, soy, lentils, tomato, orange, nuts, seeds, oatmeal, peach, plum ,prune, broccoli, banana, blueberry, acai, brown rice,
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You can't: If you become a non-supplementing vegan, you will ruin your health. Clinicians describe it as so common that there's even a "vegetarian's myelopathy", ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Don't do it!: Vitamins are no substitute for food. A little planning will fix you up. Take a prepared meal to work with you. Buy some healthy supplemental foods lik ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Essentially All: Vitamins are just simple helper molecules present in nearly all foods to extent humans have not maintained every gene/protein needed to make them out ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Harmless: The manufacturer reports that they contain common nutrients and apart from the money you pay for them, there should be no side effects.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Whose idea is this?: If you have a family member or special person who is a food faddist / cult member, and they are trying to force you to do this, then tell them you're ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Con=infection: Why risk it? All the things you listed are very absorbable via oral route with no risks of infection.I doubt a reputable dr is offering this injectabl ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Tests: Your question has a supposition that you need a lab test. There are rare needs to check vitamin level and even rarer need to check amino acid levels. ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
It should not: Magnesium might interfere with some medications but not Amino Acids absorption. Why would you need to take Amino Acid supplement? Is it better that yo ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Bypass: B12 and Folate are often sacrificed in Gastric Bypass and I would consider supplementing that. As to medications, I would talk to your doctor. I do n ... Read More
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