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what are the dangers of using amino acid supplements

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaym Puppala
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Should be OK.: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A well balanced diet should provide all the protein needed. Taking an Amino Acid supplement should d ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Generally no: Unless you have a specific medical condition for which amino acid supplementation was prescribed, then - no. You or anyone else at any age that is oth ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No one knows: Rather than take supplements, eat real food. In this case, animal protein, eggs, beans/legumes, nuts & soy have a full complement of amino acids. ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Or not take it at all.Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best.Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything.Do ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Tyrosine: Please go to WebMD and search for "tyrosine". The article should be easy for you to read and understand. Side effects can occur but there is often a ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Rychlik
25 years experience Fertility Medicine
None: No studies have shown a benefit.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
People need less: Calcium than previously thought. Please don't take it by itself but get a product that contains co-factors such as d, k, boron, etc, . They the calc ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Folic Acid: It is a kind of vitamin b. Definitely helps to protect pregnant women to deliver normal babies. Other indications for Folic Acid and if it protects u ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Non-essential: This is an essential amino acid for cats, but not for humans. Don't waste your money.
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A 35-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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sinclair
37 years experience Family Medicine
No proof: Unless you are having a documented vitamin deficiency, there is no proof that taking extra vitamins help. Most folks in the usa are deficient in vitam ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Cramp diarrhea: High doses of Folic Acid might cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, rash, sleep disorders, irritabilit, confusion, nausea, stomach upset, behavior change ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
32 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
To create Protein: The provide the building blocks for protein manufacture. Protein builds muscle with increases metabolism which burns calories. Protein added to meals ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dietary Supplements: can used used in cases where there are deficiencies of specific vitamins and / or mineralis.
A 46-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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Probably none: None.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Adverse effects: When consumed in high enough amounts, for a long enough time, or in combination with certain other substances, all chemicals can be toxic, including n ... Read More
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Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on Ur-: -age. I assume U R young. There's a place 4 protein sups, but U must B sure not 2 over do it. U need 50gms daily, with a weight training program, U sh ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennie Law
13 years experience Endocrinology
Goal is 'adequate': Getting an 'adequate' dose of calcium reduces risk of weak bones from osteomalacia. Not sure there is any benefit for taking extra/excessive amts of c ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
23 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Anti-aging: Anti-aging supplements is perhaps a bit of a misnomer. Perhaps we will call them, "healthy aging" supplements. The effects are varied. The goals ar ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Folic acid: Helps to prevent neural tube defects.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
Are you serious?: Where on earth did you come across Sanatogen powder? It was one of those old 19th-century patent medicines that were quite rightly driven into extinct ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Not a legitimate the: Zinc is not a legitimate therapy except for a few rare conditions. Don't believe the junk science. Save your money.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
An Amino Acid: Phenylalanine is possibly safe for most people. Having too much phenylalanine during pregnancy can increase the chances of birth defects especially f ... Read More
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