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A 48-year-old member asked:

Can i take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should i just take them after i train?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
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 not be lazy.Do the work and eat well.

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A 33-year-old male asked:

Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
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. So eat a variety of these foods. Check out http://choosemyplate.gov/food-groups/protein-foods.html.
Last updated Nov 5, 2013


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