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Amino Ac Medication
I have recently begun taking a Master Amino Acid Pattern Supplement, I am curious if this could interfering with any of my prescription medications?
Hello,I have been on Narcotic medication for about 10yr for Chronic Intractable pain.What vitamins/amino acids are being depleted? I had Gastric Bypass in 2010 to reduce weight on my spine.Issue=absorbtion. What do I eat to make sure I absorb meds?
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 not see your meds listed. Medications with or without Gastric Bypass have different absorption. Some with foods or not and some interact with different medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Amino acids: I believe this refers to essential Amino Acids the body can't produce. There are 10. They must be derived from foods or supplements. Consult nutritionist as there is much hype among body builders and products being sold. They are literally the body's building blocks. Ie creative for muscle tissue. They can be overused so avoid hype and testimonials. ...Read more
See below: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein that help form muscles and other body tissue. Essential Amino Acids are those that must be consumed every day to support optimal health. Cooking foods destroys some essential Amino Acids they contain, but the negative effects vary depending on which cooking method is used.Even straight sulfuric acid will not destroy most amino acids. ...Read more
Let me explain: The essential branched chain Amino Acids (bcaa's) include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The above "essential" Amino Acids will be used for protein synthesis which is optimal for advanced human performance. It should also be noted that essential Amino Acids are not produced in the body such as non-essential amino acids, but rather obtained through proper nutrition. ...Read more
They are not!: Protein is purely made of a number of amino acids.V when Amino Acids are added to a supplement, they are usually branched chain. Theoretically, the are absorbed directly, rather than having to be broken dow first in your intestine. But the benefits are minimal to the cost, a may not exist at all despite the hype in protein supplements! not needed. ...Read more
Essential Amino Acid: The Amino Acids regarded as essential for humans are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, lysine, and histidine essential Amino Acids are "essential" not because they are more important to life than the others, but because the body does not synthesize them. ...Read more
No: Well balanced diet is what you want and need. Amino acids may be deleterious to your health especially with constant use or lage amounts. The literature is not well defined on this but there were cases that suffered from serious side effects relating to Amino Acid supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer