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Amino Acid Analysis
What is the significance of having high blood alanine levels? thsi was part of an amino acid analysis.
Associated with HTN: An international study led by Imperial College London found a correlation between high levels of alanine and higher blood pressure, energy intake, cholesterol levels, and body mass index. Alterations in the alanine cycle that increase the levels of serum alanine aminotransferase (ALT) is linked type II diabetes. ...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
Glutamine amino acid: Glutamine is an Amino Acid (basic building block of proteins). People take it for various reasons as a dietary supplement. It purportedly helps maintain muscle mass in athletes or patients following surgery or major illness. Patients on chemo may take it to prevent or lessen side-effects. Caution should be taken for those with kidney or liver failure, mental illness or epilepsy or allergy to msg. ...Read more
Not known for sure: Amino 2222 has several products, and since they are not medications approved by the fda, amino 2222 products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what side effects there are. If an amino 2222 user hears of some interaction or thinks he is getting a side effect, he can visit his primary care doctor. ...Read more
It's not that simple: This isn't sickle cell anemia. A huge variety of different genetic mutations cause hemophilia A. The most common troublesome one is an inversion in intron 22. I'm sorry you had trouble finding an answer to this question, and perhaps you'll enjoy reading up on this complex but fascinating study. ...Read more
Cysteine: Cysteine is a semi essential amino acid. Our body can synthesize it if sufficient methionine is consumed. It is contained in high protein foods, such as poultry, eggs, dairy, pork, and grains too. It is a precursor to glutathione in our livers, an essential antioxidant. It also participates in protein synthesis in tissue repair. It is a crucial amino acid from these two perspectives. ...Read more
Synthetic: "polyamino acids" are synthetic, and i don't know of any natural foods that contain them. Drug companies use them in research and drug delivery, etc. Of course proteins (that you can eat) are made up of Amino Acids (many of them!) -- so in a sense that would be like a polyamino acid. But it isn't the type the term usually means. ...Read more
Amino acid formula. Once something is broken down to a.A. How can you test to see if it is present? If whole DNA isn't found can it still be in there?
Amino acids: There are tests for Amino Acid levels but they are usually reserved for laboratory studies and not for the general public except when Amino Acid pathology is suspected (like phenylkentonuria). I imagine a complete analysis of all Amino Acids may be quite expensive & time consuming for accurate results. ...Read more
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