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Doctor insights on: Amino Acid Deficiency Symptoms

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What are the causes of amino acid deficiency in the elderly?

What are the causes of amino acid deficiency in the elderly?

Many causes: Just a few common ones- por eating habits, lack of enzymes to help break down protein during absorption, certain meds (proton pump=priloseccut down on B12 production in stomach) these lead to deficiencies. There can be allergies involved. The aging process slows down certain processes that help keep the body homeostasis mechanism (meaning force in body that keeps all our functions in the order Read more

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4 year olds blood work shows deficiency in amino acid proline. What could be causing this?

4 year olds blood work shows deficiency in amino acid proline. What could be causing this?

Genetics: Did you mean a deficiency in the proline oxidase? Hyperprolinemia is a result of a genetic deficiency - meaning she was born with it. The following link is a little technical but gives some useful information and has other useful links for parents: http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/condition/hyperprolinemia Read more

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What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?, Am deficient in magnesium

What is the recommended dosage of magnesium both - as amino acid chelate and as oxide heavy?, Am deficient in magnesium

Magnesium deficiency: Most Americans are low in magnesium. It can vary from one person to another up to 8 fold how much magnesium a person needs. I recommend following label directions and increasing by one dose per night until 8 doses or loose stool. If you get to loose stool, consider that one dose too many. Most people only need 2 or 3 doses per day, and it could be taken all at bedtime. Read more

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A person must take protein supplement or amino acid supplement, and how can we know our body is amino acid deficient?

A person must take protein supplement or amino acid supplement, and how can we know our body is amino acid deficient?

Usually not needed: Protein is made up of amino acids, There are 9 amino acids that need to be eaten every day for best health. They are found in animal products like meat, milk, & eggs, & most healthy people eating 0.8grams of protein for each kg of weight get enough. Plant sources of protein: Soy is OK IF COOKED. Quinoa OK also. For most, though, a combination is needed; eg rice AND beans - but do research first. Read more

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Hi Doctor. Suffered depression for a few years, lose of optimism. Other symptoms, history of excessive masturbation. Started taking Maca Root and tried to reduce masturbation. I'm reading only positive reviews of bee pollen and an amino acid called GABA wo

Hi Doctor. Suffered depression for a few years, lose of optimism. Other symptoms, history of excessive masturbation. Started taking Maca Root and tried to reduce masturbation. I'm reading only positive reviews of bee pollen and an amino acid called GABA wo

Feeling Good: There are several types of depression. Reactive depression occurs as a result of loss and eventually we adjust. If one does not adjust or if the cause is not clear certainly seek professional help. "feeling good" by david burns is an excellent self-help book based on science. Don't let the thickness of it intimidate you. Take it bit by bit. The very best to you. Masturbation is not cause. Read more

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Is amino acid good or bad?

Amino acids: If you do not have the you die. That is bad.
if you make too much of some you die. That is bad.
if you have the right ones you live. That is good. Read more

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Are amino acid tablets healthy for you?

Are amino acid tablets healthy for you?

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 more

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How to diagnose an amino acid disorder?

How to diagnose an amino acid disorder?

Amino acid disorder: Take a history including detailed family history.
Do careful physical exam looking for evidence of the many amino acid disorders.
Order correct lab tests.
Happy to do 2nd opinion on this. Read more

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Is glutamine a basic amino acid?

Is glutamine a basic amino acid?

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

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Can we use amino acid 2222 tabs in preworkout?

Can we use amino acid 2222 tabs in preworkout?

Maybe: Can you provide more information about these tabs? Many Amino Acids are helpful for muscle repair - but your description of "2222" is not meaningful to me (and I study supplements and nutrition). Read more

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Is melamine an amino acid or protein?

Is melamine an amino acid or protein?

Neither.: It is a nitrogen rich plastic frequently added to food products to artificially boost protein assays because of its nitrogen content. Avoid! The chinese infant formulas and pet foods have had scandals in the past for putting this in said material! It is toxic! Can cause a myriad of problems, particularly renal problems! Read more

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What are amino acid vitamin capsules taken for?

What are amino acid vitamin capsules taken for?

Depends: Amino acids are precursors to helping build many essential enzymes and proteins for the body. I use it for anti aging, helping restore muscle balance, and for many degenerative diseases that are losing muscle mass or GI disfunction. Everyone does not necessarily need to be on this. Read more

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63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

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 otherwise healthy doesn't need amino acid supplementation. If you eat a reasonable diet, then you are getting sufficient amino acids, particularly essential ones, through diet anyway. Read more

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Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

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. Read more

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Does amino acid tablets with bodybuilding increase height?

Does amino acid tablets with bodybuilding increase height?

No: No; your height is determined primarily by your parents and grandparents height and is generally ' fixed' @ age 19 in boys and age17 in girls. Older people can " lose" height as they age by chronic osteopenic compression fractures...Bodybuilding can increase muscle mass and tone but not height. Read more

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Can I take fenugreek seeds and amino acid (arginine) together? What are the doses?

Can I take fenugreek seeds and amino acid (arginine) together? What are the doses?

Careful: Need to be careful when eating whole seeds. Sometimes they remain undigested and can be the source of appendicitis if they become lodged during intestinal transport. L-arginine is commonly sold in 500mg capsules. Dose can be anywhere from 1000mg-3000mg a day. Higher doses can cause diarrhea. If taking to support no cycle, might look at l-citrulline instead. Read more

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Can you tell me how I could convert the amino acid tyrosine to dopamine chemically?

Can you tell me how I could convert the amino acid tyrosine to dopamine chemically?

Sure: Just eat some. Your body does it automatically. If you mean OUTSIDE the body - why would you want to? You don't really need to consume tyrosine to make dopamine, though; your body converts some of the phenylalanine you consume into all the tyrosine your body needs. Tyrosine is NOT an essential amino acid. If you consume tyrosine, all your body does is need less phenylalanine. Read more

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What is the difference between Vanadium nicotinate gylcinate chelate versus Vanadium amino acid chelate?

What is the difference between Vanadium nicotinate gylcinate chelate versus Vanadium amino acid chelate?

Not really any: Many drugs come as different salts, but the active ingredient is the same. The salt rarely causes any differences in the activity of the primary ingredient, but may sometimes alter the potency (the dose you need), or the absorption. Often the differences are only for the purpose of patenting a "different" chemical to be marketed. Read more

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