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Amino Acid Overdose
Diet & exercise: 100 grams of protein daily is the basal required. Amino acids are proteins & v.v. You don't need more protein except for extremely stressful exercises and then you only need an ounce or so more. Your stomach is built to break down proteins into amino acids. Save your money and eat a Big Mac. It will be just as beneficial and taste better & you can take it before, during or after workout. ...Read more
Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. However, don't assume that just taking Amino Acids leads to protein synthesis
too many other factors are important...Generally, a balanced diet can give you all of the protein that you need
see your doctor and perhaps a dietician. ...Read more
Legume and grain:
A legume and a grain
felafel (chickpea) and wheat (pita bread)
succatash- lima bean and corn
most beans combined with a grain. ...Read more
Good day! I just want to gain weight. I take amino acid pill once a day. Can amino help me gain weight?
I was taking amino acid n I noticed almost immediately how great it made me feel, as in my mood. Why is that? N is it ok to take everyday?
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
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
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
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
Not that I know: Which Amino Acid is of concern, and do you supplement amino acids? Many foods and food additives can promote headaches in susceptible individuals, and lists can be easily accessed on-line. Food sensitivities are present only in about 15% of migraineurs. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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