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Amino Acid Vs Protein Structure
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
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
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
Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)
Not exactly : Just like you can use wood to build many different styles of houses, but you would not consider a pile of wood and a house to be the same thing, you use Amino acids to build proteins. Depending on which amino acids are present and how they are combined you get different proteins. Amino acids are the simpler building blocks of more complex proteins. ...Read more
Here are some ...: All available studies have revealed no conclusive evidence to cause kidney damage although possible increased risk of renal stone and possible stress onto the already sick kidneys. Generally speaking, their use for ordinary healthy kidneys should be okay and poses no known risk to the kidneys. More? To http://www.livestrong.com/article/261806-whey-protein-kidney-damage/. Best wishes ... ...Read more
Most protein grams.: The amount of proteins in the shake will define the amount of amino acids in the shake. Amino acids + amino acids = proteins. So the shake with the highest amount of calories from proteins will be the one that has the most amino acids. This does not mean specific amino acids you might be looking for. ...Read more
"Amino fuel": It might be generally safe, but it has 10 grams of sugar in each serving and also uses Cyanocobalamin for the b12. Routinely using anything over 5 grams of sugar in a serving causes a sugar spike and increased Insulin response -- possibly leading to Insulin resistance which you do not want. Also, methylcobalamin is much preferable over Cyanocobalamin for the b12. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will an amino acid formula interfere with synthroid (thyroxine). For example GNC amino acid formula?
DNA: Genes are made up of nucleic acids called DNA. Those genes are then transcribed into amino acid sequences called proteins. The dystrophin gene is much too large to spell out in a DNA sequence, and its protein is much too large to spell out in an amino acid sequence. Here is a link to some more information on the gene. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/gene/1756 ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My protein supp. contains calcium caseinate, this form of casein is treated with alkalies. Chemical alkalies damage nutrient absorption. Is this true?
Does BCAA(branched chain amino acids) and whey protein causes erectile dysfunction or impotency???
Here are some ...: These nutritional supplements have been unknown to cause impotency / ED. For most people, there is no practical need for their use; however, they has been touted for muscle building which incites some men to get on their use. So, if their use sooths someone mentally and one has money to spare, use them judiciously without overindulgence, and seek pro-counseling as needed. ...Read more
You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more
Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout?
Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?
None will effect gou: Gout is related to URIC ACID and PURINES, not amino acids or protein supplements. BUT, since everything you mention is a complete waste of money, why bother to ask? There are meds used to control gout in different ways. Low dose aspirin and thiazide diuretics tend to raise uric acid levels. Alcohol, especially in large amounts, often causes attacks. Low purine diets are slightly effective. ...Read more
Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C
Growth factors: We have known since the 70s that retinoids and retinols are great collagen stimulators (which equals wrinkle fighters). In this century, we developed collagen growth factors which are derived from actual human skin and are necessary for collagen to thrive, thus reducing and eliminating wrinkles. Note i did not say "appearance of wrinkles". Skinmedica is my favorite product to contain these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
They do work.: Actually, protein, amino acids (particularly the BCAAs) and creatine will actually help - there is literature to support their benefit. Make sure you drink plenty of water while increasing your intake of proteins and adding creatine. For creatine, no more than 5g daily (can get benefit with as little as 1g daily). For protein, don’t need much more than 1g per kilogram body weight per day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could asupplement with aminoacids, vitamins(l-carnitine, l-tartaric acid, potassium chloride, l-leucine, isoleucine, valine, nicotinic)cause damage on brain?
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
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