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Doctor insights on: Amino Acids

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What contains all nine essential amino acids?.

What contains all nine essential amino acids?.

Most proteins: Animal protein, including poultry, milk and fish, give you the best balance, and you can mix proteins (i.e., maize and beans) to be sure you get enough if you're a vegan. ...Read more

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Please explain which foods have all 20 of the main amino acids in them?

Please explain which foods have all 20 of the main amino acids in them?

Most proteins: Some of the vegetable protein sources are short on one or another amino acids but you can mix them if you're a vegan and get what you need. The animal protein sources (red meat, fish, milk, poultry) are well balanced. ...Read more

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What leads to the need to take amino acids when working out?

What leads to the need to take amino acids when working out?

You don't: Amino acids are the building blocks for protein. So some people believe that taking the smaller units and not needing to break them down like you would protein foods, helps you build more muscle. Typically not true. Eat well balanced and maintain hydration which is more important. ...Read more

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What are branched chain amino acids and are they like regular amino acids?

What are branched chain amino acids and are they like regular amino acids?

Let me explain: The essential branched chain Amino Acids include leucine, isoleucine, and valine are of special importance for athletes because they are metabolized in the muscle, rather than in the liver . Theoretically, after digestion once protein is broken down into individual Amino Acids these Amino Acids can either be used to build new proteins or be burned as fuel to produce energy. ...Read more

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What are branched-chain amino acids?

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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Don?T understand what are amino acids used for?

Don?T understand what are amino acids used for?

Protein builders: Amino acids are chemicals which make up the internal sequential structures of all of the proteins in the body. All members of the plant and animal kingdom use them, some more than others. You get them in your diet and by internal construction with your bodies biochemistry. ...Read more

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I'm a PT & have been informed/taught that we have 8 amino acids. I googled about it & found that there are a possible 9. Are there 8 or 9?

I'm a PT & have been informed/taught that we have 8 amino acids. I googled about it & found that there are a possible 9. Are there 8 or 9?

Nine: The nine essential amino acids are: histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine. Essential means that the body cannot manufacture these amino acids from others in the diet. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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What amino acids can I use for health?

What amino acids can I use for health?

A good diet: A well balanced diet with lean proteins should be enough without having to supplement. Otherwise if you were involved in an aggressive training g program, then protein bars and shakes may be advised. ...Read more

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Are amino acids destroyed by acid?

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