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Amino Acids For Weight Lifting
We all take amino acids in our diet. Proteins are made of amino acids and proteins are present in grains, legumes, beans, nuts, milk etc. There is no substitute to reducing caloric intake and increasing physical activity. For good health — Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
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Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?
Yes: Amino acid pills or powders have a specific calorie content, but it is usually small. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins such as those found in lean meat. Supplements are not likely to provide any benefit beyond a balanced menu including meat, dairy, eggs, beans and rice. I suggest you do a little research on real food sports nutrition. Gaining weight is NORMAL at 16, allow it! ...Read more
Hello, I have been on Narcotic medication for about 10yr for Chronic Intractable pain. What vitamins/amino acids are being depleted? I had Gastric Bypass in 2010 to reduce weight on my spine. Issue=absorbtion. What do I eat to make sure I absorb meds?
Bypass: B12 and Folate are often sacrificed in Gastric Bypass and I would consider supplementing that. As to medications, I would talk to your doctor. I do not see your meds listed. Medications with or without Gastric Bypass have different absorption. Some with foods or not and some interact with different medications. ...Read more
Can supplements such as multivitamin, weight loss supplements, protein, amino acids etc... Affect STD testing results or cause inaccurate results?
No: These do not affect std testing. We use test that are usually only affected by improper sampling technique ot medications. ...Read more
Eggs are such a good and complete source of amino acids/protein that they are the standard to which other foods are compared for adequacy of protein.
It is wise to choose organic eggs and ones that are pasture-raised if possible.
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What for?: What are you taking these supplements for? There is no evidence that these will do you any good. For good health do the following: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more
A defective gene: A gene defect prevents absorption of SOME amino acids from intestines & reabsorption in the kidneys. ...Read more
Your body wilk: Break down anything and everything it can into basic building blocks and then metabolize them for calories and energy, store them away or use them to manufacture something like carbohydrates, proteins, fats or anything and everything else. There's nothing special about Amino Acids — they're just building blocks that will be broken down like everything else. ...Read more
They are not!: Protein is purely made of a number of amino acids. V when Amino Acids are added to a supplement, they are usually branched chain. Theoretically, the are absorbed directly, rather than having to be broken dow first in your intestine. But the benefits are minimal to the cost, a may not exist at all despite the hype in protein supplements! Not needed. ...Read more
Not exactly : Just like you can use wood to build many 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
Direct experiments.: Brilliant experimentation by khorana, nirenberg and others demonstrated the association of each of the 20 coded Amino Acids with its single or several codons. ...Read more
Any advice for dealing with angelman syndrome? Any helpful diet ideas? I read amino acids can help is that true?
Infant suffering from Maple syrup disease shouldn't be given food that is containing branched chain amino acids, what are those foods?
Nutrition Specialist: Maple Syrup Urine Disease is a genetic defect. Inability to metabolize branched chain amino acids means dietary proteins must be avoided to prevent brain injury, glucose anomalies & more. Elimination of dietary protein is crucial however the risk of serious nutritional deficits is great without guidance from doctors & nutritional experts. See your doctor for referral to a nutrition specialist. ...Read more
There R books about-: -this, Google the Krebs cycle & U will find Ur answer. It is not specific for any 1 amino acid but shows U how they are metabolized. ...Read more
Amino acids are the : Building blocks of proteins. We all need to have minimum amount of proteins per day to repair muscle, to restore neurotransmitters, and to just do the activities of daily living. If you're an elite athlete, you definitely need to replenish your proteins, as well as your carbohydrates. So often the amino acids can come formulation with collagen peptide to also repair got, help hair, skin & nails. ...Read more
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 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
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
Essentially All: Vitamins are just simple helper molecules present in nearly all foods to extent humans have not maintained every gene/protein needed to make them out of whatever other molecules. Their role is helping specific protein enzymes facilitate specific chemical reactions to progress rapidly at body temp which are otherwise inordinately slow. Unclear what you are asking & the purpose/goal of your question. ...Read more
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, dont need much more than 1g per kilogram body weight per day. ...Read more