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Amino Acids Only Found In Meat
Does plant protein really lack some essential amino acids? If so, wouldn't non-meat eaters die or become malnourished over time as a result?
NO,plenty of protein: No, it is not at all difficult to get all essential Amino Acids from plants. Combining legumes (beans, peas, peanuts) with either grains or nuts/seeds readily supplies all essential amino acids. See http://nutrition.About.Com/od/askyournutritionist/f/protein_combo.Htm the main nutrient that can't be obtained from a vegan diet is vit B12 so vegans should take B12 (but dairy ; eggs have b12). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i take supplements: hair, skin, nails (3, 000 mcg) and amino acids safely together to aid my hair and nails? I have a diet low in meat.
Yes: There are many good non-meat sources of Amino Acids including dairy, eggs, beans, nuts ; seeds but if you are concerned you are deficient in Amino Acids it is certainly safe to take them in supplement form. There is no reason you can't take Amino Acids and vitamins/minerals together. ...Read more
Amino Acids Coffee: The short answer is that most free Amino Acids are destroyed with just five minutes of roasting and the residual content depends on the toe of bean used: http://www.Sciencedirect.Com/science/article/pii/s0308814604002043. ...Read more
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?
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
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
YES: 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. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=92 for a good discussion of the nutritional content of eggs. ...Read more
No: Probably do not help anything.May cause serious side effects of kidneys. ...Read more
The order:: Oysters; shell fish; red meat; nuts!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Everybody needs Amino Acids every day, whether you are working our or not. The best source of Amino Acids is protein in our diet- beans, nuts, seeds., dairy, eggs, meat, but some people have trouble digesting these or have a diet low in these foods, in which case taking Amino Acids can help. Blood and urine tests can assess whether you are deficient in Amino Acids but extra Amino Acids are safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but from food: Amino acids are in all foods except those that have no protein. People need a variety of foods. Normal people do not need amino acid supplements. Since most supplements are not medications approved by the FDA, amino acid products are probably not tested for interactions and side effects like real medicines are. So, that means nobody really knows what the effects and the side effects are. ...Read more
What happens if two different amino acids have the same concentration, does the same amount of light pass through them?
Spectroscopy: Not only is the amount of light passing through a solute in solution dependent on the properties of the solute, but also the frequencies at which the light is absorbed. The various amino acids absorb light in different parts of the spectrum, and so depending on what part of the spectrum you are taking your light measurement, you will very likely detect differences among them. ...Read more
What kind of problems and symptoms could occur for a vegetarian who doesn't get all the essential amino acids? Just curious.
Malnutrition: amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Without the presence of a complete set of these building blocks you can't make many proteins vital to body function including enzymes, neurotransmitters etc. Enzymes include digestive enzymes without which you compromise the ability to absorb and digest other food groups as well as vitamins and minerals. It can affect everything in your body! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, i'm new to the gym stuf, i've been there for three weeks now, and a friend told me to take amino acids, and i hope to know if its a good thing?
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