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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Losing Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Is there any side effects on my body if I take amino acids to broaden my muscles while I am 19 years old?

Is there any side effects on my body if I take amino acids to broaden my muscles while I am 19 years old?

Depends: It depends, how much protein you are taking.
Excess of protein might be a big burden on your kidneys, which are trying very hard to excrete the large protein metabolites burden. Be sure you're also taking a plenty of water to flush it off. It always good to try to keep a balance with the other healthy food (complex carbs and non-saturated fat). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take pure amino acids pills? Does it have side effects? I'm a 16 year old guy in bodybuilding for 6 months now and haven't taken anything

Is it safe to take pure amino acids pills? Does it have side effects? I'm a 16 year old guy in bodybuilding for 6 months now and haven't taken anything

Read and Learn: It can be dangerous for a young man who is not done growing to be weight lifting or body building. This activity can stunt your growth. Please get some education on this matter and stop what could be dangerous for you. A sixteen year old male does not need anything extra for body building. They need good calories of calcium and protein. Where are you getting your medical advice? ...Read more

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I'm 16yrs old I wanna bulk up and want to take amino acids what are the side effects? Note: I know good diet is best than anything please don't mention this

I'm 16yrs old I wanna bulk up and want to take amino acids what are the side effects? Note: I know good diet is best than anything please don't mention this

Guess what?: Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best. Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything. Do not be lazy. Do the work and eat well. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of glovit vitamins and minerals with amino acids?

What are the side effects of glovit vitamins and minerals with amino acids?

Harmless: The manufacturer reports that they contain common nutrients and apart from the money you pay for them, there should be no side effects. ...Read more

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Hi There is any side effect or any dangerous in using protien, glutamin, BCCA, amino acids and compounds for energy for bodybuilders? Thnx for ur answers

Hi There is any side effect or any dangerous in using protien, glutamin, BCCA, amino acids and compounds for energy for bodybuilders? Thnx for ur answers

Only if not: Allergic or suffering from kidney issues. A well balanced diet coupled with a protein shake (whey) should be all you need; however, your wallet can lose weight buying protein based (amino acid) supplements. ...Read more

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Hello, does amino acids helps in burning fat and loosing weight. Pleas help?

Hello, does amino acids helps in burning fat and loosing weight. Pleas help?

No: 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.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?

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

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Two fridays ago I took vitamin b complex and amino acids shot. I start feeling a joint pain on my left hand. O didn't think about the shot. The pain it was gone after 3 days. After 7 days I took another shot and it was a really painful one. The next da

Two fridays ago I took vitamin b complex and amino acids shot. I start feeling a joint pain on my left hand. O didn't think about the shot. The pain it was gone after 3 days. After 7 days I took another shot and it was a really painful one. The next da

Stop taking shots!: Perhaps you are having an allergic or autoimmune response to something in the injections. Each time you do this the response from your body is amplified. This is called an anamnestic response, and could be potentially dangerous. Whatever you are trying to accomplish could probably be done in a much safer fashion with oral supplements. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could amino acids in chia seeds and raw honey lessen the effects of 30 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr? Are there any other known interactions between these items?

Could amino acids in chia seeds and raw honey lessen the effects of 30 mg Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) xr? Are there any other known interactions between these items?

No: There are no interactions between chia seeds, raw honey, and adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). Chia seeds are known especially for their omega-3 fat content. They also contain 20% protein (made up of amino acids), but this isn't very digestible unless you grind the seeds first. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of using injectable concentrated amino acids with electrolytes and b vitamin supplement?

What are the pros and cons of using injectable concentrated amino acids with electrolytes and b vitamin supplement?

Con=infection: Why risk it? All the things you listed are very absorbable via oral route with no risks of infection. I doubt a reputable dr is offering this injectable cocktail. ...Read more

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Could it be a good idea to take amino acids before and post workout?

Could it be a good idea to take amino acids before and post workout?

No: Probably do not help anything. May cause serious side effects of kidneys. ...Read more

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What kind of problems and symptoms could occur for a vegetarian who doesn't get all the essential amino acids? Just curious.

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 more

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Can amino acids be used by the body to make glucose fatty acids?

Can amino acids be used by the body to make glucose fatty acids?

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

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What amino acids, other than l-theanine, are found in green tea?

What amino acids, other than l-theanine, are found in green tea?

Green tea: When researching topics online, I try to avoid commercial sites that might have a bias towards selling you some product. But then again, that's my bias as I have nothing to sell! Check out http://www. Umm. Edu/altmed/articles/green-tea-000255.Htm for their thoughts on green tea. Also http://www. Webmd. Com/food-recipes/features/health-benefits-of-green-tea. ...Read more

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Well I have gynecomatsia and it is not responding to training so some friends told me to take amino acids or steriods instead of surgery is it ok?

Well I have gynecomatsia and it is not responding to training so some friends told me to take amino acids or steriods instead of surgery is it ok?

See a doctor: Please get evaluated by a breast specialist. You will want to be sure this is truly gynecomastia and not a suspicious mass. Men can get breast cancer too!
be safe and get checked out. ...Read more

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Are amino acids destroyed in stomach?

Are amino acids destroyed in stomach?

Usually no: The pancreas makes enzymes that can digest protein. These enzymes are released distal to the stomach in the proximal small intestine. ...Read more

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Which combination of amino acids produce dystrophin gene?

Which combination of amino acids produce dystrophin gene?

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

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Can amino acids help me grow taller? Carbohydrates stunt growth?

Can amino acids help me grow taller? Carbohydrates stunt growth?

No/no: Dietary supplements (amino acids) will not improve growth unless you are deficient in that material. The amount of carbohydrates in a balanced diet sustain normal growth, they do not hinder it. ...Read more

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Can all whey protein isolates have amino acids in their nutrition sheet?

Can all whey protein isolates have amino acids in their nutrition sheet?

Whey Protein: All protein is made up of Amino Acids in various combinations. Whey protein isolate is the most pure form (contains 90% or more protein) and it has little to no fat, lactose or cholesterol. Whey protein concentrate has anywhere between 29 - 89% protein.
60% of whey protein is essential amino acids. See this website for aas:

http://www. Nutrabio. Com/products/whey_protein_isolate. Htm#.Uaorezx0syg. ...Read more

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Can you please explain the function of whey protein and also amino acids?

Can you please explain the function of whey protein and also amino acids?

To...: Build or rebuild the human body. Muscle and organs, blood, etc. Primarily protein. They are in perpetual regowth and repeair. If you want to increase muscle mass, it is essential. The absolute minimum protein requirement is 50-60 grams per day in an adult. Higher for teens and athletes! ...Read more

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Is giving over-the-counter amino acids supplements to a 6 year old child harmful?

Is giving over-the-counter amino acids supplements to a 6 year old child harmful?

Great Potential Harm: There is no need, in any normal child for this kind of supplementation. Risk can be heart, brain or kidey probelms among other things. Avoid! ...Read more

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I want to know about amino acids that can help to burn fat faster... dose and time to take it.

I want to know about amino acids that can help to burn fat faster... dose and time to take it.

Just proteins.: Lean muscle mass burns fat. Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle. So you need to build muscle especially on the areas you want fat burned by exercising. Normal consumption of meats and tofu etc are enough unless you're a bodybuilder. No miracle Amino Acid fat burner pill out there to my knowledge. So diet and exercise. ...Read more

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What is a excellent recovery supplement after a difficult workout? Besides essential amino acids and protein.

Real food is best: After intense or difficult workouts your best bet for recovery is lean proteins and low glycemic carbs like sweet potato or berries. Try to eat w/in 15 minutes of finishing if you can. Protein supplements can be more convenient, but try to throw in some real food every now and them. Omega-3 supplements can also speed recovery and decrease soreness before the next workout. ...Read more

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What is your opinion about liquid amino acids? My husband takes them after his fitness training. What benefits do they have?

What is your opinion about liquid amino acids? My husband takes them after his fitness training. What benefits do they have?

Depends: Amino acids are building blocks of proteins. Back in the 70s, when an all liquid Amino Acid diets was a fad, there were excess deaths (eating exclusively amino acids), but if they're used as a supplement to normal food, they're no more harmful than eating a steak. They're also not necessary if the diet is a healthy well balanced one. ...Read more

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I have horrible diet. Sometimes I don't even eat at all bc of work. What are the most important vitamins too supplemt with? Amino acids?

I have horrible diet. Sometimes I don't even eat at all bc of work. What are the most important vitamins too supplemt with? Amino acids?

Don't do it!: Vitamins are no substitute for food. A little planning will fix you up. Take a prepared meal to work with you. Buy some healthy supplemental foods like fruit, nuts, and yogurt. There are many good frozen foods that you can microwave in a flash. ...Read more

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Taking 15mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) daily for gad. Ordered some amino acids noticed l-trypophan as an ingredient. Will this be a problem?

Taking 15mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) daily for gad. Ordered some amino acids noticed l-trypophan as an ingredient. Will this be a problem?

Talk to doc: I don't see it as a problem as you are trying to increase your serotonin level by adding a precusor whereas you are preserving your serotonin by using Lexapro (escitalopram) by inhibiting its reuptake. I would, though, have your doc give you the final "yes", as he needs to be kept in the loop since he is taking responsibility for you. ...Read more

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I'm vel & age is 26. I'm doing gym alternative days. Right now I'm taking whey protein after workout. Can I take amino acids tab while doing gym?

I'm vel & age is 26. I'm doing gym alternative days. Right now I'm taking whey protein after workout. Can I take amino acids tab while doing gym?

Amino acid tabs: Are likely not necessary if your are taking whey protein. Please make sure to eat enough protein directly from food and also take good fat to burn as fuel. This would be eggs and things such as coconut oil and olive oil. If you want to go further you can get a Micronutrient Test from Spectracell Lab in Texas. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the role of methionine in catabolism of phenylalanine and/or tyrosine? Can you please post any link about those two amino acids? Thank you

What is the role of methionine in catabolism of phenylalanine and/or tyrosine? Can you please post any link about those two amino acids? Thank you

Methylation: When homocyateine is elevated there is problem with methylation. Methioneine, methyl folate, (folic acid) methyl cobalamine, and magnesium may all be helpful. Low blood pressure occurs with a histamine reaction. Vitamin c and bioflavanoids, copper avoidance and understanding histamine intolerance (google it) will help. Alcohol avoidance, frequent healthy meals, stress reduction, and frequent movement helps. ...Read more

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I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.

I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.

Why supplements?: Basic amino acids are in your diet, and shouldn't pose a challenge to you kidney, but why take anything that could potentially harm your kidney? Too much of a good thing is too much. You need to be careful to avoid things that are nephrotoxic, that includes medicine too ...Read more

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I'm an athlete. Could daily consume of whey protein+amino acids cause dependency in the future?

I'm an athlete. Could daily consume of whey protein+amino acids cause dependency in the future?

NO: You are already dependent on protein- we all need a certain amount of essential Amino Acids for good health. Taking when protein or other Amino Acids will neither increase nor decrease the amount that your body needs, except that as you develop more muscle mass you may need a bit more protein over time to maintain those muscles- but I would not consider that "dependency.". ...Read more

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Can I take amino acids while taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Can I take amino acids while taking norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Yes you can - the real question is why do you need to take Amino Acids and also why do you need to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)? ...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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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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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more