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Is bcaa supplements harmful for 16 year old boy?

Is bcaa supplements harmful for 16 year old boy?

The real question: Why does a 16 y/o need bcaa supplements? A balance diet should provide the amino acids needed. As a rule of thumb I believe that obtaining this amino acids through a balance diet and consulting with his physician is a more healthy alternative. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Hi I used to have kidney problem, can I use bcaa supplements?

Hi I used to have kidney problem, can I use bcaa supplements?

Not clear as to: Benefit. If you are doing this to put on muscle mass or to supplement your diet it is not necessary. A good diet and maybe adding whey is better. About your kidney problem, have your doctor clear you prior to starting to add this to your diet. ...Read more

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Can I use BCAA supplement pill when on liquid diet for colonoscopy?

Can I use BCAA supplement pill when on liquid diet for colonoscopy?

BCAA: This latest addition to muscle building should not interfere with the colonoscopy, but it might be best to check with the colonoscopist and see what they advise. ...Read more

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I have high uric acid issue. I want to for for BCAA supplement. Wanted to know that BCAA can increase the risk of gout and increases the uric acid?

I have high uric acid issue. I want to for for BCAA supplement. Wanted to know that BCAA can increase the risk of gout and increases the uric acid?

BCAAs and gout: There are so many "supplements" on the market to "enhance" performance, it is no wonder this is a multibillion dollar industry. While BCAAs don't necessarily increase uric acid, and recent studies have shown they may decrease plasma uric, they are exorbitantly expensive. Best to get BCAAs from whey, and milk proteins, beef, chicken, fish, soy proteins, eggs, baked beans,
whole wheat, brown rice, ...Read more

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Can I take BCAA supplements if I'm on a SSRI (Sertraline 50mg)?

Can I take BCAA supplements if I'm on a SSRI (Sertraline 50mg)?

Yes: There shouldn't be any interactions there... BCAAs are just protein precursors. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have weak kidneys but fine now but still little weak? Will bcaa supplement affect my kidneys, will these amino acids stress or affect my kidney?

I have weak kidneys but fine now but still little weak? Will bcaa supplement affect my kidneys, will these amino acids stress or affect my kidney?

Branched chain AA: You shouldn't have any adverse effects of taking BCAA in the setting of renal insufficiency or failure. However, you need to take this supplement into account when considering the total amount of protein you are taking per day. Some patients with renal failure need to restrict protein intake to avoid taxing the kidney function. You need to consult your Nephrologist regarding protein intake. ...Read more

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I am currently taking levothyroxine. 125 mg for hypothyroidism and trying to get back into bodybuilding. Is it safe to take a bcaa supplement?

I am currently taking levothyroxine. 125 mg for hypothyroidism and trying to get back into bodybuilding. Is it safe to take a bcaa supplement?

Yes: Yyes. Just keep your TSH and ft4 checked regularly. We have bcaa in our body. Only concern would be iodinated products, or chlorinated, brominated, fluorinated. ...Read more

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Do you have to take bcaa supplement on a empty stomach or can you take it with a meal? Will taking it with a meal diminish its absorption and effects?

Do you have to take bcaa supplement on a empty stomach or can you take it with a meal? Will taking it with a meal diminish its absorption and effects?

Better without prot.: Because Amino Acids compete with one another for uptake, bcaa's will be more fully absorbed if you don't eat much other protein with it- you could have some fruit ; veggies or starches with it and that would not reduce absorption. Even if you take it with a protein-rich meal much will still be absorbed, but for maximum benefits take without much other protein. ...Read more

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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

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Alt 304 AST 142 alp 238. No hep a, b, c or abnormal things in liver, but taking pre-workouts, bcaa and protein supplements for 5 years. What's wrong?

Alt 304 AST 142 alp 238. No hep a, b, c or abnormal things in liver, but taking pre-workouts, bcaa and protein supplements for 5 years. What's wrong?

You have "hepatitis": Hepatitis is defined as inflammation of liver cells, as is indicated by elevation in serum transaminases (ast and/or alt). Hepatitis can be caused by a variety of issues (infectious, ischemic, metabolic, toxic, infiltrative, alcohol-related, drugs, etc.). It's impossible to say why your liver tests are elevated without more information--so what tests have been done ; what else has been ruled out? ...Read more

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Which is a better supplement? Glutamine or bcaa?

Which is a better supplement? Glutamine or bcaa?

Supplements: I recommend avoiding all supplements as there is no control over what goes into them and they may contain mercury or lead or even other meds like testosterone. or prednisone. ...Read more

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Which supplement is more important bcaa's or glutamine?

Which supplement is more important bcaa's or glutamine?

You flunked the quiz: If you're a healthy young person you get all the BCAAs you need from diet. Glutamine isn't an essential AA. You make all the glutamine you need from glutamate which is made from alanine or aspartic acid. If you consume glutamine you just synthesize less. Excess AAs are burned as fuel & excreted as waste. So there you'll stand with your fly open literally watching your money go down the toilet. ...Read more

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I'm an athlete taking Accutane (40mg) and I know I can't have any other vit A supplements but what about creatine, bcaa and that kinda of stuff?

I'm an athlete taking Accutane (40mg) and I know I can't have any other vit A supplements but what about creatine, bcaa and that kinda of stuff?

Accutane&supplements: I am sure your doctor told you before prescribing the Accutane, to avoid any other supplements.
This is because you do not know what other inert things they contain. I would recommend putting off using any other supplements until you are done with Accutane. ...Read more

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Is bcaa good and safe for swimmers and when should I take it? , I want to ask about the best and safe supplements that should I take as a swimmer?

Don't overthink it: As a swimmer, and triathlete myself, I can tell you that supplements don't make or break you. It's a huge moneymaking industry that does very little good. At best, you can find something that's not harmful. Best bet is to eat balanced meals with protein and minimal processed sugars. I do use recovery supplements after heavy workouts. I find they reduce muscle soreness somewhat. ...Read more

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I'm Thal Major. I have improve my cardio a lot doing bicycle almost a year now. Can I go to gym and take all those supplements (whey protein/BCAA/etc?

I'm Thal Major. I have improve my cardio a lot doing bicycle almost a year now. Can I go to gym and take all those supplements (whey protein/BCAA/etc?

No to supplements: Thalassemia is a group of blood disorders. Thalassemia major can lead to life threatening heart or liver problems and infections. It may sometimes lead to dangerously high iron level. Supplements, multivitamins, whey protein products contain a lot of substances that may not be listed as active ingredients, but may be harmful to someone like yourself. Go to the gym but keep away from supplements ...Read more

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Hello Doc. I want to know which supplement of these is effective for an athlete that takes whey protien and vitamin B injection. Amino 222 or BCAA?

Hello Doc. I want to know which supplement of these is effective for an athlete that takes whey protien and vitamin B injection. Amino 222 or BCAA?

HealthTap Doctors...: ...are asked not to endorse specific products. I would advise you speak with your physician as to your training goals, so your answer can best be tailored to your specific needs. ...Read more

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Can bcaa, whey protein and pre workout supplements harm my kidneys and I had splenectomy when I was 16 (now I am 21) and I drink regular water (5litres)?

Can bcaa, whey protein and pre workout supplements harm my kidneys and I had splenectomy when I was 16 (now I am 21) and I drink regular water (5litres)?

That's a lot of ---: -water, I would B sure U replace electrolytes, especially if sweat a lot during Ur workouts. 2 much protein can damage kidneys but usually in older people. The splenectomy has no place in protein metabolism. ...Read more

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Can I use suplements like BCAA if I have axciety condition and using Seroxat? Thanks

BCAA and paxil (paroxetine): Branch Chain Amino Acid stimulate the building of proteins in muscle and possibly reduce muscle breakdown. BCAA seem to prevent faulty message transmission in the brain cells of people with advanced liver disease, mania, tardive dyskinesis, and anorexia.
Seroxat (paroxetine) is not listed as interacting with BCAA specifically---talk with your doctor that prescribe the Seroxat about BCAA ...Read more

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Hello dr., I have question about axiety. Can I use suplements like amini acids BCAA for my workaot if I already take seroxat? And can you give me your opinion abot seroxat, I take him one year? Thank you

Hello dr., I have question about axiety. Can I use suplements like amini acids BCAA for my workaot if I already take seroxat? And can you give me your opinion abot seroxat, I take him one year? Thank you

No way to tell: Unfortunately, dietary supplements are regulated as foods (as opposed to drugs). As such, they are not required to undergo the same testing (or prove their claims to be true). Also, since no third party testing of their product is required - the ingredients listed don't even have to match what is in the bottle. Wish I had a better answer. .. Good luck! ...Read more

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What supplements or other OTC item (s) help to relieve severe-exhaustion stemming from CFIDS? Thank-you!!

What supplements or other OTC item (s) help to relieve severe-exhaustion stemming from CFIDS? Thank-you!!

Comprehensive Rx: To effectively treat CFIDS one must address the causes. Many have chronic infections (Lyme, EBV, mycoplasma, parasites etc.), hypothyroidism, food sensitivities etc. These can be difficult to diagnose. I advise a strong multivitamin with L-5-MTHF, CoQ10, PQQ, NADH, Ashwagandha, Rhodiola etc. But please see an integrative Dr. For a comprehensive approach. See https://secure. Endfatigue. Com for more. ...Read more

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What are suma supplements for?

What are suma supplements for?

Ginseng: Suma is ginseng- it is used to help the body adapt to stress by iimproving the immune system. It also has been used in cancer and tumors, diabetes, wound healing, and other skin problems, more evidnce is needed to rate the effectiveness of suma for these uses. ...Read more

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What are mangosteen supplements for?

What are mangosteen supplements for?

It taste good: Mangosteen is a fruit grown in thailand.
At this point almost all studies have been done in a laboratory and there is little human research to indicate how mangosteen supplements or juice, by itself, would influence the prevention or how it would be useful in the treatment of various cancers, including breast, lung, and liver. ...Read more

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What are yarrow supplements used for?

What are yarrow supplements used for?

Wounds, sedative: Traditionally, used for wounds and bleeding; to reduce digestive inflammation; and as a sedative to relive anxiety and insomnia. Not for pregnant women, might cause miscarriage. May have negative effect on sperm. May interact with blood thinners, blood pressure meds, and sedatives. ...Read more