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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
Sure why not: I do not see a reason why you could not. ...Read more
Can I take a BCAA supplement shortly after taking my Levothyroxine or do I have to wait the 45-60 minutes? Thanks
Wait: Should wait 1 hour after taking L-thyroxine before eating or taking other medication to allow for full absorption. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I'm using serius mass (on) again with bcaa (recommended dose) and my heart has started beating faster. Could it be related to nutritional supplement?
Yes: Yes - suggest stopping it to see if your symptoms resolve. ...Read more
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
I use creatine and bcaa every day before training. My old dietitian told me it’d help to restore my knee tendons. Is it true? And is it safe to take these supplements everyday?
I'm a basketball player and active in body building. Is it safe to consume supplements i.E whey protein, bcaa/glutamine, kre-alkalyn everyday?
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
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)?
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
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
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
Last year my iron level was a 7 and I I was advised to take iron supplements as soon as possible it s been a year now should I go and get myself tested again?
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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
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