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Doctor insights on: Branched Chain Amino Acids Supplements

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What are branched-chain amino acids?

What are branched-chain amino acids?

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

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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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What are branched chain amino acids and are they like regular amino acids?

What are branched chain amino acids and are they like regular amino acids?

Let me explain: The essential branched chain Amino Acids include leucine, isoleucine, and valine are of special importance for athletes because they are metabolized in the muscle, rather than in the liver . Theoretically, after digestion once protein is broken down into individual Amino Acids these Amino Acids can either be used to build new proteins or be burned as fuel to produce energy. ...Read more

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Are all amino acids carbohydrates?

Are all amino acids carbohydrates?

No: This is basic biochemistry. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins, not carbohydrates. ...Read more

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What is branched chain amino acids and are they healthy?

Branch chain amino a: Go to goole or wikipedia for excellent diseases. They have branches on them and may or may not be healthy depending on what you mean by healthy. ...Read more

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Are amino acids destroyed by acid?

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

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Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)

?beneficial: Likly to be beneficial in variety of conditions as source of protein. I am not sure the price you pay. Is worth it as egg white is as good a protein which comes. In natural form. ...Read more

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Amino acids supplements are bad for human body?

Amino acids supplements are bad for human body?

Confusing question: Amino acid supplements are simply a different form of nutrition. You can probably get a similar nutrient content by ingesting egg whites, but for those who want to be sure they ingest the building blocks of muscles there is no harm in the products. ...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?

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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Amino fuel anabolic liquid (amino acids ) is it safe ?

Amino fuel anabolic liquid (amino acids ) is it safe ?

"Amino fuel": It might be generally safe, but it has 10 grams of sugar in each serving and also uses Cyanocobalamin for the b12. Routinely using anything over 5 grams of sugar in a serving causes a sugar spike and increased Insulin response -- possibly leading to Insulin resistance which you do not want. Also, methylcobalamin is much preferable over Cyanocobalamin for the b12. ...Read more

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Does BCAA(branched chain amino acids) and whey protein causes erectile dysfunction or impotency???

Does BCAA(branched chain amino acids) and whey protein causes erectile dysfunction or impotency???

Here are some ...: These nutritional supplements have been unknown to cause impotency / ED. For most people, there is no practical need for their use; however, they has been touted for muscle building which incites some men to get on their use. So, if their use sooths someone mentally and one has money to spare, use them judiciously without overindulgence, and seek pro-counseling as needed. ...Read more

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What contains all nine essential amino acids?.

Most proteins: Animal protein, including poultry, milk and fish, give you the best balance, and you can mix proteins (i.e., maize and beans) to be sure you get enough if you're a vegan. ...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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Are protein and amino acids the same thing if proteins are made of amino acids?

Are protein and amino acids the same thing if proteins are made of amino acids?

Not exactly : Just like you can use wood to build many different 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

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Which food contain poly amino acid ?

Which food contain <a href="http://www.Alamanda-polymers.Com/content/polyamino-acids-frequently-asked-questions">poly amino acid</a>
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Synthetic: "polyamino acids" are synthetic, and i don't know of any natural foods that contain them. Drug companies use them in research and drug delivery, etc. Of course proteins (that you can eat) are made up of Amino Acids (many of them!) -- so in a sense that would be like a polyamino acid. But it isn't the type the term usually means. ...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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What amino acids are found in coffee?

What amino acids are found in coffee?

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

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What essential amino acids do we have? The sources varies... 8, 9, 10? And is arginine essential? Is taurine amino acid and essential?

What essential amino acids do we have? The sources varies... 8, 9, 10? And is arginine essential? Is taurine amino acid and essential?

YouCanFind excellent: coverage of this question at https://www.google.com/#q=amino%20acids, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amino_acid, http://goo.gl/ViFBS9, https://scholar.google.com/scholar?hl=en&q=amino+acid, many other online resources. Notice my selective use of the Google search engine. Why? Fewer adds, misleads, more options to select more relevant, accurate information. Learning & strategies crucial: good life! ...Read more

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Is glutamine a basic amino acid?

Is glutamine a basic amino acid?

Glutamine amino acid: Glutamine is an Amino Acid (basic building block of proteins). People take it for various reasons as a dietary supplement. It purportedly helps maintain muscle mass in athletes or patients following surgery or major illness. Patients on chemo may take it to prevent or lessen side-effects. Caution should be taken for those with kidney or liver failure, mental illness or epilepsy or allergy to msg. ...Read more