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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
The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more
A person must take protein supplement or amino acid supplement, and how can we know our body is amino acid deficient?
Usually not needed: Protein is made up of amino acids,There are 9 amino acids that need to be eaten every day for best health. They are found in animal products like meat, milk, & eggs, & most healthy people eating 0.8grams of protein for each kg of weight get enough. Plant sources of protein: Soy is OK IF COOKED. Quinoa OK also. For most, though, a combination is needed; eg rice AND beans - but do research first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you were to become a total vegan, what is the smallest combination of food items needed to get all the essential vitamins, and fatty & amino acids?
You can't: If you become a non-supplementing vegan, you will ruin your health. Clinicians describe it as so common that there's even a "vegetarian's myelopathy", a disease of the spinal cord from B12 deficiency, with numbness and paralysis of the legs. If you want to be a vegan for moral reasons, you will need to supplement. Anyone telling you otherwise is a huckster. Protect your health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Some products claim to be natural enzymes which can detox the body. Does a healthy person with consistent balance diet need such products to detox?
These are scams: I'm glad that you see through the glitzy ads by people posing as persecuting humanitarians. Use your discernment to recognize supplements that may indeed by helpful -- and get with your physician. In fact, if you're interested in this area (it's fascinating) there's probably an ethical holistic-medicine practitioner in your area -- choose wisely. Best wishes. ...Read more
Plant omega-3 ala need to be converted to epa/dha before it can be utilised hence how could we use ala value as omega-3 since it is not 100% convert?
Buy what you need: The key to avoiding all this confusion is to buy what you want or what you need. That means a person should not buy the "precursor" compound or supplement, and then try to figure out how much of it is converted to the active compound that he really is interested in. If one buys only the active compound, he has no confusion at all. ...Read more
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
If gut isn't breaking foods completely can that cause your body to not receive vitamins and minerals?
I'm body building and taking only essential amino acid pills. Are they useful or useless and also harmful? Thanks.
Diabetes causes: It is more likely that eating the processed foods are one of the causes because of the high glycemic impact that processed foods have. ...Read more
Does it mean to eliminate the toxins that are stored in your body from the fatty and processed foods you eat?
No one knows: "toxins" is a word that is overused. Pesticides, mercury, lead, antibiotics, etc can all be taken in in the diet and are difficult to remove. Best to not take them in. Then there are the imaginary toxins that companies scare you with so you will buy their expensive detox product -- these are fake. Dont buy it! eat healthy, stay hydrated. Avoid constipation and your body will do the rest. ...Read more
HA: Yes, if you modify the molecule and lower the molecular weight but original ha will not absorb orally as the molecule is too big. The small varients in theory will not combine with water in the joint as readily and are less efficacious than the injectible form. ...Read more
Energy metabolism: long story read this: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2897177/Get a more detailed answer ›
High GI fruit.: The liver normally stores about 350-400 calories of glycogen. The window for repleting it is actually up to 4 hours, but is most efficiently within an hour. Fruit high glycemic indices are most efficiently converted from glucose to glycogen (i.e. Dried fruit, though they are calorie dense). My vote is for a cup of grapes: 27.3 g carb, barely 50 calories, fun to eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is true that saturated fatty acids help white blood cells to recognize and destroy invading viruses and bacteria?
No: Saturated fatty acids are not essential and not good for one's health. ...Read more
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
Is folic acid absorption can be interrupted in our body by what we eat( like iron can't be absorbed in presence of calcium) or nothing can affect it?
Few Simple Answers: Reality: the rate, speed, completeness may be altered some. None of the issues are as simple as implied by question as stated. The real high-tech is within each of us. Medicine, with scientific assistance, is about working to sort out some of the complexities within us. Basic chemistry principles, applied with fantastic complexity (called biochemistry, i.e. As implemented by all living organisms). ...Read more
Does the pancreas treat olestra fatty acids similar to traditional fats/oils? Is the amount of enzymes produced the same in both cases?
No.: Lipase is the pancreatic enzyme that splits (hydrolyzes) triglycerides in oils into fatty acids and monoglycerides. Lipase does not act on olestra, so olestra leaves the digestive tract undigested. This is why olestra has no usable calories. I do not know the answer to the question about degree of stimulation of lipase secretion by olestra vs. Other fats/oils. ...Read more
Heart: Your question should not be an open ended question. It is difficult answer in this limited space. I write a book basing on your question. Answer is too broad. Please come to the point. What is your main health problem? I would try to help you. ...Read more
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