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Herbs To Increase Protein Synthesis
Anything other than exercise, sleep, and protein that increase protein synthesis?
i've heard ginseng and ginger increase protein synthesis.
No: Neither one does either. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or internet scams. ...Read more
Tobacco decreases : Dht production because blood flow testes, where Dht is produced, high cholesterol containing foods likely inhibit Dht production. Tofu and soy products can have an estrogen-like effect and decrease Dht production. Some shellfish like oysters & mussels may stimulate Dht production. Raw onions and garlic are beneficial for vascular health & thus are probably good for Dht production. ...Read more
Increase tyrosine: Here's a nice wikihow on this topic: http://www.Wikihow.Com/increase-dopamine. Some foods high in tyrosine are almonds, avocados, bananas, low-fat dairy, lima beans, sesame seeds and pumpkin seeds. Limit refined carbohydrates - sugar and flour. Eat a diet high in antioxidants to prevent the degradation of dopamine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You can't: If you think there is some metabolic deficiency, you should see your doctor for complete evaluation. Do not trust any snake-oil supplements with outrageous claims of fat-burning, weight-loss, energy elevations, etc. There are no such products, and any stimulant substances may cause real harm - even death. ...Read more
What micromineral deficiency can interfere with vitamin a metabolism by reducing retinol binding protein?
Carotene and others: Many proteins, and enzymes are involved in vitamin a metabolism. Some proteins are involved in creating the useful form of vitamin a into 11-cis-retina from vitamin a or b-carotene, which is useful in vision. Some proteins transport vitamin a , such as retinol binding protein. Many nutrients important such as zinc, lipids, carotenes. Age related eye study vitamins: ww.Areds2.Org. ...Read more
Everything: You eat is broken down into small building blocks and metabolized into calories of energy. Your body then uses this energy to generate proteins, fats, carbohydrates or whatever else it needs to manufacture. Insulin is an anabolic hormone which does stimulate protein synthesis, but increasing your Insulin levels does not lead to muscle building. ...Read more
St Johns wort: Is a very potent herb and should not be used with other anti-depressants. ...Read more
Good question: No one knows how this can occur and done let anyone sell you any crazy products. My advice is to eat a balanced diet that favors good protein, moderate good fats and low sugars or carbohydrates coupled with good weight training and cardio. That should activate thermogenesis. At leat twice a week you should take your heart rate to 85% of max through intervals after checking with your doctor. ...Read more
Protein & Exercise: are good things but not enough to boost libido and help w/erections. Please see your doc who will likely run hormone lab tests. Then you will know if your situation is more psychological or physical. Natural or pharmaceutical hormone replacement is an option as is stress management training. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Does caffeine inhibits protein absorption in the stomach?does it affect protein synthesis? to what extent?
No evidence of this.: Caffeine should not affect protein absorption much. Since caffeine can cause things to move faster through the digestive tract, theoretically the time available to digest and absorb nutrients is decreased. However, the body overall is very good as digesting and absorbing protein, so this change in speed should not affect much. ...Read more
Never heard: of classes of eicosanoids and my PhD is in a related field and I taught inflammation to medical students. I'm assuming PROSTAGLANDINS because those are the only ones we care about. Unsaturated oils. Omega 3 and olive. Especially omega 3 because they are metabolized to the heart healthy prostaglandins. Flax oil, deep sea fish are sources. ...Read more
See below: No unfortunately not.Get a more detailed answer ›
I take biotin and chromium picolinate which supposedly promote fat, protein, and sugar metabolism. Is this enough to at least help me lose weight?
Not many: Unless you are having a specific deficiency, the only thing you can do try to allow your body to make more testosterone is eat a balanced healthy diet. There is no food that will force the testicles to make testosterone. Zinc deficiency may cause low testosterone but it is rare. ...Read more
Many do, don't try : Many medications , including those to treat cholesterol raise hdl, fibrates, Niacin and even statins. Other medications like estrogen also raise hdl, but there is no study yet showing that raising HDL with medications independently of other effects is beneficial . There are some new drugs on the horizon that raise hdl, but no proof yet that they reduce risk of heart disease.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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