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In What Ways Are Vitamins Similar To Essential Amino Acids For Humans
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 more
I have horrible diet. Sometimes I don't even eat at all bc of work. What are the most important vitamins too supplemt with? Amino acids?
Don't do it!: Vitamins are no substitute for food. A little planning will fix you up. Take a prepared meal to work with you. Buy some healthy supplemental foods like fruit, nuts, and yogurt. There are many good frozen foods that you can microwave in a flash. ...Read more
Essentially All: Vitamins are just simple helper molecules present in nearly all foods to extent humans have not maintained every gene/protein needed to make them out of whatever other molecules. Their role is helping specific protein enzymes facilitate specific chemical reactions to progress rapidly at body temp which are otherwise inordinately slow. Unclear what you are asking & the purpose/goal of your question. ...Read more
Harmless: The manufacturer reports that they contain common nutrients and apart from the money you pay for them, there should be no side effects. ...Read more
Glass of milk, greek yogurt, fruit smoothie, multiple vitamin. Is this ok to live off of? Will I get amino acids?
Not balanced diet: It is not healthy to eat such a limited diet. You will get enough Amino Acids but this diet will lack essential omega 3 & 6 fatty acids & important micronutrients from vegetables. I advise adding nuts & seeds (esp. Almonds, walnuts, hemp seeds) and veggies of all colors (the different colors are made by different phytonutrients). ...Read more
What are the pros and cons of using injectable concentrated amino acids with electrolytes and b vitamin supplement?
Con=infection: Why risk it? All the things you listed are very absorbable via oral route with no risks of infection. I doubt a reputable dr is offering this injectable cocktail. ...Read more
Can I take magnesium with amino acids together? Also, what vitamins and minerals should I not take with mg. Affecting absorption?
It should not: Magnesium might interfere with some medications but not Amino Acids absorption. Why would you need to take Amino Acid supplement? Is it better that you eat a balance diet with enough protein, which would give you plenty of amino acids? It is more natural and complete variety of Amino Acids including the essential ones. Only in severe food allergy that you need a complete Amino Acid diet. ...Read more
Hello, I have been on Narcotic medication for about 10yr for Chronic Intractable pain. What vitamins/amino acids are being depleted? I had Gastric Bypass in 2010 to reduce weight on my spine. Issue=absorbtion. What do I eat to make sure I absorb meds?
Bypass: B12 and Folate are often sacrificed in Gastric Bypass and I would consider supplementing that. As to medications, I would talk to your doctor. I do not see your meds listed. Medications with or without Gastric Bypass have different absorption. Some with foods or not and some interact with different medications. ...Read more
Which ingredient is the best way fight wrinkles? Retinol, peptides, collagen, stem cells, plancenta, amino acids or vitamin C
Growth factors: We have known since the 70s that retinoids and retinols are great collagen stimulators (which equals wrinkle fighters). In this century, we developed collagen growth factors which are derived from actual human skin and are necessary for collagen to thrive, thus reducing and eliminating wrinkles. Note I did not say "appearance of wrinkles". Skinmedica is my favorite product to contain these. ...Read more
Two fridays ago I took vitamin b complex and amino acids shot. I start feeling a joint pain on my left hand. O didn't think about the shot. The pain it was gone after 3 days. After 7 days I took another shot and it was a really painful one. The next da
Stop taking shots!: Perhaps you are having an allergic or autoimmune response to something in the injections. Each time you do this the response from your body is amplified. This is called an anamnestic response, and could be potentially dangerous. Whatever you are trying to accomplish could probably be done in a much safer fashion with oral supplements. ...Read more
Has 'branched chain amino acids' (bcaa) diet suplement some negative affects on human body? (kidneys, liver etc.?)
Hey im 16 years old and 5'5 tall and I really want to gain height because I play basketball any products that will help? Is there any way my height will gain from using supplements of human growth (l- arginine or amino acids) or making my growth plates g
If your growth plates in your long bones have fused, then you are finished growing and no medications or treatments will make you taller. The average age for this in females is 15 to 16 and for males is 18 to 19. If your growth plates are still open it is possible you may still grow a little on your own. Sometimes human growth hormone (hgh) can be used to increase height in young children prior to and around puberty, but makes little difference in height after puberty. Actual hgh is tightly regulated and can only be distributed by physicians - usually endocrinologists, so be wary of any products that claim to contain it. Amino acids are found in protein, so as long as you eat a balanced diet, supplementation will not help. Once you reach adulthood, your height is what it is and short of a gruesome leg-lengthening surgery with immense pain, expense, and complications, there's nothing you can do to actually gain a few inches.
There are a few things you can do to make yourself appear taller:
- practice good posture
- find shoes with thick soles or "lifts"
- dress in monochromatic colors, wear vertical stripes and keep your look stream-lined
- make sure your clothes fit well - baggy clothes will make you appear smaller. ...Read more
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, http://goo. Gl/ViFBS9, https://scholar. Google. Com/scholar? Hl=en&q=amino+acid, https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/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
What is a excellent recovery supplement after a difficult workout? Besides essential amino acids and protein.
Real food is best: After intense or difficult workouts your best bet for recovery is lean proteins and low glycemic carbs like sweet potato or berries. Try to eat w/in 15 minutes of finishing if you can. Protein supplements can be more convenient, but try to throw in some real food every now and them. Omega-3 supplements can also speed recovery and decrease soreness before the next workout. ...Read more
What kind of problems and symptoms could occur for a vegetarian who doesn't get all the essential amino acids? Just curious.
Malnutrition: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. Without the presence of a complete set of these building blocks you can't make many proteins vital to body function including enzymes, neurotransmitters etc. Enzymes include digestive enzymes without which you compromise the ability to absorb and digest other food groups as well as vitamins and minerals. It can affect everything in your body! ...Read more
Does semolina flour pasta lack only Lysine in terms of Essential Amino Acids? Seems like it has decent amount of the others I think.
May be: Samolina is a grain. Not all essential AA are available in grains. They are added. So you need to read the label ...Read more
Are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? Any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? Thanks!
Does plant protein really lack some essential amino acids? If so, wouldn't non-meat eaters die or become malnourished over time as a result?
NO, plenty of protein:
No, it is not at all difficult to get all essential Amino Acids from plants. Combining legumes (beans, peas, peanuts) with either grains or nuts/seeds readily supplies all essential amino acids. See http://nutrition.About. Com/od/askyournutritionist/f/protein_combo. Htm
the main nutrient that can't be obtained from a vegan diet is vit B12 so vegans should take B12 (but dairy ; eggs have b12). ...Read more
What is a good protein powder source that supplies all essential amino acids? Looking to make protein shakes without milk, only water. Thank you!
Whey protein supps.: Mix well with water ; low cal. ...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
Could asupplement with aminoacids, vitamins (l-carnitine, l-tartaric acid, potassium chloride, l-leucine, isoleucine, valine, nicotinic)cause damage on brain?
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
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
Nothing much: You'll get the same benefit as you would from eating a nice steak, minus the iron. Wrestling's a great sport if you enjoy it -- have fun. ...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
Yes: No studies have shown creatine improving performance for endurance athletes. It has been shown to improve maximal lifting weight when creatine is used along with resistance training. No effect was shown in women or older men. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A diet high in protein would assist in muscle growth when taken along with resistance training. ...Read more
"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