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Doctor insights on: Kidney Disease And Amino Acid Supplements

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Do essential amino acid supplements cause kidney failure?

Do essential amino acid supplements cause kidney failure?

Moderation: Everything in moderation...Your kidneys can be overwhelmed by the intake of large amounts of proteins. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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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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I take potassium pills, have a kidney disease as well. What supplements can I take to help with energy on a regular basis. Tired. Com?

I take potassium pills, have a kidney disease as well. What supplements can I take to help with energy on a regular basis. Tired. Com?

Fatigue and PKD: Need to know more: What is serum creatinine level? What is nature of sleep apnea you may have? What is your hemoglobin level? Why do you lose potassium? Are you taking other medicines? What is thyroid function? Has cortisol been measured? How is your BP? ...Read more

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Does taking amino acid 2222tabs causes kidney disorders or any testicular issues or nervous system disorder?

Does taking amino acid 2222tabs causes kidney disorders or any testicular issues or nervous system disorder?

Highly unlikely: These are Amino Acids which are the building blocks of proteins. Eating a good steak dinner will give you the same benefits plus taste. There are no reported significant toxicities associated with this. ...Read more

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Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Can consumtion of amino acid cause kidney stone?

Maybe: You can't (shouldn't) avoid Amino Acids which are the building blocks to protein. Regardless of whether you're a omnivore or vegan, you still need protein and thus need to consume amino acids. However, an excess of protein complicated by inadequate fluids can lead to gout & uric acid stones. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/kidney-stones/ds00282 for more info. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.

I have one good kidney, will have other removed, does not function. Would amino acids supplement be safe to take? I don´t want to harm my good kidney.

Why supplements?: Basic amino acids are in your diet, and shouldn't pose a challenge to you kidney, but why take anything that could potentially harm your kidney? Too much of a good thing is too much. You need to be careful to avoid things that are nephrotoxic, that includes medicine too ...Read more

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Odd what I eat affect my mood so profoundly, inc. Suicidal ideations? Also sensitive to amino acid supplements and day after taking sleep meds.

Odd what I eat affect my mood so profoundly, inc. Suicidal ideations? Also sensitive to amino acid supplements and day after taking sleep meds.

Mood: Food and Amino Acid supplements all effect your brain chemistry, how food would stimulate suicidal ideation seems puzzling. Please consult with a mental health professional and your doctor so you can understand the affects of your diet, supplements and psychological state. My best. ...Read more

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Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

Is it a good thing to take amino acid supplements?

No one knows: Rather than take supplements, eat real food. In this case, animal protein, eggs, beans/legumes, nuts & soy have a full complement of amino acids. So eat a variety of these foods. Check out http://choosemyplate. Gov/food-groups/protein-foods. Html. ...Read more

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Is it advisable to take optimum nurtition gold with amino acid supplements?

Is it advisable to take optimum nurtition gold with amino acid supplements?

Optimal Nutrition Go: If you are an adult without dairy allergies or kidney disease you can check with your personal physician to give you the green light. ...Read more

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Are protein and amino acid supplements in the form of powder safe for consumption? If taken moderately?

Are protein and amino acid supplements in the form of powder safe for consumption? If taken moderately?

Usually yes: As long as a protein supplement doesn't contain other substances, then it's safe in moderation. Be aware that supplement manufacturers often put things in their products that are not listed on the label, and there is no regulatory oversight of these products (they don't have to meet regulatory requirements like medications do). A better option is to increase intake of high-protein foods. ...Read more

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I am 19 year old and my BMI is 17.9. is amino acid supplements are good for me? Your assistance will be helpfull for me.

I am 19 year old and my BMI is 17.9. is amino acid supplements are good for me? Your assistance will be helpfull for me.

No really. .: A healthy eating habit and exercise balance is needed.
A multivitamin is a good idea.
Artificial amino acid supplements do not give you calories.
You can get them via healthy lean proteins, like chicke, eggs etc.
If you are vegetarian, legumes, nuts, tofu will give you such a boost in your diet. ...Read more

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Is the supplement l-tyrosine safe to take and have the health benefits reported for this amino acid been experimentally validated?

Is the supplement l-tyrosine safe to take and have the health benefits reported for this amino acid been experimentally validated?

Unknown and no: As is true for most supplements, there are no good studies that demonstrate any true health benefits to l-tyrosine or other amino acids. Since there are no studies, we also do not know anything about their safety. The best thing is to eat a well balanced diet, avoid excess alcohol or other vices, and exercise. ...Read more

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If on 170 mg of methadone, does it make vitamin supplements and amino acid supplements less affective?

If on 170 mg of methadone, does it make vitamin supplements and amino acid supplements less affective?

Other Concerns: You are on an extremely high dose of methadone. It is equivalent to over 500 mg of morphine per day. Most likely you have developed tolerance to the pain relieving effects. You are at risk for respiratory depression and death if you take alcohol or other sedatives with this dose. You should also have you pcp perform a baseline ekg, as Methadone can effect your cardiac rhythm and cause sudden deat. ...Read more

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Pure amino acid supplements make gain muscle mass? If yes I want a name of a product that I can get from the pharmacy

Pure amino acid supplements make gain muscle mass? If yes I want a name of a product that I can get from the pharmacy

Eat healthy: Amino acids are found in food that we eat in the form of protein. If you have a balanced diet that includes meats, dairy you are most likely getting all the Amino Acids (or protein) that you need. Save you money and hit the gym. There is no magic pill to make you more muscular. Good luck ...Read more

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A person must take protein supplement or amino acid supplement, and how can we know our body is amino acid deficient?

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 more

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Is it safe to use amino acid supplements for a forty-six years old man starting fitness work out who feel weakness e.g. BPI blox products from NEUMAN?

Is it safe to use amino acid supplements for a forty-six years old man starting fitness work out who feel weakness e.g. BPI blox products from NEUMAN?

Protein is Protein: Amino acids are the smaller building blocks of some proteins and they are what your body does to protein when digested. I just eat a good steak for my amino acids. Remember your Vegies and eat desert first because life is short. ...Read more

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Well does any one know the side effects of using amino acid 2222 supplement?

Well does any one know the side effects of using amino acid 2222 supplement?

Should be OK.: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein. A well balanced diet should provide all the protein needed. Taking an Amino Acid supplement should do no harm, unless taking too much, or there are genetic problems (people with pku must not take phenylalanine, which is in the "2222, ") or if the product is tainted (a tainted tryptophan supplement a number of years ago caused severe health problems). ...Read more

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Please tell me what amino acid supplements help stimulate human growth hormones?

Please tell me what amino acid supplements help stimulate human growth hormones?

Glutamine, Lysine, Arg: Several Amino Acids have been proven to significantly increase the production of human growth hormone, including l-arginine, l-lysine & glutamine. Gaba & melatonin are also proven to help. For more details including dosage recommendations, as well as other strategies, see http://www. Thebodywellusa. Com/blog/dr-mike-carraghers-top-10-ways-to-increase-your-human-growth-hormone-hgh-levels-naturally/. ...Read more

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Do amino acid supplements have a negative, positive, or no impact on blood sugar?

Do amino acid supplements have a negative, positive, or no impact on blood sugar?

Little impact: In a normal individual, Amino Acids cause the release of both Insulin and glucagon which balances blood glucose. However, in a diabetic who is Insulin deficient, Amino Acids will cause blood sugar to rise, due to the unopposed effect of glucagon. ...Read more

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What is the best amino acid or any other substance to help a GABA supplement cross the BBB? Thank you!

What is the best amino acid or any other substance to help a GABA supplement cross the BBB? Thank you!

GABA supplements: Are reported by some companies to cross the BBB. A biochemist (http://www. Phyllisbronsonphd. Com/Graphics/BronsonGABA. Pdf), the Mayo Clinic, and New York Medical Center say otherwise. However GABA does exert peripheral effects including calming anxiety and reducing blood pressure and may have other indirect effects that are beneficial. ...Read more

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Taking full spectrum amino acid supplement (500 to 1000 mg) only before workout and thrice a week. Will it help recovery or useless or even harmful?

Taking full spectrum amino acid supplement (500 to 1000 mg) only before workout and thrice a week. Will it help recovery or useless or even harmful?

Not useless, but...: Full spectrum amino acid supplement is not harmful or uselss, but your dose is probably inadequate to do you any good. I recommend increase your dose to 5 grams per day. ...Read more

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I'm not gaining any more muscle from food. I want to take a supplement. They say pure amino acid pills will do. What is a name of a product that helps?

I'm not gaining any more muscle from food. I want to take a supplement. They say pure amino acid pills will do. What is a name of a product that helps?

Avoid supplements.: To build muscle eat more calories than you burn using healthy whole food sources like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and beans/nuts. You will be getting plenty of protein if you eat a variety of vegetables and legumes. You will of course need to train hard and get enough rest to recover between workouts. Do these things consistently, and you will see results. Many body-builders are vegans now. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


Previous Kidney Disease (Definition)

Polycystic kidney disease is a kidney disorder passed down through families in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing ...Read more