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Night Time Amino Acids To Lose Weight
What for?: What are you taking these supplements for? There is no evidence that these will do you any good. for good health do the following: Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read more
Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more
No: We all take amino acids in our diet. Proteins are made of amino acids and proteins are present in grains, legumes, beans, nuts, milk etc. There is no substitute to reducing caloric intake and increasing physical activity. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Could I take amino acids for recovery from training (wrestling, strength and conditioning) without gaining weight?
Yes: Amino acid pills or powders have a specific calorie content, but it is usually small. Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins such as those found in lean meat. Supplements are not likely to provide any benefit beyond a balanced menu including meat, dairy, eggs, beans and rice. I suggest you do a little research on real food sports nutrition. Gaining weight is NORMAL at 16, allow it! ...Read more
Just proteins. : Lean muscle mass burns fat. Amino acids are the building blocks of muscle. So you need to build muscle especially on the areas you want fat burned by exercising. Normal consumption of meats and tofu etc are enough unless you're a bodybuilder. No miracle Amino Acid fat burner pill out there to my knowledge. So diet and exercise. ...Read more
Is it ok to take a preworkout plus protein shakes plus amino acids plus multivitamins. Distributed along the day and not at the same time. ?
Your nutrition plan: sounds fine but it would be best to see a nutritionist so that the plan can be tailor made to fit your needs. Many over the counter multivitamins are weak. A professional can tell you which brand is best in your local area. Look more for higher doses of each vitamin w/in the mulitvit rather than a longer list of ingredients. Peace and good health. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can supplements such as multivitamin, weight loss supplements, protein, amino acids etc... Affect STD testing results or cause inaccurate results?
You don't: Amino acids are the building blocks for protein. So some people believe that taking the smaller units and not needing to break them down like you would protein foods, helps you build more muscle. Typically not true. Eat well balanced and maintain hydration which is more important. ...Read more
I'm a PT & have been informed/taught that we have 8 amino acids. I googled about it & found that there are a possible 9. Are there 8 or 9?
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
YES: Eggs are such a good and complete source of amino acids/protein that they are the standard to which other foods are compared for adequacy of protein. It is wise to choose organic eggs and ones that are pasture-raised if possible. See http://www.Whfoods.Com/genpage.Php?Tname=foodspice;dbid=92 for a good discussion of the nutritional content of eggs. ...Read more
No: Probably do not help anything.May cause serious side effects of kidneys. ...Read more
The order:: Oysters; shell fish; red meat; nuts!Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: Everybody needs Amino Acids every day, whether you are working our or not. The best source of Amino Acids is protein in our diet- beans, nuts, seeds., dairy, eggs, meat, but some people have trouble digesting these or have a diet low in these foods, in which case taking Amino Acids can help. Blood and urine tests can assess whether you are deficient in Amino Acids but extra Amino Acids are safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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