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Including essential Amino acids supplement (BCAA) would affect gout? Is Whey Protein supplements & glutamine supplement safe for gout users?

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

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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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Will an amino acid formula interfere with synthroid (thyroxine). For example GNC amino acid formula?

Will an amino acid formula interfere with synthroid (thyroxine). For example GNC amino acid formula?

No, but: The Amino Acid formula is worthless. It is not indicated or helpful for any known medical condition. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Which food contain poly amino acid ?

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Synthetic: "polyamino acids" are synthetic, and i don't know of any natural foods that contain them. Drug companies use them in research and drug delivery, etc. Of course proteins (that you can eat) are made up of Amino Acids (many of them!) -- so in a sense that would be like a polyamino acid. But it isn't the type the term usually means. ...Read more

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Is glutamine a basic amino acid?

Is glutamine a basic amino acid?

Glutamine amino acid: Glutamine is an Amino Acid (basic building block of proteins). People take it for various reasons as a dietary supplement. It purportedly helps maintain muscle mass in athletes or patients following surgery or major illness. Patients on chemo may take it to prevent or lessen side-effects. Caution should be taken for those with kidney or liver failure, mental illness or epilepsy or allergy to msg. ...Read more

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Is melamine an amino acid or protein?

Is melamine an amino acid or protein?

Neither.: It is a nitrogen rich plastic frequently added to food products to artificially boost protein assays because of its nitrogen content. Avoid! the chinese infant formulas and pet foods have had scandals in the past for putting this in said material! it is toxic! can cause a myriad of problems, particularly renal problems! ...Read more

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Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more

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Amino fuel anabolic liquid (amino acids ) is it safe ?

Amino fuel anabolic liquid (amino acids ) is it safe ?

"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

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What is your take on sport supplements such creatin, protein and amino acids. ?

What is your take on sport supplements such creatin, protein and amino acids.
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They do work.: Actually, protein, amino acids (particularly the BCAAs) and creatine will actually help - there is literature to support their benefit. Make sure you drink plenty of water while increasing your intake of proteins and adding creatine. For creatine, no more than 5g daily (can get benefit with as little as 1g daily). For protein, don’t need much more than 1g per kilogram body weight per day. ...Read more

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Does amino acid tablets with bodybuilding increase height?

Does amino acid tablets with bodybuilding increase height?

No: No; your height is determined primarily by your parents and grandparents height and is generally ' fixed' @ age 19 in boys and age17 in girls.Older people can " lose" height as they age by chronic osteopenic compression fractures...Bodybuilding can increase muscle mass and tone but not height. ...Read more

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What are branched-chain amino acids?

What are branched-chain amino acids?

Let me explain: The essential branched chain Amino Acids (bcaa's) include leucine, isoleucine, and valine. The above "essential" Amino Acids will be used for protein synthesis which is optimal for advanced human performance. It should also be noted that essential Amino Acids are not produced in the body such as non-essential amino acids, but rather obtained through proper nutrition. ...Read more

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Does BCAA(branched chain amino acids) and whey protein causes erectile dysfunction or impotency???

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Does BCAA(branched chain amino acids) and whey protein causes erectile dysfunction or impotency???

Here are some ...: These nutritional supplements have been unknown to cause impotency / ED. For most people, there is no practical need for their use; however, they has been touted for muscle building which incites some men to get on their use. So, if their use sooths someone mentally and one has money to spare, use them judiciously without overindulgence, and seek pro-counseling as needed. ...Read more

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Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Which fruits , vegetables, fish, contains zinc sulphate, and folic acid?

Beans, oysters: Look for fortified cereals, nuts and seeds, leafy vegetables. ...Read more

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Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Does amino acids and whey protein causes problems in kidneys?

Here are some ...: All available studies have revealed no conclusive evidence to cause kidney damage although possible increased risk of renal stone and possible stress onto the already sick kidneys. Generally speaking, their use for ordinary healthy kidneys should be okay and poses no known risk to the kidneys. More? To http://www.livestrong.com/article/261806-whey-protein-kidney-damage/. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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Are whey and casein protein powder shakes safe long term? Any alternatives that also contain all essential amino acids? Thanks!

No consensus: Quinoa, a grain, is a complete protein, as is soybean. Eggs, chicken, meat and fish. Best to eat wild fish like salmon, limit meat to antibiotic free-very lean meats, and cage free eggs and chicken. Nuts and beans also have protein but are not complete. ...Read more

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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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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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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

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Docs, how can I gain muscle fast? Without taking any food supplements like whey protein, amino acid etc..

Docs, how can I gain muscle fast? Without taking any food supplements like whey protein, amino acid etc..

Wt lifting exercise: The best and most effective way to gain muscle mass is weight training daily. Spend more time and workout in the gym. That what mr. Americas do. ...Read more

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Taking protein shakes and amino acid tabs could leads to varicoceles or any testicular issues? What are the side effects of these supplements?

Taking protein shakes and amino acid tabs could leads to varicoceles or any testicular issues? What are the side effects of these supplements?

No? But Also No Data: By law, dshea 1994, see fda.Gov, for all dietary supplements, the manufacturer/marketer/seller are exempt from evaluating or proving claims of efficacy or safety. The bigger issue, my view, is why purchase expensive processed food waste rather than cheaper real food. All meats & to a ? extent most above ground vegetables are ? protein; i.e. Large molecules built from Amino Acids per genetic code. ...Read more

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Is soy protein with amino acids a bad choice for gym supplement ?

You're fine: Twenty grams after a workout will be great. I'm pleased you're exercising and building muscle; some people prefer soy because it's vegetarian / vegan. Both are good choices, and despite what you may hear from others there's no real reason to prefer one over the other for the ordinary fitness buff. ...Read more

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Protein shakes and amino acid pills for teen boys. Are they safe?

Protein shakes and amino acid pills for teen boys. Are they safe?

Judicial: All these resources of protein cause increase in renal load and hence if you don't drink lots of water diligently, you are placing your kidneys at lots of risk. You an achieve same results through other food resources like increased met intake. ...Read more

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I was curious what's the difference between the amino acid and protein shakes?

I was curious what's the difference between the amino acid and protein shakes?

Technically: Proteins are built from amino acids, so effectively an 'amino acid' supplement or shake is digested somehow from protein source - or manufactured from precursor. Protein shake will contain various sources, usually from food, but not always of proteins. What would be best for you depends on many different issues. Discuss with nutritionist. ...Read more

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Is melamine an amino acid or protein?

Neither.: It is a nitrogen rich plastic frequently added to food products to artificially boost protein assays because of its nitrogen content. Avoid! the chinese infant formulas and pet foods have had scandals in the past for putting this in said material! it is toxic! can cause a myriad of problems, particularly renal problems! ...Read more

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Amino acid 2222 tabs shuld be taken before taking whey protein or after taking whey protein?

Amino acid 2222 tabs shuld be taken before taking whey protein or after taking whey protein?

Best taken separate: Amino acids compete for absorption with one another. Thus, if you take them at the same time as whey protein they will be somewhat less well-absorbed than if taken separately. I would advise taking them at least one hour apart from each other, but it probably doesn't matter which you take first. I advise whey from grass-fed cows processed at low temperature for maximum benefit. ...Read more

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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

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Can you tell me in laymans term, how does the amino acid substitution that results in abnormal hemoglobin have a drastic effect on protein structure?

Can you tell me in laymans term, how does the amino acid substitution that results in abnormal hemoglobin have a drastic effect on protein structure?

I will try: A protein has a complex twisted and folded shape that is dependent on the interactions of amino acids that can be far from the amino acid change. Some amino acids are charged (positive or negative) and some are not. Charged amino acids can repel or attract. ...Read more

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What is your take on sport supplements such creatin, protein and amino acids. ?

They do work.: Actually, protein, amino acids (particularly the BCAAs) and creatine will actually help - there is literature to support their benefit. Make sure you drink plenty of water while increasing your intake of proteins and adding creatine. For creatine, no more than 5g daily (can get benefit with as little as 1g daily). For protein, don’t need much more than 1g per kilogram body weight per day. ...Read more

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Are whey or protein-amino acid drinks good for losing weight while working out or more for gaining weight/muscle?

Are whey or protein-amino acid drinks good for losing weight while working out or more for gaining weight/muscle?

Muscle/Gain Weight?: These are promoted for assisting in building muscle which require the Amino Acid building blocks for muscle protein. The usefulness of whey proteins for promoting this from small clinical trials, is small, maybe a few % over foods. Maintaining muscles does require more daily energy, so to the extent that muscle mass ; strength significantly increase, this might assist reduction in body fat. ...Read more

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I'm planning to start a fitness journey with healthy eating and supplements like protein, amino acids and so on. Would any of these interfer with bc?

Obese?: First check ur body mass index. If obese check for diabetes. Next don't buy or eat any food or supplement or protein that comes in a box or packet or bottle. Just eat fruits and veg and drink lots of water.try this for few weeks. Protein powders are full of crap additives. Check out foodbabe.com and also read the book End of Dieting ...Read more

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Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more