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Silk Amino Acids
I want to start taking silk amino acids for my workout, but I am a nursing mother. Is this harmful if i maintain my caloric intake?
Building blocks: In theory if you are eating a well-balanced diet you don't need any supplementary amino acids. You should consult your doctor if you have specific concerns about any medication or supplement while breast feeding, to discuss the individual risks vs benefits in your particular case. ...Read more
See below: Amino acids are the building blocks of protein that help form muscles and other body tissue. Essential Amino Acids are those that must be consumed every day to support optimal health. Cooking foods destroys some essential Amino Acids they contain, but the negative effects vary depending on which cooking method is used.Even straight sulfuric acid will not destroy most amino acids. ...Read more
Essential Amino Acid: The Amino Acids regarded as essential for humans are phenylalanine, valine, threonine, tryptophan, isoleucine, methionine, leucine, lysine, and histidine essential Amino Acids are "essential" not because they are more important to life than the others, but because the body does not synthesize them. ...Read more
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
Protein builders: Amino acids are chemicals which make up the internal sequential structures of all of the proteins in the body. All members of the plant and animal kingdom use them, some more than others. You get them in your diet and by internal construction with your bodies biochemistry. ...Read more
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
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
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
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?
They are not!: Protein is purely made of a number of amino acids.V when Amino Acids are added to a supplement, they are usually branched chain. Theoretically, the are absorbed directly, rather than having to be broken dow first in your intestine. But the benefits are minimal to the cost, a may not exist at all despite the hype in protein supplements! not needed. ...Read more