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Is it safe to take an Amino Acid supplement containing leucine, glutamine, isoleucine, and valine with 40mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) daily?

Is it safe to take an Amino Acid supplement containing leucine, glutamine, isoleucine, and valine with 40mg of Prozac (fluoxetine) daily?

Yes.: Those amino acids are commonly found in greater quantities than in your supplement in high protein foods such as beef, chicken or fish. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...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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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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Well does anyone know the side effects of using amino acid 2222 supplement?

Well does anyone 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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63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

63 /f/ should I be taking amino acid supplements?

Generally no: Unless you have a specific medical condition for which amino acid supplementation was prescribed, then — no. You or anyone else at any age that is otherwise healthy doesn't need amino acid supplementation. If you eat a reasonable diet, then you are getting sufficient amino acids, particularly essential ones, through diet anyway. ...Read more

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Can I take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after I train?

Can I take amino acid supplements before my workout and after my workout or should I just take them after I train?

No: Or not take it at all. Guess what? I am going to mention that a good diet is best. Side effects include kidney problems, no effectiveness on anything. Do not be lazy. Do the work and eat well. ...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

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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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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

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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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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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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 as well. 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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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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Can I drink Advocate spark energy drink mix which contains vitamin and amino acid supplement with being on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Can I drink Advocate spark energy drink mix which contains vitamin and amino acid supplement with being on Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)?

Caffeine caution: From what I found, there is 120 mg of caffeine in an 8 oz. Spark energy drink, which is similar to amount in 8 oz of coffee. Too much caffeine can increase heart rate, raise blood pressure, anxiety and cause insomnia. Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has similar side effects. Monitor your caffeine content especially while taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Muscle building supplements like aminos or creatine can effect skin tone?

Muscle building supplements like aminos or creatine can effect skin tone?

Yes : Yes muscle building supplements can affect very sure of your body. Creatine particularly can cause liver kidney damage avoid this ...Read more