I don’t know how to tell what amino acids I get from what I eat.

I exercise frequently, so I try to eat a diet rich in amino acids. Unfortunately, I don't really know how to tell what amino acids (or how much of them) I get from what I eat. Since food labels don't give us this information, is there another way to find out? First, you need to...

Are protein powders beneficial for you?

Are protein powders, pre-workout drinks, and other supplements like these beneficial for you? For the average person who may or may not lift weights, protein powders are not beneficial and costly. Same for pre-workout drinks. Drink 1 cup of water before you work out and drink at least 1 cup of water during workouts in hot,...

Some references say that diets rich in animal proteins promote excessive elimination of calcium in the urine.

Some references are saying that diets rich in animal proteins stimulate the release of parathyroid hormone and promote excessive elimination of calcium in the urine, which encourages bone resorption." One reference indicated that the federal government, intending to be on the safe side, established its minimum Recommended Dietary Allowances for protein at twice the value...

What are the benefits and problems associated with amino acid supplements?

What are the benefits and problems associated with amino acid supplements, particularly a supplement with a wide variety of amino acids, for an individual on a heavy workout schedule and a high carbohydrate diet? I have heard that L-tryptophan supplements are associated with a blood disease, is this true? Tryptophan is an essential amino acid...

Do I need to compliment milk and egg to make a complete protein?

I've read the Q and A on milk, eggs, and protein and still have a question. First is milk protein a complete protein? Do I need to compliment milk protein and egg whites to make a complete protein? Is the powdered egg white considered "raw" and therefore a problem with biotin? I can't seem to find my...

What’s the difference between powdered protein supplements such as whey and amino acid pills?

What is the difference between powdered protein supplements such as whey and amino acid pills? Whey is the clear liquid drained off milk during the making of cheese. It contains protein and all 8 essential amino acids are present, but not in sufficient quantity to be a sole source of protein unless you plan to...

To suggest that a male weightlifter needs only 63 grams of protein per day reminds me of my high school football days.

Your attempts to give sound advice on sports nutrition are appreciated. However, it seems inappropriate that you give advice on matters, which are obviously outside the realm of your experience and expertise. To suggest that a male weightlifter needs only "63 grams of protein" per day reminds me of my high school football days...

Can a person consume too much protein in a day?

Can a person consume too much protein in a day? What would happen if a person did consume too much? Yes, a person can eat too much protein in a day. Protein, when eaten, is digested then absorbed as amino acids. Amino acids are normally used to build protein structures in the body such as...

Your information regarding protein requirements for weight training is being debated.

I just wanted to let you know that your information regarding protein requirements for weight training is being debated on the newsgroups called misc.fitness.weights. The title of the debate is "MetRx Protein Debate". I'm speaking of your protein topic. I'm hoping that you will join the discussion and contribute with some empirical data, as most...

Does hard boiling an egg destroy some of the amino acids?

Does hard boiling an egg destroy some of the amino acids or does it remain the same as raw? Most of the amino acids (protein) in an egg are found in the white. The yolk is mostly fat. The amino acid content of a raw or cooked egg is basically the same, no matter how...

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