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...

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...

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,...

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...

When I enter 35% for my protein intake in your calculator, I get an error message that 35% is too high.

When I enter 35% for my protein intake in your Healthy Body Calculator®, I get an error message that 35% is too high. I am a weightlifter and this is not 'unreasonable'. Please fix this or find a way to enter whatever values we would like. I like your page and would like to...

In a well balanced 1500 calorie a day diet, what is too much protein?

In a well balanced 1500 calorie a day diet what is too much protein (in grams) to consume? I am involved in weight training and really feel better when I eat MORE protein than is advised in various charts. Why is too much (assuming the protein I am eating is high quality, low fat,...

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...

Will the overdose of protein be harmful to a normal body function or is it simply not recommended?

I've got a question of protein consumption one adult should have normally. Will the overdose of protein be harmful to a normal body function or is it simply not recommended? Since I understand that over-doing those nutritious elements will not bring any benefit to the body as a whole functional unit, about this protein...

Should protein supplements be recommended to high school athletes that lift weights?

I’m a high school wrestling coach. From a clinical viewpoint should protein supplements (such a whey) be recommended to high school athletes that are lifting weights and trying to get stronger? I want them to get the most out of their time and effort, but also do not want to encourage something that a dietitian...

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...

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