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Essential Amino Acids

Essential Amino Acids

Essential Amino Acids: Essential amino acids make up the foundation and structure of protein in the body and have many important functions. People generally get all the essential amino acids they need through foods, such as meats, beans, soybeans, fish, eggs, whole grains, and milk. Essential amino acids are also available in supplements, such as capsules and protein powders.

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Beneficial For Conditions: Essential Amino Acids

Adequate amounts of Essential Amino Acids are claimed to be potentially beneficial for:

Adequate Amounts Claimed As Preventative For Conditions: Essential Amino Acids

Adequate amounts of Essential Amino Acids are claimed to be potentially preventative for:

Toxicity/Overdose Risks For Supplement Or Excessive Intake: Essential Amino Acids

Excessive intake of Essential Amino Acids may involve the following risks:

  • Hypertension
  • Headaches
  • Migraine
  • Supplements not recommended for people with kidney disease
  • Dietary intake may need to be modified for people with kidney disease
  • Worsening of some genetic conditions
  • May cause problems with insulin production
  • Taking one type of amino acid for extended periods may affect the balance and function of others
  • Possible interactions with other supplements and medications
  • Consult with your healthcare provider before using any supplements, herbal remedies, and alternative therapies

Essential Amino Acids: Other Names

Other names for this supplements (Essential Amino Acids) include:

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