Amino Acid Supplement

Many amino acids, such as Branched Chain Amino Acids or L-Glutamine, are found in Protein Supplements whereas some others are not commonly found in protein sources (Silk Amino Acids) and others may act differently in the body when consumed in isolation rather than food (D-Aspartic Acid).

This page features 4 unique references to scientific papers.

Goals

Amino Acid supplements are isolated amino acids or groups of isolated amino acids (as is the case with BCAAs) which are typically in lower doses than protein supplements and more specific.

Amino Acids are already consuming in the diet via dietary protein, but superloading specific amino acids in isolation may exert unique effects not found with food or Protein Supplement intake.

Amino Acids, in isolation, have a wide range of varying effects. They may either be naturally occurring amino acids (such as Taurine or Leucine) or can be slightly modified naturally occurring amino acids (as is the case with Beta-Alanine).

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Scientific Support & Reference Citations

Scientific support for Amino Acid Supplements can be found on their respective pages

References

  1. Writing Group for the NINDS Exploratory Trials in Parkinson Disease (NET-PD) Investigators, et al Effect of creatine monohydrate on clinical progression in patients with Parkinson disease: a randomized clinical trial . JAMA. (2015)
  2. Taylor MJ1, et al Folate for depressive disorders . Cochrane Database Syst Rev. (2003)
  3. Godfrey PS1, et al Enhancement of recovery from psychiatric illness by methylfolate . Lancet. (1990)
  4. Kushwaha S1, Chawla P1, Kochhar A1 Effect of supplementation of drumstick (Moringa oleifera) and amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor) leaves powder on antioxidant profile and oxidative status among postmenopausal women . J Food Sci Technol. (2014)

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