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Effect of Amino Acid Formulation and Amino Acid Supplementation on Performance and Nitrogen Excretion in Turkey Toms

Supplemental dietary leucine and the skeletal muscle anabolic response to essential amino acids

New Support for Branched-chain Amino Acid Supplementation in Advanced Hepatic Failure

Evaluation of amino-acid supplemented diets varying in protein levels for laying hens

Effect of amino acid formulation and supplementation on nutrient mass balance in turkeys

IVF of mouse ova in a simplex optimized medium supplemented with amino acids

Strategies for Utilizing Over processed Soybean Meal: I. Amino Acid Supplementation, Choline Content, and Metabolizable Energy

Regeneration of the intestinal mucosa in Eimeria and E. Coli challenged broilers supplemented with amino acids

Amino acid supplementation, controlled oxygen limitation and sequential double induction improves heterologous xylanase production by Pichia stipitis

Feeding Response of Subterranean Termites Coptotermes curvignathus and Coptotermes gestroi (Blattodea: Rhinotermitidae) to Baits Supplemented With Sugars, Amino Acids, and Cassava

Effects of methionine loading on plasma and erythrocyte sulphur amino acids and sulph‐hydryls before and after co‐factor supplementation in haemodialysis patients

Oral supplementation of branched‐chain amino acid improves nutritional status in elderly patients on chronic haemodialysis

The influence of bicarbonate supplementation on plasma levels of branched-chain amino acids in haemodialysis patients with metabolic acidosis.


279 Amino Acid Digestibility of a Modified Corn Byproduct (Gold Pro) with and with a Multi-Enzyme Supplement (CORE) When Fed to Weanling Pigs.

141 Effect of Low Protein Diets with or without Supplemented Synthetic Amino Acids on Growth Performance of Nursery Pigs.


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Dietary supplements that come in the form of tablets, capsules, or powders containing a particular concoction of amino acids, usually claimed by the manufacturers to have special properties. Most amino acid supplements are sold as anabolic agents to help in body-building; arginine and ornithine, for example, are frequently promoted as ‘natural steroids'. Since amino acids are the building blocks of protein, the main component of muscle, many people believe that just by taking extra amino acids they can develop larger muscles. However, a muscle grows only in response to extra physical demands placed on it. Excess amino acids not needed for growth or repair of body tissues are broken down and excreted as urea, converted into glucose and used as an energy source, or converted to body fat. Amino acid supplements may be beneficial when there is a natural stimulus to increase muscle bulk, for example, during the initial stages of training. There is little support for the claims that amino acid supplements improve strength, power, muscle growth, or work capacity. Most sports nutritionists agree that a normal, healthy person eating a well-balanced diet need never consume amino acids supplements (see also sports nutrition). Overconsumption may lead to health risks. Many amino acids are toxic when taken in excess.

Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.

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