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canefan17
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Is there any reason NOT to supplement with free form amino acids or hydrolized collagen?

Our bodies are having a hard time digesting protein properly and I thought... WHY not supplement it.


***Hydrolyzed Collagen: Protein is made up of amino acids. Poor adrenal function is often associated with poor ability to digest protein.

Just as sugars and carbohydrates seem to weaken the adrenals, amino acids seem to strengthen them. Hydrolyzed collagen is an excellent complete source of amino acids.

It can be from beef, chicken, or fish source. I have found the best quality to be that of beef origin. The liquid may be mixed with some water for improved taste. The total daily dose is approximately 10 grams (two tablespoons). This may be taken any time with or without food.

You may ignore the ``bedtime/empty stomach'' instruction on the bottle. Anyone with serious kidney problems should only take a small amount (1/2 - 1 tbsp) of amino acids. Consulting your physician is advisable.


***Free-Form Amino Acids: If you are a vegetarian or choose to avoid beef products, free-form amino acids are a good second choice.

Currently, they typically do not contain the essential amino acid tryptophan because of an FDA ruling that tryptophan requires a prescription. Some tryptophan is likely to be derived from the diet.

The total daily dose for an average adult is 1 to 2 teaspoons daily. It can be taken all at once or spread out throughout the day - e.g. sipped throughout the day in a drink. If you have kidney problems, consult with your physician if you plan to take more than one teaspoon daily.

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I take collagen every day in the form of hyaluronic acid - vegetarian form without rooster comb or chicken sternum. It does wonder for my eyes. I also take L Lycine, L methionine, Acetyl L Carnitine and N Acetyl Cystine. I find the first two amino acids are good for healing, ALCAR is good for your brain as well as energy and converting fat to muscle, and the last one is for biofilm. I also have L tryptophan but I don't take it as it gives me a headache but it is very good for sleep.

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Cool.

This product that I ordered has most of that.

http://livingfuel.com/product_labels/LivingProtein.pdf

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You can buy L-tryptophane without a prescription. I bought some over the internet about a month ago.

They took it off the market because there was a bad batch & some people died from taking it. It was made by one specific company a long time ago - probably 20 or 30 years ago. They took all tryptophane off the market due to that.

I think it may have had something to do with the drug companies. They didn't like people self-medicating with it. It was competitive with things like Zoloft & Ambien.

Anyway - why not try herbs to help adrenal function? They work fairly well as far as I can see.

You have to be careful with single amino acids. The body likes balance. If you take too much of one it may put things out of balance.

If you are good at medical dowsing - you could probably figure out which ones you body is lacking on a daily or weekly basis.

Just a thought.

I find some of these protein powders hard to digest. Food is better for me. What about taking some digestive enzymes if you can't digest it properly?

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sparkle,

That's what I might start doing.

Mix some digestive enzymes into the blender with the protein shake.


Tthese shakes that I posted are very good on the stomach.

It's REAL food.

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I make homemade chicken stock. (if you want to know the "how" part, just send me a PM).

My understanding is that that stuff contains a lot of collagen.

I get chicken feet from the butcher to make it. When you think about it, that makes the most sense, because those are joints, and collagen is in joints, right?

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"What about taking some digestive enzymes if you can't digest it properly?"

Digestion IS the key. If you take specific things like digestive enzymes with lots of protease or specific acids to increase your current protein digestion that should help a lot without upping the protein or amino intake.

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