1. nigma

    High calorie and BCAA/Isoleucine restriction for weight loss

    Some relatively new research has shown that BCAA (leucine, isoleucine and valine) restriction is responsible for the weight loss seen in protein restricted (PR) diets. As opposed to calorie restricted (CR) diets, the metabolic rate doesn't decrease as happens in CR and in some cases it seems...
  2. A

    Low aspartic acid and aspartame consumption? Blood test reveals strange info....testosterone?

    I tested the amino acids in my blood to see if my BCAA were high. It is a Quest test, run through a 3rd party site. There was some confusion, and when I showed up the blood tech indicated I should have had an overnight fast, even though the site claimed 4 hours was sufficient. Since I had...
  3. Sherbert

    Is nutricost an ok brand (for getting bulk aminos)? if not what is? thnx

    is nutricost an ok brand (for getting bulk aminos)? if not what is? thnx
  4. Constatine

    BCAA's Reduce Autism Symptoms

    New form of autism found BCAA's administered directly to the brain seemed to reduce autism symptoms significantly. Might this be due to BCAA's lowering brain serotonin via reduced brain trypotophan?
  5. Giraffe

    Repair Of Pancreatic Beta-Cells

    Repair of Pancreatic β-Cells: A Relevant Phenomenon in EarlyIDDM Most studies dealing with the pathogenesis of IDDM have emphasized the immune assault against β-cells. In this perspective, we review the data that suggest that the β-cell destruction of IDDM depends on a balance between β-cell...
  6. haidut

    Vitamin B2 Remarkably Effective Against Endotoxin, Sepsis, And Other Bacterial Infections

    Peat said in one of his interviews that vitamin B2, together with vitamin B1, selenium, vitamin K and CoQ10 are the most important substances for optimal mitochondrial function. I have been researching vitamin B2 and continue to be amazed at how underestimated this nutrient is both in...
  7. Giraffe

    Branched-chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) In Liver Diseases

    Abstract "Branched chain amino acids (BCAAs) have been shown to affect gene expression, protein metabolism, apoptosis and regeneration of hepatocytes, and insulin resistance. They have also been shown to inhibit the proliferation of liver cancer cells in vitro, and are essential for lymphocyte...
  8. A

    BCAA's causing a headache?

    Does anyone know why this would happen? I only take about 2.5 grams at a time, 3x a day? I will say that my temps have come up a bit and my mood is a bit better. But I wonder if I'm overdoing the BCAA's?
  9. A

    Do BCAA's cause depression?

    I started working out again and am using BCAA's throughout the day. However, since taking them, I've noticed that I've sunk into a pretty deep depression. I thought they reduce serotonin, and therefore, would help alleviate depression. I've noticed a similar response with Cyproheptadine. Any...
  10. haidut

    BCAA protect against heart attack damage

    The proposed mechanism is inhibition of Ca+ channels. Other substances that do the same are magnesium, cyproheptadine, taurine, etc. Not surprisingly, all of them have shown benefit in reducing CVD incidence and damage. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10442223
  11. Vinero

    mono diglycerides in BCAA supplement

    So I recently bought a BCAA supplement at a health food store. It's ingredients were: L-leucine, L-valine, L-Isoleucine, Vitamin B6 as pyridoxine hydrochloride, and Mono & diglycerides. The supplement is working wonders for me. I take 10 grams with my food and 2 - 3 hours later I feel very...
  12. haidut

    Depleting Serotonin With BCAA

    Hi all, I mentioned a similar idea in one of my other posts, but a new study just came out and I wanted to follow up on it. As many of you are aware the BCAA compete for transport into the brain (and other cells maybe??) with tryptophan, tyrosine, and phenylalanine. So, if you raise the ratio...
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