Branched-Chain Amino Acids
In this Article
- What other names is Branched-chain Amino Acids known by?
- What is Branched-chain Amino Acids?
- How does Branched-chain Amino Acids work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Branched-chain Amino Acids.
Do not take branched-chain amino acids if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- You drink alcohol excessively.
- You have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease). Use of branched-chain amino acids has led to lung failure and higher death rates in people with ALS.
- You have a disorder known as branched-chain keto aciduria. Use of branched-chain amino acids have been known to cause seizures and other mental effects in people with this disorder.
- You have diabetes.
- You are scheduled for surgery in the next two weeks.
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