What is Amino acids?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Swanson Amino Acids FreAmine III Amino acid injections Show all

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See also: Amino acid complex Glycine L-Glutamine L-histidine L-Methionine L-Ornithine L-Theanine L-Threonine Vitamin B6 with amino acids

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. Dietary proteins are the source of amino acids that the body needs but cannot make on its own.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 11 3
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 4 0
Parkinson's disease 3 7
Anxious mood 2 0
Multiple sclerosis 2 1

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 10

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Amino acids

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abdominal bloating 1
Cough 1
Nausea 1
Stomach pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Amino acids

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 capsule(s) twice daily 1
200 mg daily 1
600 mg three times daily 1
6000 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Amino acids

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 7
Doctor's advice 3
Other 3
Expense 1
Personal research 1
See all 13 patients who've stopped taking Amino acids

Duration

Currently taking Amino acids

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Amino acids

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 11
Usually 0
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 7
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 3
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1 patient evaluation for Amino acids

Sep 1, 2010 (Started Jun 19, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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