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#1 Old 07-17-2013, 07:45 AM
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Hello Everyone,
I have a question about Amino Acids. I am a very light eater, I am vegan. I just don't eat very much food, I often skip meals simply because I am not hungary. 

I am reading about amino acids and how you have to eat foods with each of the essential amino acids everyday. I know I do eat enough food to get all of the essential amino acids.

Do you think it would be ok for me to take one of those "complete" amino acid supplements? Just to be sure I get them all everyday?
 
I know AA can be dangerous.
I took 5-HTP for 4 days and the 1st day was GREAT I slept like a rock and woke feeling good, 4th day had scary bad headache, not good. I read 5-htp can cause stertonian overdose in the brain, possible death, starts with bad headache! I stopped 5-htp.

I am not a body builder or heavy exerciser, I see muscle builder type products in connection with amino acid supplements.

I was thinking maybe I can take a complete amino acid supplement to be sure I get them all everyday OR are amino acid supplements bad for your brain? I read on a AA supplement label that has all the AAs but that it needed to be taken with protein.

I have read that amino acids compete with each other, thus when taken together in one capsule some get absorbed others do not because they push each other out?

I know eating all the foods is best but I can't make myself eat when I am not hungry. That is why I thought a supplement might be a good solution.
 
After reading more, what does everything think of meal "drinks", I can drink where I am not eating, if the drink has nutrients of a meal that should work? idk, I drink water, so maybe a meal drink would be an option.
 
I AM NOT on a diet or trying to lose weight however all meal drinks seem to be all about losing weight. And they all have milk! I can't find a vegan one.
 
I just want to make sure I am getting all the necessary nurtients/amino acids to be healthy without having to make myself eat when I am not hungry. I know I am not getting them now because I do not feel healthy, I feel weak and tired.

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sorry i misspelled advice on the headline, I started to type a different statement and forgot to correct the spelling.

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How about green smoothies?

You most likely feel week and tired bc you are not eating enough food. You need to eat enough daily calories or you will not be a healthy person.
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how do I make a green smoothie? Thank You smiley.gif

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Green smoothies are very versatile, use a combo of fruits and veggies and blend them up in a blender. Try to include some kind of leafy green like spinach, kale, chard, or romaine. Combine with one or two fruits like bananas, berries, melon, apples. Add lemon juice, herbs, ginger or other flavor boosters. Experiment with combos to find some u like. Using frozen fruit creates a nice thick texture.
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You might want to look into Vega products as well. I've heard good things about them although I haven't tried them myself.

They have vegan meal replacement drinks that, as I understand it, come premixed or you can mix with your beverage of choice.
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Of course It is better to get amino acids from food in a drink. I just saw an article about this. Protein has all the essential amino acids.

 

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Even if there is a problem with your amino acid intake, step, perhaps it is only one of the 9 essential amino acids. Perhaps it is lysine, which is in beans and some nuts. I take 1gram lysine pills; I'm not absolutely sure how much lysine you need per day; around 1 to 3 grams....

Here's a table:


http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/protein

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You might want to look into Vega products as well. I've heard good things about them although I haven't tried them myself.

They have vegan meal replacement drinks that, as I understand it, come premixed or you can mix with your beverage of choice.

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It's not my product nor have i tried it, I've just read a number of positive reviews about it. I've provided you a link to the Vega website in my original post if you'd like to learn more about it.
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