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1.Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs)
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are naturally occurring molecules (leucine, isoleucine, and valine) that the body uses to build proteins. The term "branched chain" refers to the molecular structure of these particular amino acids. Muscles have a particularly high content of BCAAs. For reasons that are not entirely clear, BCAA supplements may imp...
Score: 99%
 
2.Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a nerve disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. It usually begins with weakness in the hands or feet, which then spreads to the rest of the body. Affected muscles become spastic (tight and prone to spasm) and ineffective. As the weakness spreads, speaking, breathing, and swallowing become difficult. ...
Score: 91%
 
3.Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Performance
In the competitive world of sports, the smallest advantage can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a contest. A substance that improves an athlete's strength, speed, or endurance is called an ergogenic aid. The most effective ergogenic aids are both dangerous and illegal: stimulants, anabolic steroids, and human growth hormone. Numerous n...
Score: 85%
 
4.Liver Cirrhosis
The liver is a marvelously sophisticated chemical laboratory, capable of carrying out thousands of chemical transformations on which the body depends. The liver produces important chemicals from scratch, modifies others to allow the body to use them better, and neutralizes an enormous range of toxins. Without a functioning liver, you can't live for...
Score: 83%
 
5.Citrulline
Citrulline is a non-essential amino acid, meaning that the body can manufacture it from other nutrients. Within the body, citrulline is converted to the amino acid 21509 /tnp/pg000272 doc L-arginine . Arginine creates nitric oxide (NO), a chemical that dilates blood vessels. Some of the proposed uses of citrulline supplements are based on raising ...
Score: 80%
 
6.Sports and Fitness Support: Enhancing Recovery
In the competitive world of sports, the smallest advantage can make an enormous difference in the outcome of a contest. A supplement that could improve an athlete's strength, speed, or endurance could make the difference between tenth place and first place in a race. Supplements advocated for these purposes are discussed in the article /tnp/conditi...
Score: 78%
 
7.Tardive Dyskinesia
Tardive dyskinesia (TD) is a potentially permanent side effect of drugs used to control /tnp/condition/schizophrenia 38641 doc schizophrenia and other psychoses. This late-developing (tardy, or tardive) complication consists of annoying, mostly uncontrollable movements (dyskinesias). Typical symptoms include repetitive sucking or blinking, slow twi...
Score: 78%
 
8.Whey Protein
Whey is one of the two major classes of protein in milk. (The other is casein, the curds of curds and whey. ) Proteins are made of amino acids, and whey contains high levels of the amino acid cysteine. This is the basis for many of its proposed uses. It also contains branched chain amino acids ( 21527 /tnp/pg000290 doc BCAAs ). However, w...
Score: 77%
 
9.Levodopa/Carbidopa
Carbidopa in combination with levodopa is used in treating Parkinson's disease. This disease is associated with a deficit of dopamine, a neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger in the brain). By preventing the breakdown of levodopa in the general circulation, carbidopa enables more levodopa to enter the brain, where it is converted into dopamine. Th...
Score: 76%
 
10.Herbs & Supplements
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