II. Background

  1. Used by some athletes as ergonomic aid to boost performance

III. Efficacy

  1. Amino Acid Supplements do not boost endurance
    1. Abel (2005) Int J Sports Med 26:344-9 [PubMed]
  2. Amino Acid Supplements do not improve marathon Running times
    1. Colombani (1999) Eur J Nutr 38(6):263-70 [PubMed]
  3. Amino Acid Supplements do not increase strength
    1. Williams (2001) Br J Sports Med 35(2):109-13 [PubMed]

IV. Adverse Effects

  1. Diarrhea
  2. Abdominal cramping

V. Management

  1. Recommend adequate dietary protein intake
  2. See Athletic Nutrition

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Ontology: arginine aspartate (C0052327)

Concepts Pharmacologic Substance (T121) , Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein (T116)
MSH C024891
English arginine aspartate, L-aspartic acid, compd. with L-arginine (1:1), Arginine Aspartate, arginine aspartate (medication), aspartate arginine

Ontology: Amino acid supplement (C0556082)

Concepts Amino Acid, Peptide, or Protein (T116) , Pharmacologic Substance (T121)
SnomedCT 108953005, 373452004
English amino acid supplementation, acids amino supplement, amino acid supplement, acid amino supplements, acids amino supplements, acids amino supplementation, AA - Amino acid supplementation, Amino acid supplementation, Amino acid supplement (product), Amino acid supplement (substance), Amino acid supplement
Spanish suplemento de aminoácidos (producto), suplemento de aminoácidos (sustancia), suplemento de aminoácidos